April 6th


5:00 — 6:30
1o1, Goergen Hall
Keynote: “Louise Lawler’s Play Technique,” Rosalyn Deutsche, Barnard College.
6:30 — 7:30
Welcome Reception
The Hartnett Gallery, 2nd Floor, Wilson Commons

April 7th


*All public events on Friday will be held in Conference Room D, Humanities Center, 202 Rush Rhees Library
8:00 — 8:30
Breakfast and Coffee/Tea
8:30 — 8:45
Opening Remarks
8:45 — 11:00
Panel 1: Dissolving the Self
Discussant: Leila Nadir
  • Karel Doing, University of the Arts London, “Visualizing Growth and Decay, or How to Express Critical Post-humanism.”
    Please join us for an evening of films and performances by Doing on Saturday. See below for details.
  • Allain Daigle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, “Writhing World-Flesh: Exhausted Humanity in Leviathan (2012).”
  • Nolan Oswald Dennis, MIT, “From the Anxious South.”
11:00 — 11:15
Snack Break
11:15 — Noon
Film Screening: Neil Sanzgiri, At The Top of Grasshopper’s Hill


Noon — 1:00
Lunch Break
1:00 — 2:45
Panel 2: Spatial Subjects
Discussant: A. Joan Saab
  • Neil Sanzgiri, MIT, “Ecologies of The Black Palace: Subjugation and Representation in the National General Archives of Mexico.”
  • Dimitri Brand, Yale School of Architecture, “A View from A to B: The New Temporal Infrastructure.”
  • S. Alana Wolf Johnson, University of Rochester, “Clean Ears, Soundmarks, and Schizophonia: Acoustic Ecology from the World Soundscape Project to One Square Inch”
2:45 — 3
Coffee Break
3:00 — 4:35
Panel 3: Outside of Ourselves
Discussant: William Schaefer
  • Anna Foran, SAIC, “Anne Ryan and the Here and Now.”
  • Joshi Radin, SAIC, “Earthrise, the Anthropocene and Visuality: From Oversight to Shortsight.”
4:35 — 4:45
Closing Remarks
Closing Reception (private)

April 8th


The Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY
Admission: $5 suggested donation
Visualizing Critical Posthumanism: films and performances by Karel Doing
A series of works in search of a new narrative regarding nature and culture, using recycled and hand-processed film stock, organic chemistry, live performance and inventive digital camera extensions.
  • Pattern/Chaos
    Expanded cinema: 16mm, kinetic and optical objects, shadow-play, color and b/w,18 minutes, 2015
  • Wilderness Series
    DCP (35mm to digital cinemascope), 14 minutes, color, 2016
  • London Plane
    HD video, 10 minutes, color, 2017
  • Creek Road Bridge
    HD video, 3 minutes, color, 2017
  • Monumental Errors
    Expanded cinema: 16mm, voice, bell, b/w, 5 minutes, 2017
Co-Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, Visual Studies Workshop and The College at Brockport, State University of New York.