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Inaugural Lecture with Professor Ken McMullen

Date:24 April 2013, 5:30pm
Location:Jacqueline Wilson Hall, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road
 KT1 2EE
Fee:Free but booking required

'L'Action Forme La Pensee'

(Film-making: Pure Research)

Ken McMullen is an international film director with many theatrical feature films and documentaries to his credit. His films have won serious critical attention along with significant awards at film festivals throughout the world. ( '1871' was the British Film in Cannes and the actor working under his direction won Best European Actress for 'Zina'.) He was trained as a fine artist and continues to practice as a visual artist engaged in interdisciplinary practice which has involved collaboration with physicists in CERN and SLAC, and with leading contemporary philosophers such as Jacques Derrida. In this inaugural lecture he will be showing film extracts from his work. He will demonstrate by juxtaposing these how engagement with process and medium can release new meanings. How research can often be stimulated by the 'positive accident' and how the 'resistances' of the medium itself are crucial to advancing knowledge.

Ken will be accompanied by a live band, 'Cabinet of Living Cinema' during his presentation. For more information on the band click here

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Picton Room.

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Caroline Carsey

020 8417 2853


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