ARTIST TALKS AND CONFERENCES
"The Transformable Moment" is a talk on my origins as a filmmaker, a film preservationist, and historian. I have given variations on this talk:
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain, May 31, 2016
Echo Artist Talk, Mills Hardware, Hamilton, ON, Canada, May 19, 2016
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, October 20, 2015
Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada, February 28, 2015
Below is a recording of this talk from May 2016.
"Hamilton Babylon: the rise and fall of the McMaster Film Board" is a talk on the history of a Canadian student filmmaking society of the 1960s, given in tandem with presentations of my restorations of the McMaster Film Board's films. I have given variations on this talk:
St. Andrew's Club, Toronto, Ontario, April 25, 2017
The National Art Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, February 28, 2017
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, February 22, 2017
The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, June 23, 2016
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Ontario, May 17, 2016
The Pleasure Dome, Toronto, Ontario, February 12, 2010
Cinematheque Ontario, Art Gallery of Ontario, January 24, 2009
Department of Popular Culture lecture series, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, November 13, 2008
The Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, October 10, 2008
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
"Potamkin and the Energies of Modernism." Presented at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information conference, Toronto School: Then, Now, Next, University of Toronto, October 16, 2016.
"A Poetic Vanguard in Cinema." Presented at the International Society for Intellectual History conference, Intellectual Hinterlands, University of Toronto, June 26, 2014.
"Continuing Reverberations: Tom Sherman and R. Bruce Elder." Presented at the Electric Visions symposium, Ryerson University, September 29, 2013.
"Art to End All Art: Modernism and Difficult Art in Cinema." Presented at the International Society for Intellectual History conference, The Importance of Learning: Liberal Education and Scholarship in Historical Perspective, Princeton University, June 5, 2013.
"The Fate of Difficult Art is to Subsume the World." Presented at the McLuhan 100 conference, University of Toronto, November 7, 2011.
"Palace of Pleasure: John Hofsess and the First Wave of the McMaster Film Board, 1966-1967." Presented to the Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium, University of Toronto, February 17, 2008.
"Fabulous Voyaging: A Canadian Susceptibility to Limelight." Presented to the Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium, Carleton University, February 18, 2007.