Two Conferences in Montreal


From May 18-20 Sabine Lenk and I participated at the 3rd conference of the International Society for Media Studies on the intriguing topic of “Authentic Artifice”, held at the Université de Montréal. We presented a paper entitled “‘Rendre réel aux yeux du public…’ – Stage Craft, Film Tricks, and the Féerie”. The genre of féerie is indeed a fascinating case of “authentic artifice”, flaunting its artificiality and the sophisticated effects that are used to create a seemingly naive fairytale world.




At the second conference “Cinema in the Eye of the Collector” at the Cinémathèque québecoise, June 4-8, Sabine Lenk presents the Robert Vrielynck collection, which is held by the Museum voor hedendaagse kunst Antwerp, and I will talk about the media archaeological collection, which the late Werner Nekes has presented in his film Was geschah wirklich zwischen den Bildern and in his Media Magica-series as well as in numerous exhibitions.






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