Saturday 01-29-11 5 PM
Foxy Production, 623 W 27th St, NYC

Ad Hoc Vox and Foxy Pro­duc­tion are pleased to invite you to mean­while… A panel dis­cus­sion on time in nar­ra­tive, mean­while… will take place at the gallery on Sat­ur­day, Jan­u­ary 29th at 5 PM.

Nar­ra­tive is fun­da­men­tally con­cerned with sequence and this is as true of non­lin­ear nar­ra­tives as it is of plot lines struc­tured around clearly iden­ti­fi­able begin­nings, mid­dles, and ends. In this way, broadly con­ceived, time is the sub­ject of all nar­ra­tives. Con­se­quently, how dura­tion is rep­re­sented in nar­ra­tive has long been a sub­ject of aes­thetic study, just as the nature of time itself has long been a sub­ject of philo­sophic and sci­en­tific inquiry.

Mean­while… will look to how dura­tion is rep­re­sented and its effect on how time is expe­ri­enced as a means of under­stand­ing time. We will focus on nar­ra­tive forms that have his­tor­i­cally been bound up with ques­tions of how time is rep­re­sented and manip­u­lated, such as lit­er­a­ture, the­ater, and film.

meanwhile… will elab­o­rate on a con­ver­sa­tion that began in an April 2010 panel held at Galerie Zurcher that inves­ti­gated var­ied and at times con­tra­dic­tory def­i­n­i­tions of time gen­er­ated in the sci­ences and human­i­ties. Its par­tic­i­pants — Royal S. Brown, Mary Ann Caws, Sam Ishii-Gonzales, Jen­nifer Reeves, and Rebecca Schnei­der — are prac­ti­tion­ers and the­o­rists of note in the fields under dis­cus­sion. The panel will be mod­er­ated by Colleen Asper and fol­lowed by a Q&A with the audience.


Featuring Royal S. Brown, Mary Ann Caws, Sam Ishii-Gonzales, Jennifer Reeves, and Rebecca Schneider

ROYAL S. BROWN is a Professor at Queens College and at the Graduate Center in the City University of New York. He also teaches film music and film theory at The New School. He is the author of three books, with two more on the way, and numerous articles on and reviews of film and film music.

MARY ANN CAWS is a Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, author of many volumes on art and text, and most recently of Surprised in Translation, Salvador Dalí, and Provençal Cooking: Savoring the Simple Life in France.

SAM ISHII-GONZALES is Assistant Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Media Studies and Film at the New School where he teaches aesthetics and hybrid theory/practice film courses. He is the co-editor of two books on Alfred Hitchcock and has also published essays on the work of Luis Bunuel, David Lynch, the painter Francis Bacon, and the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, among others. He is on the editorial board of a recently formed London based art journal entitled Art Fractures, where he contributes short articles on the state of contemporary cinema, and has just completed a book manuscript entitled Being and Immanence: Deleuze, Authorship and the Practice of Modern Cinema.

JENNIFFER REEVES is a New York-based filmmaker whose acclaimed first feature, The Time We Killed (2004), won the Critics prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Outstanding Artistic Achievement at OUTFEST, and Best NY, NY Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Festival, and screened at the 2006 Whitney Biennial. Subsequent works have screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Wexner Center, AFI Fest, Diapason Gallery in New York, Kino Arsenal in Berlin, and the Contemporary Art Museum of Strasbourg. Reeves is currently writing her second narrative feature, Firelight Song, which has received a Media Arts Fellowship from Renew Media/ Tribeca Film Institute, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

REBECCA SCHNEIDER is Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment, out in February 2011 with Routledge. She is also the author of The Explicit Body in Performance and co-editor of Re:Direction. She is the author of numerous essays as well, including "Hello Dolly Well Hello Dolly: The Double and Its Theatre" in Psychoanalysis and Performance and "Solo Solo Solo" in After Criticism. She has given talks nationally and internationally at museums, universities, galleries, theatres, and art schools.