4.02.2014 / Anton Stuebner presents: Blue (1993, dir. Derek Jarman)

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
10am – 12pm
San Francisco Campus Boardroom

2014 Visual and Critical Studies MA candidate Anton Stuebner will present a screening of Derek Jarman’s 1993 film, Blue. Central to Stuebner’s MA thesis work, this film challenges visual cultures that emerged around the representation of “healthy” and “sick” bodies during the AIDS crisis. The film’s use of a blank blue screen signifies a refusal to engage with figurative tropes that center bodies as visual objects. Instead, Blue uses a complex combination of sonic elements to engage viewers in alternative modes of “reading” AIDS narratives.