We are extremely happy to confirm our first guest speakers for this year’s Ecstatic Truth: Dr. Lilly Husbands, animation lecturer and researcher, and Marcin Gizycki, art historian, critic and filmmaker.
Ecstatic Truth is the symposium dedicated to the intersections of animation and documentary in its multiple formats.
The Call for Papers is open until Friday the 16th of February – please read below for more info
Ecstatic Truth V: The Age of the Absurd
Vienna, 27-28th April 2020
On its 5th edition, Ecstatic Truth, the annual symposium dedicated to the multiple combinations of animation and documentary (conceptualised very broadly as non-fiction), will take place in Vienna, 27-28 April, in conjunction with Under_the_Radar 2020.
This year we invite speakers to respond to the age of the absurd we seem to be living in:
How can we respond to the absurdity of a world being run to continuously make profit regardless of its sustainability? How can we use animation and filmmaking for activism? How can we creatively challenge the current assault on reliable information? What is the role of humour, surrealism, the historic strategies of the Absurd and Central European Existentialism, to respond to these contemporary issues?
We welcome proposals for 20-minute presentations, speculations, poetic reflections, rigorous questioning, even fierce creative opposition, from both academic and practitioner-led perspectives.
Selected papers will be published in a specially themed issue of the International Journal of Film and Media Arts.
The proposal should include an abstract of not more than 500 words and a short biography of no more than 200 words.
Please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers deadline: 16th February 2020
For more information about the call for papers go to: https://ecstatictruth5.eventbriteco.uk
Ecstatic Truth is organised by:
Birgitta Hosea, Animation Research Centre, UCA Farnham, UK;
Pedro Serrazina, Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal;
Tereza Stehlikova, CREAM, University of Westminster, UK
With thanks to Under_the_Radar: Barnaby Dicker, Martina Tritthart, Holger Lang
(Texto enviado pela organização)
Conferência de Rachel Bullough Ainscough (Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid)
20 Fevereiro, 17.30
Auditório José Araújo, Biblioteca Victor de Sá, Universidade Lusófona
The Early Visual Media Lab and CICANT are pleased to announce the upcoming conference of the visiting researcher Rachel Bullough Ainscough (Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid) on Charles Clifford, one the most renowned pioneer photographers in Spain.
Clifford: a pioneer photographer in Spain
A mysterious and colourful figure, the British photographer Charles Clifford (1819-1863) is universally recognised as one of the greatest photographers in Spain in the nineteenth century. From his curious arrival in Madrid in 1850 to his untimely death in 1863, Clifford worked tirelessly to portray a country and its people to the best of his ability. Never afraid to stretch the boundaries of the new photographic medium in order to satisfy his own creative needs, he fulfilled the desire of his clients in Spain to have a visual record of their times and that of his clients abroad; to see as much of the country (known and unknown) as possible, at a time when mass tourism was still a thing of the future and Spain continued to enjoy the romantic image of a country off the beaten track, somewhere between the Pyrenees and Africa.
At the forefront of new photographic processes and techniques acquired during his frequent trips to London and Paris, Clifford used his studio in Madrid to teach photography to all those interested, a task he continued during his trips around Spain. His clients included the aristocracy, the government and the Royal Houses of Spain and Great Britain which both have substantial collections of his work. Embracing all the photographic genres from portraiture to civil works, Clifford’s unique image of Spain reconciles in perfect harmony the ancient past of the country with the modernization and progress of the 1850’s.
Sexta – 14 de Fevereiro – 18h30
Apresentação do livro por Moisés Lemos Martins (Universidade do Minho) com moderação de Isabel Babo Lança (Universidade Lusófona do Porto)
[edição Orfeu Negro]
Muitos sectores da experiência contemporânea estão a ser substituídos, complementados e articulados pelas tecnologias digitais, e ao mesmo tempo surgem novos domínios inteiramente mediados pela tecnologia. Os textos reunidos em FUNDAMENTO E IMERSÃO resultam de um estreito diálogo entre os seus autores, e buscam compreender a crescente convergência entre cultura e técnica. Partindo de domínios conexos como a ecologia dos media, o fundamento sónico nos novos ambientes imersivos, as relações entre arquivo e memória, fotografia e modernidade, as dimensões cósmicas do som e a consciência humana, as reflexões aqui apresentadas pretendem mapear alguns dos problemas centrais a uma teoria da técnica.
José Bragança de Miranda | Jussi Parikka | Wolfgang Ernst
João Marques Carrilho | José Gomes Pinto | Luís Cláudio Ribeiro