Wheelchair Accessibility
Sign language interpretation
Open captioning
Closed captioning

If you require any accessibility accommodations, please email [email protected] within one week of the event and we will do our best to secure them.

About the event

This event is the third in a series of screenings and discussions on the entanglements between documentary, capture, and liveness in artists' cinema.

Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur, and Constantina Zavitsanos will experiment with a mix of live interactions and recorded materialsincluding video, instructional scores, and documentation of art workswhile discussing how their work responds to apparatuses of capture. These apparatuses include cameras, healthcare, Western biomedicine, credit, and accounting.

Expanding the definition of expanded cinema, this presentation will consider forms of work that encourage their audience to perceive what surrounds and supports a work's frame but is generally held outside it. This includes everything from recording devices themselves to the audience, labor, and material conditions that make framing possible. Fundamental to the question of being framed is asking why the frame’s supports are valued as surplus.

Posing a different logic, this event responds to the use of instruction in each artists’ work, as they engage audiences in a relationship of dependency, invalue, and indefinite duration.


The Martin E. Segal Theatre at the Graduate Center, CUNY is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. The bathrooms have grab bars and room for a powerchair. The bathrooms on the ground floor are gender-segregated. There is a non-gender-segregated bathroom on the seventh floor of the building, which can be accessed via the elevators in the main lobby; you will be asked to show ID at the front desk in order to enter the elevators. This space is not scent-free, but we ask that attendees come fragrance-free. The event will be livestreamed and archived.

The videos in this event will be closed captioned. The live conversation will be captioned via CART and interpreted in ASL.

Co-sponsored by the Film Studies Certificate Program and the Mediating the Archive Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.