Feb 1, 2014

"Orphans 9" --Programming the Future of Obsolescence

The penultimate draft of

the 9th Orphan Film Symposium
The Future of Obsolescence
March 30 - April 2, 2014
in Amsterdam
hosted by EYE with NYU

Sunday, 30 March  
7pm An EYE Opening Reception

8pm An Evening Film Concert of Newly Preserved Films
Greetings from Sandra den Hamer and Giovanna Fossati (EYE), Marijke de Valck (UvA), and Dan Streible (NYU)
Simona Monizza (EYE experimental film curator) introduces abstract animated films by Maarten Visser, accompanist Marcel Worms (with additional music by NYU Film Scoring students)
Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi (EYE silent film curator) introduces the world premiere of the newly restored feature film East Is West (1922) starring Constance Talmadge; accompanist Stephen Horne

Monday, 31 March
9:45am Orphans Orientation
Josephine Baker Visit Volendam (Fox Movietone, 1928)
About the Orphan Film Symposium: Dan Streible
About the Future of Obsolescence: Giovanna Fossati
Dan Streible A New Look at an Old Sneeze: Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (W. K. L. Dickson, 1894): 35mm restoration by the U.S. Library of Congress

10:45am Thomas Elsaesser (UvA) On Obsolescence

11:30 am Transmitting Archival Knowledge 
Giovanna Fossati (EYE / UvA) Restoring the Colors of Early Cinema
Julia Noordegraaf (UvA) & Simona Monizza (EYE) Hacking the Bart Vegter Collection
Eef Masson (UvA) moderates a roundtable with the speakers and Howard Besser and Bill Brand (NYU MIAP), Snowden Becker (UCLA MIAS) and Martin Koerber (DIF)

LUNCH provided for registered symposiasts

2pm  Media Archaeology  
Susan Aasman  (U of Groningen) Staging the Amateur Dispositif, a performance with Andreas Fickers (U of Luxembourg), Tom Slootweg (U of Groningen), Tim van der Heijden and Jo Wachelder (U of Maastricht)
Alexandra Schneider & Wanda Strauven  (UvA) Children as Media Archaeologists  30’
Monika Supruniuk (Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw) Kazimierz Prószy?ski and OKO: The first Polish amateur movie camera (1914) 30’

4:15pm  Reassemblage
Matt Soar (Concordia U, Montreal) Lost Leaders Project
Benedict Salazar Olgado (National Film Archive of the Philippines) & Bill Brand (BB Optics) Restoring the Fragments of On My Way to India Consciousness, I Reached China (Henry Francia, 1968)
Walter Forsberg & John Klacsmann (Anthology Film Archives) Technicolor NG (1967)

DINNER provided

8:15pm  Helen Hill Award screening
Bill Morrison premieres his new work
Doug Goodwin (Cal Arts) On Illusion, Magic, and Ted Serios + a preview screening of Serios (Rebecca Baron, 2014)  
Helen Hill Award conferred by Becky Lewis (Columbia, South Carolina)
Start (Nekes, 1966) newly restored by Deutsche Kinemathek with EYE
Franziska Latell (Berlin U of the Arts) introduces Werner Nekes
Werner Nekes talk/presentation on his collection of optical devices

Tuesday, 1 April
9:45am introductory remarks & trailer

10am  New Research Networks for Obsolete Media
Mark G. Cooper (U of South Carolina) Metadata and the Future of the Humanities
Karen Cariani (WGBH Archive) Working with Scholars to Improve Access to Media Archives
Mark J. Williams (Dartmouth College) The Media Ecology Project: More and Better Scholarly Access to Historical Media
Scott Curtis (Northwestern U in Qatar) chair

11:45am  Digital Decay and Remobilization
Egyptian (Whirling Dervishes) Dancers (Fox Movietone News, 1928) 4’
Evan Meaney (U of South Carolina) de_ca/sia.py: Archival Encryption, Encoding, and Error as Narrative  30’
Heidi Rae Cooley (U of South Carolina) Finding Augusta in a Digital World: The App.
The Other Augustas (Scott Nixon, 195?) and [Augusta, Sicily] (19??)

