Guest Speaker. ‘A Secret Called Happiness: Cinema of Ethics, Ethics of Cinema.’ Organised by Ed Keller, Director. Center for Transformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design (NYC), December 2014.

Boljkovac, Nadine (2014) Guest Speaker. ‘A Secret Called Happiness: Cinema of Ethics, Ethics of Cinema.’ Organised by Ed Keller, Director. Center for Transformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design (NYC), December 2014. In: A Secret Called Happiness: Cinema of Ethics, Ethics of Cinema. - Guest Talk by Nadine Boljkovac, Center for Transformative Media, Parsons The New School for Design (NYC), December 2014..

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Abstract / Summary

‘Forensic medicine,’ Claire Colebrook observes, ‘has its own functions and styles of inhuman observation.’ Prior to the 2015 paperback re-release of Untimely Affects, this presentation draws upon the text to undertake its own process of excavation and observation. It casts its
gaze at relations between cinema and life – ethics, time and future, demarcations between material bodies (chemical, biological, social or political), and the production of affects – to speak of the unspeakable, ineffable, imperceptible and unthinkable. Via traces that Chris Marker and Alain Resnais have left, ‘traces with which one can work,
and contours to help draw up the map’ (Marker), this talk grasps at an interconnectedness among all assemblages of life, human and otherwise to consider memory fragments in terms of the geography of a nomadic self. Such is to contemplate ‘the eternity of the life-forces,
not the perennity of death’ (Rosi Braidotti). Through multiple filmic excerpts and close readings, the talk will encounter foldings and doublings that engender subjectivities beyond the human. The excerpts will aid in an analysis of ‘beauty’ and an exploration of ways for
seeing and thinking beyond destruction and extermination.
As it thereby attempts to trace what is beautiful and intangible, what is not in fact a ‘what’ but rather this, thisness, sign or ‘trigger’ (Steven Shaviro), the talk will obsess over ‘things that quicken the heart’ (Marker) … while questioning how temporal perceptions and sensations,
as glimpsed through the moving image, affect ‘our’ perceptions, environments, and planet.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Subjects: Film & TV
Geography & Environment
Film & TV > Film > International Film
Philosophy & Psychology
Courses by Department: The School of Film & Television > Film
Depositing User: Nadine Boljkovac
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 11:31
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 10:47
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2396

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