Branden W Joseph - RMIT - 5 June 2010

Please join us for the RMIT University School of Architecture and
Design Graduate Research Conference Saturday night lecture. Details

Saturday 5th June, 2010
Drinks: 6:00-6:30PM 8.12.01
Saturday night lecture 6:30-7:30PM 8.11.68 (Lecture Theatre)

The Roh and the Cooked: Structural Film, Actionism, Paracinema

Branden W. Joseph will discuss the travels of Tony Conrad and Beverly
Grant throughout Europe in the early 1970s. Their itinerary, and the
transformations in Conrad’s work upon his return to the United States,
sheds light on the particular “crisis” of experimental cinema at the
time and the manner in which it was (temporarily) overcome. Revising
current understandings of the notion of there being “two
avant-gardes” (as Peter Wollen famously put it), an examination of
Conrad’s development and his interactions with Malcolm Le Grice,
Wilhelm and Birgit Hein, and Otto Muehl will outline another line of
avant-garde development. Drawn from Conrad’s personal archives and
other research, this talk covers material that is not included in the
author’s recent book, Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the
Arts after Cage.

Branden W. Joseph is Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and
Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at
Columbia University and an editor of the journal Grey Room (MIT Press).

(forwarded from Jon Dale)