16 July, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This class considers the cinema of the ‘interior’, consciousness and dreams in Weerasethakul’s body of work, often referred to as ‘slow cinema’. It will ask what is at stake when we reconsider communication and imagination in the context of looking across organisms and other life forms– cinema as the perfect medium through which to convey life’s continuums and interruptions; ordinary and extraordinary, not so much a dance between life and death than a passage of consciousness. Through a range of texts from thinkers such as Nisha Ramayaa and Erika Balsom, we uncover the state of the image and its power to create a new reality.
Part of an ongoing series -F for Flânerie, with Academic and Author Davina Quinlivan.
Lecture with clips and images: 45 mins
Break: 5 mins
Workshop with textual analysis 15 mins
Seminar 45 mins
Open ended Q&A and further reading/further suggested viewing 20 mins
Roundtable comments and closing remarks
A limited number of bursary places are available for those under financial hardship. Bursary places will grant access to the live and recording access for £10. We will try to give away as many bursaries as we can, but priority will be given to UK unemployed and PIP/ESA claimants. Please contact [email protected].