Tuesday, March 30, 2010

4/5: Nicolas Provost and Erin Manning

Our next meeting will feature guest Kevin Wynter, a Ph.D. student in Film Studies who is writing a dissertation on horror.  Kevin has obtained a copy of Belgian filmmaker and visual artist Nicolas Provost's new short film, Long Live the New Flesh, which premiered in December 2009 in Antwerp.  According to Kevin: "In Long Live the New Flesh, Nicolas Provost uses fragments of existing horror films to create a new film. The film uses a technique that makes the images seem to eat one other, as slowly the film rises to a visual climax of the horror experience. All ingredients that have made Nicolas Provost’s experimental art films into an international success are again present here."

Kevin will be screening the film, which is approximately 15 minutes long, and we are pairing the screening with a discussion of Chapter 3 from Erin Manning's Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty (2007), entitled "Erring Toward Experience: Violence and Touch" (available electronically through our library system).  We might post additional material from Manning's Relationscapes (2009), as well, since Manning is speaking on 4/6 as well.

Date: Monday, April 5th
Time: 2:30-4
Location: 4th floor conference room, Sutardja Dai Hall (CITRIS)

Questions? Contact Alenda or Kris.