Sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism & Writing program
Respondent: Sam Swasey (Student) and Nancy Princenthal (SVA Faculty)
Are there technologies that better evoke an experience of time and place apart from or in conjunction with photography and film? Is there something that can be found in our past that might indicate how our relationship with images will change or how we might change it in the future? Has our ability to describe this relationship become outdated? Must we develop a new vocabulary to assess how we affect and are affected by images before any potential understanding is forgotten or lost forever? We make images and are in a sense made by them (photographic, film or other). This panel will discuss, not only how this relationship might change in the future, but perhaps the more urgent issue: how it exists right now.
• Whitney Conti, Representing the Experience of Touristic Spaces: Engaging Phenomenological Theory Through Image & Sound (University Of Oxford, Visual Anthropology, MSc Candidate)
• Sean Justice, New Turnings of a Networked Age: Reconsidering Photographic Actions (Teachers College, Columbia University, Program in Art and Art Education, EdDCT Candidate)
• SeungJung Kim, Paper or Pixel? The Question of Materiality in Digital Filmmaking (Columbia University, Dept. of Art History and Archaeology, PhD Candidate)