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Matthew Buckingham

Buckingham at UW–Madison

While in residence Buckingham will teach “Representing the Past in Media and Art.” Offered in two sections, this theory seminar and studio workshop will investigate the capacity of art and moving images to express historical memory. In the studio workshop section, students will try out these models of creation, research, and retrieval for themselves. Students will use writing, drawing, photography, film, video, television, web design, installation, performance, slides, audio, sculpture, architecture, and other media to develop and realize individual creative projects that address issues of memory, place, narration, and representation. Students enrolled in the theory seminar will focus on recent debates in the discipline of history, utilizing close textual readings to analyze the current role of historiography and historicism within visual culture.

By encouraging the campus and local communities to apply critical thinking to historical documents as well as to works of art and film, Matthew Buckingham’s Interdisciplinary Arts Residency will initiate an exploration of how we use images of the past to create meaning in space and time.

Buckingham’s residency is sponsored by the Department of Communication Arts and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and co-sponsored by the Art History Department, the Art Department and the Visual Culture Cluster.