Artist Talk - Martin Zeilinger

Published: 16 November 2016 at 12:32

San Andreas Deer Cam, a CGI-rendered deer running through a city

Dr Martin Zeilinger is co-curator of the Toronto-based Vector New Media Festival and Lecturer in Media at Anglia Ruskin.

2pm Wednesday 16 November 2016, Ruskin 110

Videogames and/as Experimental Cinema

In this talk, Martin Zeilinger will contextualise his curatorial practice with ongoing debates on videogames as an emerging art form. Taking creative modes well recognised within the sphere of experimental cinema (such as found footage, expanded cinema, structural film, etc.) as key reference points, Martin proposes that experimenting with videogame technologies is ideal for rethinking critical ontologies of film and video, and cinema as such.

His talk focuses in particular on how videogame technologies facilitate the expansion of film and video practices in the direction of performative, generative, interactive, and activist work, and will include screening and discussion of representative examples.