Miami Presents: From Enchantment to Protest - Projection and Moving Images in Public Spaces

Presented on: Friday, February 26th at 4:00 PM EST

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For more than 15 years, Winter College has provided the opportunity to relive the Miami Experience by returning to the classroom for thought-provoking lectures from Miami’s top faculty and experts. This year, we’re bringing the Miami Experience to you virtually.  Join us at this page for the following special presentation:

With the Interstate system came the billboard. Today moving images are projected on buildings in most larger cities -- are they merely distraction or spectacle or do moving images produce moments of enchantment that can renew, intensify, or challenge our everyday engagement with public space and each other?  Drawing on her forthcoming book, The Moving Image as Public Art: Sidewalk Spectators and Modes of Enchantment, Dr. Annie Dell'Aria will explore the varied practices of bringing moving images into public spaces through projection. Artists have for decades employed projection onto architectural surfaces in diverse and meaningful ways -- as advertisements, social commentary, educational awareness and plain old fashioned fun with the proliferation of light festivals.  She will examine how artists and curators leverage the moving image’s attentional power to engage audiences, create spaces, make place, and challenge assumptions. 

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Dr. Annie Dell’Aria
Assistant Professor of Art History

Dr. Annie Dell’Aria is an assistant professor of art history where she teaches courses on modern and contemporary art and film and media studies. Her research interests concern contemporary art, screen media, and public space. Her book “The Moving Image as Public Art: Sidewalk Spectators and Modes of Enchantment,” is forthcoming from Palgrave. She has published previously in Moving Image Review and Art Journal, Public Art Dialogue, Millennium Film Journal, Afterimage and other venues and edited collections. Dr. Dell’Aria has presented at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and College Art Association conferences. She has also given invited lectures in Cincinnati and Stockholm. She holds a bachelor's degree in history of art and architecture from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in art history from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. 

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