CPCA Faculty Forum: Nora Alter, professor of film and media arts

CPCA Faculty Forum: Nora Alter, professor of film and media arts

Feb
6
Feb 6, 2024

The Center for Performing and Cinematic Arts Faculty Forum features
Dr. Nora Alter, professor of film and media arts

Tuesday, February 6 @ 12 PM
Temple Performing Arts Center Chapel, 1837 N. Broad Street

"Once Again.... Uncanny Returns"

Seventy years after it was initially made, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais’ controversial film, Statues also Die (1953) continues to serve as an important touchstone for contemporary artists and filmmakers. Most recently, Statues also Die is directly referenced in Sir Isaac Julien’s “(Once Again)... Statues Never Die,” a multi-media essay installation produced on the occasion of the 100-year founding of Barnes Foundation. In Julien’s work, Statues also Die unlocks a door onto historical discussions of decolonization and repatriation that extend back to the 1920s. “(Once Again)... Statues Never Die,” engages in a dialogue with both former and present Black artists, cultural workers, and intellectuals to trace the often hidden and suppressed debate regarding the dislocation of African art in museums around the world.

 

This event is open to the public and part of AIR.

Arts Interdisciplinary Research (AIR) is a holistic research center and forum for creative and scholarly research across the arts that includes cutting-edge colloquia, exploratory seminars, lecture demonstrations, launches of research publications and creative works, reading groups, faculty talks, and stand-alone conferences initiated by the faculty of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts.

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