Panel discussion featuring: Roger Beebe, Associate Professor, Department of Art; and Vera Brunner-Sung, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre; Kris Paulsen, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art and Department of Film Studies.
The Arts Initiative presents a panel discussion with the exhibition, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne featuring a selection of work from renowned artists spanning the past 50 years, including works by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and Mike Kelley. The exhibition includes examples of contemporary video and new media art such as, Jimmy Carter (2002) by Jennifer Steinkamp at Hopkins Hall Gallery. This panel will address the development of video and new media in contemporary American and European art in the last 50 years.
About the Panelists
Roger Beebe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. He has screened his films around the globe with recent solo shows at the Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Anthology Film Archives, and dozens of other venues. Beebe is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony residency, a Visiting Foreign Artists Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, a Individual Artist Grant from the State of Florida, and the Best Experimental Film at the 2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival. Beebe organized “Flicker”, a festival of small-gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and was the founder and Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film Festival from 2004-2014.
Vera Brunner-Sung is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre at The Ohio State University and a filmmaker who uses experimental, documentary, and narrative techniques to explore the relationship between place and identity. Her work has been presented at CPH:DOX, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Torino Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Images Festival, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the San Diego Asian Film Festival. Her first feature film, Bella Vista, had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2014. Brunner-Sung is a programmer for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Her essays, reviews, and reports have appeared in Sight & Sound, Cinema Scope, and Senses of Cinema, among others. Brunner-Sung is a 2015 Fellow with the Center for Asian American Media.
Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art and Film Studies, Dr. Kris Paulsen is the co-director of The Center for Ongoing Research and Projects (CORP). Kris specializes in contemporary art with a focus on time-based media, and her work traces the history of technology in the arts and the rhetoric of “new media” from photography to computational art. Paulsen wrote “Wrong Way Round” in the Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne catalogue about the work of Jennifer Steinkamp, Martin Kersels,Tony Smith, Steve McQueen and others.