Luiza Parvu and Toma Peiu feature among the speakers invited at Surveil / Surveilled, this year’s MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute Forum, at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY). The Forum runs June 7th - 10th, and will bring a group of groundbreaking scholars, activists and practitioners together with the participants in the Institute, a summer long competitive opportunity for a small group of college students interested in documentary art and practice.
Together with Dr. Alexandra Juhasz, chair of the Film Department at Brooklyn College (CUNY), and Jason Fox, an awarded documentarian, programmer and educator, and a founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal of documentary studies, World Records, published by UnionDocs in Brooklyn, NY, Peiu and Parvu’s work will contribute to the inaugural panel of the forum, on Surveillance, Archive and Memory.
Friday, June 8th, 2018 @ 12pm - Payne Room, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery (815 N Broadway #1632, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866)
Luiza Parvu and Toma Peiu’s short documentary films, Sisyphus 2.0 (2016) and Civilians (2017) are also featured at the forum, as a part of the student-curated exhibition Sensing Surveillance.
Keynotes will be delivered by the director Assia Boundaoui, editor Rabab Haj Yahya and cinematographer Shuling Yong, the creative team of the documentary film The Feeling of Being Watched; as well as by multimedia artist and scholar Hasan Elahi.