International Conference on PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA

International Conference on PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA:
50 Years of Chris Marker’s La Jetée
27 e 28 de Novembro de 2012
Aud. 1 , Torre B – FCSH-UNL

Fifty years have passed since Chris Marker’s “La Jetée” (1962) release blurred the frontiers between photography and film. This anniversary will be the occasion to promote a two-day forum of debate on photography and film’s mutual influence, as well as on the prevailing themes brought about by Chris Marker’s work (memory and image, trauma, image and narrative). Theorizing photography and film (ontologies, histories) has been a core issue since digital revolution and scholars have, in recent years, produced a substancial and fascinating criticism on the relation between the two media (e.g. Doane, Raymond Bellour, Rancière, Laura Mulvey, James Elkins gave significant contributions to this debate).
This conference aims to foster new debates on these media ontologies. Possible subjects include:
. Theorising Chris Marker’s “La Jetée”
. Differentiating ontologies of film and photography
. Relating ontologies of film and photography
. Memory, film and photography
. Image and trauma
. Similarities in photography and film genre
. Photography, film and dream
. The role of sound track in cinema
. Visions of space
. Science fiction
The conference is beeing promoted by Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens (CECL) and Instituto de História de Arte (IHA) and will be held at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Lisbon, Portugal.
Organization contacts:
Margarida Medeiros
Teresa Mendes Flores
Joana Cunha Leal