A Presentation Mind Map

My interest is not to knock off what others have said [that is too easy], but to knock off what I am saying.
More precisely, I am trying to stop what you are making out of what I am saying.
U.G.

  • Endorsements

    In the tradition of Abraham, the iconoclast… Pier Marton is an original, an artist for our age. Dr. Sander Gilman

    PM rakes the virtual screens and the tablets of our hypocrisies with the sharp claws of the avenging angel. Aribert Munzner, Artist/Dean Emeritus

    Pier Marton is a treasure. Stefan Block, Novelist

    The best teacher I had at Washington University. Aaron Duffy, Director

    I have never met anyone who was born to teach as Pier is. Paola Laterza, Teacher

    Your class was the one useful course I took in my whole college career and the one class I still use in my daily life. Mark Shvartsman, Filmmaker/Composer

    As a natural science major, I have been conditioned to methodically observe and report as prosaically as possible. Pier demands the exact opposite. Martin Ben Gross, Earth Scientist

    Pier is the John Cage of the classroom. Ann Hirsch, Performance/New Media Artist.

     

  • Recent/Upcoming Activities

    Partial List of Recent Activity

    • Introducing and discussing the U.S. Premiere of Eszter Hajdu's film, Judgement in Hungary, at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center for the Rosenberg Film Series
    • Introducing and discussing the 35 mm screening of Robert Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar, at Webster University for the Robert French Film Classics Series
    • "Moving Images and Sound" - one of the new Experimental Cinema Series evenings at the St. Louis Central Library
    • Introducing and discussing Joseph Losey's film, Mr Klein, at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center for the Rosenberg Film Series
    • Introducing and discussing Jean-Pierre Melville's film, Army of Shadows, at Webster University for the Robert French Film Classics Series
    • The Void and its Pressure — translated from El Vacio Y Su Presión — a two-part interview in Correo del Sur, Bolivia
    • St. Louis Holocaust Museum, Introduction/Discussion: Diplomacy by Volker Schlöndorff
    • The Robert Classical French Film Festival, Cinema St. Louis, Webster University, Introduction/Discussion, Robert Bresson & A Man Escaped
    • St. Louis Holocaust Museum, Introduction/Discussion: As A Young Girl of Thirteen: Simone LaGrange Remembers Auschwitz
    • Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, purchases "Say I'm a Jew" for its video collection.
    • Invited guest for the month of November 2014 on the -empyre- listserv. The topic: "ISIL, Absolute Terror, Performance."
    • La Muerte Tiene Rázon (Cine y Manipulación) [Death is Right (Film and Manipulation)] at Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Argentina
    • Chronicle of a Summer/Crónica de un Verano by Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin, Introduction, Alliance Française, Bariloche, Argentina
    • Judex by Franju, Introduction/Discussion, the Classic French Film Festival, Cinema St. Louis, Webster University
    • Marton Père & Fils, Société Française de St. Louis
    • Blind Flying interview published in Szombat magazine, Budapest, Hungary
    • Say I'm a Jew with sociologist András Kovács, Bálint Ház (JCC), Budapest, Hungary
    • Blinky and I by Tomasz Magierski, Introduction/Discussion at St. Louis Holocaust and Research Center
    • Avant-Garde Film and Video, Society of Professors Emeriti of Washington University
    • Beyond Belief - The Matrix panel, Media Literacy Week, Gateway Media Literacy Partners, Webster University
    • Resistance, Defiance, Courage, main speaker for city-wide Holocaust Remembrance/Yom HaShoah BSKI, St. Louis (in front of 1,000 people)
    • Slow Films and Sharon Lockhart’s Films, Kemper Museum, St. Louis
    • Cinematic Comics: Irrelevant Irreverence? keynote presentation at Comic Book Conference, W.U. & S.L.U. at Webster U.
    • The Other in Visions of War in The Arts Represent Conflict Conference, School of Visual Arts
    • Across the Generations: Legacies of Hope and Meaning (Holocaust in 1,000 Years), Plenary session, General Semantics/Korzybski Conf., Fordham U. NYC
    • The Holocaust in 1,000 Years, Media Ecology Association, Saint Louis University + introduction to Eric McLuhan, plenary speaker
  • Topics

    MEDIA


    OWN WORK
    &
    TEACHING MEDIA


    THE SCHOOL OF NO MEDIA


    "CINE Y MANIPULACIÓN"
    MANIPULATION & MEDIA


    AVANT-GARDE FILM & VIDEO ART
    X-centricity & the Hoax of Centrality & Normalcy

    Faculty Emeritus Association
    Washington University


    BEYOND BELIEF/BEYOND REPRESENTATION
    Against the Weapons of Mass Distraction

    a text
    Gateway Media Literacy Conference
    Webster University


    SLOW FILMS
    No Escape from Time

    Kemper Museum
    Washington University


    CINEMATIC COMICS:
    Irrelevant Irreverence?

    Institute for Comics Studies Conference Plenary Speaker
    Webster University


    NON-VIOLENT MEDIA

    WAR & SHOAH


    RESISTANCES
    Yes to Life - No to Injustice

    St. Louis Yom HaShoah Commemoration
    Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Synagogue


    THE HOLOCAUST IN 1,000 YEARS
    The Semiotics of Time

    Media Ecology Association Annual Conference, St. Louis University
    &
    The Institute of General Semantics Annual Conference, Plenary Session
    Fordham University, NYC


    SHOAH AND FILM
    Disturbances in Time, Images and Sound

    1. Annual Film Presentations at St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
    2. The Re-presentation of the Body of Knowledge: Successful Holocaust Films and Their Doubles
    Yad Vashem Conference, Israel
    &
    Docents, St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
    3. Jean-Pierre Melville
    St. Louis University
    4. Yael Hersonski
    St. Louis University


    WAR AND THE ARTS
    The Small and the Big Difficulties

    School of Visual Art Conference
    The Algonquin Hotel, NYC

    EXTRAS


    THE BIG NOTHING/LE GRAND NÉANT
    Avoiding The Present/A Void in The Present
    (Why is nothing something?)


    ART & RELIGION AS FETISHISM


    BROKEN NOSES & BROKEN TABLETS


    KNOW/LEDGE or THE EDGE OF IDENTITY


    LIVING DANGEROUSLY


    CREATIVE EXHILARATION


    TAKING IT THE HARD WAY



1000YearsSlides

“The Holocaust in 1000 Years” Presentation Slides

To know—that is the best way to put a stop to the movement of meaning. Jacques Derrida