Specific dates: Feb. 10, 17 and 24.
7 p.m. | Atkins Auditorium
Alien Contact and Cultural Imagination presents diverse examples of aesthetic, sociocultural and political works that address aspects of imaginable worlds.
These new media works share more with the connotative syntax of oral histories, poetry, performances and ritual traditions than with many established forms of western cinema that are more often grounded in textual literacy and a denotative narrative flow.
They tell strange and beautiful stories that extend media literacy through visual and audible means that reverberate with geopolitical realities, while bringing to life a missing past and emphasizing alternative ways of imagining the future.
February 10: Before Tomorrow is about the survival of a 19th-century Inuit grandmother and her grandson, after a strange illness sweeps through the camp. By Marie-Hélène Cousineau in collaboration with Madeline Ivalu and Susan Avingaq.
Image: The Fullness of Time, Cauleen Smith (US), 2008, 50 min., digital video shown on DVD