Joanne Richardson (USA)
Joanne Richardson was born in 1968 in Bucharest,
Romania, and is a US citizen since 1983. She has an
MA in political philosophy from New York University, and is currently
writing a Ph.D. thesis in the Literature Program at Duke University on the
intersections between avant-garde art, bureaucratic
organizations, and totalitarian discourse. She works as a freelance art
critic, film historian, and media theorist, and has curated experimental
film and video programs in the US, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia,
and most recently for the Oberhausen Festival in Germany. Previous
lectures and publications include: "Forget the Situationists,"
"Happenings in Context," "The Myths of May '68 and the
Aporias of the French New Left," "Detourned Cinema: An
International Retrospective," "Performing Romania,"
"Est-ethics of Counter-Documentary After 1989," "The
Politics of the Ready-Made Image," and "NSK 2000: An Interview
with Miran Mohar, Borut Vogelnik, and Eda Cufer."
Within the symposium she is the curator of video program "Est-ethics
of Counter-Documentary After 1989"
"But is it Art? From Sabotage Aesthetics to Hacktivism"