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A lecture by Kevin B. Lee

June 18, 7:30 pm

Analytical film practices help to shed light on the problematic legacy of Western images in their colonialist gaze towards peoples and cultures. How is it then that these practices themselves warrant decolonization? What affordances and dilemmas do these tools present filmmakers and media practitioners of colour in examining their own relationship to colonialist media practices? These questions are considered through examining three cases that represent different strategies: reenactment, recutting, and reframing.

Lecture in English

Lecture by Kevin B. Lee: Double Agency. Fraught positions in postcolonial film analysis

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The short film “Once Upon a Screen: Explosive Paradox” that is referenced in the presentation may be viewed on Vimeo.

Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, media artist, and critic. Through Bottled Songs, his collaborative project with Chloé Galibert-Laîné, he was awarded the 2018 Sundance Institute Art of Nonfiction Grant, the 2018 European Media Artist Platform Residency, and the 2019 Eurimages Lab Project Award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In 2020 he co-curated the Black Lives Matter Video Essay Playlist with Will DiGravio and Cydnii Wilde Harris. He is Professor of Crossmedia Publishing at Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, where he is co-director of the Masters Program in Artistic Research.

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