Curators and guests Studium Generale 2011, Friday April 1
Cinema Degree Zero
Jeffrey Babcock (USA) is an alternative film curator and cultural activist. As a promoter of independent film culture he is currently the programmer of several underground cinema venues throughout Amsterdam, where he places the films he screens into a historical, aesthetic, political and biographical context. As a student of Stan Brakhage, he developed a keen interest in experimental cinema and philosophy. He also has a keen eye for finding elements of experimental film-language beyond the strict limits of what is categorized as experimental film: from early science documentaries to contemporary Korean teenage films. For this program Jeffrey Babcock has invited:
Filmmaker, cinema curator, historian, scholar and critic for Cineaste film journal. Ellickson is a cross cultural film/theatre/music making vagabond who currently directs a cultural foundation and theatre company in Uganda while also occasionally morphing into activities via CLOUD (the Consequential Laboratory of Unspecified Dimensions). For the last two years he has made Amsterdam his home base.
Sebastian Diaz Morales
Born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, 1975, he currently lives and works in Amsterdam. His films and installations have been presented at the Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum.
A research-based artist collective founded in 2001 by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun. Their works are primarily grounded in the narrated moving image, and include music soundtracks, installations and films. They also initiate platforms for discussion on the history and the future of moving image practice, and were recently nominated for the Turner Prize for their exploration of essay-cinema.
Former student of Jacques Rancière. New Media Artist/Timeline Critic. Currently living in Holland and recently had his "Timeline Criticim" installation in De Brakke Grond.
Researcher, Independent Filmmaker, (Film-)Performance/Productions.
Masterclass experimental filmmaking, Ancient Astrology. Director, Camera, Editor, Producer Recent Projects: "Reformations" 2011, "Inside Out" 2008 and "The Dutch Cocaine Factory" 2007
Šuvaković is a contemporary aestheticist, art theorist and conceptual artist born in 1954 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He was co-founder and member of the radical conceptual artistic Group 143 (1975-1980), and an initiator of countless other artistic projects and publications. He is a professor and teaches theory of art and theory of culture in Belgrade, and is a good friend of filmmaker Dušan Makavejev.