Dr Erika Balsom

Dr Erika Balsom

Exhibition talk - Projection Series #7: Erika Balsom

  • Sat 2 Sep 2017
  • 2—3PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry, donations appreciated

Meet our visiting film curator in residence Dr Erika Balsom.

In association with the exhibition Projection Series #7: First as fiction, then as myth, join visiting film curator in residence Dr Erika Balsom, Assistant Curator Tendai John Mutambu and Head of Exhibitions and Collections Sophie O’Brien as they discuss the presentation of cinema as contemporary art within museums and art galleries.

Erika Balsom is currently a senior lecturer in Film Studies at King's College London. She has a PhD in Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, USA (2010); an MA in Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London and a BA Hons in Cinema Studies, University of Toronto, Canada.

Before joining the department at King’s in 2013, Erika held a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley (2010-2011) and was assistant professor of film studies at Carleton University, Ottawa (2011-2013).

Erika’s research interests include moving image installation, experimental cinema, the history of film theory, and documentary cinema. Her most recent book, After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation, was published by Columbia University Press in 2017. She is author of Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art (2013), the co-editor of Documentary Across Disciplines (2016), and a frequent contributor to Artforum and Sight and Sound. Her work has appeared in publications such as Grey Roome-flux, Cinema Journal, and numerous exhibition catalogues.

Erika has lectured widely, more recently at the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), LUX (London), Light Industry (New York), Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, Copenhagen University, and the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh.

In Spring 2014, she was a writer-in-residence at Fogo Island Arts. From 2012–15 she was co-chair of ExFM, the experimental film and media scholarly interest group at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. She is currently a trustee at LUX.


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