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stills from Laura Marks’ Affections by Grahame Weinbren and me

Grant Strate University Professor
School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University
lmarks [ ] sfu [ ] ca

Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image Order from MIT Press. See the movie!
2017 recipient of College Art Association’s
Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism and Choice magazine’s "Outstanding Academic Title"

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

Recent and upcoming events:
“‘We will exchange your likeness and recreate you in what you will not know’: Cinema in the light of process philosophy.” Keynote talk at “The Future of Reenactment,” Duke University, April 20-22.
“Aniconic Futures,” conversation with Mounir Fatmi in the series “The Logic of the Image,” curated by Tarek Elhaik. UC Davis Anthropology of the Image Lab. February 6.
“I Feel Like an Abstract Line." Art Now lecture, University of Lethbridge. February 1.

“Suwar fil Sarayan—Figures in a Flow,” keynote talk at University of Kansas Annual Film and Media Studies Graduate Symposium. January 27
“Algorithmic, Networked, Live: Islamic aesthetics never went out of fashion."Talk on the panel
“A Media Archaeology of Ingenious Designs: Middle-East Pasts and Futurisms,” Istanbul Design Biennial. November 19, 2016
“Suwar fil Sarayan—Figures in a Flow,” keynote talk at Light Moves Festival of Screendance, Limerick, Ireland. November 4, 2016.
Podcast interview with Luke Clancy for RTÉ, “Culture file: Process Philosophy for Dummies”
“Haptic Cinema,” workshop at DocsDF festival, Mexico City. October 20, 2016.

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