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Peter Freund  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • PhD University at Buffalo
    Dissertation: poetics of image-word art
  • MA University at Buffalo
    William Blake, politics of 'style,' modernism
  • BA University of California Berkeley
    Magna cum laude
  • American University in Cairo

Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor - Saint Mary's College of California (July 2010 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor - Saint Mary's College of California (July 2007 - June 2010)
  • Lecturer - California State University, East Bay (January 2007 - June 2007)
    Graduate Program in Multimedia, Department of Electronic Arts
  • Tenured Faculty - Berkeley City College (2001 - 2007)
    Co-Founder & Department Chair, Multimedia Arts Program
  • Lecturer - California College of the Arts (1993 - 1995)

Research Experience:

  • Visiting Artist/Scholar - Hong Kong Society of Psychoanalysis (January 2012 - June 2012)
  • Artist in Residence - Venue 9, San Francisco (1998 - 1999)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow - University of California, Santa Cruz (1995 - 1997)
    Center for Cultural Studies

Professional Experience:

  • Chair, Art & Art History Department - Saint Mary's College of California (July 2008 - June 2011)

Presentations:

Forthcoming Presentations

Recent Presentations

  • 'Your Money or Your Life: Jean-Luc Godard's Two or Three Things I Know About Her.'. Freund, Peter (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
    University Film and Video Association
    (August 2013)
  • 'Lost and Found: The Image in the Drive.'. Freund, Peter (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
    Hong Kong Society of Psychoanalysis Annual Sympoisum
    (June 2013)
  • 'The Gaze, the Image, and the Objet Petit a.'. Freund, Peter (talk, speech or lecture)
    Hong Kong Society of Psychoanalysis (via Skype)
    (November 10, 2012)
  • "Art, or the Perverse Ethics of the Lapse". Freund, Peter (talk, speech or lecture, paper, primary presenter)
    Trauma, Desire, Otherness: 2012 Symposium of the Hong Kong Society of Psychoanalysis
    City University of Hong Kong
    (April 2012)
  • "CAMP" a film by Peter Freund. Freund, Peter (talk, speech or lecture, other-film screening)
    Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference
    Hong Kong University
    (March 2012)
  • The Poetics of the Foreign in Language. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Foreign Language Association of Northern California
    UC Berkeley
    (November 2010)
  • Fraudulence: the Critical Ethics of Radical Filmmaking. (paper)
    Cultural Studies Association
    UC Berkeley
    (March 2010)
  • Critical Cinema. (panel or forum member, panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    Cultural Studies Association
    (March 2010)
  • The Experimentalist's Dilemma: Can Montage Break Bricks?. (paper)
    University Film and Video Association Annual Conference
    University of New Orleans
    (August 2009)
  • Remaining Experimental: Decoding & Embracing the Politics of the Avant-Garde. (panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    University Film and Video Association Annual Conference
    (August 2009)
  • "Giri Chit Ginza". (talk, speech or lecture)
    University Film and Video Association Annual Conference
    Formal Respondent to Film
    (August 2009)
  • The Gestural Impulse in the Medium. (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Multimedia Graduate Forum
    CSU-East Bay
    (October 2008)
  • Digital Interference: the Indelicate Incompleteness of Media. (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Museo de Arte, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango
    Bogota, Colombia
    (November 2007)
  • From Montage to Media Art. (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    University of Magdalena
    Santa Marta, Colombia
    (November 2007)
  • 'The Gaze, the Image, and the Objet Petit a.'. Freund, Peter
    Hong Kong Society of Psychoanalysis

Publications:

  • Freund, Peter (ed.). January 2013. Trauma Desire Otherness, ed. Freund, Peter, Hong Kong Society of Psychoanalysis
  • Freund, Peter. November 2012. Film and the Problem of Witnessing, Latin American Perspectives, vol. 39, issue 6
  • Freund, Peter. April 2012. Selected Works in Video, The Israeli Center for Digital Art
  • Freund, Peter. 2012. CAMP, The Journal of Short Film, vol. 26
  • Freund, Peter. 2012. CAMP, Shoah Film Collection, VideoChannel, Köln
  • Freund, Peter. 2011. CAMP, ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, vol. Vol. 3: txt+img, ASPECT Magazine
  • Freund, Peter. September 2010. Review of "Giri Chit Ginza", Journal of Film and Video, vol. 62, issue 3, ed. Tropiano, Stephen, University of Illinois Press

Performances:

Forthcoming Exhibits

  • IRAN USA. Sazmanab Gallery of Contemporary Art. (August 2015)
  • Cine Experimental Norteamericano. Havana, Cuba.. (October 2014)

Recent Exhibits

  • Contemporary Art Ruhr. DL Booth, Essen, Germany.. (June 2014)
  • Australian International Experimental Film Festival. Melbourne and Perth. (May 2014)
  • Arab Shorts. Arab Film Festival, SF. (April 2014)
  • Black Maria Film Festival . Touring Exhibition. (March 2014)
  • Berlin International Directors Lounge. Berlin, Germany. (February 2014)
  • Ozon International Video Art Festival. Katowice, Poland. (November 2013)
  • Videoholica Video Art Festival. (October 2013)
  • University Film Video Association. (August 2013)
  • XFILM. TVS, Sydney, Australia. (August 2012)
  • Cologne Experimental Documentary Film Festival. Cologne, Germany. (August 2012)
  • MENA Experimental. Experimental Film and New Media from the Middle East, North Africa and Diasporas. (April 2012)
    ATA, San Francisco
  • Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference. Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. (March 2012)
  • Festival of (In)appropriation. Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston, MA. (March 2012)
  • Berlin International Directors Lounge. Berlin, Germany. (February 2012)
  • Festival of (In)appropriation. Carsey-Wolf Center, Pollock Theater, UC Santa Barbara.. (November 2011)
  • Videonale. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.. (October 2011)
  • Festival of (In)appropriation. Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles Filmforum. (September 2011)
  • Antimatter Film Festival. Victoria BC, Canada. (September 2011)
  • Panoptic: New Media. Camden Internat'l Film Festival. (September 2011)
  • Sydney Underground Film Festival. Sydney, Australia. (August 2011)
  • Ars Cameralis. Katoce, Poland. (May 2011)
  • Videonale.13. Kunstmuseum Bonn. (April 2011)
  • Australian International Experimental Film Festival. Melbourne, Australia. (April 2011)
  • {SonikFest} Synthetic Zero. BronxSpace, New York, NY.. (April 2011)
  • The Silence of Politics. BAck doOR Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. (March 2011)
  • UFVA conference. Champlain College, Burlington, VT. (August 2010)
  • UFVA conference. University of New Orleans. (August 2009)
  • Invited Exhibition. Universidad de los Andes. (April 2008)
    (Solo Exhibition)
  • Invited Exhibition. Museo de Arte, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia. (November 2007)
    (Solo Exhibition)
  • Invited Exhibition. Universidad del Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia. (November 2007)
    (Solo Exhibition)
  • Open Cinema Internat'l Short Film Festiva. St Petersburg, Russia. (August 2007)
    {Experimental Film Prize}
  • DO Gallery. St Petersburg, Russia. (June 2007)
    (Solo Exhibition)
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(925) 631-4000
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