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Temporalities of Reenactment: A Speaker Series: “The Eternal Frame: An Artist’s Reenactment of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy”

October 26, 2011 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Cowell Conference Room

The Eternal Frame

The Eternal Frame

The Center of Visual and Performance Studies presents Temporalities of Reenactment: A Speaker Series: “The Eternal Frame:  An Artist’s Reenactment of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy”, a Screening and Conversation with Film & Digital Media Professor Emeritus Chip Lord and Professor Margaret Morse.

The Eternal Frame was a project by Ant Farm and T.R. Uthco, 1975, that resulted in a 24 minute video work about the JFK assassination. At the center of this work was a re-enactment of the tragedy produced and performed for the camera, but unexpectedly many by-standers showed up to watch and were interviewed.

Chip Lord is an artist who works with video and photography. As a member of Ant Farm [1968-1978] he produced the video art classics Media Burn  and The Eternal Frame as well as the Cadillac  Ranch sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. His media work straddles documentary and experimental genres, often mixing the two, and has been shown widely at film and video festivals and in Museums. In 2005 a retrospective of his video work was shown at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arts Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain. In 2010 he completed a public video art piece for the remodeled Bradley Terminal at LAX Airport titled To & From LAX.   He is Professor Emeritus in Film & Digital Media.

Margaret Morse studies cultural change through media in a shifting focus from film to television and video art to new media and digital culture. Her hundred plus publications in books and essays include criticism on a wide range of work by contemporary media artists in the United States and Europe as well as theoretical essays on particular media art forms such as installation and closed-circuit video as well on the meaning of interactivity and immersion in the digital arts.


October 26, 2011
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Cowell Conference Room
Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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