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Eli Horwatt

Visiting Assistant Professor in Film and Media Studies
Film & Media Studies, 310C Little Hall
p 315-228-7461


BA, University of California, Riverside, 2005; MA (2009), PhD (2015), York University, Toronto. 


Experimental film, video art, documentary, conceptual art, cinema in the gallery, activist media, institutional critique, race and gender in museum studies, digital media, piracy studies, film festivals, film curation and programming, curatorial philosophy. 


Fair Access to Publicly Funded Films? A Hypothetical Case Study of Arthur Lipsett’s Very Nice, Very Nice.” Co-authorerd with Martin Zeilinger in Dynamic Fair Dealing in Canadian Culture, eds. Rosemary J. Coombe, Darren Wershler, and Martin Zeilinger (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013).

 On The Clock and Christian Marclay’s Instrumental Logic of AppropriationFramework Magazine (September 2013).

 Speak, Memory, Cinema” in Kerry Tribe: Speak, Memory, ed. Melanie O’Brien. (Toronto: Power Plant Pages Press, 2012).

 A Taxonomy of Digital Remixing: Found Footage Practice on the InternetScope Film Journal (July, 2009).

 New Media Resistance: Machinima and the Avant-GardeCineaction Magazine (73/74 2008).

Professional Experience

Programming Associate – Wavelengths Program, Toronto International Film Festival (2013-2016)

International Programmer, International Documentary Features, Hot Docs International Documentary Festival (2010-2016) 

Co-Chair, Pleasure Dome Programming Collective, Toronto (2015 - 2016)
Pleasure Dome Curatorial Collective Board Member (2010-2016) 

Steering Committee, Research Assistant and Organizer Experimental Media Congress, OCAD, Toronto (2009-2010) 

Selected Curatorial Projects

June 2015 – “Ways + Means by Leslie Supnet” Co-curated with Pleasure Dome and Art Spin. 

April 2015 – “Future Ruins” Co-curated presentation with Pleasure Dome and Grow Op. 

September 2014 – “A Pact with Process: 20 Years of Film Farm” Co-curated with Zoe Heyn-Jones and Pleasure Dome.

July 2014 – “Site, Sight, Cite: The Cinema of Nancy Holt” Co-curated with Pleasure Dome. 

February 2014 – “The Blazing Familiar: Recent Film + Video from Chicago” Co-curated with Sharlene Bamboat, Sam LaFrance, and Pleasure Dome. 

December 2012 – “Mise-en-Abyme” Curated at Trinity Square Video. 

February 2012 – “Ready for Extinction” Co-curated with Erik Martinson and Pleasure Dome. 

February 2011 – “Entropicana” Co-curated with Oliver Husain and Pleasure Dome.