PERMANENT SEMINAR "CINEMA & PHILOSOPHY"
Cinema and Experience [Cinema e Experiência]

The Permanent Seminar of “Cinema & Philosophy” is an open and free research meeting of researchers, scholars, artists, students, and everyone else interested in re-reading philosophical contributions and debates on film, contemporary arts and humanities. Special attention is given to the films and artwork on the subject of values, human rights, experience and agency, as well as recent debates of film's role and influence in both academia and society. The seminar is organized in the context of CineLab`s working Program and affiliated with the Ifilnova`s Strategic Project of “Values and the Experience of Rational Decision Making”.
 

[2017-2018] 30th October 2017 - 31th July 2018

4th Session (2017-2018)

DATE: Thursday, 28th June 2018 (18H00- 20H00);
ROOM: 0.07,  I&D Building, Floor 0, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: “Ecovisões e Ecovisionários”;
RESEARCHER: Ilda Teresa de Castro (Ifilnova-Universidade Nova de Lisboa);

FILMS: Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Regio, 1983;  Baraka, Ron Fricke,
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SPECIAL SESSION  | ARCHIVES (2017-2018)

DATE: Thursday, 19th April 2018 (11H00- 14H00);
ROOM: Room ID 0.06, Edif I&D, Floor 0, Lotação, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: "The Derivative Machine: Life Cut, Bundled and Sold", held by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute).

Readings: "Informatic Labor in the Age of Computational Capital”, "The Cinematic Program” and “The Fourth Determination."

Jonathan Beller is Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute. Books and edited volumes include The Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle; Acquiring Eyes: Philippine Visuality, Nationalist Struggle and the World-Media SystemThe Message is Murder: Substrates of Computational Capital; and Feminist Media Theory (a special issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online). Current book projects include Computational Racial Capital and The Fourth Determination. Beller has been a fellow at the Barnard Center for Research on Women and Gender, serves on the editorial collective of Social Text, and is the director of The Graduate Program in Media Studies at Pratt.

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3rd Session (2017-2018)

DATE: Friday, 9th March 2018 (18H00- 20H00);
ROOM: Auditorium 2, TB, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: “Soundprint: Monteith McCollum - Secreening and Conversation";
RESEARCHER / Moderator: Maile Colbert (Doctoral Research Fellow  FCT / AELAB / FCSH-UNL);
FILM AND SOUND MAKER: Monteith McCollum (State University of New York, Binghamton).

FILMS: Soundprint (2014), Listen (2013), and In a Free Sound Field (2017).
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2nd Session (2017-2018)

DATE: Tuesday, 28th November 2017 (16H00- 18H00);
ROOM: TB 604, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: “Nas origens da fabulação: Deleuze e Abbas Kiarostami”;
RESEARCHER: Susana Viegas (Ifilnova-Universidade Nova de Lisboa /Deakin University);

READING: Shohini Chaudhuri and Howard Finn (2003), “The open image: poetic realism and the New Iranian Cinema”.

1st Session (2017-2018)

DATE: Monday, 30th October 2017 (18H00-20H00)
ROOM: Multiusos 2, 4º Piso, Edifício I&D, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: "Pensar Politicamente, Religiosamente, Cinematograficamente"
RESEARCHER: Sérgio Dias Branco (Researcher Aelab/Ifilnova);

READING: Stanley Cavell, "Prénom: Marie"

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[2016-2017] 24 Novembro 2016 a 31 de Julho de 2017

THEME: Inter‐sessions / Intercessões / Intercepções
Abstract


6th e 7th Sessions ("Inter‐sessões / Intercessões / Intercepções")

DATE: Thursday, 8th June 2017 (18H00-20H00);
ROOM: 1.05, 1º Piso, Edifício I&D,, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: «Ecofeminismo, Androcentrismo e Patriarcado /Mad Max: Fury Road, de George Miller (2015) / Mindwalk, de Bernt Capra (1990)», (Ilda Castro, 2017);
RESEARCHER: Ilda Teresa Castro (Researcher Aelab/Ifilnova);
READING 1: Carolyn Merchant, “The Scientific Revolution and the Death of Nature”
READING 2:  Camille Badoux, “Françoise d´Eaubonne, «Le Féminisme ou la Mort»"

