Traces of the Future: archaeology of modern science in Africa
New work from Evgenia Arbugaeva and Mariele Neudecker, with original objects and materials collected during historical-anthropological research at Amani Hill Research Station, Tanzania.
"Traces of the Future" will take audiences deep into the Tanzanian rainforest through an innovative exhibition of new artwork and original archival objects from Amani – meaning peace in Kiswahili – Hill Research Station. This will be the first UK exhibition of Russian photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva’s 12 celebrated photographs – as featured in December 2016’s National Geographic – together with 11 new photo works and three new films from renowned multi-media artist Mariele Neudecker, all made on the Amani residency.
Objects on display will include original specimens collected in the surrounding jungle,...
Projections: Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical dream zone
This day course focuses on three titles from Tarkovsky’s acclaimed repertoire: Andrei Rublev, Solaris and Stalker. Psychoanalysis will serve a vital function as the primary theoretical framework, facilitating a multitude of interpretations and searching for possibilities in “dream rooms” through which Tarkovsky moved with great ease. By combining group discussion with an appreciation of the Russian auteur’s artistic vision, we will attempt to uncover and reassess unconscious connections to these celebrated works within the film medium.
Advance viewing is optional, select scenes and montages will be shown on the day:
Session 1 – Andrei Rublev (1966): the life, times and afflictions of 15th-century Russian icon painter
Session 2 - Solaris (1972): mysterious phenomena taking place ab...
Film festival SERET London 2017
SERET London – the Israeli Film & TV Festival, is returning for its 6th year to the UK with screenings taking place across London, Redbridge, Richmond and Manchester. SERET London 2017 brings the many and varied voices of Israel for this year’s ground-breaking Film & TV Festival.
“For our sixth Festival, we have stronger voices from women of all cultures and power bases; louder voices from Israeli Arabs and from Palestinians, all offering their own expression of the social and political multiplicity that the Middle East’s leading democracy represents", says the co-founders of the Festival Odelia Haroush, Patty Hochmann and Anat Koren.
“This year’s programme is in equal measure thought-provoking, and entertaining. With such a vibrant line-up of films and documentaries create...
Dash Cafe: The Emigre Flight from Russia
The May Café will focus on the writers and artists caught up in the chaos of the Russian Revolution and subsequent Civil War. Many writers went on to settle in Paris, Berlin and elsewhere and forged new lives in exile. We’ll explore the wonderful Nadezhda Teffi, the hugely popular and funny story writer and author of Pushkin Press’ Memories, From Moscow to the Black Sea’ and stories by the more famous émigré writers, Vladimir Nabokov and Ivan Bunin with speakers and readers including Robert Chandler, Bryan Karetnyk, Peter Pomeranzev, actor Harriet Walter and Dash artistic director Josephine Burton. Plus there'll be wonderful live music - to be announced shortly.
Artificial Intelligence and the Game of the Century – Kasparov vs. Deep Blue with Garry Kasparov, Michael Hawley
Former World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov talks about where Machine Intelligence ends and Human Creativity begins – followed by a conversation with legendary former MIT Media Lab Professor Mike Hawley.
In May 1997 the greatest chess player in the world was defeated for the first time – by an IBM supercomputer named Deep Blue.
You are invited to hear Garry Kasparov tell his side of this epoch-making story – for the first time, twenty years on: what it was like to play against an implacable and tireless opponent, why the odds were so stacked, what were the strategies IBM used to unnerve him. But this is above all a story about machine intelligence, and how Kasparov has come to embrace it as a force for good and an ally of human creativity....
Debate «It’s Time To Bring Russia In From The Cold»
Should we come to an accommodation with a foreign power that bombs civilians indiscriminately, threatens our Eastern European partners, and goes so far as to meddle in the recent US presidential election? Is it in the West’s interests to bring Russia in from the cold? Or should we be on our guard against this ascendant, belligerent country on Europe’s borders? Join us on Thursday 8th June, hear the arguments and make up your mind.
This debate will be filmed for later broadcast on BBC World News.
Speakers for the motion:
Russian television presenter and author, known as the ‘face’ of Russia. Raised in Paris and New York, he moved to the Soviet Union in 1952 and became well known in the West as a spokesperson representing and explaining the views of the Soviet Union dur...
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