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Video Vortex XII Conference

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Spazju Kreattiv

Pjazza Kastilja

VLT 1030 Il-Belt Valletta

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VideoVortex, an artistic network concerned with the aesthetics and politics of online video, will gather again in Malta for a two-day conference in late September 2019. In this call we are in particularly focussed on bringing new research, theory and critiques of online video – in addition to questions around its integration with social media – to Malta. If you are a graduate student or researcher/critic that is engaged with the theoretical challenges of contemporary (moving) image cultures, please join us for the conference.

Given its ease of access and use, video has historically been aligned with media activism and collaborative work. Now, however, with video’s prevalence across social media and the web, its dominance of the internet of things, the role of the camera in both the maintenance and breaking down of networks, in addition to the increasing capacity of digital video to simulate that which has not occurred – we require novel theories and research. That is to say that rapidly changing technological formats underscore the urgent need to engage with practices of archiving and curation, modes of collaboration and political mobilisation, as well as fresh comprehensions of the subject-spectator, actors and networks constituted by contemporary video and digital cultures.

For detailed program and booklet of abstract please refer to http://vv12.org.


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Day 1: Thursday - September 26

15:00: Video Vortex Pre-Screening: Dance
Please refer to the screening pages for the detailed screening schedule

17:00: Opening of Video Vortex Conference
Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam)
Wilfried Acricola di Cologne: Curated screening - The W:OW

18:15: Meet the Video Vortex Artists
Vince Briffa and Michael Alcorn: OUTLAND
Ryan Woodring: The oldest new structure
Q&A with video vortex artists: Werther Germondari & others TBA

19:00: Opening Lecture & Performance
@lbert figurt: Lecture: Desktop Horror
Annie Abrahams, Lisa Parra and Daniel Pinheiro: Performance: DISTANT FEELINGS #6




Day 2: Friday - September 27

09:00: Welcome, Registration & Coffee
10:00: Session 1: Online Video Theory I
Andrew Clay: The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. Oakley in the Land of the Video Bloggers
Karla Brunet: Online Video Cartography
Ana Peraica: Disinterested and dead: Spinning visual media reporting events
Kathy Rae Huffman: ON/IN Time - video art from outsider to insider

12:00: Break

13:00: Session 2: Activism
Donatella della Ratta: The vanished image: who owns the archives of the Arab uprisings?
Aishwarya Viswanathan: Staged Fear: Real and Imagined Audiences of Mob Lynching Videos in India
Confusion of Tongues: Moving Membranes
Miguel Oliveros Mediavilla: Dictature 4.0: “La Prison en plen air”

15:00: Break

16:00: Session 3: Streaming & Platforms
Dino Ge Zhang: A Theory of Livestreaming Video
Andreas Treske and Aras Ozgun: Narrative Platforms: Towards a Morphology of New Audience Activities and Narrative Forms
Tomasz Hollanek: The Netflix Clinic: (experi)Mental Entertainment in the Age of Psychometrics
Antonia Hernandez: There's something compelling about real life’: early webcam tropes on current sexcam platforms
Special: ASMR workshop (parallel session on invitation only)
Lucille Calmel & Damien Petitot: Soft Screens Soft Skins Soft: an ASMR workshop

18:00: Break

20:00: Video Vortex evening screening
Please refer to the screening pages for the detailed screening schedule




Day 3: Saturday - September 28

09:00: Welcome, Registration & Coffee
09:30: Special: Breakfast Screening
Colette Tron: Screening: Digital images and films, what’s the matter?
10:00: Session 4: Online Video Theory II
Colette Tron: Digital images and films, what’s the matter?
Mitra Azar: From Selfie to Algorithmic Facial Image
Jack Wilson: PLAYING FROM ANOTHER ROOM
Chris Meigh-Andrews and Vince Briffa: EDAU Artists' Film and Video Study Collection

12:00: Break

13:00: Session 5: Experiments in Aesthetics
Dan Oki: The Absence of Telepresence
Hiroko Kimura-Myokam: Video hosting service as a presenting space and a repository
Patrick Lichty: Not Really Like Being There
Richard Misek: A Machine for Viewing: a virtual reality video essay

15:00: Break

16:00: Session 6: Workshops/lecture on tech issues
Pablo Núñez Palma and Bram Loogman: Jan Bot
Heiko Recktenwald: Montage der Sensationen
Adnan Hadzi and Oliver Lerone Schultz: VV12 after.video book
Special: ASMR workshop (parallel session on invitation only)
Lucille Calmel & Damien Petitot: Soft Screens Soft Skins Soft: an ASMR workshop

18:00: Closing Ceremony
Andrew Alamango and Andrew Pace: Magna Żmien (Time Machine)
Judith Kis: Practices Beyond the SELF




Day 4: Sunday - September 29

14:00: Replay Day
Please refer to the screening pages for the detailed screening schedule

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