ssmf23 works in progress
Welcome to the 2023 Screening Scholarship Media Festival, our first meeting in person since 2019! The Collective for Advancing Multimodal Research Arts and SSMF23 team is so excited to welcome old and new friends to Philadelphia, with some presenters joining us virtually over the first weekend of April 2023. We hope to realize a vibrant in-person festival that reflects and extends on the provocations, lessons and interventions of SSMF 2020/21, Rupture and Repair, and SSMF 2022, PAUSE that asked what it meant/means to be and to make in crisis, to survive and live into collapse. We offer works in progress as a way to think together about how creative practice can contribute to a liberatory future after critique, after naming and explaining, and where we as scholars, educators, students, artists, activists, and the communities and institutions we inhabit land in that imagination.
AUDIO / EXHIBIT & INSTALLATION / PERFORMANCE / RESEARCH PRESENTATION / VIDEO
How do different modes and forms contend with unfinishability, with mistakes, with imperfection, in creative work and daily life? What is afforded by sharing imperfectly? / Where does our critical emphasis lie when we know we are engaging with something that is unfinished? What practices of gathering and engagement as spectators and makers do we forge "after critique"? / What are the necessary conditions for an emphasis on process and unfinished work? / What can creative practice that is necessarily in a state of flux give to the making of a more liberatory future? / What are the sensory attunements that makers, and spectators, develop in the encounter with creative work that are useful in interpersonal relationships and social, cultural and political engagements that stretch beyond the moment and space of such encounter? / What is creativity in work, what is creativity at work? Where is our work taking us? What work do we need to do to get to the place of our becoming?