Curator Greg de Cuir Jr.: Research notes pt. 2

Visiting Curator Greg de Cuir Jr. is in Bloomington for a week-long research residency at the Black Film Center/Archive and a series of programs including today’s Q&A on Curating Film. Throughout the week, de Cuir will share notes and photos from his residency with our readers on the BFC/A blog. [Post #1 here]


 

Presented Avant-Noir, Volume 2 at IU Cinema. My second time traveling this series after Zagreb last year. Good audience. As good as any I’ve had recently for programs of alternative forms of cinema. Professor Michael Gillespie served as discussant. We had a nice rapport. Covered lots of ground in a short amount of time. Plenty of great questions from the public. Felt sad when the conversation had to stop, but happy it spilled out into the cinema foyer and continued.

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School of Fine Arts. Wells Library. Both have rows and rows of lockers that give me flashbacks to my high school days. Saw a Rally’s burger stand today when a colleague drove me around the city. More flashbacks, this time to my college days. Bloomington is growing on me. Will see how Indianapolis does this weekend.

~Greg de Cuir, Saturday, January 20, 2018


Greg de Cuir Jr. is the selector for Alternative Film/Video and Beldocs (both in Belgrade, Serbia). As an independent moving image curator, he has organized programs for the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; Los Angeles Filmforum; goEast Wiesbaden; Experiments in Cinema in Albuquerque; and other institutions. He is the managing editor of NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies and has published writing in Cineaste, Jump Cut, Festivalists, Art Margins, La Furia Umana, Politika, and other journals and volumes. De Cuir received his DPhil from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at University of Arts Belgrade.

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About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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