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.
3rd event – Friday 13th February 2015, 17:30, MRB Screening Room 2.
Enter the Screen! This event is curated by Mihaela Brebenel.
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.