During her lecture Body Language of Movie Stars Before and After 1917, Oksana Bulhakova reconstructs the cultural meaning of the gesture and talks about how the body language of silent film actors was affected by historic events. The lecture took place as part of the KULTURFILM: Femme Mute series of lectures on cinema at the Closer Art Centre on November 18, 2016. 


KULTURFILM is Dovzhenko Centre’s traditional educational program of lectures on cinema, whose format is beyond the academic cinema education. Within the project, cinema is considered in its social, cultural and historical dimensions. The Femme Mute project explores representation of a woman in the Ukrainian cinema of the 1920s - early 1930s, analyzes the view of a woman in a particular historical period and how it changed with time, as well as examines the attitude towards gender distribution in the society.


Oksana Bulgakova is Professor of Film Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany), author of a number of books on Soviet and German cinema (Sergei Eisenstein: Three Utopias. Architectural Designs for the Film Theory, 1996; The Adventures of Dr. Mabuse in the Land of Bolsheviks, 1995; Sergei Eisenstein. Biography, 1998; The Factory of Gestures, Moscow, 2005, etc.); film director (Stalin Is, 1993; The Girl Who Kissed Stalin, 1995; The Many Facets of Sergei Eisenstein, 1998), curator of exhibitions, lecturer at Humboldt University and Free University (Berlin), Stanford University and the International Film School in Cologne. In 2012 – 2013 Oksana Bulgakova received a scholarship to Stanford Humanities Center to work on the book Voice and the Traces of Time: the Russian Archive of Vocal Memory.


Details at http://www.dovzhenkocentre.org/eng/event/214

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