Cyborg vs. Cyborg screening series

This series attempts to open up a space for conversation – to have a critical discussion around and ask questions about the concept of the cyborg and its representation in popular media – like films, television and fine arts.

1st event – 11/12/14, 5:30-9PM, MRB Screen 2

It was be a no-holds bars fight between The Terminator (1984) staring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Judge Dredd (1995) staring Sylvester Stallone. This event was curated by Phaedra Shanbaum.


2nd event – Friday 23rd January 2015, 17:30, MRB Screening Room 2.

female version of its Cyborg vs. Cyborg screening series. This event is curated by Elinor Carmi.
Introduction by Prof. Sarah Kember. 
1. Ghost in a Shell – Is one of the most famous Japanese anime films released from 1995, and based on a manga comic. A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. 
2. Æon Flux – Began as a sci-fi animated TV series on MTV during the early 1990s, it then turned into a film in 2005 starring Sharlize Theron. Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is a sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found. 

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3rd event – Friday 13th February 2015, 17:30, MRB Screening Room 2.

Enter the Screen! This event is curated by Mihaela Brebenel.

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Tron (1982) dir. Steven Lisberger – the original Tron which saw the more recent legacy series, where a software engineer and game developer steps into the screen and enters a belligerent digital world. He is faced with a choice to fight for his life inside of this world.


Videodrome (1983) dir. David Cronenberg – where someone steps into another type of screen. This time, the CEO of a small television station enters their TV set screen driven by fantasy, desire and greed, an immersion leading to their demise.


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