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The Digital Humanities Speaker Series is honored to have Ekrem Serdar, Curator at the Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center , come to speak at Canisius College!

How do we care for our images? When we gather together, whether live or virtually, to watch videos, films, attend exhibitions, play video games, how can we treat these moments as opportunities to build stronger bonds amongst ourselves, and between the screens and images we see together? In this presentation, entitled “Critical Mass: The Building of Community Through Screen-Based Art,” Ekrem Serdar will briefly introduce Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center’s recent exhibition efforts, highlighting work by Sondra Perry, Angela Washko, and belit sağ, while looking at how we can treat these events as moments of research, long after the curtains come down and the screens dim.

Ekrem Serdar is the curator at Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center (2015–present), where he is responsible for the organization’s exhibitions, public programming, and artist residencies. Previously, he was a programmer with Experimental Response Cinema (Austin, TX) which he co-founded. He is the recipient of a Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (2017). He is an advisory member of Experimental Response Cinema, and the FOL Cinema Society (Istanbul). His writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Millennium Film Journal, INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, 5harfliler, among others. He completed his B.A. in Critical Studies, and his M.F.A in Media Arts Production at the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo. He is from Ankara, Turkey.

This Digital Humanities Speaker Series Presentation takes place on Thursday, March 15th at 4:00 PM in Lyons Hall 418.  Please join us for this special event!