The Center for Visual Culture Presents

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 7:11 am.

October 10, 2012
Thomas 224, 12:30-2pm

Screening of Agnes Varda’s documentary Daguerreotypes (1975)

“Beautiful… full of splendid mysteries.” –The New York Times

Daguerreotypes is a wonderfully intimate portrait of the small shops and shopkeepers on a short stretch of the rue Daguerre, a picturesque street that has been the filmmaker’s home for more than 50 years. Varda opens up a fantastic world in microcosm, a picture of a city and a way of life that no longer exist.


October 24, 2012
Thomas 224, 12:30pm

The Limits of Documentary: Identity and Urban Development in Agnes Varda’s Daguerreotypes

Rebecca J. DeRoo
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of History of Art
Bryn Mawr College

French filmmaker Agnes Varda’s experimental documentary Daguerreotypes (1975) is often viewed as a quaint, cinematic portrait of a Parisian street, the rue Daguerre, where she lives and works. In contrast, this presentation excavates the film’s previously unacknowledged sources, demonstrating how Varda drew on a range of visual media—photography, film, and contemporary art—to create sophisticated social and political commentary on urban and economic transformations taking place in France in the late 20th century.


October 31, 2012
Thomas 224, 12:30pm

Jae Rhim Lee
Director, Infinity Burial Project
TED Fellow
Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
Research Affiliate, MIT

“The Body/Self and Decompiculture”

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