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Viva Paci

Researcher in Residence, 2004

Images du Futur

Viva Paci is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature (literary and film studies) at Université de Montréal, where she is a member of the Centre de recherche sur l'intermédialité (CRI) and the Groupe de recherche sur l'avènement et la formation du spectacle cinématographique et scénique (GRAFICS). She lectures at Université de Montréal as well as at the University of Bologna, where she earned a Master's degree in film history. Her articles have most notably been published in journals such as Cinéma & Cie, Sociétés et représentations, Cinémas, Comunicazioni sociali, Intermédialités, and Médiamorphoses. Her book, Il Cinema di Chris Marker, was published in 2005 by Hybris, Bologna. She is currently collaborating with André Habib on the book L'Imprimerie du regard. Chris Marker et la technique, scheduled for publication in 2007 by Harmattan, Paris, as part of the "Esthétiques" collection.

Her residence at the CR+D has enabled her to make use of the Images du Futur collection in order to draw out the main lines of an history of computer animation. On the one hand, this research has made it possible for her to retrace the steps and evolution of the reception of 3-D images in visual arts and, in particular, cinema discourse. On the other, a comparative study between the emergence and institutionalization of computer generated images and those from cinema at the turn of the 19th century has laid the foundation for a critical analysis of the recent evolution of computer animation within different contemporary artistic practices.

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