02.02.17 - 03.02.17

The Screening Ethics Symposium

February 2-3, 2017


Hosted by Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris, CUNP


190, Avenue de France, 75013 Paris  Post/courrier: CS no.71345, 75648 Paris Cedex 13, France

Tél. 0149542216


L'Hôtel de Senlis,  7-9, rue Malebranche,  75005 Paris,  tél.+33(0)143299310






Wednesday February 1

From 20.00 onward: Informal get-together and dinner near the hotel as your flights come in.

Location: Le Soufflot, 16, rue Soufflot, 75005 Paris, 0143265756.

Sponsored by CUNP.



Thursday February 2

Location: FMSH Salle 318  

The Café in the foyer is open 9-11am and 12.15-3 pm if you want water, coffee or tea. You also find machines in the foyer at your disposal, for tea, coffee, softdrinks and snacks. We suggest you have some coins, as the machines do not take cards. The restrooms are at all floors on both sides of the foyer where you enter the lifts.



10.00: Words of Welcome: Johs Hjellbrekke (Director of CUNP) & Asbjørn Grønstad (Nomadikon)


10.15: Tonje H. Sørensen (University of Bergen): Photography from above - Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, aeriality and the search for a new vision.


11.00: Kristine Jørgensen (University of Bergen): From Screening to Playing Ethics: Ethical Engagement in Videogames


11.45: Øyvind Vågnes (University of Bergen): Black Mirror and the Ethics of Speculative Fiction



12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

Location: The cantine.

Self-service. You tick off your name at the cash desk. Coffee is served upstairs in the café afterwards

Sponsored by CUNP.



13.30: Jakob Lothe (University of Oslo): Aesthetics and Ethics in Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph des Willens


14.15: Andrada Munteanu (University of Bergen): Ethical considerations on Lars von Trier’s “Depression trilogy”


15.00: Susan Cumings (State University of New York, Albany & University of Bergen): “You May Find Yourself Looking for Videos About…,” 



15.45-16.15: Cofee Break



16.15: Rasmus Slaattelid (University of Bergen): Normative Aspects of Visualizing Climate Change


17.00-17.30: Asbjørn Grønstad (University of Bergen): A New Ethics for Biovisual Screens


19.30: Apéritif. The director of the Centre, Johs Hjellbrekke, has the pleasure of inviting you to an aperitif at his flat.

Location: 10, rue Broca, 75005 Paris, code 3842, call Hjellbrekke, 4th floor left.



20.30: Dinner.

Location: Le Refuge du Passé,  32, rue du Fer à Moulin, 75005 Paris, 0147072991

Sponsored by CUNP.




Friday February 3



9.30: Antonio Somaini (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3): On the Ethics and Aesthetics of Pixelization


10.15: Henrik Gustafsson (University of Tromsø): Ethics of Retracing


11.00: Lars Sætre (University of Bergen): “The Compassionate Sublime: Ethics in Jon Fosse’s Fiction (Lead and Water, 1992)”


11.45: Mark Ledbetter (The College of St. Rose & University of Bergen): “Image as Mirror, Image as Diphthong: An Ethics of Illusion, An Ethics of Elision"      



12.30: Lunch

Location: Collège d’Espagne Cantine, next to La Maison de Norvège.

Sponsored by CUNP.








From the airports to the hotel:

Take RER B train (ca 10 eur) to Luxembourg, the hotel is 2-3 minutes walk away.

Taxi from Orly 30 eur, from Charles de Gaulle 55 eur, fixed prices. (We suggest you have some euros in cash, not all taxis take credit cards).


** L'Hôtel de Senlis,  7-9, rue Malebranche,  75005 Paris,  tél.+33(0)143299310


From the hotel to FMSH, take bus 89 from rue Soufflot, Panthéon to Vincent Auriol (buy tickets in metro-stations, 1 carnet is 10 tickets). Or RER B from Luxembourg to Denfert Rochereau, direction Saint Rémy or Antony, then change to Metro line 6 to Quai de la Gare, direction Nation. Takes about 25 min.

You can also walk through Jardin des Plantes to the FMSH, about 45 min.


From the hotel to CIUP, take RER B frpm Luxembourg, direction Saint Rémy or Antony, to Cité Universitaire. Cross the street and enter the main gate, La Maison de Norvège is a red brick building at the far end to the left.