Lecture by Vicente Sánchez-Biosca
Lecture Topografías de la vanguardia e imaginario cinematográfico by Vicente Sánchez-Biosca, Professor of Audiovisual Communication at the Universitat de València, on the occasion of the exhibition Imaginarios mecánicos y técnicos en la colección del IVAM.
In 2001, Bruce Posner released a series of programs under the title Unseen Cinema -Early American Avant-Garde, 1894-1941. Surprisingly and deliberately, he stretched the category of avant-garde to terrains considered as its antipodes: Hollywood cinema or pre-cinema, for example. It was perhaps an excessive reaction to the purism that had existed until then. What degree of demand or “generosity”, of mimicry and autonomy with respect to other arts, should we maintain when we grant the avant-garde status to cinema? Taking into consideration concepts such as experimentalism, machinism and modernity, this conference aims to map the relationship between cinema and the historical avant-garde.
Taking into consideration concepts such as experimentalism, machinism and modernity, this conference aims to map the relationship between cinema and the historical avant-garde.
Vicente Sánchez-Biosca is Professor of Audiovisual Communication at the University of Valencia and main investigator of the project La construcción mediática del carisma de los líderes políticos en períodos de transformación social: del Tardofranquismo a la Transición (HAR2012-32593). He was a Fulbright postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) and has been a visiting professor at several universities (New York University, Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 1-Sorbonne, Montreal, Sao Paulo, among others). His latest books include NO-DO. El tiempo y la memoria and El pasado es el destino. Propaganda y cine del bando nacional en la guerra civil (2000 and 2011, both with Rafael R. Tranche), Cine y vanguardias artísticas. Conflictos, encuentros, fronteras (2004), among others.
This lecture is part of the public program prepared by IVAM on the occasion of the exhibition Imaginarios mecánicos y técnicos en la colección del IVAM, which includes concerts, lectures, round tables and an artist’s workshop.