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September 29, 2012 is the centenary of the birth of one of the greatest European film directors, Michelangelo Antonioni, who died in 2007. To celebrate this date, Professor James Williams (SMLLC), Dr Giuliana Pieri (SMLLC) and Eleonora Raspi (PhD student, SMLLC) are organising ‘Antonioni and the Arts’ on Friday, October 26, 2012.
The event will take the form first of a projection at 2:30 pm in Arts Lecture Theatre I of two rarely seen shorts by Antonioni, followed by a round-table discussion of his artistic legacy and the relations between cinema, art and the museum. The speakers will include Dr John David Rhodes (Sussex) and Dr Laura Rascaroli (Cork), and the writer and curator Professor Dominique Païni (École du Louvre, Paris), who is organising a multimedia exhibition and retrospective in Antonioni’s home town of Ferrara in March-June 2013. The event will culminate with a lecture by Professor Païni on Antonioni in the Windsor Auditorium at 5:30 pm, followed by a Q+A. Professor Paini's lecture will be in French, with an English translation available here, and on-the-spot bilingual translation will also be available for the Q + A session on the day.
The event is co-sponsored by SMLLC and Media Arts as well as the Institut français.