New Cinema and the City - Migrations

Image: Sasha Litvintseva, Exile Exotic (2015), film still

Modern cities are characterised by incongruity rather than sameness. Borders in cultural geographies are more permeable than state borders, and endlessly shifting; industrial ruins and other material remnants speak of the displacement of functions and occupations – a slower migration, perceptible over longer periods of time; monuments take on the role of forging collective memory, even when they are decontextualised, their original meaning becomes lost and their instructiveness is perpetually transferred.

The recent migrations of populations have presented art with a challenge to respond, to be relevant, to re-examine. They have redrawn, more sharply, questions of identity and otherness; they have underlined the necessity for rethinking cultural realms, domains and boundaries, and the pertinence of "revaluation of values".

All the above migrations, shifts, displacements and transferences are becoming manifest in today’s filmmaking. The current generation of filmmakers is developing a migrant nous – a mind that can undergo rapid and successive transformations to keep apace with an increasingly fractured reality.

This title and associated lecture series bring together current, exciting filmmakers, writers and thinkers from art, history, visual anthropology and architecture, whose work innovatively incorporates diverse methods and perspectives: the researcher’s, the exile’s, the tourist’s, Google Street View and other.

The programme of open lectures is as follows:

Screening/talkDate/Time
Ektoras Arkomanis: Work / Memories of Work Thursday 2 March 2017, 6.30pm
Nicholas Brooks: end_stop_repeat_forget_series Thursday 9 March 2017, 6.30pm
Sasha Litvintseva: Parallel Spaces, Parallel Times Thursday 16 March 2017, 6.30pm
Lana Askari: Bridge to Kobane Tuesday 21 March 2017, 6.30pm
Maeve Brennan: Jerusalem Pink Wednesday 5 April 2017, 6.30pm

 


Date/Time Thursdays (unless otherwise stated), 6.30pm
Location The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
Room CE1-19 Central House
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New Cinema and the City - Migrations

Migrations #1 – Ektoras Arkomanis

Screening + Talk: Thursday 2 March 2017, 6.30pm

Ektoras Arkomanis: Work / Memories of Work (2016)

Migrations #2 – Nicholas Brooks

Screening + Talk: Thursday 9 March 2017, 6.30pm

Nicholas Brooks: end_stop_repeat_forget_series

Migrations #3 – Sasha Litvintseva

Screening + Talk: Thursday 16 March 2017, 6.30pm

Sasha Litvintseva: Parallel Spaces, Parallel Times

Migrations #4 – Lana Askari

Screening + Talk: Tuesday 21 March 2017, 6.30pm

Lana Askari: Bridge to Kobane

Migrations #5 – Maeve Brennan

Screening + Talk: Wednesday 5 April 2017, 6.30pm

Maeve Brennan: Jerusalem Pink

New Cinema and the City - Migrations

Using film as a research and exploration tool

A mini-series of open lectures and screenings that connect to the module of the same title for Year 4 architecture students.