Karen Beckman (University of Pennsylvania)
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.