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Workshop: Politics of the Amateur Image

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

Workshop: Politics of the Amateur Image


Participants: Francis Gooding (researcher, London), Nikolaus Perneczky (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Moderator: tba

In this second session of the Politics of the Amateur Imageworkshop series, Francis Gooding will present Artifact Readers, an examination of pixellated revelations, glitch augury and low-res millenarianism in the age of conspiracy theory, while Nikolaus Perneczky explores religious uses of amateur moving image media, taking as his example the recently reconstructed 16mm films produced ca. 1930 by African-American evangelists James and Eloyce Gist for purposes of their traveling ministry, which combined film exhibition, sermon and song (reconstructed by filmmaker and writer S. Torriano Berry).

The event is free of charge and open to all.

Sponsored by CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England).

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