2017

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Time and place: Dec. 7, 2017 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminarrom 152, Georg Morgenstjernes Hus

In this lecture, Kristin Gjesdal, Associate Professor at Temple University and Professor II at IFIKK, will discuss the changing reception of Shakespeare's work in 18th and 19th Century philosophy. The lecture is open for everyone, and will be followed by an informal reception.

Time and place: Sep. 7, 2017 6:00 PM8:00 PM, Kunstnernes Hus

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.

Time and place: Sep. 6, 2017 7:00 PM10:00 PM, Cinemateket, Oslo

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.

Time and place: Sep. 6, 2017 3:15 PM5:00 PM, Aud 2, Sophus Bugges Hus, Blindern

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.

Time and place: Apr. 28, 2017 2:30 PM5:30 PM, Cinemateket, Oslo

Tom Gunning (University of Chicago) and filmmaker Paul Kaiser will discuss moving images that shift  from the frame of classical cinema to the immersive framelessness and interactivity of virtual reality. The program includes the premiere of the Norwegian 3D film UIysses in the Subway (2016)

Time and place: Apr. 26, 2017 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Aud. 6 Eilert Sundt's Hus

In this double lecture session, Professor Grace Cheng (School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Professor Louis Lo (Department of English, National Taipei University of Technology) will discuss the construction of Chinese art history and image/media theory.

Time and place: Mar. 3, 2017 10:00 AM5:00 PM, Aud. 3 Helga Engs Hus

The one-day symposium «Technologies of Space: Verticality, Volume, Infrastructure» interrogates recent calls across spatial disciplines to expand space and its mapping from horizontal, plane surface to vertical dimensionality and volume. Lectures by Mark Dorrian, Stuart Elden and Lisa Parks.