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    Nora Alter / Listening to Marker

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    April 8, 2013


    Nora Alter / Listening to Marker

    Nora Alter
    Chair and Professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University
    Listening to Marker

    Nora M. Alter’s teaching and research focus on twentieth and twenty-first century cultural and visual studies from a comparative perspective, and she published the first English-language study of director Chris Marker in 2006. In her talk, Alter investigates Marker's complex use of sound, paying particular attention to how music operates on multiple registers in order to expand the cinematic frame both
    temporally and spatially.

    Her other publications include Vietnam Protest Theatre: The Television War on Stage (1996) and Projecting History: Non-Fiction German Film (2002). She co-edited Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture (2004) with Lutz Koepnick. Alter also published essays on German and European studies, film and media studies, cultural and visual studies, and contemporary art. She is currently completing a new book on the international essay film and has begun research for a new study devoted to sound.

    ACT Cube, Wiesner Building (E15-001)
    20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Free and open to the public.

    Cinematic Migrations is a two-year collaborative research and production project initiated by Renée Green (Free Agent Media) and is co-hosted by the MIT Visiting Artists Program and ACT. The work of filmmaker John Akomfrah and producer Lina Gopaul (Smoking Dogs Films, and founding members of the seminal UK-based Black Audio Film Collective) is a focal point in our investigation of the theme.

    image: Knut Åsdam, Abyss, 2010. Film; 35mm to HD, 43 minutes.

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    Cambridge, MA 02139

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