After Chantal: An International Conference

After Chantal: An international conference

Dr Andrea Thoma, Art and Design programme leader, will give a paper “Vertigo of Presence: Chantal Akerman’s NOW, Nomadic Dwelling and the ‘War Machine’” on Saturday 5th November.

The conference has been organised by The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) who celebrate and critically explores the work and legacy of Chantal Akerman.

The event will mark the anniversary of the filmmaker’s death and also of the UK’s first retrospective exhibition of her installation work at Ambika P3, University of Westminster, which opened in October 2015.

After Chantal, Andrea Thoma, University of Leeds, School of Design, Art and Design, Nomad, Territories
Speakers at the event will consider both how Akerman disrupted the polemics of art and cinema and the lasting effects of her work.

Papers will address Akerman’s work directly or explore her influence on other cultural forms, examining themes such as Fiction and Non-Fiction, Archetypes, the Nomadic, Sound, Installation, Theory and Legacy.

Andrea will be sitting in as part of a panel which will look at the topic “Nomads and Territories”.