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Lecture Series: What Is a Screen?: Material. Human. Divine. Notes on the Vertical Screen
Noam Elcott, with Keely Orgeman
Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:30 pm
Join Noam Elcott, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Media, Columbia University, in conversation with Keely Orgeman, the Alice and Allan Kaplan Assistant Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, on the topic of “Material. Human. Divine. Notes on the Vertical Screen.” Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light.
This three-day lecture series, titled “What Is a Screen?,” is part of “Genealogies of the Excessive Screen,” a John E. Sawyer Seminar supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, which examines the proliferation and transformation of screens in contemporary culture. The project’s aim is to construct an interdisciplinary genealogical investigation that recovers and rethinks the environmental history of screens, presenting this history in a new light.
Co-organized by Yale University professors Francesco Casetti, the Thomas E. Donnelly Professor of Humanities and Professor of Film Studies; Rüdiger Campe, the Alfred C. and Martha F. Mohr Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures; and Craig Buckley, Assistant Professor of the History of Art, the initiative challenges the idea that the current proliferation of media screens represents an expansion of the models derived from the movie screen
Inviting scholars from different fields to participate, the Sawyer Seminar is an opportunity to bring together research that has engaged this topic from different, but complementary, perspectives. The initiative is also an important collaboration between the Yale University Art Gallery, the Yale Center for British Art, the Digital Media Center for the Arts, and the Whitney Humanities Center.
For more information about this project, please visit http://dev.screens.yale.edu/