Looking Through Time: Temporality and Presence Effects in Recent Moving Image Arts – Moving Image Research Lab, McGill University

Looking through time is a one-day event designed to foster a focused investigation of how moving image technologies alter the subjective experience of time. Graduate students from three Montreal Universities will deliver papers and workshop research projects.  Topics include the viewing subject’s temporal orientation in relation to the unfolding of television narratives, imbrications of memory, cinematic materiality, and embodied experience in contemporary art, and the mnemonics and circulation of repertoires of violence in digital games and documentary film. Alexandre Larose will also present his 35mm experimental film Brouillard (c. 2011-2012), a work exploring the sedimentation of movement in celluloid.

The Moving Image Research Lab will host the event on Friday November 30th from 12:30pm to 5:30pm, with a 5 à 7 to follow.  Registration for the event is free and will include coffee, mid-afternoon snacks, and a catered reception.  Please email mirl.events@gmail.com in order to reserve your place.  Participants are welcome to gather for coffee at 12:00pm in room B55F (basement) of McGill’s Arts Building.  The presentations begin at 12:30pm in room B46D (basement) McGill’s Leacock Building.  Attendees are also encouraged to attend Data:Salon II at Eastern Bloc (November 28th at 7pm, with a performance at 8pm) for a presentation and discussion of works by the artists involved in “Looking through time”. The full program is available at here.