ARTIST TALKS AND PAPERS


ACADEMIC PAPERS

24.02.17 – "Gesture, performance, film: the making of belief in Faith and Body of War" at "Film and the Other Arts", Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. (Practitioner talk and screening of Body of War)

08.02.17 – "The Immanence of belief: presencing being and world through Faith", School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. (Paper and screening of Faith)

11.09.16 – "The immanence of belief: presencing being and world through Faith", ISRLC Conference (Lines in Sand: Borders, Conflicts and Transitions in Religion, Literature and Culture 2016, International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture), University of Glasgow.

01.04.16 – "Restoring Being: the Dwelling Figure and the Moving Image", The End(s) of Art Symposium, University of Dundee.

22.07.15 – "The Ecstatic Cinematography of Bela Tarr's The Turin Horse: Towards a Heideggerian Aesthetic of Transcendence", Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Oxford.

03.07.14 – "The re-birth of Tragedy in Reygadas’ Post Tenebras Lux – a reading under Nietzsche and Heidegger", Film-Philosophy Conference, University of Glasgow.

06.05.14 – "Persistence, temporality and the end of vision in Bela Tarr's The Turin Horse", International Lisbon Conference on Philosophy and Film, Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa, University of Lisbon.

02.07.13 – "Body of War - a cinematography of the face-to-face", European Cinema Research Forum, University of Edinburgh.




ARTIST TALKS

25.11.16 – Artist Talk "Gesturing Presence: the performative image and the human being in Body of War and Faith" at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. Chaired by Annalisa Piccirillo. (public talk)

09.07.16 – Artist Talk "Imaging Faith" at Summerhall, Edinburgh. Chaired by Mark Cauchi. (In the context of solo exhibition at Sciennes Galleries, Summerhall, Edinburgh).

03.06.16 – Artist Talk "Imaging Faith", "Film and the other arts" at the University of Edinburgh.

28.01.16 – Artist Talk "Imaging Faith" at Stills Gallery, Edinburgh.
(To mark the end of her artist residency at Stills Gallery and announced the solo exhibition of the work at Summerhall Galleries from May 2016).

24.09.15 – Artist Talk "Troubled Histories, Ecstatic Solitudes" at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. (In the context of solo exhibition at Koffler Gallery, Toronto).

14.10.14 – Masterclass, École de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal, Canada. (Presented by Cinédanse Montréal).

08.10.14 – Masterclass, École de Danse de Québec, Canada. (Presented by Cinédanse Montréal).

09.05.13 – Artist Talk "Facing the Other - the gesture of war", to accompany the exhibition An Idea of Beauty curated by Franziska Nori at STROZZINA CENTRO DI CULTURA CONTEMPORANEA PALAZZO STROZZI, Florence – 29.03.13 - 28.07.13 – more info

13.06.12 – Artist introduction and Q&A of "Insights" programme, Forward Motion, including Horizon of Exile, British Council, Amman, Jordan.

18.06.12 – Artist introduction and Q&A of "Insights" programme, Forward Motion, including Horizon of Exile, Dar Al-Kalimah College, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories.

16.06.12 – Artist introduction and Q&A of "Insights" programme, Forward Motion, including Horizon of Exile, Al-Kasaba Cinematheque, Ramallah, Palestinian Territories.

19. 05.12 – Artist introduction and Q&A of "Insights" and "Artist Choice" programmes, Forward Motion, including Horizon of Exile, PAN Museum, Naples, Italy.

28. 02.12 – "The Intimacy of Violence - on representations of violence", Minshar Art School, Israel.

This conference centres on my recent trilogy: The Intimacy of Violence, which is comprised of Body of War (2010), Fear, Defence, Disappearance (2011) and The Speed of Violence (2011), works which poetically consider the nature of military training, with particular attention to its representation of the violent gesture.

06. 03.12 – Artist introduction and Q&A of "Insights" programme, Forward Motion, including Horizon of ExileHolon Cinemathèque, Israel.

