Noam M. Elcott
*1978 in Los Angeles. Associate Professor of Modern Art and Media in the
Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. PhD
Princeton University 2009.
Art and media in the long twentieth century. Interwar visual culture,
especially photography, film, and the avant-gardes. Art and media theory.
Art in the First Screen Age: László Moholy-Nagy and the Cinefication of the Arts (University of Chicago Press)
The August Sander Project (Columbia/MoMA)
Grey Room (editor).
Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and Media. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Winner of the 2017 Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Anne
Friedberg Innovative Scholarship Award.
“Everyday Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema in Mainstream Silent Film.” In
The Oxford Handbook of Silent Cinema, edited by Rob King and Charles Keil.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, in preparation for 2017.
“Dan Graham: The Gallery as Transfer Station between Magazines and
Architecture,” in Archival Exhibitions, edited by Mark Wasiuta and James
Graham. Columbia Books on Architecture and the City. New York: Columbia
University Press, forthcoming 2017.
“Bodies in the Dark: Cinemas, Spectatorship, Discipline, Residue.” In
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, edited by Chrissie Iles. New York:
Whitney Museum, 2016.
“Counter-History Paintings: Stan Douglas’s Photo-Panoramas,” in Stan
Douglas (Hasselblad/MACK: Göteborg, Sweden), 2016.
“Experimentation: From Darkroom to Laptop.” In Photography at MoMA: 1960
until Now. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2015.
“Tony Oursler’s Phantasmagorias.” In Imponderable: the Archives of Tony
Oursler. Zurich: LUMA Foundation, 2015.
“In Search of Lost Space: Stan Douglas’s Archaeology of Mediated Darkness.”
October 139 (2012): 151-182.
“Rooms of Our Time: László Moholy-Nagy and the Stillbirth of Multi-Media
Museums.” In Screen/Space, edited by Tamara Trodd, 25-52. Manchester:
Manchester University Press, 2011.
“Darkened Rooms: A Genealogy of Avant-Garde Filmstrips from Man Ray to the
London Film-Makers’ Co-op and Back Again.” Grey Room 30 (2008): 6-37.