DATE: Thursday, 8th June 2017 (14H00-17H00);
ROOM: 1.05, 1º Piso, Edifício I&D,  Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: «Nós o Futuro: y Filosofía Inacabada» (Megan Michalak, 2017);
RESEARCHER:  Megan Michalak / Universitad de Barcelona, Visiting Researcher and Social Practice Artist .
FILM 1: VIDEOGRAMS OF WAITING: CATALANS! (Barcelona 2014-2017) by Megan Michalak HD Video, Color, Sound Running Time 3 minutes;
READING 1: Santiago Lopez Petit’s essay “Solitude of Statelessness,” about the Catalan Referendum for Independence. To contrast this historical moment, excerpts from Harun Farocki’s (1989) VIDEOGRAMS OF A REVOLUTION, will also be screened as this work directly influenced the approach to the subject.
READING 2: Santiago Lopez Petit, "La soledad del apátrida"
FILM 2: THEATER OF INTERRUPTIONS: REHEARSALS FOR UNFINISHED HISTORIES’ (2013) Collaboration between Miguel Castro Caldas, Megan Michalak, Joao Ruivo, and Ligia Soares. HD Video, Color, Sound Running Time: 12 minute excerpt of 30 minute performance;
READING 2: Boaventura de Santo Sousa’s “Portugal: Tales of Being and Non-Being.”
FILM 3: NOSOTROS EL FUTURO (Barcelona 2014-2017) by Megan Michalak HD Video, Color, Sound Running Time: 5 minute excerpt of 30 minute performance;
READIND 3: Marina Garces, "Filosofía Inacabada", and additional excerpts from Espai En Blanc, a Barcelona based, participatory philosophy group started by Marina Garces and Santiago Lopez Petit.
FILM 4: NOUS LE FUTUR (Paris 2011-2014) by Megan Michalak, Handpainted 16mm film transferred to HD Video, Color, Sound Running Time: 30 minutes. 
See:  "Soulevements / Uprisings" / Georges Didi-Huberman, a 2016 exhibition organized by Georges DidiHuberman at the Jeu de Paume (Paris) with original catalogue essays written by Georges Didi-Huberman, Judith Butler, Jacques Ranciere, and Antonio Negri. The presentation will focus on Georges Didi-Huberman’s writings.

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5th Session ("Inter‐sessions / Intercessões / Intercepções")

DATE: Thursday, 18th May 2017 (14H00-16H00);
ROOM: 1.05, 1º Piso, Ed. I&D, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: «The Motherhood Archive» (Irene Lusztig and Maile Colbert, 2017);
RESEARCHERS: Irene Lusztig (Associate Professor, University of California Santa Cruz / CDAR - Center for Documentary Arts & Research, and Filmmaker); Maile Colbert (Doctoral Research Fellow  FCT / AELAB / FCSH-UNL).

READING 1: Carolyn Steedman. "Romance in the Archive"
READING 2: Carolyn Steedman. "Something She Called a Fever: Michelet, Derrida, and Dust"

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4thª Session ("Inter‐sessões / Intercessões / Intercepções")

DATE: Thursday, 11th May 2017 (18H00-20H00);
ROOM: Multiusos 1, Edifício I&D, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: «Configurações Sensíveis em António Reis e Pedro Costa e a A Doutrina das Semelhanças de Walter Benjamin» (Ilda Teresa Castro, 2017);
RESEARCHERS: Ilda Teresa Castro (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow  FCT / AELAB - IFILNOVA).

READING: Walter Benjamin. "Doutrina das Semelhanças"

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3rd Session ("Inter‐sessões / Intercessões / Intercepções")

DATE: Thursday, 27th April 2017 (18H00-20H00);
ROOM: T1, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: «Deslocações e Imagens com tempo: Sobre Cavalo Dinheiro, de Pedro Costa e 48, de Susana Sousa Dias»(Nélio Conceição, 2017);
RESEARCHER: Nélio Conceição (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow  FCT / AELAB - IFILNOVA).

READING: Walter Benjamin. "On the Theory of Knowledge, Theory of Progress"

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2nd Session ("Inter‐sessões / Intercessões / Intercepções")

DATE: Tuesday, 24th January 2017 (17H00-20H00);
ROOM: Auditorium 001, Tower A, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME «Pasolini/Benjamin: On Profanation» (Toni Hildebrandt, 2017);
IRESEARCHER: Toni Hildebrandt (Assistent Professor at University of Bern/Switzerland).

READING: Walter Benjamin, "Theologico-Political Fragment"


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1st Session  ("Inter‐sessões / Intercessões / Intercepções")

DATE: Thursday, 24th November 2016 (15H00-18H00);
ROOM: 104, Torre A, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da UNL, Av de Berna, 26, Lisboa;
THEME: «Harun Farocki and Michel Foucault» (Stefanie Baumann, 2016);
RESEARCHER: Stefanie Baumann / Post-Doctoral Research Fellow IFILNOVA/AELAB /FCT.

