Professor, Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (2004). BA, 1974, New York University; PhD, 1984, Northwestern University. Teaching: Harvard University, University of Cincinnati, Macalester College, University of Minnesota, SUNY at Buffalo. Curatorial: Stanley Cavell Curator at the Harvard Film Archive, Director of Film/Video at the Walker Art Center, Film Programmer at Media Study, Buffalo. Books: Gordon Matta-Clark: Conical Intersect (2011); On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters: The Writings of Hollis Frampton (2009); 2000 BC: The Bruce Conner Story Part II (1999). Articles: ArtforumMillennium Film Journal, OctoberLectures: Reina Sofia; Princeton University; British Film Institute; IHME Contemporary Art Festival (Helsinki); Kunsthalle Zurich; Arts Club of Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Anthology Film Archives.


Current Major Project:

Andy Warhol Film Catalogue Raisonne (vol. 2: 1963–65) (forthcoming from Whitney Museum of American Art and Yale University Press, 2016)

Books Published:

  • Gordon Matta-Clark: Conical Intersect (Afterall Books, 2011)
  • (ed.) On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters: The Writings of Hollis Frampton (MIT Press, 2009)
  • 2000 BC: The Bruce Conner Story Part II (Walker Art Center, 1999) (co-author)
  • (ed.) Walking with the Wind by Abbas Kiarostami (Harvard Film Archive, 2002)
  • (ed.) Making Forest of Bliss: Intention, Circumstance, and Chance in Nonfiction Film by Robert Gardner and Ákos Östör (Harvard Film Archive, 2001)
  • (ed.) Bordering on Fiction: Chantal Akerman’s D’Est (Walker Art Center, 1995)
  • (ed.) Dennis Hopper: From Method to Madness by J. Hoberman (Walker Art Center, 1988)

Selected Published Essays:

  • "Michael Snow: Painting by Other Means," in Michael Snow: Works and Collected Writings (Ediciones Poligrafa, 2014)
  • "Seeking a Discourse: Michael Newman and the Camera Arts," in Michael Newman: Selected Writings Vol. 1: Artists of the Still and Moving Image (Ridinghouse Press, 2014)
  • "Matt Saunders's Secret-Flix," in Matt Saunders: Parallel Plot (The Renaissance Society, 2013)
  • "Marking Time: The Art of John Gerrard," in Marking Time (Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2012)
  • "Unmasking The Post-Medium Condition," in Tacita Dean (Tate Modern, 2011)
  • "Creative Geographies: Robert Fenz's The Sole of the Foot," in The Sole of the Foot (Berlin: DAAD, 2011)
  • "Out of the Dark: Paul Sharits," Artforum (Summer 2009)
  • "Bruce Conner: A Life in Two Parts," Artforum(October 2008)
  • "The Fluxfilms in Three False Starts," in Art and the Moving Image: A Critical Reader, ed. Tanya Leighton (Tate Publishing/Afterall, 2008)
  • "Making the Scene: Modernism and the Movies," in The Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury (Orange County Museum of Art/Prestel, 2007)
  • "Border Crossings: Two Installations by Chantal Akerman," Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture (Brill, 2007)
  • "Melissa Shiff's Ark/Archa," Curator: The Museum Journal 50/3 (AltaMira, 2007)
  • "The Impossible Cinema of Marcel Broodthaers," in The Unsilvered Screen: Surrealism on Film (Wallflower Press, 2007)
  • "Bruce Conner's Report: Contesting Camelot," in Masterpieces of Modernist Cinema (Indiana University Press, 2006)
  • "Gordon Matta-Clark and the Last Machine," in Gordon Matta-Clark: Works and Collected Writings (Ediciones Poligrafa, 2006).
  • "The Birth of a Notion: Cinema and the Singular Form," in Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present (Guggenheim Museum, 2004)
  • "Of Clocks and Clouds: Tacita Dean's Fernsehturm," in Image Stream (Wexner Center for the Arts, 2003)
  • "Mary Lucier's Ohio at Giverny," in Mary Lucier (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)
  • "The Machine in the Museum: The Seventh Art in Search of Authorization," in Space, Site, and Interventions: Issues in Installation and Site-Specific Art (University of Minnesota Press, 1999)
  • "Un Peu Tard: Citation in the Cinema of Marcel Broodthaers," in Marcel Broodthaers: Cinema (Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 1997)
  • "Marcel Broodthaers" and "Hollis Frampton," in L'Art du mouvement (Centre Georges Pompidou, 1996)
  • "The 'Other' Cinema," in Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film since 1945 (Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996)


Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres awarded by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (1999)


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