Webinar on racial dimensions of screen aesthetics

Posted Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

Webinar on racial dimensions of screen aesthetics

Join Raqi Syed and Dr Missy Molloy from Victoria, University of Wellington, in this webinar as they discuss racial dimensions of screen aesthetics from different angles.

In our digital and virtual age, we are haunted by principles of “beauty” from both European and colonial art that are complex and fraught. As we increasingly incorporate digital representations of people into cinema, how do we account for the racial and colonial underpinnings of the technology and conventions that ground these representations? Most significantly, how can we look to mātauranga design for more equitable and future focused ways of accommodating genuinely diverse representations on screen?

Raqi Syed will address these questions with reference to her own work in visual effects and real-time immersive technologies, while Dr Missy Molloy will tackle the controversial question of whether women of colour have a place in Jane Campion's celebrated screen feminism. This lecture will prompt the audience to ask where they stand on these issues?

Speakers: Raqi Syed (Senior Lecturer in the School of Design Innovation at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington), and Dr Missy Molloy (Programme Director and Senior Lecturer in Film at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington).

Date: Thursday 12 May, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Where: This is an online event, you'll need to click here to register for the Zoom link.