LUNCH provided

2pm When Workers Leave the Factory: Amateur Films in the Eastern Bloc
Jiri Hornicek (Czech National Film Archive) Czech amateur auteurs
Chris Wahl (HFF Potsdam) work from Betriebsfilmstudio GDR
Ralf Forster (Filmmuseum Potsdam) East German amateur films
Maria Vinogradova (NYU) Cine Amateurs in the Soviet Union

4pm Transportation Technologies
May Haduong (Academy Film Archive) Aloha Wanderwell: Car and Camera Around the World, 1922-1950
Yvonne Zimmermann (Philipps-Universität Marburg) Hans Richter’s Die Eroberung des Himmels (Conquest of the Sky) (1938)
Reto Kromer (reto.ch) In-flight Entertainment: Kodak two-audio track film prints for airlines; and Apollo 11 test film for Kern lenses (1969)
Paul Spehr & Mark-Paul Meyer (EYE) Mutoscope and Biograph 68mm films (1897-1902)  

dinner on your own

8pm  Silent Night
Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi & Jeff Lambert (NFPF) with repatriation news
Ned Thanhouser introduces the newly preserved comedy Clarence Cheats at Croquet (Thanhouser, 1915)
Ron Magliozzi & Peter Williamson (Museum of Modern Art, New York) present rediscovered rushes from the unreleased Darktown Troubles (Biograph, ca. 1914)
Jacqueline Stewart (U of Chicago) segues to A Frontier Post (Fox, US, 1925) A never-released Fox Varieties documentary about the “buffalo soldiers” of the U.S. Army’s 10th Cavalry.

Wednesday, 2 April
9:45am  introductory remarks and short video TBA

10am Detritus
Antonia Lant (NYU) on Teclópolis (2009, Can Can Club, Argentina)
Charles Musser (Yale U) on Industry’s Disinherited (Unions Films, 1949)
Grover Crisp (Sony Pictures Entertainment) How Death of a Salesman (1951) Became an Orphan Work
+ 35mm screening of the never-released Career of a Salesman (Columbia Pictures, 1951)  

FORWARD: The EU Directive for a Registry of Audiovisual Orphan Works 
Nicola Mazzanti (Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique) introduction
Géraldine Vooren (EYE legal counsel)
Thomas Christensen (Danish Film Institute / European Association of Cinematheques)  
Howard Besser (NYU) moderator

12:00  Restorations
Rob Byrne (San Francisco Silent Film Festival) Not Gone but Definitely Forgotten: Resurrecting The Last Edition (1925)
Martin Koerber (Deutsche Kinemathek) & Andrea Krämer (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Berlin) Digital Restoration of 1930s Gasparcolor Films


2:15pm Latin American Archives
Juana Suárez (Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano) Outtakes from Gloria Triana’s  Yuruparí (FOCINE-Audiovisuales, 1983-86) documenting Colombia’s Afrodescendant and indigenous cultures
Andrés Levinson & Paula Félix-Didier (Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires)
Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood, Jorge Mendez Delfino, 1933)
Caperucita Roja Inesita (Inés Mendez Delfino, 1960)
Perros en paracaidas (1963)

4:45pm  Eastern European Archives
Elvira Diamanti, Eriona Vyshka, & Andi Lubonja (Albanian Film Archive) with Thomas Logoreci (Marubi Academy of Film) The Albanian Cinema Project
KF-16 [Albanian dances from the north and northwest regions] (Ramazan Bogdani, 1972) + excerpts from new restorations, including Nëntori i dytë (The Second November) (1982) and Tomka and His Friends (1977)
Elzbieta Wysocka (Filmoteka Narodowa) Man without a Movie Camera: Restoring the Cameraless Films of Julian Józef Antonisz
A Hard-Core Engaged Film. Non-Camera (1979)
A Light in the Tunnel (1985)
The Polish Non-Camera Newsreel no. 1 (1981)


8:30pm  American Independents 
Jeff Lambert (NFPF) introduces the launch of the DVD set Treasures 6: Next Wave Avant-garde, + a 35mm screening of Chicago Loop (James Benning, 1976) restoration by Academy Film Archive & Austrian Film Museum
Frank Scheffer & Paul Cohen introduce their new work Zoetrope People (1980/2014)
Dennis Doros (Milestone Films) & Mary Huelsbeck (Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research) ‘Lost’ Films of Shirley Clarke

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