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February 2018

Setsuko Hara @ St Andrews

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
School 1, The Quads St Andrews, United Kingdom + Google Map

IGCCC’s workshop SETSUKO HARA @ ST ANDREWS will take place at School 1 on Monday, 5 February 2018, 5- 9 pm. This will be a commemoration of the amazing life and oeuvre of Japan’s most admired and universally adored actress, who left us in 2015. We will open with a screening of one of Hara’s earliest films, the German-Japanese co-production THE NEW EARTH (a.k.a. The Daughter of the Samurai/Atarashiki Tsuchi/新しき土) 1937, directed by Arnold Frank and Mansaku Itami. Hara is…

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CFS Speaker: Professor Malte Hagener (Philipps-Universität Marburg) on Split Screens and the 1960s

The Multiplied Image in the Late 1960s Between Hollywood and Montreal   In traditional film history, the late 1960s are characterised by two major factors. On one end of the spectrum stands a European art house cinema on the apex of its reputation characterised by brand-name auteurs. On the other end is a Hollywood cinema crumbling and aging, which will be rejuvenated by the young Turks of the New Wave. Contrary to the binary opposition of this canonical story, I…

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CFS Event: Screening of Harun Farocki’s “Parallel I-IV” (2012-2014) and Discussion with Dr. Erika Balsom

February 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Byre Theatre- Studio, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Erika Balsom Harun Farocki, Parallel I-IV (2012-2014), 43 mins. Event co-organized by the School of Art History and the Department of Film Studies "The four-part cycle Parallel deals with the image genre of computer animation. Computer animations are currently becoming a general model, surpassing film. In films, there is the wind that blows and the wind that is produced by a wind machine. Computer images do not have two kinds of wind." --Harun Farocki "This series continues the…

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CFS Speaker: Dr. Erika Balsom (King’s College London): “Moving Bodies: Capture and Control in Late Farocki”

February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Byre Theatre- Studio, Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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Dr. Erika Balsom Moving Bodies: Capture and Control in Late Farocki Presentation co-hosted by the Department of Film Studies and the School of Art History At the time of his sudden death in 2014, Harun Farocki was at work on a project about the history of motion capture and the chronophotographic experiments of Étienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge. Based on an examination of the corpus of footage Farocki assembled for the project and his correspondence about it with collaborator Matthias…

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CFS Speaker Series: Mandy Rose (UWE) on Currents in NonFiction Virtual Reality

Technologies of Seeing and Technologies of Corporeality: Currents in nonfiction virtual reality About the paper: After the false start of the 1990s, developments in hardware and software have enabled the development of virtual reality (VR) as a mass market proposition, and the platform is emerging as a significant force in the cultural landscape. In an unexpected development, since the launch of the Oculus Rift developer kit in 2014, VR has been eagerly adopted as a platform for nonfiction. A raft…

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May 2018

Film Screening: “The Sun Island” (dir. Thomas Elsaesser, 2017). Screening and Discussion with Professor Thomas Elsaesser

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Sun Island (dir. Thomas Elsaesser, Germany, 2017, 72 mins) Screening and discussion with the film director The Sun Island is a documentary essay film about coincidences, shattered lives and posthumous fame. A found footage family film about love and passion, friendship and heartbreak in Berlin between the wars. But ​a film ​also about self-sufficiency and recycling​, about the green movement and the environment​ – before these ​notions ​had yet been properly invented. And it ​touches​ the utopian potential of ideas that…

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CFS Speaker Series: Professor Thomas Elsaesser, “Trapped in Amber: On the Materialities of Media Memory”

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Trapped in Amber: On the Materialities of Media Memory A lecture by Professor Thomas Elsaesser   **See also the screening of Professor Elsaesser's film The Sun Island (2017) on May 15th at 5pm   Thomas Elsaesser is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Media and Culture of the University of Amsterdam. From 2006 to 2012 he was Visiting Professor at Yale and since 2013 he is Visiting Professor at Columbia University. Author and editor of some twenty books, his work has been published…

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