Kenneth White

Visiting Scholar, 2015-2016

Kenneth White received his PhD in art history and film and media studies in the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University in 2015. His dissertation is entitled Libidinal Engineers: Three Studies in Cybernetics and Its Discontents. His research is situated at the juncture of modern and contemporary art history, film and media studies (experimental/avant-garde modes of production and popular culture), the history of science and technology, and discourses of feminism, sexuality, and gender. He is editor of the book Carolee Schneemann: Unforgivable (Black Dog, 2015), and, with Annette Michelson, October File: Michael Snow (MIT Press, forthcoming). He has published on the work of Carolee Schneemann, Chantal Akerman, Eadweard Muybridge, Michael Snow, Tony Oursler, and others. Kenneth was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program (Critical Studies 2013-2014 and Studio 2014-2015), and in the 2013 Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM), Bauhaus Universität-Weimar. Since 2013, he is editor of Millennium Film Journal, the bi-annual periodical of moving image art criticism, history, and theory. Kenneth is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation. Kenneth received his BFA in film from the Department of Art Media Studies at Syracuse University, where he was trained in film and video production in a studio-critique environment. His creative work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. His curatorial work has been presented at Cinéma de Sève Concordia University, the Zero1 Biennial San Jose, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions San Francisco, and the Maine College of Art, among other venues.

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