EYE International Conference 2018 II

The annual EYE International Conference explores contemporary archival and academic debates, catering to film heritage professionals, scholars, archivists, curators and restorers. This year, more than fifty speakers from around the globe will represent this diverse community of professionals.

The EYE International Conference 2018 will also celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the MA programme Preservation & Presentation of the Moving Image (P&P) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), whose approximately 150 alumni are active in museums, archives and universities around the world. EYE, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the Living Media Arts (LIMA) are partners in the programme offered at UvA. The conference will be an occasion for P&P alumni to reconnect, and for students and staff of audio-visual archiving and curation programmes worldwide to get in touch and reflect together on past and future endeavours.

The EYE International Conference 2018 will take place at EYE from Saturday 26 May to Tuesday 29 May 2018. Attendees are also invited to the EYE Collection Day, highlighting recent projects from the EYE collection, on Saturday 26 May.

Programme: Monday 28 May

Cinema 1

10:00 – 10:20
Screening: compilation of shorts from the EYE collection

  • Danses Algeriennes (1902, FR)
  • Meni (Karel Doing, 1994, NL)
  • The Burning Bride (Eveline Ketterings, 2003, NL)

Announcements by Giovanna Fossati (EYE/ UvA)

10:20 – 11:30

The Road Forward: Indigenous Media and the Archival Imaginary 
by Prof. Dr. Faye Ginsburg (New York University)

11:30 – 12:30
Absences and Diversity in Archival Collections and the Profession
Moderator: Patricia Pisters (UvA)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:40
Crossing Boundaries in the Digital Archive: Repurposing Audiovisual Content through Collaborative Description

by Prof. Dr. Julia Noordegraaf (UvA)

14:40 – 16:00
Re-readings of the Archive
Moderator: Marijke de Valck (Utrecht University)

16:00 – 16:30 Intermission

16:30 – 18:20
Pedagogy Against the Grain

Moderator: Eef Masson (UvA)


Round Table:

  • Dimitrios Latsis (Ryerson University, Toronto)
  • Snowden Becker & Jonathan Naveh (UCLA, Los Angeles)
  • Clara Sánchez-Dehesa (Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, San Sebastian)
  • Juana Suárez (NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York)
  • Vinzenz Hediger & Sonia Campanini (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
  • Giovanna Fossati (EYE/ UvA)

18:20 – 18:30 Reflection on Fifteen years of the MA programme Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image by Eef Masson (UvA) and Giovanna Fossati (EYE/UvA)

18:30 – 20:30 Dinner

20:30 – Evening program 

A World Not Ours (Mahdi Fleifel, 2012, DCP, 93’)
 with an introduction by Asli Ozgen-Tuncer (UvA)