a Lecture By Markus Nornes
Calligraphy and cinema have an intimate relationship both within and beyond Japan. Indeed, the ubiquity of the brushed word is one element that actually ties works in Korean, Japanese and Sinophone Asia together as a regional cinema. At first glance, cinema and calligraphy would appear as radically different art forms. At second glance, they present themselves as sister arts. This talk will explore the nature of both subtitle and calligraphy, from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. Markus Nornes is a scholar of Asian cinema and documentary filmmaker. He specializes in Japanese studies, documentary and translation theory.