Thursday, November 29 at 6:30pm
Volker Pantenburg, UIC-visiting, Bauhaus University Weimar
"Scanning Landscape: Notes on the Pilitics and Economy of the Pan"
Respondent: Daniel Eisenberg, SAIC
Pantenburg describes his talk as follows:
Compared to the abundant research done on montage, Film and Media Studies have paid relatively little attention to the study of camera movement. Focusing on the horizontal pan, my paper investigates some of the implications of this specific operation. Which historical constellations of the gaze does the pan pick up? How does it modify the spatial and temporal parameters of the profilmic world? And what are we to make of the affinities between panning and historiographic investigation? My discussion of these questions concentrates on the Austrian filmmaker Gerhard Friedl's film Did Wolff Von Amerongen Commit Bankruptcy Offences? (2005) and relates it to earlier works that make extensive use of horizontal panning, such as Too Early, Too Late (1982), by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub.