Visual Culture: Film/Photography/History

Screenings that kicked off the Visual Culture Conference

April 23-25, 1992

with Herbert Blau, Edward Buscombe, Philippe Dubois, Tom Gunning, Miriam Hansen, Lynne Kirby, Patricia Mellencamp, Patrice Petro, Griselda Pollock, Eric Rentschler, Allan Sekula, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Sally Stein, John Tagg, Linda Williams, and Charles Wolfe

This conference explored the relationships among film, photography, and historical changes in modes of looking and perception. It was the first film conference held at the Center since 1982. The book, Fugitive Images: From Photography to Video emerged as a result of this conference.

photo of Eric Rentschler and Patrice Petro

Eric Rentschler (UC-Irvine) and Patrice Petro (UWM)

Thursday, April 23

2:00 – 2:30 pm
Welcome: Kathleen Woodward (UWM)

Histories of Looking: Theories of Perception

2:30 – 3:30 pm
Linda Williams (UC-Irvine)

4:00 – 6:00 pm
Tom Gunning (SUNY-Purchase)

6:00 pm
Reception

8:00 – 9:30 pm
Griselda Pollock (University of Leeds)

photo of Kathleen Woodward, Coco Fusco, Patrice Petro, Patricia Mellencamp, Tracey Moffat, Carol Tennessen

(back l-r) Kathleen Woodward, Coco Fusco, Patrice Petro, Patricia Mellencamp, (front l-r) Tracey Moffat, Carol Tennessen

Friday, April 24

Visual Economies

10:00 am – 12:00
Allan Sekula (California Institute of Art)
Herbert Blau (UWM)

1:30 – 3:00 pm
Philippe Dubois (Université de Liège, Université de Paris III)

Film Screenings Program

Disputed Histories

3:30 – 5:30 pm
Sally Stein (UC-Irvine)
Charles Wolfe (UC-Santa Barbara)
Patricia Mellencamp (UWM)

7:00 – 9:30 pm
Screening of films by Tracey Moffat (Australia)
and Laleen Jayamanne (Sri Lanka)

Linda Williams photo

Linda Williams (UC-Irvine)

Saturday, April 25

Anatomies of the Visible

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Abigail Solomon-Godeau (UC-Santa Barbara)
Lynne Kirby (Independent Television Service)

Imagining the Nation

1:30 – 3:30 pm
Eric Rentschler (UC-Irvine)
Edward Buscombe (British Film Institute)

Negativity and History (between Photography and Historiograghy)

4:00 – 6:00 pm
John Tagg (SUNY-Binghampton)
Miriam Hansen (University of Chicago)

Philippe Dubois photo

Philippe Dubois (Université de Liège, Université de Paris III)

Discussants: Dudley Andrew, Ben Brewster, Eduardo Cadava, Lea Jacobs, Andrew Martin, Linda Mizejewski, Roswitha Mueller

photo of Connie Ballides and Lynne Worshaw

Connie Ballides (Uline Fellow) and Lynne Worshaw

Conference Organizer: Patrice Petro (UWM)
Conference Coordinator: Carol Tennessen (UWM)

photo Jamie Owen Daniel and Herbert Blau

Jamie Owen Daniel and Herbert Blau