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Critical Asian Cinematic Spaces Seminar: “Is Art Lighthearted?”

Time: Oct. 18, 2016, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location: 325 Slocum Hall

Sponsored in part by the CNY Humanities Corridor

Sponsored by the CNY Humanities Corridor

Led by Una Chung, PhD, Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Literatures (Sarah Lawrence College) this seminar on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendor (2015) explores its unusual film semiotics, which not only puts into play compositional elements of visual representation but also directly incorporates thresholds of wakefulness and rhythms of awareness to produce an immersive cinema. The group investigates the aesthetics of lightness and the affective register of humor in this film for what they tell us about the changing conditions of knowledge and experience of art today.

Participants should RSVP to Lawrence Chua for copies of the readings.

CNY Humanities Corridor, VAC2