When: Fri, 24 Oct, ’08 – Sat, 25 Oct, ’08
Where: EG02 Lecture Theatre, College of Fine Arts
FLASH brings Prof Laura U. Marks to Australia for the first time. Her groundbreaking work on intercultural cinema explores the disjunctions in space and time that characterise the contemporary conditons of exile, immigration, and displacement. Within these disjunctions intercultural cinema appeals to memory – along with other, non-visual forms of knowledge – to represent and transmit otherwise unknown and even disavowed versions of history and experience. In her recent work Marks has turned her attention to intercultural dynamics of a particular order, tracing a history of aesthetic relations between Islamic philosophy, European modernism and new digital media art.
FLASH brings together film makers, ethnographers, artists, and cultural theorists in order to explore how memory and experience are made palpable and proximate by new visual techonologies – allowing us to experience in a flash what cannot be known otherwise.