Feb. 27, Unacting: Notes on the Performing Body in Moving Image History

Elena Gorfinkel (2013-14 C21 Fellow, Art History)

This talk contextualizes the conventions and conceptions of acting and performance which are engaged, questioned and implicitly undone in the works of Arndt, Jugdeo and Pearlstein. Gornkel places these works in dialogue with select moments in the history of the moving image and lm culture specically, to explore the way the performing body moves between texts and media, and both secures and challenges the boundaries of a created world. Thus acting is always potentially unacting.
Gornkel is Assistant Professor in the Art History Department and Film Studies Program at the UWM and a fellow at UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies.