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Slow Seminar no. 40

Cinema of the Anthropocene: Using documentary film to think sideways beyond the human

Info about event

Time

Monday 12 February 2018,  at 17:00 - 20:00

Location

Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C (1451, 518).

Our next Slow seminar will take place February 12 from 17.00-20.00 (if you need to leave before the end, it is ok) at Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C (1451, 518). Please note that we are at the room next to our usual room at this seminar.

The seminar will be a joint seminar with University of California, Santa Cruz from where Isabelle Carbonell, with Topiary Landberg will be presenting the theme:

Cinema? ?of? ?the? ?Anthropocene:? ?Using? ?documentary? ?film? ?to? ?think? ?sideways beyond? ?the? ?human

?In? ?asking? ?how? ?the? ?anthropocene? ?has? ?been? ?visualized? ?and sonified? ?and? ??per?sonified,? ?what? ?kinds? ?of? ?tropes? ?arise,? ?and? ?how? ?might? ?our media methods engage? ?with? ?a? ?different? ?type? ?of? ?representation?? ? In order to map out major methodologies, the following? ?five documentary media? ?projects? ?all? ?fall? ?under? ?a? ?"Cinema? ?of? ?the? ?Anthropocene"? ?each espousing? ?different? ?ecologies? ?of? ?noticing? ?in? ?an? ?attempt? ?to? ?think-through,? ?think-at,? ?and? ?think-with possible? ?futures? ?beyond? ?the? ?human.? How? ?might? ?the? ?role? ?of? ?film? ?open? ?up? ?a? ?space? ?to decenter? ?the? ?human,? ?denaturalize? ?the? ?real,? ?unsettle? ?and? ?remake? ?relations,? ?provide? ?multiple speculative? ?futures,? ?and? ?broadly? ?think? ?sideways?

Watch first, read second.

 

All materials, except for #4 which needs to be accessed online as it is an interactive web documentary, are available on this shared Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1E6sGaqzuzBOD9aFB_AGJLekT8jfTyOw1

 

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FILMS

 

TRT

PAIRED READING

PAGES

1

The Hermit Crab (Painlevé and Hamon, 1929/1931)

+ Optional: The Seahorse (1934)

 

14min

“Anthropomorphism and Its Vicissitudes” (Cahill, Chapter 4 in Screening Nature)

14pgs

2

Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (Lewis, 1988)

 

46min

The Green Documentary, Chapter 3 & 4 (Hughes, 2014). If motivated and interested… read whole book.

74pgs

3

Homo? ?Sapiens? ?(Geyrhalter,? ?2016)

 

94min

 “We Are Dead and We Are Going to Die: Homo Sapiens and the Apocalypse Documentary” (Lebow, 2017) – unpublished - not to be circulated

 

7pgs

4

The? ?Shore? ?Line? ?(Miller,? ?2017) 

 

no set time

“The Shore Line and the Practice of Slow Resilience” in Frames Cinema Journal (Miller, 2018)

7pgs