The preliminary phase of the ILSIR Autumn school "Cinema as mediator: cinematic images in participatory social researches and practices" has been completed
Vitaly Kurenoy has lectured on cinema in a remote format for the participants of the ILSIR Autumn school.
On November 8th, Vitaly Kurennoy, Director of the Institute for Cultural Research at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, presented two online lectures for participants of the ILSIR Autumn school "Cinema as a mediator: cinematic images in participatory social researches and practices".
The first lecture, "Cinema as a form of expanding human experience: enlightenment, partisanship and empathy. The birth of ethnographic cinema" Vitaly Kurennoy considered the potential of cinema within the human experience and explored examples of "ethnographic" cinema. He paid special attention to the psychological theory of empathy, analyzed theories of film perception, and even discussed YouTube and the democratization of filmmaking in today's " creator economy".
The second lecture was entitled "Cinema and actionism: the experience of early Soviet cinema". The participants of the Autumn school got acquainted or clarified their ideas about the program of actionism and the history of early Soviet cinematography. An important logical section of the lecture was the problem of the relationship between political action and art, as well as cinema as a tool for shaping public opinion.