Patricia Pisters The Filmmaker as Metallurgist. A presentation about a my multi-media research project on the relationships between metallurgy and media, in which the trajectory attempts to connects mines to minds. Departing from the idea that ‘metal is the conductor of all matter,’ I follow different metals from the earth across the world in their transmutations in objects, tools, weapons, stories, desires and significance. About filmmakers as metallurgists and alchemists of our time. Patricia Pisters is professor of film at the Department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam and director of the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA). She is one of the founding editors of the Open Access journal Necsus: European Journal of Media Studies and the author of The Neuro-Image: A Film-Philosophy of Digital Screen Culture (Stanford University Press). Her experimental film Emerald Transmutations was selected for the Alchemy Film Festival in Hawick in 2017. See for articles, her blog, audio-visual material and other information also www.patriciapisters.com
49 Schmucksymposium Zimmerhof 2017 Bad Rappenau Ehrenbergstrasse 25 25.05-28.05