Programme & Abstracts

The Remix Cinema Workshop’s programme is a mixture of talks by invited speakers and artists and selected presentations submitted in response to an open call. Click on the title of each presentation to read its abstract.

Please also take a look at our series of public events that took place in London and Oxford in March 2011: Bonus Tracks.


Download Programme in PDF (updated 23rd March)


Day 1 //  24th March 2011

9.30 –11.15: Registration + coffee
11.25 –11.35: Welcome by Professor Helen Margetts (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford).
11.35 –11.45: Introduction by Isis Amelie Hjorth & Daniel Villar Onrubia, Directors of Remix Cinema

11.45 – 12.30: Keynote
From soft cinema to collaborative movie making in the cloud. Professor Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss, Head of MA ePedagogy Design-Visual Knowledge Building Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Helsinki (Findland).

12.30 – 14.00: Block 1 // Remixes in an UGC context I
Chair: Marin Hirschfeld, Modern Languages Faculty, University of Oxford.

14.00–14.45: Sandwich lunch in the Buttery

14.45–15.40: Block 2 // Archives as resources for remix cultures
Chair: Dr. Kathryn Eccles, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

15.40–17.15 Block 3 // Remix as method
Chair: Marin Hirschfeld, Modern Languages Faculty, University of Oxford.

18.00–19.30: Workshop dinner at Modern Art Oxford

19.30–21.30: Live audiovisual performances at Modern Art Oxford [open to the public]

  • Breakfast Party at my Studio (20 mins.). Daniel James (aka Dan Untitled) is an interdisciplinary artist, PhD Candidate, curator and musician based in Wellington (NZ), whose work traverses video, audio, web-based media and robotics. Co-producer of the open source film project Stray Cinema.
  • London Poetry Systems (UK) is a digital and cross-media organization initiated in 2008 to capture poetry’s journey into the digital age. Artist Henry Stead of London Poetry Systems will perform Attis (11 mins), an AV translation of the Roman poet Catullus’ 63rd poem, about a young man who castrates himself. William Stopah will be performing a few choice extracts from his multimedia poetry show Hope For Robots (20 min).
  • Live Cinema artist Zan Lyons. Berlin-based violinist, producer and film-maker Zan Lyons’ shows have received critical acclaim internationally. Explosive beats collide with melancholic concertos. Using his laptop and custom foot pedals, Zan loops his violin, voice and sounds – while manipulating his haunting visuals to incredible effect.


Day 2 // 25th March

9.30 – 10.00: Coffee

10.00 –11.30:  Block 4  //  Networks of distributed collaboration
Chair: Isis Amelie Hjorth, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University

11.30 – 11.40: Short break

11.40 –12.35: Block 5  // Shifting production and consumption practices
Chair: Robert Rapoport, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxfor.

12.35–13.25: Buffet lunch in Hall

13.30–15.00: Block 6  // Art theory & practice
Chair: Daniel Villar Onrubia (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford).

15.00 – 15.45: Block 7  //  Interactive Poster session & coffee

15.45 – 16.35: Block 8  // Remixes in an UGC context II
Chair: Dr. Cristobal Cobo, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University


17.00–17.30: Closing discussion, steered by the members of the Remix Cinema organising committee.

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