Seeing across the Distance: The Dreams and Fears of Televisual Utopias

8 February 2018, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Artist-led Seminar
Manu Luksch (Artist)

 

This seminar will focus on Luksch’s recent film Dreams Rewired (2015). A private streaming preview link is available – please email Aline Guillerment (agg28@cam.ac.uk) to receive the readings.

Readings for the seminar:

Chris A. Williams (with James Patterson and James Taylor), Police filming English streets in 1935: the limits of mediated identification, Surveillance and Society 6(1), 2009: 3-9.
https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/3399

Trond Lundemo, ‘The Dissected Image: The Movement of the Video’, in John Fullerton and Jan Olsson (ends), Allegories of Communication: Intermedial Concerns from Cinema to the Digital (John Libbey, 2004).

Dreams Rewired: DVD Booklet.

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Over the past 20 years, Manu Luksch has been researching the effects of emerging technologies on daily life, social relations, urban space, and political structures. Currently, as an Open Society Fellow and visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, she is investigating the rise of the 'Smart City', with a focus on corporate-governmental relationships and the social effects of predictive analytics. She presents her findings through film and intermedia art, and by creating tools for other citizens. Her work is included in the Collection Centre Pompidou, the BFI National Archive, and the Core Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

 

 

Open to all. No registration required.
Part of the Digital Art Research Group Seminar series.
Administrative assistance: gradfac@crassh.cam.ac.uk