APCS Talks | 2020

Steve Reinke | October 15 | 11:30 AM
Dr. Siying Duan | October 22 | 12:30 PM
Ming-Yuen S. Ma | November 9 | 6:30 PM

Please note: All talks are PDT.

Please join us for a series of FREE informal, in-class talks by a diverse and eclectic set of speakers, presented by the SCA's Art, Performance & Cinema Studies area, and open to all SCA students, faculty, and staff.

All interested SCA students, faculty, and staff can find Zoom links HERE.

Open to the Public

If you're a SFU student, faculty, or staff member outside of the SCA or a member of the public but interested in joining, please email Laura Marks.

Steve Reinke | October 15 | 11:30 AM
"Learning Is the Greatest Pleasure"

Queer Nietzschean video artist Steve Reinke, who hails from Pembroke, Ontario, teaches at Northwestern University. Reinke’s work is screened internationally, and his new video, An Arrow Pointing to a Hole, is playing at the New York Film Festival. We will be talking about his 2014 work Rib Gets in the Way: Final Thoughts, Series Three, and his recent foray into needlepoint.

Dr. Siying Duan | October 22 | 12:30 PM
"Qi and the Flowing Body in Media Arts"

Siying Duan is a SCA postdoctoral fellow working with Laura Marks, bringing traditional Chinese aesthetics in contact with contemporary media art and Western philosophy. She will show how Taoist philosophy can shed light on the embodied experience of media art.

Ming-Yuen S. Ma | November 9 | 6:30 PM
"There is No Soundtrack"

Media artist and scholar Ming-Yuen S. Ma is Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College and a member of the Claremont Colleges. He will be talking about anti-racist sonic strategies in video and installation art, drawing from his new book There Is No Soundtrack: Rethinking Art, Media, and the Audio-visual Contract.