TFMS - Entangled Media Archaeologies

When and Where

Friday, March 24, 2023 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


Suzanne Kite, Concordia University
libi rose striegl, University of Colorado Boulder
Aaron Tucker, York University


The upcoming TFMS seminar "Entangled Media Archeologies" is happening on March 24th!


Entangled Media Archaeologies
• Friday, 24 March 2023 • 4:00-5:30PM EST •

H.L ČHAŊK. KIŊ ȞP.YE (THERE LIES THE ROAD) – Suzanne Kite, Concordia University
Kite aka Suzanne Kite is an award winning Lakȟ.ta performance artist, visual artist, composer and academic, known for her sound and video performance with her machine learning hair-braid interface. Kite’s practice explores contemporary Lakota ontology through research-creation, computational media, and performance. Kite often works in collaboration with family and community members.

Practicalities of Media Archaeology, a Maintenance Perspective – libi rose striegl, University of Colorado Boulder
libi rose striegl holds a PhD in Intermedia Arts, Writing and Performance from CU Boulder, an MFA in Experimental Documentary Arts from Duke University, and her cat's hand as often as possible. Theirs is a polydiscplinary art and research practice variously interested in collaborative engagement, performative chaos, archival impermanence and DIY defamiliarization. Pro- complication, imperfection and visibility; gleefully dismantling the black box. Currently Managing Director of the Media Archaeology Lab at CU Boulder.

Undertaking Media Archaeologies in the Archives of the “Father” of Facial Recognition Technologies – Aaron Tucker, York University
Aaron Tucker is a PhD candidate in the Cinema and Media Studies Department at York University where he is an Elia Scholar, a VISTA Doctoral Scholar and a 2020 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Fellow. His graduate writing has won the Film and Media Studies Association of Canada Graduate Student Essay Prize as well as the Ian Lancashire Promise Award from the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities. In addition, he the author of three collections of poetry and two novels, the second of which, Soldiers, Hunters, Not Cowboys, will be published by Coach House Books in June 2023.

Panel convened by Cleo Sallis-Parchet & Em Barton.

Toronto Film and Media Seminar

Steering Committee for 2022-2023
Co-chairs: Em Barton (York) and Kate J. Russell (UofT) • Faculty members: Kathleen Cummins (Sheridan); Desirée de Jesus (York); Malini Guha (Carleton); Mark Lipton (Guelph); Gabriel Menotti (Queens); Paul Moore (TMU); Taien Ng-Chan (York); Jon Petrychyn (Brock); Katherine Spring (WLU); Elizabeth Wijaya (UofT) • Grad student members: Roxanne Hearn (WLU); Aydan Hasanova (OCAD); Mary Hegedus (York); Patrick Marshall (UofT); Cleo Sallis-Parchet (York) • TIFF: Keith Bennie.

The goals of the Seminar are:
• Encouraging intellectual and collegial discussion among the Cinema and Media Studies scholars in the region.
• Encouraging in-depth scholarly discussion and critical debate.
• Showcasing diverse research methodologies and research fields that address a wide range of cinematic technologies (film, television, video, new media, and other forms of moving image and sound screens).
• Aiming to model collegial and professional academic discourse for graduate students entering the field.