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NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium: Zoe Beloff

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The eighty-fourth meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Presentation by Zoe Beloff. “I will talk about my thoughts on the concept “picture stories” in terms of drawing and film.  I will discuss how these two mediums of expression form a dialog in my work, showing examples from three recent projects. The first, Adventures of a Dreamer by Albert Grass is a comic book that belongs to the archive of the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society. The second, “The Days of the Commune” is a project that encompassed drawing, life performance and cinema. Finally I will present fragments of my current work in progress, “The Glass House” a film that speculates on a scenario by Serge  Eisenstein which he proposed to Paramount in 1930 and explores his ideas on the interaction of drawing, animation and live action cinema.”

Zoe Beloff works with a wide range of media including film, projection performance, installation and drawing. Her artistic practice is driven by historical research. She is interested in the past as ‘potential’, in bringing to life what might have been and what might yet be, creating proposals for the future. Her work has been featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Site Santa Fe, the M HKA museum in Antwerp, and the Pompidou Center in Paris. She has been awarded fellowships from Guggenheim Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a Professor in the Departments of Media Studies and Art at Queens College CUNY

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