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NEW USES AND PATHOLOGIES OF THE CONTEMPORARY IMAGE

21-23 May 2014

NEW USES AND PATHOLOGIES OF THE CONTEMPORARY IMAGE

The advent of the internet, or the technological advances that now enable and dictate the guidelines for the recording and playback of images and sounds, have caused an obvious shift in the relationship that links the image with its potential consumers.Among the issues this brings new availability raises, it’s time to take a good look at the way in which countless procedures for managing and dissemination images at the industrial or household level are now threatened by simple gestures to those whom digital ergonomics lent an unexpected significance.This requires a gradual rethinking of what it means today to face an image (both from the position of the creator as well as they of the viewer), because that emerging contemporary variation in our facing them has already—as far as images are concerned— dragged us into a veritable period of crisis and rebirth.Together, the conferences that make this seminar presents the outline of a succinct map of movements, tools and looks, whose ultimate aim is to simultaneously reflect on both the current state of the issue and on the situation of the worlds of art, communication, sociology, or even that of current politics.

Each of the seminar’s lectures will be complemented by an illustrative projection:the exercise of a real-time montage of audiovisual materials that are absolutely heterogeneous and available online.

 

PROGRAMME

Wednesday 21

5:00 pm Presentation by José Manuel Mouriño

5:30 pm José Gomes Pinto.Making the World an Experience.On the Materialities of Mediation

7:00 pm. Screening

 

Thursday 22

5:00 pm José Manuel Mouriño.Distance, Repetition and Reality

6:00 pm. Screening

30 minute break

7:00 pm José Manuel López.Image, Story, Body:Some Contemporary Film Images, Crossed-Out

8:00 pm. Screening

 

Friday 23

5:00 pm Alberto Ruiz de Samaniego.Killing, the Image

6:00 pm. Screening

30 minute break

7:00 pm. Miguel Ángel Ramos.Internet, or the time of Procrastination

8:00 pm. Screening

 

José Manuel Mouriño is a researcher, essayist and filmmaker.A member of the Russian Cinema Research Group at University College London, he is also a member of the Scientific Board of the international KINORUSS Film Art Journal.As part of the International Institute Andrei Tarkovsky, he is responsible for various publishing and exhibition projects in Spain and Latin America.His next book—a study devoted entirely to the Russian master filmmaker and director Mikhail Romm, on whom he has curated a recent retrospective for the Spanish Film Library—is currently in progress.He is currently also working on four non-fiction documentaries focusing on the works of María Zambrano, Fernando Pessoa, photographer Manuel Vilariño or on the restoration work of the Italian film restoration laboratory L'Immagine Ritrovata (Cineteca di Bologna).

 

José Gomes Pinto is an associate professor in the School of Communication, Architecture, Arts and Information Technologies of the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies.A graduate in Philosophy, he earned his PhD in Aesthetics and Art Theory.He completed postdoctoral studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin in the area of communication media.He collaborated on several research projects in Portugal and Spain.He directed and created the Degree in Communication and Arts and the Master in Production and Creation in Technological Arts.He is currently director of the doctoral program in Philosophy, specialising in contemporary thought.He was a Visiting Professor in the course for the Master of Visual Arts-Intermedia at the University of Évora (2006-2008) and the Master in Communication Design and New Media at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon (2010-2014).

 

José Manuel López holds a degree in Advertising and a PhD in Communication Studies.In 2004, he founded the online film magazine Tren de sombras, and is now part of the editorial board of the Caimán Cuadernos de Cine. Since 2012 he has collaborated with the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Vigo as a teacher of film courses.He participated as a dialogue writer and in the in the fourth and fifth seasons of the TV series Matalobos.In 2008, he coordinated the book Naomi Kawase. El cine en el umbral for the International Film Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.He also participates in co-authored books such as Elegías íntimas. El cine visto por los cineastas (Documenta Madrid) and Paul Schrader. El cineasta frente a los tiempos (Seminci. Valladolid Film Festival). He has also collaborated on specialist publications such as Secuencias, Blogs&Docs, Transit and Nosferatu and with DVD publishers such as Intermedio and Cameo.

 

Alberto Ruiz de Samaniego is Full Professor of Aesthetics and Art Theory at the University of Vigo. He earned his PhD from the Autonomous University of Madrid and his Master in Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Institute of Aesthetics and Art Theory of the Autonomous University of Madrid.He is also coordinator of the Master in Contemporary Art.Research and Creation at the University of Vigo.

He has been Director of the Luís Seoane Foundation of A Coruña (2008-2011), cultural critic and exhibition curator.In 2007, he was curator of the Spanish Pavilion at the 52nd Edition of the Venice Art Biennale.He has published, among others, the following books: Maurice Blanchot: una estética de lo neutro; Semillas del tiempo; La inflexión posmoderna: los márgenes de la modernidad and Belleza de otro mundo. Apuntes sobre algunas poéticas del inmovilismo.

 

Miguel Ángel Ramos is a researcher. Holder of a degree in Fine Arts by the University of Salamanca, he has been a Professor of Aesthetics and Communication Director of the UAM, and a professor at UCM.He has collaborated as a writer in periodicals such as Diario 16, ABC, El Mundo, Creación, Sileno, El Urogallo, Cimal, Lápiz and Revista de Occidente, among others, as well as in as well as inRadio Nacional. He works at Radio Círculo and engages in parallel activities in sound design and music with the S’IL BEUYS PLIGHT group, visual arts and publishing.He has published, translated and edited several books for Alianza Editorial, Tecnos, Cátedra, the Community of Madrid and MNCARS, among others.He is the author of essays on artist friends such as Antonio Murado, Nacho Criado, Tony Cragg, Ignacio Caballo, Carlos Capelán, Marisa Casado and Severo Sarduy.His is currently webmaster at http://preparedguitar.blogspot.com.es.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: Everyone interested in the proposed topic, in particular, students and professionals of the Fine Arts, Art History, Film History, Humanities, Communication Science, Audiovisual Communication, Philosophy, Sociology and Political Science.

REGISTRATION AND PLACES: Attendance at all seminar activities will be free, subject to available seating.To obtain a certificate of attendance and proficiency, you will need to register and attend at least 75% of the sessions.

REGISTRATION: Interested persons may register through CGAC’s web page, by sending an email to cgac.educacion@xunta.es or by calling 981 546 602.In any event, you must state your complete name, your studies, your area of work or interest, an email address and a contact phone number.

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