Lecture 14 April

MLC Inaugural Lecture: Dr Angela Becher

1:00pm - 2:00pm / Wednesday 14th April 2021
Type: Lecture / Category: Department
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This talk examines how Chinese new media artists negotiate the symbolic nature of urban space via 3D-modelled simulations, augmented as well as mixed reality. Via semiotic and media analysis, the talk scrutinises the ontology of these media in their deployment and rendering of spatial parameters such as proportion and perspective, as well as stasis and motion to create an ideologically informed spatial narrative. It will contrast the imaginary of architecture and space in the independent 3D animation film Mist by Zhang Xiaotao and the films of new media artist Cao Fei against the implementation of video in Zhu Xiaowen’s mixed reality performance art and an augmented reality app by artist collective 4 Gentlemen. It be will argued that in the discussed works, the creation of an ephemeral virtual world serves to reify censored discourses on developments in the Chinese past and present via a refashioned spatial experience.

Please email Julie Hudson to book onto this event: hudsonje@liverpool.ac.uk