PROGRAM and Pre-Recorded Talks


All discussions will be broadcast live on Zoom. Please register with your email address until September 20, 2020 to receive the links.

Sept 24

3:00—3:20 pm
Henning Schmidgen
Moderation: Vinzenz Hediger
4:00—4:30 pm
Hongwei Thorn Chen, Oliver Gaycken, Benoît Turquety
Moderation: Rebecca Puchta
5:30—6:00 pm
Vinzenz Hediger, Felix Simon, Anupama Surendranath
Moderation: Marin Reljic

Sept 25

4:00—4:30 pm
Andrea Mariani, Haritha Ramachandran, Takuya Tsunoda
Moderation: Guilherme Machado
5:00—5:20 pm
Philipp Röding
Moderation: Philipp Dominik Keidl
6:00—6:20 pm
Jie Li
Moderation: Weihong Bao (Video Response)

Sept 26

3:00—3:20 pm
Teresa Castro
Moderation: Sophia Gräfe
4:00—4:30 pm
Andrea Gyenge, Jelena Rakin, Claire Salles
Moderation: Laliv Melamed
5:30—6:00 pm
Vinzenz Hediger, Kristina Köhler, Marc Siegel
Moderation: Rebecca Boguska and Philipp Röding
Histories of
Tacit Cinematic
of Tacit

Sept 24–26, 2020

Organized by the Graduate Research Training Program 2279
Configurations of Film

Pre-recorded talks
The pre-recorded talks are available online. To watch them please click on program on the right and go to Keynotes and Panels.

Online discussions
Discussions with keynote speakers and panelists will take place online from September 24 to September 26, 2020.
Registration is closed.

For further questions please contact the committee members via

Cinematic techniques have been operating in a wide range of cultural practices beyond the classic dispositif of cinema. Configurations of film have appeared in unexpected locations and unsuspected forms, formats, usages, and temporalities, from architectural design to the production of scientific evidence, from social interaction to the organization of labor, the enhancement of sports performance, formal and informal education, warfare, legal procedures, and so on. Drawing on the notion of “tacit cinematic knowledge,” the conference aims to explore the groundwork for theorizing implicit epistemic templates configured by film forms and techniques. It is an attempt to expose inconspicuous cinematic performers shaping daily activities and modes of observation, especially where one least expects to encounter films.

Organizing Committee
Rebecca Boguska, Guilherme da Silva Machado, Rebecca Puchta, Marin Reljic and Philipp Röding
Technical Moderators
Nicole Braida, Alexander Stark and Antoine Prévost-Balga
Scientific Committee
Marie Sophie Beckmann, Rebecca Boguska, Nicole Braida, Vinzenz Hediger, Karin Fleck, Philipp Keidl, Andrea Polywka, Antoine Prévost-Balga, Rebecca Puchta, Marin Reljic, Philipp Röding, Guilherme da Silva Machado, Laliv Melamed,  Verena Mund, Alexander Stark

The official language of the conference is English.