When: Tuesday August 11th, 7PM-10PM.
Where: JetLag Bar, W1T 6QB London (directions)
How much: £5 at the door – no reservation required.
This screening event focuses on an emerging cultural interest in post-apocalyptic space across literature, film, video gaming and academic scholarship. This growing interest is developed in the light of climate change and current economic crises.
The fascination with the dystopian is looked at through the lens of two videos shedding different light on the meaning of the apocalyptic. The first is the 1971 science-fiction feature The Omega Man (directed by Boris Sagal) which follows an immune scientist as he fights his way through deserted Los Angeles after it has been struck by a biological warfare.
The second, the award-winning typographic short film Apocalypse Rhyme (2014) by visual artist Oliver Harrison, reveals an already-present and slowly-evolving state of apocalypse.
The two films will be followed by a panel discussion discussing the complex relationship between the human and non-human unfolding in imagined and lived apocalyptic scenarios. This multi-disciplinary panel will consist of the director of the featured short Oliver Harrison, Paul Dobraszczyk (lecturer in Art History, University of Manchester) and Emma Fraser (PhD Researcher, University of Manchester).
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