This is an honour: talking everything Sarah Bernhardt with Sharon Marcus and John Stokes on BBC The Forum. I am thrilled, of course, that we speak of Bernhardt on stage AND SCREEN...This is what I have been advocating: women on the stage drove capacity across the arts and culture industries!!! (Recording is below the image)
Using film to build the future.
I argue that film and media link us to the past while also enabling us to build a new future. That's why I do teaching, curating, archive building, and public speaking.
My article celebrating the life and work of Peter Wollen has won the Senses of Cinema-UniSA Essay Prize. Here is the Jury Statement:
Victoria Duckett, Deakin University
Raffaele Di Berti, Università Statale di Milano
Elena Mosconi, Università Pavia, Bergamo
Maria Gabriella Cambiaghi, Università Statale di Milano
Stefano Locatelli, Università La Sapienza, Rome
Irene Piazzoni, Università Statale di Milano
I love the Phono-Cinéma-Théâtre poster I appropriated...See below the link for the talk
This Conversation article is about the lack of access we have to our very own NFSA, as compared to the film archive in Milan, and the British Film Institute. I held interviews (on zoom) with the directors and curators of these archives, and it was fascinating to see what they made available to people in lockdown. As I argued:
This paper was part of a panel that explores the 'les deux orphelines', the two orphan sisters who were first featured in the melodrama, Les Deux Orphelines, at the Théâtre Porte St. Martin, Paris, in January 1874. Written by Eugène Cormon and Adolphe D'Ennery, the play became one of the most famous and enduring melodramatic vehicles in the late...
In 2019 I attended and ran Master Classes on "Micro Budget Filmmaking" at Hasanuddin University, Makassar. I also ran these classes at the Festival Sinema Australia, hosted by Ruang Film Bandung. I did this in the executive role I was appointed to as Deakin University's Associate Head of School, Partnerships international (School of Communication...