West Hollywood Lecture Series: 'Aesthetics of Translation'
West Hollywood Library, City Council Chambers
CRITICAL STUDIES: Erik Bullot is a filmmaker and scholar of modern French cinema. He has made more than a dozen experimental films which have been shown in museums and festivals throughout Europe. He locates them somewhere in between the documentary and the art film. He teaches film at the Ecole nationale supérieure d’art de Bourges (in France).
Rebecca Baron is a filmmaker whose award-winning experimental and documentary films have been screened extensively in the US and abroad. Her film okay bye-bye was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial. She has also worked as a documentary film editor most notably for Pennebaker and Associates. She holds a B.A. from Brown University and MFA from UC San Diego. She is the recipient of a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Jon Nelson-Wagner has a PhD in Cinematic Arts from USC. He is Visiting Professor of Film Theory at USC and professor of Critical Studies at CalArts, where he is a core member of the MFA Writing Program. With Tracy Biga MacLean, he is the author of Television at the Movies: Cinematic and Critical Responses to American Broadcasting (2008). In October 2011, Jon and Tracy co-taught a seminar on the American Real in film and television at Beijing Normal University. With Lynne Goodhart, he has translated, edited, and introduced the book Fugitive Suns: Selected Poetry of Andree Chedid (1999). Their new book is tentatively titled Word Uncrucified: Sutras of the Threshold in Yves Bonnefoy and Saint John Perse.