Keynote Address: Dr Laura U. Marks

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Light Moves is delighted to welcome Dr Laura U. Marks to give this year's Keynote Address, entitled Suwar fil Sarayan - Figures in a Flow

Associate Professor at the School for Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Laura U. Marks is a scholar, theorist and curator of independent and experimental media arts.  She works on the media arts of the Arab and Muslim world, intercultural perspectives on new media art and philosophical approaches to materiality and information culture. 

Dr Marks is the author of The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses (2000), Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media (2002), Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (2010) and many essays.  She has curated programmes of experimental media for festivals and art spaces worldwide.

Praise for Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art:
"This is a book full of imagination and theory, restlessly refusing to remain int he usual continental, philosophic or chronological borders, continuously re-imagining contemporary abstraction as a profoundly Muslim visual discourse."
James Elkins, School of the Art Institute of Chicago