"Collage as Cultural Practice" Conference Schedule
Thursday, March 24-Saturday March 26, 2006

Thursday, March 24th, University of Iowa Art Museum, Lasansky Room

3:30-4:00pm Opening Remarks

Jay Semel, Director of University of Iowa's Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
Michael J. Hogan, Provost, University of Iowa

4:00pm-5:00pm Plenary

Patricia Zimmermann, Ithaca College, "Reverse Engineering"

5:00pm-6:00pm Plenary

Douglas Kahn, University of California at Davis, "Sad News: Corrective Editing of News Programming and Personalities"

6:00pm-7:30pm Dinner

7:30pm-8:30pm Plenary

Rosemary Coombe, York University, "The Contested Commons: Creative Practices and Cultural Rights Principles"

8:30pm Reception at the University of Iowa Art Museum

Friday, March 25th, Adler Journalism Building (AJB)

8:30am - 9:00am Coffee and Bagels (Rotunda AJB)

A. 9:00 - 10:15pm

Panel A1. Literary Collage Room E 205 AJB
Chair: Raymond Watkins
Dan Punday, Purdue University Calumet, "Foregrounding Print Culture: Donald Barthelme's Visual/Textual Collages"
Stefanie Elisabeth Sobelle, Columbia University, "Homesickness: Collage and the Politics of Uneasy Space"
Matthew Hofer, University of Chicago, "From 'Rag-Bag' to 'Post-Bag': Ezra Pound's Collage Aesthetic"
Panel A2. Collage-based Aesthetics and In(ter)vention Room E 238 AJB
Chair: Thomas Swiss
Laren Leland, University of Iowa, "Subtle Intervention, Inherent Collage"
Josh Haringa, University of Iowa, "Salvation Army - The Redemptive Potential of Second-Hand Exchange"
Charles Garoian, The Pennsylvania State University, "The Critical Pedagogy of Collage"
Panel A3. Issues of Race: Post-Colonialism and Collage Room E246 AJB
Chair: Rudolf Kuenzli
Kathryn Floyd, University of Iowa, "Georges Adéagbo and the Spaces of Intervention"
Brett Van Hoesen, University of Iowa, "Montage is the Message: Moholy-Nagy's Militarism Poster and the Critique of Colonial Politics"
Gábor Vályi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, "Remixing Cultures: Bartók and Kodály in the Age of Indigenous Cultural Rights"

B. 10:30 - 11:45pm

Panel B1. Politics and Web Collage Room E 205 AJB
Chair: Kembrew Mcleod
John Anderson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Truthful Translations of Political Speech: Remixing Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other Luminaries of Politics"
Jesse Drew, University of California at Davis, "Techno or TechoPranks?"
Zack Stiegler, University of Iowa, "That's My Bush: Audio Collage as Political Commentary"
Panel B2. William S. Burroughs and the Beats Room E 238 AJB
Chair: David Banash
Davis Schneiderman, Lake Forest College, "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Lawsuit: DJ Danger Mouse, William S. Burroughs, and the Politics of "Grey Tuesday"
Loren Glass, University of Iowa, "Talking Assholes and Wrinkled Earlobes: William Burroughs, Michael Franti, and the Obscene Body Politic"
Louis Kaplan, University of Toronto, "The Fortuitous Encounter of Kabbalah and Surrealism: On Wallace Berman's Verifax Photo-Collages"
Panel B3. Feminist Politics and Collage Room E246 AJB
Chair: Sasha Waters
Amy Nolan, Michigan State University, "Text, Interrupted: Dismemberment and Ritual in the 'Graphic' Novels of Kathy Acker and Carole Maso"
Brian Beaton, University of Toronto, "The Games We Play: Collage and Feminism as Radical Practice"
Holly Johnson, University of Buffalo, "Shelly Jackson's Patchwork Girl: Hysteria, Hypertext, and the Ethics of the Fragmented Body, or, am I a Woman or a Monster"