07. 03.12 – "The Intimacy of Violence - the body as defence architecture", Hamidrasha School of Art, Israel.

This conference centres on my recent trilogy: The Intimacy of Violence, which is comprised of Body of War (2010), Fear, Defence, Disappearance (2011) and The Speed of Violence (2011), works which poetically consider the nature of military training, with particular attention to the role of the body as fortification.

25. 02.12 – Artist introduction and Q&A of "Artist Choice" programme, Forward MotionInstitut Français, Rabat, Morocco.

30.11.11 – "Moving Image – Place, Ethics and Poetics", artist talk, Palau Palmerola Art Consulting, Barcelona.

26.11.11 – Artist Q&A after screening of Body of War (British Premiere) at Cinecity Film Festival, Brighton.

15. 10.11 – Artist introduction and Q&A of "Insights" programme, Forward Motion, including Horizon of Exile, Maqamat Dance House, Beirut, Lebannon.

01.08.11 – Artist Q&A after Screening of Horizon of Exile and Body of War, Austrian Cultural Forum NY. Introduced by Andreas Stadler.

02.06.11 and 08.06.11 at 18.30 h – Tour of the exhibition and artist talk - on the themes presented in her solo show The Intimacy of Violence, Galeria Senda, Barcelona. For more information and to book a free place contact the gallery.

09.05.11 – "Body of War: The Intimacy of Violence", in the context of 'The use of art video as critical mechanism', for the Catalonia Association of Art Critics (ACCA), at the Círculo Artistico, Barcelona. Please contact the studio should you wish to be put on the guestlist.

10.01.11 – "Experience and Expertise" at IDN creative lab, Arts Santa Monica Museum, Barcelona.

09.12.10 – "Moving Image Platforms and the Independent Artist", IMZ at Cinedans, Amsterdam.

04.12.10 – "Formats and Creativity", L'Animal a l'Esquena, Girona, Spain.
Context: IDN creative lab.

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PUBLIC TALKS ALONGSIDE ROCAMORA'S WORK

07.07.16 "Faith to Faith in Conversation III". Chair: Yahya Barry (Imam of Edinburgh Central Mosque). Invited panelists: Rabbi David Rose (Rabbi at Edinburgh Central Synagogue). Main speaker: Isabel Rocamora. Participants: Edinburgh Central Mosque congregation. Summerhall, Edinburgh.

26.06.16 "Faith to Faith in Conversation II". Chair: Rabbi David Rose. Invited panelists: Revd Scott MacKenna (Minister of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church, Yahya Barry (Imam of Edinburgh Central Mosque). Main speaker: Isabel Rocamora. Participants: Edinburgh Central Synagogue congregation. Summerhall, Edinburgh.

07.06.16 "Cultures of Prayer: Faith to Faith in Conversation". Speakers: Lilian Lee (lay Chaplain, Roman Catholic), Dr Harriet Harris (Church of Scotland), Sohaib Saeed (Imam Glasgow Mosque), Rabbi David Rose (Rabbi Edinburgh Central Synagogue), Chair: Isabel Rocamora. Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh. 7 - 9 pm. To complement the solo exhibition Faith by artist filmmaker Isabel Rocamora at Summerhall Galleries (25 May - 13 July 2016), a special speaker event is being co-curated by the Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace (MESP) and the Isabel Rocamora Studio. The exhibition will be open between 11 am and 10 pm that day.

22.11.15 "Post-secular ideas in contemporary culture", the Koffler Gallery, Toronto (on solo exhibition: Troubled Histories, Ecstatic Solitudes)

While generating prolific philosophical and artistic traditions throughout history, the dichotomy of religious and secular thought also lies at the core of many social and political divides. Inspired by Isabel Rocamora's film works, Mark Cauchi (Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, York University) and John Caruana (Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Ryerson University) will examine the ways in which contemporary artistic, intellectual and social developments challenge the opposition between the secular and the religious.



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