Geopolitical Considerations and the Location of Cultural Memories

Geopolitical Considerations and the Location of Cultural Memories

Sharon Lin Tay

This presentation will explore cosmo-politics as an approach for new digital documentary forms. As much as we need to historicise the material, social, cultural, political, aesthetic, and ideological dimensions of culture, a cosmopolitan approach as articulated by Kwame Anthony Appiah also spatialises discourse about culture. This presentation will consider geography as pivotal to understanding documentary in a transnational context through a survey of Southeast Asian digital art practices.

Sharon Lin Tay is a Senior Lecturer in Film at Middlesex University in London, UK, where she teaches film and digital cultures.  In 2010, she was Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Art, Design, and Media, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  Her latest publication is the monograph Women on the Edge: Twelve Political Film Practices (Palgrave, 2009).  Together with Dale Hudson, she is co-curator of the digital art exhibition that is part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in Ithaca, New York.



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