'To forget: Of Air' at Sexuate Subjects Conference


At the start of December we will be taking part in an international interdisciplinary conference entitled Sexuate Subjects: Politics, Poetics and Ethics at University College London. For the the panel Understanding Difference: Why Poetry Matters we will present  'Time, Space and Empathy: A Material Poetics of the Film Image' in which we explore how a viewer's relationship to the screen constructs a dialogical space: an intersubjective space of 'shared viewing' and 'shared experience'; a meaningful space of imagination, cognition and feeling; an embodied space where mediation, itself, becomes an object of contemplation.

As part of our presentation will also show video piece entitled 'To forget : Of air', which gathers together footage shot at the Santa Catarina Pool in Bagno Vignoni, Italy – the original location for the penultimate scene of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Nostalghia (1983). 

Sexuate Subjects: Politics, Poetics and Ethics
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th December 2010
UCL, London