11:45pm-1:30pm Lunch

C. 1:30pm - 2:45pm

Panel C1. Post-Colonialism, Gender and Collage Room E 205 AJB
Chair: Claire Fox
Lorraine Morales Cox, Union College, "Survivalist Aesthetic or Interventionist Strategy: Collage in the Work of Chris Offili, Pepón Osorio and Siona Benjamin"
Laura G. Gutiérrez, University of Iowa, "Critical Collages: Ximena Cuevas's Transnational Performative Interventions"
Justin Hayes, Quinnipiac University, "Collage as American Cool: The Counter-History of Mumbo Jumbo"
Panel C2. Situationism and Détournement , Theory and Practice Room E 238 AJB
Chair: Mark Andrejevic
Ben Basan, University of Iowa, "Situationism Resituated: Anal Magic and Vaneigem"
Don LaCoss, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, "The Radical Aesthetics of Surrealist Détournement"
Kurt Heintz, Founder of the e-Poets Network, "Vogue With the War Dead"
Panel C3. Hannah Höch and Feminist Collage Room E 246 AJB
Chair: Craig Adcock
Astrid Oesmann, University of Iowa, "'Strange Beauty': Hannah Höch's Collages and the Phenomenology of the Mask"
Rachel Epp Buller, Bethel College, "Arbeiten Arbeiten Arbeiten": Labor Relations in the Photomontages of Alice Lex"
Heather Diack, University of Toronto, "Cuts from the Kitchen: A Lacerating Look at the Role of Collage in the Dialectics of Domesticity from Dada to 1960's America"

3:30pm - 4:45pm Plenary Roundtable: "Illegal Art and Beyond" (Shambaugh Auditorium)

Carrie McLaren, Stay Free! Magazine, "Illegal Art and Freedom of Expression"
Philo T. Farnsworth, Owner, Illegal Art Label, "That's Elmo's Song"
Tom Forsythe, Independent Artsurdist, "Battling Barbie's Bodyguards"
Joshua Clover, University of California, Davis, "Love of Theft: Uncle Sam Needs You... To Steal Stuff"

5:00pm - 6:30pm Plenary (Shambaugh Auditorium)

Craig Baldwin, San Francisco Collage Filmmaker, "Chalk-Talk on Tactics: Jiu-Jitsu, Ventriloquism, and the Trojan Horse"

6:30pm- 8:00pm Dinner

8:00pm - 9:30pm Plenary (Shambaugh Auditorium)

The Tape-beatles, "Good Times: An Expanded Cinema Presentation for Three Projectors and Sound"

9:30 pm Reception at One Twenty Six

Saturday, March 26, Adler Journalism Building (AJB)

8:30am - 9:00am Coffee and Bagels (AJB Rotunda)

E. 9:00am - 10:15pm

Panel E1. Plagiarism and Quotation Room E 120 AJB
Chair: Merrie Snell
Ondrea Ackerman, Columbia University, "Recapturing the Friedmans"
David Tetzlaff, Connecticut College, "Without Quotation Marks"
Stephen Perkins, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, "Neoist Interruptus and the Collapse of Originality"
Panel E2. Collage as Propaganda, Persuasion, Ideology Room E 126 AJB
Chair: Raymond Watkins
Kathleen Chapman, University of Southern California, "Projecting Modern Japan: NIPPON and the Victory over Embodied Seeing"
Christina Aube, University of Delaware, "Collage and the Politics of Paul Rand: Direction 1938-45"
Raymond Watkins, University of Iowa, "Fascist Primitivism in the Collage Novels of Max Ernst"
Panel E3. Collage, Counternarrative, and Collective Authorship Room E132 AJB
Chair: David Banash
Sunny Stalter, Rutgers University, "Echoes of an Era: Nostalgia, Perception, and History on Joseph Cornell's Elevated Train"
Sean Grattan, City University of New York, "The Piratical Ramble: Nomad Urbanism in Kathy Acker's Empire of the Senseless"
Paul Benzon, Rutgers University, "Hybrid Narrative and Posthuman Authorship in Bruno Latour's Aramis"
Panel E4. Cinematic Collage Room E 138 AJB
Chair: Camille Seaman
Scarlett Higgins, University of Chicago, "Bruce Conner's Marilyn Times Five"
Robert L. Cagle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Mothers and Others: The Collage Films of Matthias Müller"
Dennis Hanlon, University of Iowa, "A Woman with a Camera 'Messing Up History': Chick Strand's Loose Ends and Feminist Film Theory"

