POSTPONED: Time and Nothingness: Image and Temporality through the Lens of Buddhism

In this presentation, Dr Victor Fan, Senior Lecturer for Film Studies at King’s College, explores how Buddhist philosophy can help scholars re-evaluate what cinema and media are and what exactly they are constituting and mediating.

He goes on to focus on one issue as a case study: time. Time is a fundamental dimension in the photographic and cinematographic images, which,  he argues, instantiate two temporalities.

Please note: This event has been postponed until further notice.

About the speaker
Dr Victor Fan is Senior Lecturer at Film Studies, King’s College London and Film Consultant of the Chinese Visual Festival. He is the author of Cinema Approaching Reality: Locating Chinese Film Theory (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) and Extraterritoriality: Locating Hong Kong Cinema and Media (Edinburg University Press, 2019). His forthcoming book, Illuminating Reality: Locating Film and Media Philosophy in Buddhism, will be published in 2020 by University of Minnesota Press. His articles appeared in journals including Camera Obscura, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Screen, and Film History.

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