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“Atmospheres of Projection”

Giuliana Bruno, Harvard University

Tue, 11/8 · 5:00 pm6:30 pm · Room N107, School of Architecture

Program in Media and Modernity

Giuliana Bruno
“Atmospheres of Projection”
[Response: Sylvia Lavin]
Tuesday, November 08, 2022 @5pm ET
N107 (School of Architecture)

Professor Bruno will lecture on the subject of her new book, Atmospheres of Projection: Environmentality in Art and Screen Media. The book explores the histories of projection and atmosphere in visual culture and their continued importance to contemporary artists who are reinventing the projective imagination with atmospheric thinking and the use of elemental media. Bruno traverses psychoanalysis, environmental philosophy, architecture, the history of science, visual art, and moving image culture to see how projective mechanisms and their environments have developed over time. In so doing, she gives new life to the alchemic possibilities of transformative projective atmospheres. Showing how their “environmentality” produces sites of exchange and relationality, this book binds art to the ecology of atmosphere.

Giuliana Bruno is Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Internationally known for her interdisciplinary research on visual arts, architecture and media, she has published seven award-winning books, including Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture and Film (Verso, 2002, 2017), winner of best Moving Image Book prize; and Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media (Chicago, 2014). Atmospheres of Projection: Environmentality in Art and Screen Media is her latest book (Chicago, 2022).

Sylvia Lavin is Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. She is author of several publications, including: Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture (The MIT Press, 2005), Kissing Architecture (Princeton University Press, 2011) and Flash in the Pan (Architectural Association, 2015), while she recently curated the exhibition Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernists Myths (Canadian Center for Architecture, 2018).

Please note:
A discount code will be provided to each attendee of the event. This code will provide a 30% discount on orders of Atmospheres of Projection: Environmentality in Art and Screen Media placed on the University of Chicago Press website.

Image: Clemens von Wedemeyer, Sun Cinema, 2010. Installation view, Mardin, Turkey, 2010. © 2010 Clemens von Wedemeyer, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Courtesy of the artist; Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris; and KOW, Berlin.

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