Kim Soyoung lecture and seminar: The Climate of Cinema: Post-Colonial Phantom, Trans-Cinema  and Post-Contact Zone 

Kim Soyoung lecture and seminar: The Climate of Cinema: Post-Colonial Phantom, Trans-Cinema  and Post-Contact Zone 

17 January, 2023

April 24-25, 26, 27, 28 Seminar and studio visits with Kim Soyoung 10-16 

A series of cinema interrogates the social and the natural relationship, which opens a dialogue for the Anthropocene addressed by Dipesh Chakrabarty’s The Climate of History in a Planetary Age (Chakrabarty,2021) and the epistemological, ontological, and ethical shift to new materialism. The notion of the climate of cinema is not limited to ecocinema or climate cinema; it is attentive to gender and ecological, anthropological, and economic issues such as debt and labor, not to mention the history of cinema. It is also an endeavor to re-read cinema redemptively in a time of a planetary age. It is a response to account for what is happening in and around cinema and media and to probe de-worlding and prods a process of worlding and re-worlding.  In that sense, the climate of cinema carries the burden of the climate of History in a Planetary Age, as well as a responsibility to envision the transformation of cine-media 

As part of the Seminar:  

Film screenings of Sfdrome and The Graves of Diaspora  

 Readings from Kim Soyoung’s Korean Cinema in Global Contexts: Postcolonial Phantom , Blockbuster, Trans-Cinema and Geo-Spatiality in Literature and Culture : Worlding – Asia in the Anthropocene 

Bio:https://soyoungkim.net/ 

Soyoung Kim is Professor of Cinema studies at Korea National University of Arts, Director of Trans Asia Screen Culture Institute, Korea National university of Arts, Author of several books on postcolonial modernity and gender, including Korean Cinema in Global Contexts (forthcoming, Amsterdam University Press), Filmmaker of Exile Trilogy and Women’s History Trilogy. She has been Visiting Professor at Duke,UCBerkely and UCIrvine, Research Fellow at Asia Research Institute,Singapore National University, and Guest of Honor at GuanaJuato International Film Festival.  

Filmmaker of Exile Trilogy ( released in art theaters in Korea and Japan after the screenings at  Yamagata and Busan International Film Festival) and Women’s History Trilogy 

Installation Pieces: The Graves of Diaspora (City Museum of Seoul),  SFdrome: Ju,Sejuk(MMCA,Seoul, Cultural Forum, St. Petersburg),  Parasite (Hong Kong), Asia Society ( Mumbai) Author of Korean Cinema in Global Contexts: Postcolonial Phantom , Blockbuster, Trans-Cinema (Amsterdam University Press,2022) and Geo-Spatiality in Literature and Culture : Worlding 

Asia in the Anthropocene (Macmillan ,2022) and numerous books on postcoloniality, gender and cinema  both in Korean and English.