Voicing on Film (Spring 2016)

Voicing on Film (Spring 2016)

(Above image: Now Eat My Script [Mounira Al Solh, 2014], courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery)

Voicing on Film

Thursday, February 18, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hoyt Auditorium
University of Rochester
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Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

On Film is excited to present the Spring 2016 program “Voicing,” featuring the works of Chantal Akerman, Mounira Al Solh, Jayce Salloum, and Mónica Savirón.

Formally, these works are organized around the possibilities of spoken or textual narration enlivening an otherwise minimal soundtrack. However together, they elaborate an idiosyncratic critique of the authority of the voiceover as material and political conquest, problematizing the narration of identity (or imperatives to do so) in politically fraught art markets, and restating the performative faculties of the camera in playfully inventive and wildly affecting ways.


Rawane’s Song (Mounira Al Solh, 2007, 7 min., video)

(as if) beauty never ends (Jayce Salloum, 2002, 12. min., video)

The Sea is a Stereo, part II: Paris Without a Sea (Mounira Al Solh, 2007-2008, 12 min., video)

Broken Tongue (Mónica Savirón, 2013, 3 min., 16mm to digital)

Now Eat My Script (Mounira Al Solh, 2014, 25 min., video)

The Chamber (Chantal Akerman, 1972, 11 min., 16mm to digital)

Sponsored by: American Studies Program, Department of Art & Art History, Department of Modern Languages & Cultures, Digital Humanities Center, Film and Media Studies Program, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, Graduate Student Association, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies

(Poster designed by Adam Maida)