Escobar Lopez, Almudena

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Research Interests
  • experimental film, video and time-based media production
  • cooperativism
  • film and media archival studies
  • politics of image making
  • collecting, ready-mades and found footage
  • digital humanities
  • materiality in the digital age
  • curatorial practice
  • critical theory
  • gender studies and feminism
Publications and Presentations
  • How to Be a Film Critic, Panel Discussion with professor Michael Sicinski, Expanding Frames, 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. March 2016
  • What the Hell Was That? Panel Discussion moderated by professor Daniel Herbert, Expanding Frames, 54thAnn Arbor Film Festival, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. March 2016
  • Paper presentation: ‘Digital Occupation and the Right to Protest: The First Hologram Demonstration in Spain’ as part of the panel ‘Space and Politics in Spanish Film and Media.’ Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), March 30-April 3, 2016
  • Essay: ‘Invisible Participation: the Hologram Protest in Spain’ Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Vol. 43, No. 4. January/February, 2016, p. 8-11
  • Paper presentation: ‘Camp Sensibility in Andy Warhol’s Soap Opera’ as part of the panel ‘[Non] Directional Spectatorships.’ 17th Annual San Francisco State University Cinema Conference, October 2015
  • Essay: ‘Unfolding Perception: Materiality and Time in the work of Tara Merenda Nelson and Andy WarholAfterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, Special Issue: Visual Studies Workshop, Vol. 43, Nos. 1 & 2. July/August, 2015, p. 30-33
  • Book filmography: ‘The Dawn of Technicolor,” Editors, James Layton and David Pierce, The George Eastman House Press. Rochester, 2015
  • Paper presentation: ‘Working on the Richard Goldberg Collection’ as part of the panel ‘Preparing of the Centennial. The Technicolor Collections at the George Eastman House’. Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference, Richmond, November 8th 2013.
  • Article: ‘Val del Omar y la inundación de los sentidos, Tríptico Elemental de España (Val del Omar, 1953-1995)’ Desistfilm magazine, Issue 003. April 2013.
  • Film reviews: ‘Mónica del Raval (Francesc Betriu, 2009)’, ‘In the city/En la ciudad (Cesc Gay, 2003)’, ‘De nens (Joaquim Jordà, 2003)’, ‘The Shangai Spell/El embrujo de Shangai (Fernando Trueba, 2002)’ and ‘The Time of The Doves/La plaça del Diamant (Francesc Betriu, 1982)’. World Film Locations: Barcelona, Bristol: Intellect Ltd, 2013.
  • Article: ‘The Accursed Poets: Remembering the heroes of alternative Spanish cinema.’ Little White Lies Magazine Issue 36 – The Skin I Live In Issue. July 2011.
  • Film reviews: ‘Dark and Bright/Morena Clara (Florián Rey, 1936)’ and ‘In the City/En la ciudad (Cesc Gay, 2003)’. Directory of World Cinema: Spain. Bristol: Intellect Ltd, 2011.
  • Book Chapter: ‘El cabello femenino en Japón’, La Mujer Japonesa. Realidad y Mito. Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2008.
  • Paper presentation: ‘The Japanese Cinema Studies in Spain’ as part of the panel ‘Spanish research in Japanese Visual and Performing Arts’. European Association for Japanese Studies International Conference, Salento University, Lecce, Italy, September 20th 2008.
  • Paper presentation: ‘Residential Areas in the Tokyo Metropolis: 50 years of change through cinema’ Congress of the Association of Japanese Studies in Spain (AEJE). Zaragoza University, Spain, April 17th 2008.
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • Susan B. Anthony Institute Research Grant, University of Rochester, 2015
  • Visiting Scholar and Moving Image Preservation Consultant, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, September 2014-July 2015
  • Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, 2014
  • Archival Audiovisual Media Studies Fellowship within the ‘Hidden Special Collections and Archives’ program. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian, Summer 2014
  • Pordenone Silent Film Festival Fellow, 2013
  • Preservation Department Fellowship, the Academy Film Archive, Los Angeles, CA, Summer 2013
  • Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship (2012-2013)
  • Jane Mercer Footage Training Bursary, FOCAL International (2011-2012)
  • Torralba-Fortun Foundation Research Scholarship (2007-2008)
  • Waseda University Exchange Scholarship (2004-2005)
  • Seneca Scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education (2003-2004)
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Rochester (2013-present)
  • "On Film"; Co-programmer, Rochester’s thematic avant-garde film series, (2014-present)
  • London Spanish Film Festival Short Film Programmer (2009-2014)
  • Instructor, "European Avant-garde Cinema", University of Rochester, Summer 2015
  • Guest lecture, "Embracing Coincidence: An Approach to Open Cinema", Visual Studies MFA program from Brockport University at the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, Spring 2015.
  • Guest lecture, "Avant-Garde Cinema: defining and preserving", The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, Spring 2014, Spring 2015 & Spring 2016
  • Guest lecture, "Color and Light: Early Color Film Processes", University of Rochester, Spring 2014, Spring 2015 & Spring 2016
  • Co-curator, "Seasons Inter View: Takashi Makino", Apiary Studios. London, UK. November 2011