Film And The Ethical Imagination

Thursday March 16, 10:15 – 12:00, TEO-H6 6.222-KINO

Film and the Ethical Imagination offers a new theory of the relation between film and ethics based on the premise that images are capable of generating their own ethical content. This ethics operates hermeneutically and materializes in cinema’s unique power to show us other modes of being. The author considers a wealth of contemporary art films and documentaries that embody ethical issues through the very form of the text. The ethical imagination generated by films such as The Nine Muses, Post Tenebras Lux, Amour, and Nostalgia For the Light is crucially defined by openness, uncertainty, opacity, and the refusal of hegemonic practices of visual representation.

Asbjørn Grønstad, Professor at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, is visiting UiT Tromsø to give a lecture on based on his recent book Film and the Ethical Imagination (Palgrave 2016): http://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137583734

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