What are the relationships between film and memorialisation? This question underpins the nature of the conference with responses from presenters and moving image screenings. This question may be reflected through, yet not restricted to, themes of film and video, cinema and public space, home movies, and archival film, or more philosophically directed through issues of place and space, the built environment, identity and self, history and past, loss and trauma, and absence and memorial.
The conference invites film makers, artists, curators, writers, poets, historians, philosophers, architects and other thinkers to explore the ways in which film and memorialisation can be interlinked and from this, what are the fundamental concerns with such a merger when placed in context to the conference themes/sub-themes:
Film and Video: filmic mediums, filmic representations, remembering film
Home Movies: family narratives, oral history, private films, filmic diary
Archival and Found Film: lost memories, forgotten places and people
Architecture: house and home, structures of significance
History and Past: heritage and narrative
Identity and Self: awareness and interpretation, being.
Cinema and Public Space: filmic placement, meeting places, impact of the image,historical intervention.
Absence and Memorial: honoured places and events, remembered pasts
Place and Space: remembered places, emotive locations
Loss and Trauma: feared images, impactful narratives, events of significance
Mind and Remembrance: subjectivity, interior spaces, philosophy of mind
Papers are invited for contributions to the 1st International Conference on Film and Memorialisation in collaboration with the School of Design, University of Applied Sciences and the School of Creative Media, RMIT University.
A selection of papers will be published in an online journal(TBA).
Dr Shaun Wilson
School of Creative Media
23-27 Cardigan Street
Melbourne, Australia 3054
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