Upcoming 5 days
I. Annie Fee will present Cocaine, Anthropometrics and Avant-Garde Beauty Queens: Photogénie Beyond Jean Epstein
II. Ove Solum introduces Pieter Kääpäs, Ecology and Contemporary Nordic Cinemas (2014)
Further upcoming events
I. Timotheus Vermeulen will present work-in-progress
II. Sean Cubitt will present work-in-progress: “Logistics and Behaviours: The Mass Image”
On the 31th August, the day before the seminar, a PhD workshop with Sean Cubitt and Liv Hausken will take place.
In this lecture, author and cultural historian Marina Warner (Birkbeck College) will discuss the medieval concept of sanctuary and how words helped define the character of a place and, with it, the rights of fugitives and other dislocated individuals.
In this lecture, Robert Pippin (University of Chicago) will discuss the philosophical implications of unknowingness in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958), and its relevance for understanding late modern societies. The lecture is followed by a screening of Vertigo.
For the 2017 FORART lecture, Darby English (University of Chicago) will present topics related to 1971: A Year in the Life of Color (2016). In this highly original book, English discusses how black American artists in the early 70's experimented with modernist art and color theory in order to articulate cultural interaction and instability and gain freedom from overt racial representation.
I. Aron Vinegar will present work-in-progress: "Tapetum Lucidum: Art After Hours and the Inhuman"
II.Susanne Østby Sæther introduces Antonio Somaini, "Walter Benjamin’s Media Theory and the Tradition of the Media Diaphana,” Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturforschung (Number 7, 2016): pp. 9-25