Montag, 23. Juni 2014, 19:00 - 20:00 iCal

Cinematic Chronotopes

Here | Now | Me

Extrazimmer, Institut für Theater-, Film und Medienwissenschaft
Hofburg, Batthyanystiege, 1010 Wien


The site of cinema is on the move. The extent to which technologically mediated sounds and images continue to be experienced as cinematic today is largely dependent on the intensified sense of being 'here,' 'now' and 'me' that they convey. This intensification is fundamentally rooted in the cinematic's potential to intensify our experience of time. The lecture traces this thickening of time across four different spatio-temporal configurations of the cinematic: a multi-media exhibition featuring the work of Andy Warhol; the handheld aesthetics of European art-house films; a large-scale media installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer; and the usage of the trope of the flash-forward in mainstream Hollywood cinema. Only by juxtaposing these cases can we grasp the complexity of the changes that the cinematic is currently undergoing.

Pepita Hesselberth

Assistant Professor in Cultural Theory and Film at Leiden University.


Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft


Joachim Schätz
Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft
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