FILM: Prison Images / Gefängnisbilder (Harun Farocki, Germany, 2000, 60 m);

READING 1: Michel Foucault, "Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias"
READING 2: Autores Vários, The Impossible Prison, A Foucault Reader
READING 3: Gilles Deleuze, "A New Cartograpoher (Discipline and Punish)"
READING 4: Michel de Certeau, "Micro-techniques and Panoptic Discourse"
 

[2015-2016] 26th November 2015 - 31th July 2016

THEME: Philosophical Cinema, and Values [Cinema Filosófico e Valores]

11th Session / Workshop
DATE: Tuesday, 12th July 2016 (14H00-16H00)
ROOM: T12, Torre B, Piso 3, FCSH-UNL
THEME: «Being, Time and Cinema: Is it possible to think the movies with the tools of Martin Heidegger?»
RESEARCHER: Aaron Rodriguez Serrano PhD; Researcher and Lecturer in the Universitat Jaume I (Castellón).
Abstract

10th Session
DATE: Thursday, 16th June 2016 (14H00-16H00)
ROOM: 1.05, 1º Piso, Edifício I&D, FCSH-UNL
THEME: «The cruelties of political becoming: countermovements. Black Audio Film Collective's "Handsworth Songs"»
RESEARCHER: Susana Mouzinho,  PhD Research Fellow - Doctoral Program Artistic Studies-Art and Mediations FCSH-UNL

9th Session
DATE: Wednesday, 8th June 2016 (14H00-16H00)
ROOM: 1.05, 1º Piso, Edifício I&D, FCSH-UNL
THEME: “Proposições para uma estética figural do retrato. Os casos de Francis Bacon e Pedro Costa”
RESEARCHER: Diogo Nóbrega, PhD Student, Doctoral Program Artistic Studies -Art and Mediations FCSH-UNL /FCT

8th Session
DATE: Thursday, 2nd June 2016 (14H00-16H00)
ROOM: TB 604 (Torre B, 6º Piso) FCSH-UNL
THEME: “Cinema, gesto e forma-de-vida (Giorgio Agamben)”
RESEARCHER: Susana Nascimento Duarte, PhD

7th Session / Workshop
DATE: Thursday, 12th May 2016 (14H00-18H00)
ROOM: 1.06, 1º Piso, Ed. I&D (FCSH-UNL)
THEME: Representations of Lisbon and Istanbul in Films: "Hollywood Looks at Lisbon and Istanbul in the Late 1950s" and  “Stuck in the City: Os Verdes Anos (The Green Years) and Acı Hayat (Bitter Life)”
RESEARCHER: Professor Nejat Ulusay, Department of Radio, Television ad Cinema, Faculty of Communication, Ankara University
Program

6th Session
DATE: Thursday, 5th May 2016 (14H00-16H00)
ROOM: Multiusos 1, Ed. I&D (FCSH-UNL)
THEME: “Sounding the Archive: Sounding the past towards a future living archive”
RESEARCHER: Maile Colbert, PhD Research Fellow - Doctoral Program Artistic Studies-Art and Mediations FCSH-UNL / FCT

5th Session
DATE: Thursday, 10th March 2016 (14H00-16H00)
ROOM: 0.07, Ed. I&D, Piso 0 (FCSH-UNL)
THEMA: “Alain Badiou: Cinema e Ética”
RESEARCHER: Susana Viegas, PhD

4th Session
DATE: Thursday, 18th February 2016 (14H00-16H00)
ROOM: 1.05, Ed. I&D, 4º Piso (FCSH-UNL)
THEME: “Etologia, ética e cinema: práticas e tradições na compreensão do ser natural”
RESEARCHER: Ilda Castro, PhD

3rd Session
DATE: Thursday, 28th January 2016 (14H00-16H00)
ROOM: Multiusos 3, Ed. I&D, 4º Piso (FCSH-UNL)
THEME: “The artistic value of cinema and time representation”
RESEARCHER: Teresa Pedro, PhD

2nd Session
DATE: Thursday, 3rd December 2015 (12H00-14H00)
ROOM: 0.06, Ed. I&D (FCSH-UNL)
THEME: “Nos Deux Consciences: do Cinema de Hitchcock, entre o céu estrelado e a lei moral"
RESEARCHER: Maria Irene Aparício, PhD

1st Session
DATE: Thursday, 26th  November 2015 (12H00-14H00)
ROOM 1.05, Ed. I&D (FCSH-UNL)
THEME “Pessimismo, crença, escolha: Deleuze e a ética imanente no Cinema”
RESEARCHER: Susana Viegas, PhD

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