Fukeiron, photography, Fortini! (This Saturday in London)

A screening programme and workshop on militant visual art and the politics of landscape.
Saturday 31 May 2014, 1-7.30PM
Richard Hoggart Building, Cinema, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross
1.00-1.15 Welcome and introduction by Alberto Toscano
1.15-2.45 Screening I: AKA Serial Killer (dir. Masao Adachi, 1969)
2.45-3.15 Break
3.15-4.45 Screening II: Fortini/Cani (dir. Jean-Marie Straub and Daniéle Huillet, 1976)
4.45-5.00 Break
5.00-7.30 Talks and discussion
Go Hirasawa  AKA Serial Killer and Landscape Theory [fukeiron]
Skype conversation with Masao Adachi, director of AKA Serial Killer
Jelena Stojković – Landscape, Photography and the Image [eizo] in Japan
Alberto Toscano  Fortini/Cani, Italy/Palestine and the Landscapes of Resistance
The event will double as the launch of Franco Fortini’s The Dogs of the Sinai (Seagull Books), which is accompanied by a newly-subtitled DVD of Straub-Huillet’s Fortini/Cani.

Go Hirasawa is a researcher at Meiji-Gakuin University working on underground and experimental films and avant-garde art movements in 1960s and ’70s Japan. His publications include Godard (Japan, 2002), Fassbinder (Japan, 2005), Cultural Theories: 1968 (Japan, 2010), Koji Wakamatsu: Cinéaste de la Révolte (France, 2010), and Masao Adachi: Le bus de la révolution passera bientot près de chez too (France, 2012). He has organized more than fifty film exhibitions throughout the world, including, Koji Wakamatsu and Masao Adachi (Cinematheque Française, 2010) and Art Theater Guild and Japanese Underground Cinema, 1960–1986 (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012).

Jelena Stojković is an art historian, writer and curator. Her research interests include the multidisciplinary and transnational approaches to the history and theory of visual arts, with a particular focus on avant-garde photography in Japan. She completed her PhD with the University of Westminster in 2014, and was a Research Fellow affiliated with the University of Tokyo in 2012-2013. She contributed to the volume Minor Photography: Connecting Deleuze and Guattari to Photography Theory and curated Photo Reference: Photographic Image in Contemporary Japanese Art Practices (2012).
Alberto Toscano is Reader in Critical Theory at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of Fanaticism (2010; Turkish translation: 2013), The Theatre of Production (2006) and the forthcoming Cartographies of the Absolute (co-authored with Jeff Kinkle). He has translated numerous works by Alain Badiou, Antonio Negri and others. He edits The Italian List for Seagull Books and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Historical Materialism.
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