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May 17: Zoe Beloff

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Join Mass Culture, New Media and The Theater and Performing Arts Workshops in a special discussion with filmmaker Zoe Beloff on her installation The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and Its Circle, 1926-1972.  This joint workshop is sponsored in conjunction with her event, “Zoe Beloff: The Days of Commune,” at the Film Studies Center on May 17 at 7pm.

Zoe Beloff grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. As an artist, she works with a wide range of media including film, projection performance, installation and drawing. She considers herself a medium, an interface between the real and the imaginary. Each of her projects aims to connect the present to past and to illuminate the future in new ways. Much of her recent work explores the utopian idea of social progress. Her work has been featured in a variety of international exhibitions and screenings, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the MUHKA museum in Antwerp, and the Pompidou Center in Paris. She has been awarded fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a Professor in the Departments of Media Studies and Art at Queens College CUNY.

Friday, May 17, 10:30-12:00 pm in Cobb 310. Refreshments will be provided.

In preparation for the workshop, Zoe asks that you take a look at the Dream Films from The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and Its Circle, 1926-1972, in addition to a short supplemental reading available for download here. To obtain the password to access this paper, please contact workshop coordinators Hannah Frank at hmf [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu

**Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Hannah Frank at hmf [at] uchicago [dot] edu or Mikki Kressbach at mkressbach [at] uchicago [dot] edu**

Posted in Spring 2013.


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