Antonio Somaini is Professor of Film, Media, and Visual Culture Theory at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris). His work deals, on the one hand, with the history of the theories of film, media, and images, and, on the other, with various issues in contemporary film, media, and visual culture. He is the author of the books Cultura visuale. Immagini, sguardi, media, dispositivi [Visual Culture : Images, Gazes, Media, Dispositives] (together with Andrea Pinotti, Turin : Einaudi, 2016; French translation forthcoming with Les Presses du Réel) and Ejzenštejn. Il cinema, le arti, il montaggio [Eisenstein : Cinema, Art History, Montage] (Turin: Einaudi, 2011 ; French translation forthcoming with Mimésis), and the editor of editions in English, French, and Italian of writings by Sergei Eisenstein, László Moholy-Nagy and Dziga Vertov : Sergei M. Eisenstein, Notes for a General History of Cinema (with N. Kleiman, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016 ; French edition Paris : AFRHC, 2014), Làszló Moholy-Nagy, Pittura Fotografia Film (Turin: Einaudi, 2010), Dziga Vertov, Le Ciné-Œil de la Révolution. Écrits sur le cinéma (with F. Albera et I. Tcherneva, Dijon : Les Presses du Réel, 2018). He is also the editor of the collective volumes La haute et la basse définition des images. Photographie, cinéma, art contemporain, culture visuelle (with F. Casetti, Milan-Udine: Mimésis, forthcoming in 2021), Repenser le médium. Art contemporain et cinéma (with L. Dryansky and R. Venturi, Dijon: Les Presses du Réel, forthcoming in 2021), Pandemic Media (together with V. Hediger, Ph.D. Keidl and L. Melamed, Lüneburg: Meson Press, 2020), Estetica dei media [Media Aesthetics] (with R. Diodato, Bologna: Il Mulino, 2011) and Teorie dell’immagine. Il dibattito contemporaneo [Image Theories. The Contemporary Debate] (with A. Pinotti, Milan: Cortina, 2010). He is currently working on a book entitled Medium Archaeology, forthcoming with The University of Minnesota Press.
Eline Grignard holds a PhD in Film Studies from University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 (LIRA) and she teaches Aesthetics and Film Theory. Her research focuses on ornamental issues at stake in moving images, the relations between cinema, contemporary art and design, the theoretical and critical discourse on minor and decorative arts within the broader framework of visual studies. She also worked as a research assistant in a contemporary art gallery and conducts critic activities with various magazines as well as film programming and curating (split/screen at Palais de Tokyo, Paolo Gioli (Volti) at Microscope gallery (NY), Le fil et les traces, Hot Dilute Soup at Jocelyn Wolff gallery, Time Machine – Cinematic temporalities at Palazzo del Governatore in Parma (IT). She has co-edited a book entitled Paolo Gioli, Impressions sauvages (presses du réel, 2020) and is currently working on the publication of her thesis (Editions Mimésis).
Marie Rebecchi is Maître de conférences (Associate Professor) in Film Aesthetics at Aix-Marseille University. She was postdoctoral researcher at EHESS (Paris) and she taught at Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. Together with Elena Vogman and Till Gathmann she has curated the exhibition Sergei Eisenstein. The Anthropology of Rhythm (Nomas, Rome 2017) and Eccentric Values after Eisenstein (Espace Diaphanes, Berlin 2018), and edited the book Sergei Eisenstein. The Anthropology of Rhythm (NERO, 2017). She is the author of the book Paris 1929. Eisenstein, Bataille, Buñuel (Paris: Mimésis, 2018), and the co-editor, together with Teresa Castro and Perig Pitrou, of the book Puissances du végétal et cinéma animiste. La vitalité révélée par la technique (Les presses du réel, 2020). She is associate curator and co-editor, with Antonio Somaini and Éline Grignard, of the exhibition and the book Time Machine. Cinematic Temporalities (Parme, 2020 and Skira 2020). She is currently visiting researcher at the University of Lausanne (Film Aesthetics) and is working on the project “The kaleidoscope. Optics, Abstraction, Psychedelia”.
Antoine Prévost-Balga is a PhD candidate at Goethe University, Frankfurt, and at the Sorbonne-Nouvelle University – Paris 3. From 2017 to 2020, he was member in the research training group “Configurations of Film” at the Goethe University, Frankfurt. He teaches at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 and at Université PSL – Paris, Sciences & Lettres. Since June 2019, he is a steering committee member of the NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies). Antoine is developing a dissertation on the history and technology of high-speed photography.
In 2014, Adèle Yon entered the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, from which she graduated in June 2019. While attending ENS, she completed a master’s degree in contemporary philosophy, before starting another master’s degree in cinema at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3. In September 2019, she obtained a PhD contract in SACRe (ENS) with a co-supervision by Antoine de Baecque (ENS) and Antonio Somaini (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3): entitled “Phantasms of glass”, her work aims at exploring the links between glass devices and the cinematic apparatus.