“Terayama and the Feel of Media,” in the symposium in honor of the 40th anniversary of Japanese director Terayama Shūji’s death, with Steve Ridgely (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Hanajiri Ryūichi (Risshō University), Horie Hidefumi (Shizuoka University), Kuji Kimiyo (Aomori University), Kosugi Makiko (Independent Scholar), all authors of important books about Terayama, along with Yamagata Kenjirō, Founder of the Sapporo Terayama Shūji Archive, member along with Terayama of the 1950s haiku collective Bokuyōshin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 3-4, 2023.
「情動とメディア」(Affect and Media), Tsukuba University, Japan, December 14, 2023.
Disability Rights Film Festival, Mount Tamalpais College inside San Quentin State Prison, Dialogue and Screening of Taare Zameen Par (India) with Dean Nandita Dinesh, December 17, 2023; Dialogue and Screening of On the Outs and Friendly Signs, on navigating disabilities within the prison system, December 19, 2023.
Townsend Center book chat on Feeling Media with Mario Telò, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley CA, January 31, 2024.
“Feeling Media,” book workshop, Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities, with Prof. Seiji Lippit, UCLA, February 9, 2024.
“Phantoms and Afterlives of Imperial Infrastructures across Japan, Taiwan, and the Transpacific Archipelagos,” panel respondent, AAS 2024 in Seattle, March 15, 2024.
“Disjunct Collectivity: Women Photographers of the 1960s-70s” in the panel “Exhibiting Collectivity: New Sites and Practices,” with Justin Jesty, Ayelet Zohar, Nakajima Izumi, and John Treat, AAS 2024, Seattle, March 16, 2024.
“Embodiment, Postmemory, Archive,” in MLA Just in Time Panel 2023 All the Memory Work That Isn’t Done with Brett Ashley Kaplan (UIUC), Ethan Madarieta (Syracuse), Lilya Kaganovsky (UIUC), Debarati Sanyal (UCB), January 5, 2023.
Sydney Asian Art Series, Power Institute, University of Sydney, as part of the “Troubling Images” series: “Realism and Media: Reconsidering Japanese Women Photographers,” November 10, 2022. Information here, recording should eventually be available there too.
from Tokyoites, 1978-1983 by Takanashi Yutaka
• Selected Past Events
“The Limits, Edges, and Futures of Kinema/Media” in the panel on “Media+” at Kinema Club XIX, University of Michigan, November 2, 2019
“The Poetics of Butoh,” in the panel “Oscillating Time: Environment and Temporality in Sankai Juku’s Butoh” at the Center for Arts and Religion, Berkeley CA, October 12, 2019.
“On Feeling Media: Infrastructure, Potentiality, and the Afterlife of Art in Japan,” invited lecture and workshop with material from introduction, chapters 4+6, Ishibashi Summer Fellowship Program, Sainsbury Institute for Japanese Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, July 30, 2019.
Panel discussion of edited volume Beyond Imperial Aesthetics,with Naoki Sakai (Cornell University), Inoue Mayumo (Hitotsubashi University) and Steve Choe (UCSF), UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies, March 19, 2019.
March 6-7, 2019 Lecture and exhibition tour, bilingual Spanish, “The Gaze of Things: Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke,” Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, Valencia, Spain
Lecture: “Concept and Practice: Provoke Era Photography” March 7, 2019
Tour: “Flesh, Skin, Gender, Expression: A Tour of ‘The Gaze of Things‘” March 6, 2019
KPFA, Frame to Frame, November 28, 2018, [listen here] On Ogawa Shinsuke’s Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan–Summer in Sanrizuka
France Culture, La Fabrique de l’Histoire with Emmanuel Laurentin and Anaïs Kien, “Contester au Japon dans les années 1960, arts et politique,” February 26, 2018. [listen online in French].
Courses (UC Berkeley):
• Spring 2022: Film 172, Feminist Directions: Agnès Varda and Chantal Akerman
• Spring 2022: Comp Lit 190: Senior Seminar: Reading Virginia Woolf
• Fall 2021: Film 135, Experimental and Alternative Media Arts, in conjunction with Pacific Film Archive series “Alternative Visions“
• Spring 2020: Film 240, Japanese Film and Media
• Spring 2020: Comp Lit 100D, Media and Realism
• Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021: Comp Lit 200: Comparative Literature and Critical Theory
•Fall 2019, Film 151/Japan 188, Auteurs of Anime
• Spring 2019, Freshman seminar, Literature, Film, and Cultural Disaster
Miryam Sas Selected Past Events
- “Plastic Dialectics: Community and Collectivity in Japanese Contemporary Art — Miryam Sas at Digital Aesthetics Workshop” Stanford University, December 4, 2018
- “Mouvante comme le sable : la scène artistique japonaise des années 1960 à nos jours,” Institut national des langues et civilizations orientales (INALCO), February 2, 2018
- “Moves Like Sand: Collective Practices and Site-Specific Critique in Japanese Contemporary Art 1960s to the Present,” presentation with artist Kawakubo Yoi, University of Cambridge, February 9. 2018.
- “The Afterlives of Art in Japan: Gender, Affect, Photography,” Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford, February 8, 2018.
- “Feeling the City: Contemporary Art and the Making of Critical Media Space,” Japan Research Center, School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS), University of London, December 6, 2017.
- Collaboration and Community-Building in Contemporary Art, Conference at the University of Copenhagen, November 25, 2017.
- Author Sayed Kashua, at UC Berkeley, reading from new work, week of February 22, 2017. (Read what happened, on my blog)
- Filmmaker Sergei Lotznitza, showing the film Austerlitz (Germany, 2016), February 23, 2017, and a retrospective of his work, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, week of February 22-24, 2017. Master class hosted by Miryam.
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