“In Luce Ambulemus: Light, Ecology and the Arts” w/ Hanjo Berressem

As a conclusion to the 2015/2106 Speaker Series “Anthropocene, Ecology, Pedagogy: The Future in Question”, curated by jan jagodzinski, we are pleased to announce a series of events taking place in March including a week-long lecture series and a day-long symposium.

First up, we are very excited to welcome Dr. Hanjo Berressem (University of Cologne) for a week of free lunch-time lectures entitled “In Luce Ambulemus: Light, Ecology and the Arts”. Hanjo Berressem teaches American Literature and Culture at the University of Cologne, Germany and has written in the fields of theory, contemporary American fiction, media studies, the interfaces of art and science, as well as ‘nature writing’ and ecology.

Please find all of the details below and feel free to forward this information to any interested contacts! Looking forward to seeing you there!

“In Luce Ambulemus:” Light, Ecology and the Arts
A week-long lecture series with Distinguished Visiting Professor Hanjo Berressem.

Monday, March 7-Saturday, March 12
12-1:30 PM Daily (Except for Friday, March 11)
Arts-Based Research Studio (Ed. North 4-104)

In his book “Cinema 1: The Movement Image”, Gilles Deleuze notes that ‘the plane of immanence is entirely made up of light.’ Taking its inspiration from Deleuze’s inherently ‘luminous philosophy,’ the series of lectures follows the different ways in which light is used as a fundamental medium in land art, the cinema, and in literature. Although each of the lectures is independent of the others, the series is set up in such a way that it develops, from the growing resonances between the single lectures, an inherently ecological ‘aesthetics of immanence.’

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