Archiv für den Monat: Juni 2011

12.07.11 Vortrag + Film: Consuelo Lins – The appropriation of archival images in the contemporary documentary

12. Juli 2011 – 18 Uhr – GB 03/42

Consuelo Lins

The appropriation of archival images in the contemporary documentary

Vortrag + Film: Nannies (Consuelo Lins, Brasilien, 2010, 20 Min.)

Consuelo Lins is a Brazilian filmmaker, as well as professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She received a PhD from Université Paris 3 (Sorbonne Nouvelle), having written her dissertation on documentary films, focusing on the work of Robert Kramer. In 1999, she directed Chapéu Mangueira e Babilônia: Histórias do Morro, a documentary on the history and daily life of two slums located in the neighborhood of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. In 2001, Julliu´s Bar, a film centered on transvestites from the peripheral areas of Rio which was selected to participate in several festivals, including the Brazilian Competition of the International Documentary Film Festival É Tudo Verdade (It’s All True). She worked with Eduardo Coutinho, considered the leading Brazilian documentary filmmaker, in the feature-length films Babilônia 2000 (2001) and Edifício Master (2002). In 2005, she directed Lectures, a documentary short entirely shot with a mobile phone, exhibited in many festivals and winner of the Best Brazilian Short Film Award at the International Festival of Short Films of Belo Horizonte. In 2009, Leituras Cariocas, shown in several festivals and recipient of an Honorable Mention in the Brazilian Competition of É Tudo Verdade.
In 2010, she directed Nannies, which was selected to participate in several festivals, including DoK Leipzig and Interfilm Berlim. She writes regularly on cinema, video and television, having published, in 2004, a book on the work of Eduardo Coutinho and in 2008 another one on contemporary Brazilian documentary.

Nannies is a documentary film that combines autobiographical elements with a reflection on the presence of nannies in the daily life of countless Brazilian families, approaching a subject quite rare in contemporary audiovisual productions. The movie ponders upon a typically Brazilian situation in which affective bonds are genuine but incapable of dissolving layers of oppression — echoing some aspects of our historical past, namely the period of black slavery. With a subjective narration, the film incorporates photographs, domestic footage and newspaper adds from the 20th century, as well as contemporary images of nannies and children shot in the beaches and parks of Rio de Janeiro.

General Ecology of Media and Technology. History, Issues, Perspectives. 1 PhD Grant

The Ruhr University Research School in cooperation with Evonik Industries offers 1 grant for doctoral studies amounting to 1.500 Euro monthly for 3 years.
The dissertation to be sponsored in Media Studies should focus the research area of

General Ecology of Media and Technology. History, Issues, and Perspectives/
Allgemeine Ökologie der Medien und Techniken. Geschichte, Fragen, Perspektiven.

The PhD-project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Erich Hörl (Institute for Media Studies) and will be part of the interdisciplinary doctoral research group “Reconsidering Industries”.

Deadline for application is September 1, 2011.
Project proposals are welcome either in German or in English. The earliest start of funding will be October 15, 2011.

A description of the research area and details on the application procedure can be obtained at:

06.07.2011: Christiane Voss im bkm

Am 6. Juli (18 Uhr c.t., GABF 04/611) wird die Mediephilosophin und Filmemacherin Christiane Voss (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) zu Gast im bkm sein und einen Vortrag halten zum Thema: “Diesseits von Reflexivität: Zur Medialität des Humors”.

Die Veranstaltung findet in Kooperation mit dem IfM (Prof. Dr. Deuber-Mankowsky) und der MRG II “Räume anthropologischen Wissens” statt.

Hamachers bkm-Vorlesung als Video verfügbar

Für alle, die Werner Hamachers ebenso phantastische wie kontroversielle Lektüre von Technik und Zufall bei Aristoteles, Nikolaus von Kues und Kant verpaßt haben und (noch einmal) hören möchten, wie sich das abendländische Denken als Sicherungsdenken und als ein einziges Versicherungsunternehmen gegen den Zufall in Stellung brachte, ist der Video-Podcast jetzt verfügbar unter:

Viel Vergnügen, E. H.