Dr. Laura Lee: Contemporary Japanese Cinema: Media Ecologies and Superflat Aesthetics

Date: 3 April 2018
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Venue: Room 7.58, Run Run Shaw Tower

This talk analyzes the formal play within popular Japanese films beginning around 2000 to explore cinema’s shifting identity in relation to digital technologies and other visual forms of culture. It draws on Murakami Takashi’s notion of Superflat art to situate these stylistic features within both Japan’s contemporary visual environment and the global media landscape. In doing so, the presentation investigates how dynamic interconnections across visual forms have generated a new, highly sensorial mode of viewership marked by a directed engagement with the materiality of the onscreen image… (Please click on the image to read more)