Peter Freund

Overview

Professional Overview: 

Sabbatical (2018-19):
• Resident Researcher, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art - MACBA (Barcelona, Spain)
• Artist in Residence, Werner Thöni Artspace (Barcelona, Spain)
• Visiting Artist, Department of Visual Art + Design, University of Barcelona

Department: 
School of Liberal Arts » Art and Art History
SMC Email Address: 
Contact Information: 

Office
Br. Cornelius Art Center - 2c (also check Rm 4)
On Sabbatical AY 2018-19

Office Hours, Spring 2018
M F 1-2:00pm, FAH 130
T TH 2-3:00pm, Bro Corneilius: ART 004 - back room

Contact:
Phone: (925) 631-6263
Email: pjf2@stmarys-ca.edu

Education

  • PhD, MA University at Buffalo
    Dissertation: poetics of image-word art
  • BA University of California Berkeley
    Magna cum laude
  • American University in Cairo (Egypt)

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor - Saint Mary's College of California (July 2015 - Present) 
  • Associate Professor - Saint Mary's College of California (July 2010 - June 2015)
  • 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:

  • Resident Researcher, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art - MACBA (Barcelona, Spain) - (Current)
  • Artist in Residence, Werner Thöni Artspace (Barcelona, Spain) - (Current)
  • Visiting Artist, Department of Visual Art + Design, University of Barcelona - (Current)
  • 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, Center for Cultural Studies (1995 - 1997)

 

Courses Taught

Recently Taught:

  • Art Criticism (ATC 117)
  • Art Theory (ATC 80)
  • Experimental Film/Video (ART 155)
  • Art + Politics of Détournement (JAN 114)

Regularly Taught:

  • Art Theory (ATC 80)
  • Digital Art (ART 55)
  • Experimental Film/Video (ART 155)

Service

Art and Art History Department:

  • Department Chair
    (July 2014 - 2017)
    Chair of Art & Art History Department
  • Department Chair
    (July 2008 - June 2011)
    Chair of Art & Art History Department

 

CSU Student Research Competition:

  • Juror, Visual Arts & Humanities
    (April 2010)
  • Juror, Visual Arts & Humanities
    (April 2008)

 

Professional Membership:

  • University Film and Video Association
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Cultural Studies Association

 

Saint Mary's College-wide:

San Quentin Media Project:

  • Director of Curriculum Development
    (June 2008 - December 2011)
    San Quentin Prison film school

 

University Film and Video Association:

  • Advisory Board, Freedom of Expression Committee
    (August 2010 - Present)
  • Juror, Experimental Film Competition
    (May 2010 - August 2010)

Presentations

Recent Exhibitions:

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Invited Exhibition. Museo de Arte, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia (November 2007).
  • Invited Exhibition. Universidad del Magdalena, Santa Marta, Colombia (November 2007).
    Open Cinema Internat'l Short Film Festiva. St Petersburg, Russia (August 2007).
  • DO Gallery. St Petersburg, Russia (June 2007).

Recent Presentations:

  • Artist Talk: Lost Grids, Werner Thöni Artspace, Barcelona, January 2019.
  • Lecture: Détournement and Its Discontents, University of Vigo (Spain), November 2018.
  • Artist Talk: Non-Reciprocal Montage, Sala Ingravida (Porriño, Spain), November 2018.
  • Artist Talk: Digital Tomb, IRAN|USA (exhibition), SMC MoA, April 26, 2017.
  • Artist Talk: Desire, IRAN|USA (exhibition), SMC MoA, May 3, 2017.
  • Artist Talk: Alternative Facts, IRAN|USA (exhibition), SMC MoA, May 10, 2017.
  • Artist Talk, IRAN|USA (exhibition), SMC MoA, March 2017.
  • Parapraxes: From the Clinic to Art and Back, Skype Lecture, Annual Symposium of Hong Kong Society of Psychoanalysis
    (November 01, 2014)
  • "Without a Propaedeutic Gesture Lexically Inflamed". Freund, Peter (talk, speech or lecture, paper)
    Teachers, Teaching and the Media conference

    (October 2014)
  • '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. February 2017. IRAN|USA +other nonorientable surfaces (exhibition catalog).
  • 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

Active Research Projects

Lost Grids: series of conceptual prints accompanied by critical writing

Honors, Awards & Grants

Awards: 

2018-19 Sabbatical Appointments:
• Resident Researcher, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art - MACBA (Barcelona, Spain)
• Artist in Residence, Werner Thöni Artspace (Barcelona, Spain)
• Visiting Artist, Department of Visual Art + Design, University of Barcelona

2016-17 Grant:
Faculty Research Grant, IRAN|USA, art exhibition catalog production.

Interests

Scholarly Interests: 
  • Experimental film
  • Critical theory: psychoanalysis, post-structuralism, frankfurt school
  • Conceptual art