Lecturer
858 534 2860
jalmeida@ucsd.edu
Office/Studio
Mandeville B111A

Biography

Jane de Almeida studies contemporary art and film, scientific cinema, and advanced visualization. She coordinates the Laboratory of Cinematic Arts and Visualization (LabCine) at Mackenzie University in São Paulo, Brazil. Jane was a visiting fellow in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University (2005), visiting scholar in the Department of Philosophy at Boston College (1999), guest researcher at MediaLabMadrid (2006), visiting scholar in the Department of Communication and lecturer in the Visual Arts Department at University of California, San Diego (2007/2008). She has published several chapters and more recently “On Elephants, Telescopes, Microscopes, Cartography, Aliens, and Computers: Notes on Scalability in Alexander Kluge’s Works” In: Stichwort: Kooperation. Keiner ist alleine schlau genug (Alexander Kluge-Jahrbuch, Verlag, 2017), “The dot and the line” for A companion to Contemporary Drawing (forthcoming, Wiley Blackwell, 2018) and organized the books CineGrid: cinematic futures (Cinusp, 2017) and Harun Farocki: Programming the Visible (forthcoming, bilingual, Paço das Artes) with articles by Thomas Elsaesser, Erika Balsom, Alfredo Suppia, Harun Farocki, Patricia Moran among others. She curated the first 4K films exhibition in Brazil at the FILE (Electronic Language International Festival) and organized the first transmission from Latin America to the US (UCSD) and Japan (Keio University) of a 4k film over a 10 Gbps photonic network at FILE 2009 Transcontinental. Currently she coordinates the Advanced Visualization Working Group (Content) for the Brazilian National Education and Research Network (RNP). Jane is the director of the short films 2014k (4k 3D, 2010, 10 mins) screened at Casa Brasil during the FIFA Soccer World Cup in Johannesburg and San Diego), StereoEssays: Five or Six Essays in Search of a Narrative (4k 3D, 2011, 16 min), which has been exhibited in venues such as the Maison de L’Amérique Latine in Paris, CineGrid in San Diego, the Sesc Film Festival of Arts in São Paulo and the Tecnofagias Art Exhibition (in loop for 2 months) at the Tomie Ohtake Institute for Contemporary Art. She has also directed the short films Openmouthed (4k, 2014, 3 mins), The Diving (4k, 2014, 2 mins) and Pixel Race (4k, 2015, 9 mins), which were screened at CineGrid in San Diego and Tokyo. She was co-scriptwriter for the films 500 Souls (2004, with several national and international awards) and Invenção de Limite (awarded with the Hubert Bals Fund). She curated art exhibitions and film festivals for art spaces, galleries and museums such as Harun Farocki: Programming the Visible (Paço das Artes), Ulla, Ulla, Martians! (Casanova Gallery), the Dziga Vertov Group, Alexander Kluge: the fifth act, Metacinemas and Aisthesis (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil), accompanied with catalogs or comprehensive books. She is currently at work on a film-essay on the planet Mars called Mars Projections, or Loga and on a 3D film symphony called Stereo Essays São Paulo. Jane holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics. Links - Selected exhibitions Harun Farocki: Programming the Visible @ e-flux: http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/8935/harun-farockiprogramming-the-vi... Ulla, Ulla, Martians! (Casanova Gallery) @ WIRED : https://www.wired.com/beyond-the-beyond/2016/09/martians-aliens-intergal... FILE Transcontinental: http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/archive/newsrel/science/08-09Film4K.asp Dziga Vertov Group: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/285584929_Grupo_Dziga_Vertov_Dz... Alexander Kluge: the fifth act: https://www.amazon.com.br/Alexander-Kluge-Quinto-Jane-Almeida/dp/857503667X Metacinemas: http://www.witz.com.br/metacinemas.html Links: Selected books, chapters, articles, interviews “On Elephants, Telescopes, Microscopes, Cartography, Aliens, and Computers: Notes on Scalability in Alexander Kluge’s Works” In: Stichwort: Kooperation. Keiner ist alleine schlau genug (Alexander Kluge-Jahrbuch 2017): http://www.v-r.de/de/stichwort_kooperation/t-0/1094950/ CineGrid: cinematic futures: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317229308_CineGrid_futuros_cine... “Passages on Brazilian scientific cinema”. In Public Understanding of Science. (with C. Silva; A. Suppia; B. Stalbaum): http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0963662516683638 Interview with Yve-Alain Bois: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281240717_Interview_with_Yve-Al... Interview with Jean-Pierre Gorin: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320336195_A_friend_of_Glauber_a... Links: Film-frames and installations Stereo Essays Rio installation: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320353061_III_Mostra_3M_de_Arte... Stereo Essays São Paulo: https://readymag.com/labcine/estereoensaiossp/  

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Jane de Almeida