Film Strip image from Wikimedia Commons

Film Strip image from Wikimedia Commons

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 29: Volker Pantenburg on Scanning Landscape and the Horizontal Pan

Please join the Chicago Film Seminar at 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 29 to welcome Volker Pantenburg (UIC-visiting) for his talk, "Scanning Landscape: Notes on the Politics and Economy of the Pan." Daniel Eisenberg (SAIC) will provide the response. The CFS will be held at DePaul's Loop Campus in the Daley Building at 14 E. Jackson Blvd., Room LL 102, using the State St. entrance located at 247 S. State.

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 Dani√®le Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub.