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The Japan Foundation, Sydney

continuum: Talk Event: The Universal Language of Animation

The Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation
Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Level 4 accessible only via elevator

Thursday 26 May from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Learn about the universal language of animation in a free talk event at The Japan Foundation, Sydney.

In this talk, Dr Masafumi Monden will discuss animation as an intersection of human perception, cultural and social movements that communicate visual, auditory, and sensory experience. This experience unites its viewers in a universal language, yet allows the filmmaker to communicate personal, cultural and historical specificities within their narratives.

Masafumi Monden is a cultural studies scholar specialising in Japan. He writes and teaches modern Japanese cultural history, fashion, art and popular culture, gender studies, Japanese language, and international relations focusing on Australia’s ties with Asia.

Before joining the University of Sydney, Dr Monden most recently taught at the University of Western Australia.

Trained in four different disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels (Humanities, Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, and Design), Dr Monden uses visual sources, texts, and empirical evidences to examine material cultures of everyday as embodiments of social, cultural, and historical expressions.

Header image: Cynthia Burke, Jonathan Daw and Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Ngayuku Papa: Tiny (My Dog – Tiny), 2017. © Tjanpi Desert Weavers 2017

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