The City and its Moving Images: Hypertopia by Francesco Casetti

We are pleased to present Hypertopia – a lecture by Francesco Casetti and the first public event of The City and its Moving Images, a new collaboration between Afterall and the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image.

On Friday 3 May 2013, following an introduction by Mark Lewis, Francesco Casetti will explore the ways in which the experience of cinema is always the experience of a place and discuss the contemporary condition of the moving image, its re-emergence architecturally and topographically, and its changing viewing conditions in the cinema and elsewhere.

The City and its Moving Images is a collaborative research project and series of talks exploring the impact of the moving image on the cultural life of the modern city.

Francesco Casetti is Professor of Film Studies at Yale University, and has written extensively on the semiotics of film and film theory (Theories of Cinema: 1945–1995, Texas, 1999). He is currently studying the reconfiguration of cinema in a post-medium epoch, comparing this shift with the rise of cinema at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Mark Lewis is an artist, an editor of Afterall and Professor of Fine Art at Central Saint Martins.

The City and its Moving Images: Hypertopia by Francesco Casetti
Friday 3 May 2013, 18:00–19:30

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
University of the Arts London
Granary Building
1 Granary Square
London
N1C 4AA

Admission free but booking essential. To reserve a seat emailevents@afterall.org. You will be sent a confirmation email with access details.

Please note, as Central Saint Martins College has relocated to a new campus in King's Cross this postcode may not yet appear in the correct location on some maps. It does, however, work properly when using Google Maps.

This event is a collaboration between Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and Afterall with the support of Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, and Yale University.

A video recording of this event is available here.