Please join us for a talk with Pavle Levi (Stanford University) about his book Jolted Images: Unbound Analytic (Amsterdam University Press, 2017). The event, sponsored by the Njegos Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture at Columbia University and the Harriman Institute, will be moderated by Aleksandar Bošković and will feature a response by Noam Elcott.
Jolted Images brings together a large cast of mainstream and avant-garde cineastes, artists, photographers, comics creators, poets, and more, to reflect on a wide range of phenomena from the realms of cinema and visual culture in the Yugoslav region, broader Europe, and North America. Far from a staid monograph, the book takes a cue from filmmaker Dušan Makavejev, who once wrote that there are times when it is necessary "to jolt art, no matter what the outcome"; to that end, the book infuses its analysis with playful, creative transfiguration of the material at hand.
Pavle Levi is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University, and Director of Stanford's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Levi is the author of several books: Disintegration in Frames (Stanford, 2007); Cinema by Other Means (Oxford, 2012); and, as editor, Filosofska igracka (A Philosophical Toy; Belgrade, B92, 2003).