Tom Gunning

Multiple Collaborations

Tom Gunning is Professor Emeritus of Art History, Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. He has written extensively on problems of early and silent film, American avant-garde cinema and Hollywood film. He has published two books, The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity (winner CINEMA & Cie award) and D. W. Griffith and the Origins of American Narrative Film: The Early Years at Biograph, and over one hundred articles, catalogue essays, and book chapters. In 2009 Gunning was the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in recognition of his major contribution to the fields of film history and theory. He has since collaborated on several research, creative and curatorial projects internationally: as well as working with the Fashion in Film Festival, he has co-created, with theatre director Travis Preston, the performance Fantômas: Revenge of the Image (with a premiere in 2017 at Wuzhen Theatre Festival in China), collaborated with the artists Synne Bull and Dragan Miletic, and co-authored the book Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema (2015).