Megan Hoetger

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Megan Hoetger is a Doctoral Candidate in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley with specializations in critical theory and film & media. Hoetger’s dissertation, Rude & Playful Shadows: Kurt Kren, Birgit Hein and Collective Performances of Cinema in Cold War Europe, examines key events in the construction of underground distribution networks for art and film in Western Europe in the 1960s and 1970s. While at the Centre she will be conducting research on the legendary EXPRMNTL International Film Festival held in Knokke-le-Zout 1949-1974. Hoetger has been a Fellow at the UC Berkeley Institute for International Studies (2016-2017) and is currently a UC Doctoral Year Fellow. Her work has also been supported by the DAAD, the Getty Research Institute, and Max Kade Foundation. Hoetger's texts on performance, technology, media and spectatorship have appeared in the publications e-misférica, Performance Research, X-TRA: Contemporary Art Quarterly, and elsewhere. In 2017 her writing on iconic feminist artist Suzanne Lacy was included in Double Issue, a collection of texts from the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival that accompanied the J. Paul Getty Museum’s landmark 2011-2012 Pacific Standard Time initiative. In Fall 2018 she co-curated the first retrospective of Austrian avant-garde filmmaker Kurt Kren in the United States since his death in 1998, and at present is working with the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive on the program, "Underground International," which explores cross-generational, transnational experimental film networks. 


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