05.07.2012, 18 Uhr | Gastvortrag Dr. Marc Siegel (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) | "The Queer Future of Warhol Studies"
Öffentlicher Vortrag, 5. Juli 2012, 18 Uhr
Fachhochschule Potsdam, Pappelallee 8-9, Hauptgebäude, Hörsaal HG 067
For the past two decades, queer studies scholars have produced some of the most compelling writing on the work – particularly the films – of Andy Warhol. Through close analyses of the artist's films and paintings, such scholars as Douglas Crimp or Jonathan Flatley for instance, have teased out connections between the formal and aesthetic qualities of particular works and the ethical practices of queer subcultures. Departing from these readings, I'd like to provide an overview of Warhol's film career with the goal of introducing both the diversity of his filmmaking practice and the complexity of queer (film) studies.
Marc Siegel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt. His research focuses on avant-garde film and queer studies. He is currently working on three books. One is a theory of gossip in queer film culture. The others introduce the work of two very distinct artists: American underground drag superstar Mario Montez and German artist and filmmaker Ludwig Schönherr. Siegel's projects as a freelance curator include "Camp/Anti-Camp: A Queer Guide to Everyday Life" (with Susanne Sachsse, HAU/Berlin, 2012); "George Kuchar" (Berlin Biennial, 2010); and "LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World" (with Susanne Sachsse and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, 2009). He is also on the advisory board of the Forum Expanded section of the Berlinale and one of the co-founders of the Berlin-based artists' collective CHEAP.
Dieser Vortrag ist Teil des Interflex-Projekts Konstruktiv. Gender, Class, Race & Bodies.