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Parallel Plot
February 28 – April 11, 2010

Sun, Feb 28, 20104:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
The opening will feature a discussion between the artist; Scott Rothkopf, Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Hamza Walker, Director of Education, from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in Kent Hall, Room 120.
Sun, Mar 7, 20102:00 pm


The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer
Louis Kaplan

Location: Swift Hall, Room 106,1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall).
Admission: free
Louis Kaplan is Director of the Institute of Communication and Culture and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. As Kaplan?s case study of William Mumler shows, faith in the truth-telling abilities of photography has always been accompanied by skepticism about the objectivity of the photographer. Beginning in the early 1860s, Mumler became famous in Boston and New York for taking ?spirit photographs? in which ghostly images of departed family members or friends appear in portraits of living subjects.
Thu, Mar 11, 20106:30 pm


Bernheim, Caligari, Mabuse: Cinema and Hypnotism
Stefan Andriopoulos

Location: Swift Hall, Room 106,1025 East 58th Street (on the Main Quadrangle of the University, directly east of Cobb Hall).
Admission: free
Stephan Andriopoulos is Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages, Columbia University. He is the author of Possessed: Hypnotic Crimes, Corporate Fiction, and the Invention of Cinema (University of Chicago Press, 2008), which won the SLSA Michelle Kendrick Award for best academic book on literature, science, and the arts. Tracing a preoccupation with mesmerism and possession through the era of silent films, Andriopoulos pays particular attention to the terrifying notion of murder committed against one?s will.
Mon, Mar 22, 20108:00 pm


Brian Labycz (electronics), Seijiro Murayama (percussion), Jason Roebke (bass)

Location: Bond Chapel 1050 East 59th Street (directly East of Cobb Hall)
Admission: free
Space. Place. Energy. That is the time-honored recipe for this electro-acoustic concert of improvised music. The combined credits for these three musicians reads like a who?s who in experimental music both home and abroad. Moments of combustion. Moments of meditation. Their work can revolve around a gestural dynamic one minute and a serendipitous serenity the next.
Sun, Mar 28, 20102:00 pm

Gallery Walk-through

Christine Mehring

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
Christine Mehring is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago. Her areas of interest include postwar Western Europe, German art, relations between new and traditional media. Her recent publications include "Art of a Miracle: Towards a History of German Pop, 1955?1972," in Art of Two Germanys, Cold War Cultures (exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles: LACMA, 2009).

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