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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!

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

Recent and upcoming events:
Talk on the panel “A Media Archaeology of Ingenious Designs: Middle-East Pasts and Futurisms,” Istanbul Design Biennial. November 19
“Suwar fil Sarayan—Figures in a Flow,” keynote talk at Light Moves Festival of Screendance, Limerick, Ireland. November 4
“Haptic Cinema,” workshop at DocsDF festival, Mexico City. October 20.
Conversation with Martine Syms at her exhibition “Borrowed Lady,” SFU AUdain Gallery. Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Center, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. October 12, 6 p.m.

“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.
“DIY Archives: Unfolding from Any Point Whatever,” keynote talk at "Critique and the Untranslatability of History,” Center for the Arts and Humanities, American University of Beirut. May 12-14
“Losing My Cool: An Effective Research Strategy,” lecture in the series “Things that Move Us: Affect and Authority,” Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf. April 27.
“Archival Romances,” keynote talk at "Material agentiality and open futures: What are the politics of material (art) criticism?” Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna

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