„Feminism/Theory/Film“ –
Center for Art Research, Eugene (USA)

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February 28th – March 1st 2019

Dorothee Ostmeier’s paper will focus on short films by female director duo Lina Sieckmann und Miriam Gossing to explore the cinematographic layers that link the films’ documentary agenda to surreal visual montages and poetic feminine voice-overs. Selected films will be placed in dialogue with Timothy Morton’s concept of the “hyperobject.” Can these films be viewed as aesthetic hyperart/hyperexpression? The theoretical framework will highlight the tensions between the films’ powerful aesthetics and feminine queer desire as they decenter socially ingrained dualisms.


Screening as part of the Conference „Feminism / Theory / Film“ at University of Oregon.
Organized by the Department of German & Scandinavian, this interdisciplinary conference hosted at the University of Oregon’s EMU and Center for Art Research buildings in Eugene brings together scholars from the humanities, women and gender studies, cinema studies, and art fields to explore the intersection of feminist film theory and experimental film making since the 1970s.

Guest speakers from the University of Toronto, Princeton University, Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Alberta, and Université de Tours will join researchers from the University of Oregon to discuss the following key topics: video production as feminist action in the 70s and 80s; (sub)urban housing and domestic spheres; transnational, intersectional, digital and embodied feminisms; materiality, memory, perception.

Department of Art
5232 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5232


Expanding Bauhaus –
New Reflections on the Bauhaus Movement in Time-Based Media Art

14.02.2019 – 16.05.2019

With films of f.e. Niklas Goldbach, Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann, Rachel Rose, Adnan Softic, Rebecca Ann Tess, Dimitri Venkov, Benjamin Verhoeven, Tobias Zielony and Moira Zoitl.

Goethe Institut Rotterdam
Westersingel 9
3014 GM Rotterdam, Niederlande


„German Avant-Garde Filmmaking and Portland Lore“
A Lecture on combining Academic Research and Artistic Filmmaking

Lecture by Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann.

March 4, 2019 – 4:00-5:30 pm
Lawrence 166

Sponsored by German and Scandinavian, Anthropology, Cinema Studies, Folklore and Public Culture, Oregon Humanies Center, and Office of the Provost.
Organized by Prof. Dorothee Ostmeier

University of Oregon
1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403, USA