Counter-Memories: Memoryscapes in Contemporary Iranian Cinema

Basel, Switzerland, 6.-8. December 2018

International Conference (December 6 – 8 2018, Basel)

Counter-Memories. Memoryscapes in Iranian Cinema

Conducted by:
Seminar for Media Studies of the University of Basel (Chair for Media Aesthetics, Prof. Dr. Ute Holl).

The conference is part of the ongoing SNF research project “Afterimages of Revolution and War”

Concept:
Ute Holl and Matthias Wittmann

Organization:
Ute Holl, Hemen Heidari, Tamara Lang, Matthias Wittmann

Venues:
eikones Forum (Rheinsprung 11, 4051 Basel)
kult.kino atelier (Theaterstrasse 7, 4051 Basel)

Program

Dec 6th
Venue: kult.kino atelier (Theaterstrasse 7, 4051 Basel)

18:00 Words of Welcome

Screening: Stronger Than A Bullet (Sweden, Qatar, France 2017, OmU, R: Maryam Ebrahimi, 75 min.)
Q&A with Maryam Ebrahimi

Dec 7th
Venue: eikones Forum (Rheinsprung 11, 4051 Basel)

9:30-10:00     
Ute Holl (Basel)
Memory is a Matter of Constant Translation

10:00-11:00   
Tara Najd Ahmadi (Rochester/Vienna)
The Aesthetics of »Incomplete«: Kianoush Ayari's »The Newborns« (1979)

11:00-11:30     Coffee Break

11:30-12:30    
Negar Mottahedeh (Durham, North Carolina)
Falgoosh: Listening to a Revolution on Cassette Tape

12:30-14:00    Lunch Break (eikones Forum)

14:00-15:00    
Blake Atwood (Beirut)
Material Matters, or a Short History of Video Cassettes in Iran

15:00-16:00    
Golbarg Rekabtalaei (South Orange)
Heteroglossic Memory. Makhmalbaf’s Nasereddin Shah, the Cinema Actor as Counter-History

16:00-16:30    Coffee Break

16:30-17:30
Viktor Ullmann (Berlin)
Counter-Memories of the War With a Spiritual Twist: Mohammad Ali Ahangar and His Recent Contributions to the Sinema-ye Defa’-ye Moqaddas

17:30-18:30   
Michelle Langford (Sydney)
The Cinematic Ghazal: Counter-Memories of Love in Iranian Cinema

Dec 8th
Venue: kult.kino atelier (Theaterstrasse 7, 4051 Basel)

9:00-10:00 
Screening: The Newborns / Taze-nafas-ha (1979, Kianoush Ayari, 45 min.)

10:00-12:30  
Screening:  Hitch (Work in Progress by Chowra Makaremi, 107 min.)
Q&A with Chowra Makaremi
Venue: eikones Forum (Rheinsprung 11, 4051 Basel)

12:30-14:00   Lunch Break

14:00-15:00  
Sara Saljoughi (Toronto)
The Cinema is Missing: Revolution and Memory in the Essay-Films of Mohammadreza Farzad

15:00-16:00  
Pedram Partovi (Washington DC)
Filmfarsi as Counter-Memory

16:00-16:30   Coffee Break

16:30-17:30  
Matthias Wittmann (Basel)
Towards an »Impure« Memory. An Archeology of Counter-Memories through Telescoping Lenses

Conclusion.

 

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