College of Fine & Performing Arts

“Cinema Artists and Autobiography” a talk by James Hansen of Oberlin College

“Cinema Artists and Autobiography” a talk by James Hansen of Oberlin College

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 5:00pm

  

 
 
Open to All at No Cost

This talk will showcase the work of several contemporary moving-image artists (Sadie Benning, Luther Price, Michael Robinson) and their exploration of autobiography as a critical practice. Following queer philosopher Sarah Kofman’s theoretical framework, these artists initiate in the spectator an impossible quest for historical truth and self-reflection by utilizing objects and materials from popular culture in their practice. In so doing, their work highlights the centrality of decentered autobiographies in contemporary artists' cinema and confront the underlying socio-political stakes of fractured identities in globalized media culture.

 

For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found on Western's Disability Resources website.

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