Preparing for International Orphan Film Symposium

The project team of “Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices” is proud to announce that we will give a special presentation at the 9th edition of the International Orphan Film Symposium, held from March 30-April 2 in the EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam.

This year’s theme of the symposium, which is organized by New York University Cinema Studies and the University of Amsterdam, is “OBSOLESCENCE”. More than fifty presenters – scholars, archivists, curators, technology experts, librarians, collectors, distributors, preservationists, and artists – will reflect on the history and future of film and other moving image media.

In our presentation we will perform a media archaeological experiment in which we reconstruct the changingdispositif of home movie screening practices. In three ‘tableaux’ we explore how past media usages of film, video, and new media have altered the practices of home movie staging. The experiment is based on our research which aims to trace how changing technologies of memory production have shaped new practices and rituals of memory staging.

Watch our promo of the event’s ‘making of’:

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More information about Orphan Films Symposium can be found here:

We hope to see you all at the symposium!

Yours faithfully,

“The Mavericks” Family