Misfits Symposium Program 2015

Schedule

Thursday, October 22, 2015

6–9 p.m.

Check-in for registered attendees and speakers

6–7 p.m.

Cocktail reception

7–8 p.m.

Screening of The Propeller Group’s The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music (2014) followed by discussion with the artists and Dr. Matt Sakakeeny of Tulane University, New Orleans

Friday, October 23, 2015

8:30–9 a.m.

Coffee and pastries
Morning check-in for registered attendees and speakers

9:15 a.m.

Opening comments Amanda Donnan, Carnegie Museum of Art

9:30–11:15 a.m.

Time-based media meets the museum: perspectives on the institutionalization of cinematic and televisual art forms

Panelists:

Andrew Uroskie, Stony Brook University
Michael Zryd, York University
Haidee Wasson, Concordia University
Maeve Connolly, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Itinerant artists: “liveness” in and with cinema and the interpretation of in-person appearances through data and documentation

Panelists:

Erika Balsom, King’s College London
Philip Auslander, Georgia Institute of Technology
Lindsay Mattock, University of Iowa 

1–2:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own  

2:30–4:15 p.m.

Cities on the circuit: local media art communities within a nationalized ecology

Panelists:

Kathy Geritz, Berkeley Art Museum • Pacific Film Archive
Matthew Cowan, Oregon Historical Society
Benjamin Balcom, Microlights/University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Sheryl Mousley, Walker Art Center 

4:30–5 p.m.

Day 1 closing comments/discussion

6:30 p.m.

Dinner for panelists  

Saturday, October 24, 2015

8:30–9 a.m.

Coffee and pastries
Morning check-in for registered attendees and speakers

9:15 a.m.

Opening comments Emily Davis, Carnegie Museum of Art

9:30–11:15 a.m.

Media at the crossroads: surviving canon formation and navigating changing models of distribution and conservation

Panelists:

Ross Lipman, Independent archivist/Conner Family Trust/ Milestone Films
Michelle Silva, Conner Family Trust and Estate of George Kuchar
Amy Sloper, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Mona Jimenez, New York University

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

The long tail of the paper trail: the role of supporting documents and artifacts in interpreting artists’ intentions and establishing historical context

Panelists:

Megan McShea, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Rani Singh, Getty Research Institute and Harry Smith Archives
Stephanie Sapienza, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
John Klacsmann, Anthology Film Archives

1:15–2:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own  

2:30–4 p.m.

Coordinated preservation initiatives: surveying past and current efforts

Panelists:

Peter Oleksik and Martina Haidvogl, Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Brad Epley, The Menil Collection
Dave Rice, Dance Heritage Coalition
Linda Tadic, Digital Bedrock/Audiovisual Archive Network

4:15–5:45 p.m.

Preservation synthesis workshop: How best to work together, and with artists, galleries, and estates?

5:45–7:30 p.m.

Dinner on your own  

7:30 p.m.

Special reception for Misfits attendees and speakers with AFTERSOUND: Frequency, Attack, Return exhibition curators Margaret Cox and Melissa Ragona. Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Purnell Center for the Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213  

For more information about the exhibition, visit: millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/exhibitions/aftersound/  

The Misfits Symposium is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.