Gdansk has been a wonderful discovery: great keynotes, inspiring panels, pleasant walks around the city and sophisticated restaurants. Besides, I've been meeting new people from all over the world and catching up with old friends, such as my dear Lalitha Gopalan.
Networking is the key word for describing NECS.
My presentation is entitled "Dispersive and reciprocal narratives: Salomé Lamas between the movie theater and the museum", and will be presented under one of the panels on Feminist Film and Video Aesthetics which I organized. It will be my pleasure sharing the table with Lalitha Gopalan and Leo Goldsmith.
Over the past five years the NECS Conference become a pleasurable routine and Gdansk is waiting for us.
This year, the CCVA - Cinema and Contemporary Visual Arts workgroup has put together one workshop, one film screening and five panels. I've been particularly involved and delighted organizing two panels on Feminist Film and Video Aesthetics.
Looking forward for all the activities.
When students feel inspired by my classes and leave me notes on the exams. It pays back all the work. #feminism #feministfilmtheory #teaching #filmschool #esmad
Film Meetings in Viana, once again.
It's always a pleasure coming back and working with such a fabulous team.
Just become aware that 3 hour to love was featured at A Cabra - the newspaper of the student's union from the University of Coimbra, where I'm now an invited professor.
It's a small world. :-)
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It has been a long ride and after roughly five years I'm closing this precious chapter of my life. Yes, my Ph.D.'s viva voce was the end of the work, but it feels good to end this journey when being awarded with the distinction Cum Laude.
Et ipsa scientia potestas est.
,Over the past months I've been cooking a truly awesome gig: The CCVA - Cinema and Contemporary Visual Arts workgroup, which I co-leads with the fab Miriam De Rosa, is coming to Porto for an exhibition, a symposium and a film showcase. Restless work for coordinating the organization of such an expanded array of presentations and works, but the outcome pays back all efforts.
Expanding Cinema: creative processes and practices aims challenging the boundaries between art and film, scholarship, art practice and curatorship.
Check out the program and enjoy this thinking tank about digital and/or analogue Film and beyond.: https://cinemaexpandido.fba.up.pt/
It's Summer time and while pretty much everyone.I know is in the beach, I'm heading North, away close to the border.
The 5th edition of Melgaço International Film festival is about to kick off. Films, talks, seminars, arts residencies and so much more.
Do come along and visit us (at least if your looking to have a good time, with great documentary films).
FDH2018 - projection booth
The last four years have been a long and gratifying expedition. From Porto to Austin, Vancouver, Lisbon, Funchal, Łódź, Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam... I've been traveling, learning, researching, meeting new people, overall I greatly evolved both as researcher and as human being.
Most people complain about the hard process. I'm nothing but grateful for how much I have experienced. As I wrote in my acknowledgements section, "Although a Ph.D. is frequently compared to a pilgrimage, despite all the ups and downs, I must confess the path was more pleasurable than painful. Even during the writing process, that often becomes a lonely walk, along the road I met many different people, in a variety of places, who supported and encouraged me." I'm grateful to all of them.
The jury of my viva voce examination (left to right): Nelson Zagalo (external examiner), Eugénio Oliveira (jury president), Rui Penha (internal examiner), me, João Mário Grilo (my supervisor), Marina Estela Graça (external examiner) and Nuno Correia (internal examiner).
Me and João Mário Grilo, my supervisor.
photo credits: Tiago Dias dos Santos