Media School centers, unit co-sponsor curator’s workshop, screening series

The Media School Report • Dec. 19, 2017

The Media School’s Black Film Center/Archive, Cinema and Media Studies unit and Center for Documentary Research and Practice are co-sponsors of a week-long workshop and screening series Jan 19-26, organized around the research residency of Greg de Cuir Jr. and his international curation of contemporary avant-garde and documentary media programs.

De Cuir is the selector for Alternative Film/Video and Beldocs (both in Belgrade, Serbia). As an independent moving image curator, he has organized programs for the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Los Angeles Filmforum, goEast Wiesbaden, Experiments in Cinema in Albuquerque and other institutions. He is managing editor of NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, and he has published writing in Cineaste, Jump Cut, Art Margins, La Furia Umana, Politika and other journals and volumes. He received his doctorate from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts Belgrade.

Other co-sponsors are the IU Cinema, the Underground Cinema Series and the College Arts and Humanities Institute.


Jan. 19: Avant-Noir V2 screening

De Cuir will introduce Avant-Noir V2, screened at 6:30 p.m. at the IU Cinema.

The program presents recent work on film and video from artists in Africa, Europe and the U.S., including Martine Syms, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Loretta Fahrenholz, Luther Price, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Rä di Martino and Cauleen Smith. Michael Boyce Gillespie, author of Film Blackness, will be present.

Jan. 22: Q&A on Curating Film

De Cuir will discuss his professional practice as a cinema curator with graduate and undergraduate students in The Media School and across the College of Arts and Sciences from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in the Phyllis Klotman Room (LI044B) at the Black Film Center/Archive in the Wells Library.

The workshop will educate students on the variety of careers that are possible in the humanities, including curator and archivist. Lunch will be provided.

Jan. 26: Show & Tell Workshop

De Cuir will share his findings and inspirations from his research residency in an early-stage presentation of research at 1 p.m. in the Auxiliary Library Facility, 851 N. Range Road. His residency will focus on material objects and memorabilia in the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame Collection at the BFC/A.

RSVPs are required for the Show & Tell Workshop. Email with the subject line “Greg de Cuir Show & Tell” to reserve your spot.