Minimum Viable Cinema (Criticism)
Alexandra Juhasz / Brooklyn College, CUNY

ROOM H.264: Quarantine, April 2020 was sponsored by the Museum of the Moving Image. “Is cinema becoming a dead language — an art form which is already in decline?” (Wim Wenders, Room 666, 1982; Eric Hynes, Jeff Reichert, and Damon Smith, ROOM H.264, 2020) On April 20, 2020, I was an “audience member” in ROOM H.264: Quarantine, April 2020, an Online […]

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Locked Down Listening / Communal Re-imagination
Holly Rogers / Goldsmiths, University of London

Singing from the balconies in Spain. Today we are listening harder than ever. But to what? Social distancing and isolation have reduced the noise of everyday life. As cities retreat indoors and transport comes to a standstill, the world has become a quieter place. But while a hush has settled over the outside world, our virtual spaces have exploded into […]

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Teaching Music Video in the Pandemic
Carol Vernallis / Stanford University

Fan-produced music video, using Grimes’ chromakey footage for her latest single, “You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone.” My current research focuses on spectacular expansion, but with the coronavirus pandemic it seems like everything is constricting. Transmedia Directors: Artistry, Industry and New Audiovisual Aesthetics, a volume I co-edited with Holly Rogers and Lisa Perrott, has just come out, and my manuscript, […]

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