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Date: Wednesday Jun 19, 2013
Time: 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Venue: Level 16 - The Pod in National Library Building
Lang: English
Note: No registration is required.





ARI ASIA TRENDS 2013 - Tsai Ming-liang and a Cinema of Slowness by Dr Lim Song Hwee

Speaker : Dr Lim Song Hwee, University of Exeter, UK, and National University of Singapore
Discussant : Professor Pheng Cheah, National University of Singapore, and
University of California-Berkeley, USA
Chairperson : Professor Chua Beng Huat, National University of Singapore

How can we qualify slowness in cinema, and what is the relationship between a cinema of slowness and a wider socio-cultural “slow movement”? With a body of films that share a propensity towards slowness emerging in many parts of the world over the past two decades, this lecture explores the concept of cinematic slowness and addresses this fascinating phenomenon through the films of the Malaysian-born, Taiwan-based director Tsai Ming-liang. Through detailed analysis of aspects of stillness and silence in cinema, the talk will delineate the strategies by which slowness in film can be constructed and make a passionate case for a slow cinema that calls for a renewed attention to the image and to the experience of time in film. In an age of unrelenting acceleration of pace both in film and in life, this talk invites us to pause and listen, to linger and look, to drift and meander, to contemplate and wander, and, above all, to take things slowly.


Admission is free, however, registration is required. Kindly register early as seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We would greatly appreciate if you write to Sharon via email at arios@nus.edu.sg your name, email, organisation/affiliation and contact number.

More details at http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=15&eventid=1435
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