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  • Jun 17th 2010

    Canadian Curiosities! Daïchi Saïto and the Double Negative Collective

    June 23rd, 2010 @ 8 o’clock
    Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

    Co-founder Daïchi Saïto will be in Buffalo to present films and videos of the Montreal based art-collective Double Negative Collective, including his hypnotic collaboration with violinist Malcolm Goldstein, Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis. This screening has been generously supported by the Canadian-American Studies Program, the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo and Hallwalls!


    The evening’s full line-up:

    1. Chiasmus
      (Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, b&w, optical mono, 8min., 2003)
    2. Chasmic Dance
      (Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, b&w, silent 24fps, 6min., 2004)
    3. Blind Alley Augury
      (Daïchi Saïto, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2006)
    4. All That Rises
      (Daïchi Saïto, 16mm, color, optical mono, 7min., 2007)
    5. Green Fuse
      (Daïchi Saïto, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2008)
    6. Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis
      (Daïchi Saïto, 35mm, 1.37:1, color, Dolby SR, 10min., 2009)
      (Due to the unavailability of a portable 35mm projector, this film willl be screened on miniDV)
    7. Fracas
      (Eduardo Menz, Digital 8, color, 5min., sound, 2007)
    8. Cronograma de un tiempo inexistente / Chronogram of Inexistent Time
      (Malena Szlam, 35mm to HD, color, silent, 6min., 2008)
    9. Western Sunburn
      (Karl Lemieux, 16mm to DV, b&w and color, sound, 10min., 2007)
    10. Lola
      (Mike Rollo, 16mm to DV, b&w, sound, 2:45min., 2008)
    11. Bajo tu lámina de agujero profundo / Beneath Your Skin of Deep Hollow
      (Malena Szlam, super-8, color, silent 18fps, 3min., 2009)


    Originally from Japan, Daïchi Saïto is an independent filmmaker based in Montreal.  As a co-founder of the Double Negative Collective a Montreal-based group of film/video/installation/projection performance artists dedicated to the exhibition and production of experimental cinema, Saïto has been actively involved in the local artistic community.  The films of Saïto… READ MORE…

  • Dec 18th 2009

    SARAH ELDER awarded Civic Engagement & Public Policy Fellowship

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    Professor Sarah Elder is among the the first fellows to receive UB’s Civic Engagement and Public Policy research initiative award.

    Quoted from the UB News Center:

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo has named the first fellows to be funded by the university’s Civic Engagement and Public Policy (CEPP) research initiative, one of eight areas identified in the UB 2020 Strategic Plan as the embodiment of a particular tradition of excellence at the university.

    They will establish projects to address social justice issues linked to dramatic climate change in the town of Emmonak, Alaska; to urban agriculture and food security in Buffalo, N.Y.; and to schemes for publicly financing economic-development programs in Chester, Pa.

    The fellows are Sarah Elder, professor, Department of Media Study, and adjunct professor of anthropology; Christopher Mele, PhD, associate professor, Department of Sociology; and Sara Metcalf, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Geography.


    Elder, an internationally celebrated, award-winning ethnographic filmmaker is known in particular for her 25 years of documentary work among Alaskan Eskimos and other indigenous Arctic peoples. She will conduct a project titled “Surviving Climate Change: Impacts, Responses, Strategies and Resilience in an Alaska Native Village.”

    Using documentary video and ethnographic fieldwork, the project will research and document the economic and social consequences of climate change in the remote Yup’ik Eskimo village of Emmonak, Alaska, which sits on the Yukon River and the Bering Sea coast.

    Read the full press release here:

  • Oct 16th 2009

    Center for the Moving Image announces "Bridge Project" student grant awards

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    Seven DMS graduate students have been awarded grants through the Center for the Moving Image (CMI) in the Department of Media Study to support individual films based on their participation in “The Bridge: An International Art Initiative”.

    Last spring the CMI hosted Richard Foreman, a pioneer of American avant-garde theater, and his collaborator Sophie Haviland for an intensive two week film and theater production at the Ukrainian Center in Buffalo. The footage created from that project is now part of “The Bridge”, which has been to nine countries conducting similar workshops. The students will be using the footage made in Buffalo to create their own films.

    The seven grant recipients for 2009-10 are: Anna Scime ($1000), Scott Ries ($1000), Kerri Kieser ($1000), Yuichiro Yamada ($1000), Olivier Delrieu-Schulze ($1000), Loren Sonnenberg ($1000), and Brett Williams ($500). A screening of their work will be held in Buffalo and New York City next spring.

    Emmy award-winning filmmaker Elliot Caplan, Artistic Director of the CMI and UB professor of Media Study said, “We were the first location chosen in the United States for this prestigious and far-reaching project. We are thrilled that our students will be able to contribute to its continued success and capitalize on this opportunity by producing another generation of work.”

    The grants were made possible through the generous support of the Liberace Foundation and the Dean’s Office in the UB College of Arts and Sciences.

    For more information on The Bridge: