Theory of Practice/Practice of Theory: Thinking Through Making, Coventry University

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Organised by Dr Kamila Kuc and Dr Miriam de Rosa. Chaired by Dr Janneke Adema.

Date: 15 March 2017

Venue: Coventry Transport Museum, Starley Suite. 

Time: 10.00-16.00

This symposium takes as its starting point Kamila Kuc’s latest book 
Visions of Avant-Garde Film: Polish Cinematic Experiments from Expressionism to Constructivism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016), which argues for the importance of the relationship between theory and practice in the processes of creating work that critically reflects upon the world we live in. This event aims to further develop the shared research ethos that ‘puts film-related theory into practice’ and vice versa, offering a catalogue of experiences in contemporary moving image culture. Looking at a number of practices ranging from avant-garde found footage and alternative film to digital screen media, this event gathers the perspectives of scholars who are active as artists and curators too, offering a first-hand account of the structural and conceptual bond between theory and practice. 

Speakers include: Paula Albuquerque (University of Amsterdam), Greg de Cuir (Belgrade), Bryan Konefsky (Albuquerque, New Mexico), Miriam de Rosa and Kamila Kuc (Coventry University).