F. 10:30 - 11:45pm

Panel F1. Collage Poetry Room E 120 AJB
Chair: Loren Glass
Daniel Borzutzky, Wright College
John Beer, University of Chicago
Mark Booth, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Panel F2. American Post-War Collage Room E 126 AJB
Chair: Pamela Trimpe
Gregory Gilbert, Knox College, "Robert Motherwell's Early Collages and the Refusal of System"
Scott Sherer, Kent State University, "Embodiment as Collage/Collage as Embodiment"
Louis-Georges Schwartz, University of Iowa, "Of Seam, or Collage Clothes and Finance Capital"
Panel F3. Legacies of the Avant-Garde Room E132 AJB
Chair: Corey Creekmur
Craig Eliason, University of St. Thomas, "From A.I.Z. to JPG: Echoes of Heartfield in the Photoshopping Scene"
Rob Latham, University of Iowa, "Counterculture Collage: Experimental Techniques in 1960's 'New Wave' Science Fiction"
Matthew Teti, Northwestern University, "Reifying Performance: Collage Tactics in Fluxus and Viennese Actionism"
Panel F4. Practicing Collage Artists Room E 138 AJB
Chair: Rudolf Kuenzli
Bradley Adita, Saint Xavier University, "Collagist Practicing Artage; Giza Fashioned Garbage"
Steev Hise, Multimedia Artist and Founder detritus.net, "The Glamour of Stealing and Other (Better) Motivations for Appropriation"
Lloyd Dunn, The Tape-beatles, "Thank You for Interacting: The Photostatic Magazine Retrograde Archive Using Mail and Machines to Build Worldwide Communities in the 1980's"
mIEKAL aND, Poet, Intermedia Artist, and Editor of Xexoxial Endarchy, and Camille Bacos, Romanian Filmmaker, "MotionText Ferment"

11:45-1:30 Lunch

G. 1:30 - 2:45pm

Panel G1. Graphic Collage Artists Room E 120 AJB
Chair: Craig Adcock
Steven McCarthy, University of Minnesota, "Con Verse Hay Shun"
Olga Lomshakova, University of Iowa, "From Collage to Textilography"
Sarah McCoy, University of Iowa, "Responsive Collages and the Making of News"
Panel G2. Copyright Law, Plagiarism and Appropriation Room E 126 AJB
Chair: Kembrew Mcleod
Pamela Trimpe, University of Iowa, "Copyright Law and Grant Wood"
Andrew Herman, Wilfrid Laurier University, "Spectres of Negativland and the Debt of Mourning the Appropriating Angel"
Stephen Lapthisophon, University of Texas at Dallas, "Copyright and Appropriation in Hotel Terminus"
Panel G3. Collage and the (Im)Material World Room E132 AJB
Chair: Paula Amad
David Banash, Western Illinois University, "Writing through the Real: Collage and the Material World"
Marcus Boon, York University, "Digital Mana: On the Source of the Infinite Proliferation of Mutant Copies in Contemporary Culture"
Suzanne Zelazo, York University, "Alchemical Sight in the Fourth Dimension: Reading Mina Loy's Poetic and Visual Assemblages"
Panel G4. Local Collage Filmmakers Room E 138 AJB
Co-Chairs: Shannon Silva, Andre Silva

Aaron Valdez, Iowa City Filmmaker
Big Screen Version (2004, appropriated cable signal, 3 min)
Life and Times of Robert F. Kennedy starring Gary Cooper (2005, 8mm found film, 6 min)
Elegy 6 (2005, appropriated film, 8 min)

Sasha Waters, University of Iowa
The Waiting Time (2005, 16mm, 17 min)

Lauren Cook, University of Iowa
Altitude Zero (2004, 16mm, 5min)
HandMade (2004, 35mm, 3min)

3:00pm - 4:15pm Plenary, Shambaugh Auditorium

Ximena Cuevas, Mexico City Filmmaker, "How Green Was My Valley or the Island of the Lost Souls"

4:30pm - 5:30pm Plenary, Shambaugh Auditorium

Pierre Joris, State University of New York at Albany, "On the Seamlessly Nomadic Future of Collage"

6:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner

8:00pm - 10:00pm Plenary, Shambaugh Auditorium

Mark Hosler, Negativland, "Adventures in Illegal Art: Creative Media Resistance and Negativland"