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stills from Grahame Weinbren’s Affections, work in progress

Grant Strate University Professor
School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University
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Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image Order from MIT Press. See Mike Hoolboom’s remix, Nour El Safoury’s review in Mada Masr, and Lindsey Moore’s review in Times Higher Education Supplement

Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art Order from MIT Press

Recent and upcoming events:
“Generative abstraction in the media artworks of Mounir Fatmi and Arthur Jafa,” talk at Abstraction Unframed, Fourth Annual Conference of AMCA, NYU Abu Dhabi and Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.
Keynote talk at "Critique and the Untranslatability of History,” Center for the Arts and Humanities, American University of Beirut. May 12-14, 2016
“Archival Romances,” keynote talk at "Material agentiality and open futures: What are the politics of material (art) criticism?” Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna
“The scrappy beauties of handmade digital culture,” talk at the symposium “Convergence and Disjuncture in Global Digital Culture?”, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, April 6-7, 2016
“Co-Producing Distribution in Arab Experimental Cinema,” talk on the panel Joint Ventures: Middle Eastern Cine-Media in Co-Production, Past and Present. SCMS, Atlanta. April 1, 2016
“I Feel Like an Abstract Line,” keynote talk at MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia, Italy. March 13, 2016

Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, Colgate, NY, June 13-19, 2015. Theme: The Scent of Places—عطر الأماكن
For older events see CV page

MA in Comparative Media Arts and BA in Art, Performance, and Cinema Studies