16mm film sacrifice and destruction @ Millenium Film Workshop

Here is a unique avant-garde performance. The GrandFlower Ceremony, taking place on 8 July at Millenium Film Workshop in Manhattan. A ritual honoring the detritus of analogue film production. The vehicle of sacrifice is a translucent plexiglass structure modeled after the continuous processing machines from which these 16mm films were born, and as the ceremony progresses […]

NECSUS editorial board @ Saldanha, Lisboa

  The NECSUS editorial board after an editorial meeting in the Saldanha section of Lisboa. Pictured from left to right are Malte Hagener, Jaap Kooijman, Patricia Pisters, Francesco Pitassio, Dorota Ostrowska, and Annie van den Oever (behind the camera is Greg de Cuir, Jr.).

Film Studies For Free welcomes NECSUS

The hard-working Catherine Grant shines a light on the premiere issue of NECSUS in her brilliant blog Film Studies For Free. We are proud to be a part of her permanent listing of online and open access film and media studies journals.

NECSUS website launch @ NECS 2012, New University of Lisbon/University of Coimbra

The NECSUS website will have an official launch on 21 June at the NECS 2012 conference in Portugal, hosted by New University of Lisbon and University of Coimbra. A reception at 19.30h in the New University of Lisbon Rectory will be sponsored by Amsterdam University Press. We hope to see you there!

The Citizen Scientist on the Move: Digital Play, Politics and Epistemology

A working conference at Utrecht University looking at current citizen science developments through the lens of play. We will explore how the playful potential of digital media and cultures strengthen citizen’s scientific engagement and knowledge about their environment; and how the relationship between professional and laymen knowledge production is shifting through the ludic use of […]

Trash @ University of Sussex

Trash, a post-graduate conference at the University of Sussex, has been announced. The conference takes place on 14 September 2012, along with an evening of art, film, and music on 13 September 2012. Also on the subject of decay and degradation, NECSUS will publish a special issue on ‘Waste’ in Autumn 2013, Guest Editors: Wanda […]

SEEC special issue on Dušan Makavejev

Studies in Eastern European Cinema Editors: Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire) and Michael Goddard (Salford University) Call for papers Special Issue: Dušan Makavejev Guest Editor: Greg de Cuir, Jr. (Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade) Could it be that only recently we finally saw the first book-length study of the films of Dušan Makavejev? Surely […]

‘In the end we had pieces to the puzzle…but gaps remained…’

This clip from the conclusion to The Virgin Suicides will get you ready for Anna Backman Rogers’ essay on ephemeral bodies and threshold creatures in the premiere issue of NECSUS, under the special thematic section ‘crisis’. For more on the ‘gaps that remain’, see Jacques Rancière’s introductory essay in the same issue.

Rancière and cinephilia

Film Studies for Free links to a master class in film criticism hosted by Jacques Rancière as well as a couple of related links to his writing. ‘For me, film criticism is not a way of explaining or classifying things, it’s a way of prolonging them, making them resonate differently’ – Jacques Rancière This prolongation […]

Brenez on Epstein

On the occasion of the publishing of the new anthology Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations (Amsterdam University Press, 2012) edited by Sarah Keller and Jason N. Paul, MUBI is reprinting an essay by Nicole Brenez called ‘Ultra-Modern: Jean Epstein, or Cinema “Serving the Forces of Transgression and Revolt”‘. In one section of the […]

Questions for Jacques Rancière: An interview conducted by Susana Nascimento Duarte

The online publication Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image published an interview with Jacques Rancière on the subject of his book Les écarts du cinéma (Paris: La Fabrique editions, 2011). This is a good companion piece to our translation of the book’s prologue ‘The Gaps of Cinema’.