Surface/Canvas/Scrim: Genealogies of the Screen, 1806-1946

March 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

Room 501 Cathedral of Learning

The Film and Media Studies Speaker Series presents “Surface/Canvas/Scrim: Genealogies of the Screen, 1806-1946,” a lecture by Noam Elcott (Columbia University).

Noam M. Elcott writes, teaches, and advises students in the history of modern art and media in Europe and North America, with an emphasis on interwar art, photography, and film.  Elcott is the author of Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and Media (University of Chicago Press), winner of the 2017 Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Anne Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award.  Elcott is currently at work on Art in the First Screen Age: László Moholy-Nagy and the Cinefication of the Arts (University of Chicago Press), which traverses interwar painting, architecture, photography, film, theater, and exhibition design in the age of cinema.  Elcott is co-director of The August Sander Project (MoMA/Columbia), and an editor of the journal Grey Room, which brings together scholarly and theoretical articles from the fields of architecture, art, media, and politics.