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Christian Whitworth

Christian Whitworth

Art History
Film and Media Studies
M.A., Tufts University
B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology


Christian studies French and francophone modernism with special interests in expanded cinema, archival (re)performance, and psychoanalytic theories and histories. He is currently at work writing a dissertation entitled "Lettrism's Language Loss and the Disarticulation of the Avant-Garde," which reframes the post-war Parisian avant-garde movement within modern art and cinema experiments in sound transcription, speech-language disorders, and sociopolitical systems of silence and severance. Additional projects include studies on contemporary projection performance and feminist new materialism (recently published in MAST: The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory); queer mourning and intergenerational responsibility; Jean-Louis Schefer's film criticism; and Hollis Frampton's death drive. He has held positions at Magnum Photos, David Zwirner Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland, Tranformer Station, the Visual Studies Workshop, and the Tufts University Art Galleries. 



November 15, 2019


McMurtry Building, Room 115
April 17, 2019

Free and open to the public. 

Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building
April 13, 2019

Free and open to the public

SFMOMA (131 Third Street, San Francisco)