Karen Beckman

Tuesday 07/03/2012, 6:00 pm

Karen Beckman (University of Pennsylvania)

Animating War

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This lecture will address a series of works by contemporary artists that respond to the experiences and histories of war using a variety of techniques inspired by or drawn from the realm of animation. It will consider how we might understand the political force of animation; whether documentary responses to war seem to have failed and, if so, why; what role animation plays in contemporary warfare itself; and to which traditions these artist animations belong.

Workshop with Karen Beckman from 2-4 pm, IG Building, Room 7.312 (Film Studies Room). For registration and information contact us at info@kracauer-lectures.de.

Karen Beckman is the Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media and interim chair in the History of Art Department at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a senior editor of the MIT journal Grey Room, author of Vanishing Women: Magic, Film and Feminism, and Crash: Cinema and the Politics of Speed and Stasis, editor of Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (with Jean Ma), ­Picture This! Writing With Photography (with Liliane Weissberg, forthcoming University of Minnesota Press) and Animating Film Theory (forthcoming Duke University Press). She is currently writing a book entitled Animation and the Contemporary Art of War.

Lecture in German language.

Casino, Room 1.801
Campus Westend, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main