Conference Sohrab Shahid Saless – Exile, Displacement and the Stateless Moving Image

Sohrab Shahid Saless-Portrait _on set_Bert Schmidt_Set Willow Tree © Bert Schmidt

Fri, 19.01.2018

9.30 - 18:00

Goethe-Institut London

Keynote speaker: Prof. Hamid Naficy (Northwestern)
This one-day conference brings together scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the work of Iranian filmmaker Sohrab Shahid Saless as a conduit for a wider engagement with exiled and displaced moving image practitioners: their ethics, aesthetics, modes of production as well as their precarious lives and often uncertain legacy today.
Confirmed guest speakers include Dr. Michelle Langford (University of New South Wales, Sydney), Dr. Christopher Gow (Glasgow), Dr. Matthias Wittmann (University of Basel, Switzerland), Naomi DeCelles (University of California); Dr. Michael Mazière (University of Westminster, UK), Nicolai S. Gütermann (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Film, History and Society, Austria) and Pierre d'Alancaisez (Waterside Contemporary, UK).

Please note that registration is essential as seats are limited.
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The conference is organised by Dr. Azadeh Fatehrad in partnership with the Goethe- Institut London and with support from the Visual and Material Culture Research Centre, Kingston University (London), Iran Heritage Foundation (London), Arts Council England and CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England).
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