Guest Talk – Jihoon Kim

We will have Professor Jihoon Kim in our first colloquium in this semester held on 17 Jan 2017 (Tuesday) to give a talk with the topic “Hybrid Moving Images in the Post-media Age”. The talk will be started at 5:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: 17 Jan 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: Hybrid Moving Images in the Post-media Age

The ongoing proliferation of digital technologies in the terrain of art practice since the 1990s has unsettled the status of the moving image. Numerous art practitioners across different fields have responded to the volatility of image by creating new works of art that could obscure established distinctions between different media arts. This talk provides the concept of hybrid moving images as an array of impure images shaped by the encounters and negotiations between the material, technical, and aesthetic components of existing moving image media, namely film, video, and the digital. Grounding its study in interdisciplinary framework of film studies, media studies, and contemporary art criticism, this talk offers a fresh insight on the post-media conditions of film and video under the pervasive influences of digital technologies, as well as on the crucial roles of media hybridity in the creative processes of giving birth to the emerging forms of the moving image. Charting and demonstrating five types of hybrid moving images, this talk paves the way for understanding how digital technologies simultaneously depend on and differ from previous time-based media, and how this juncture of similarities and differences signals a new regime of the art of the moving image.

About the Speaker:
Jihoon Kim is an assistant professor of cinema and media studies at Chung-ang University, South Korea. He is the author of Between Film, Video, and the Digital: Hybrid Moving Images in the Post-media Age (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016), and his essays have appeared in Screen, Film Quarterly, Camera Obscura, and Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, among others, and are forthcoming in Cinema Journal and Journal of Film and Video. Currently he is working on a new book manuscript entitled Documentary’s Expanded Fields: New Media, New Platforms, and the Documentary.

To find out more about Jihoon Kim, you can check out the speaker’s pages.