A Fear of Monsters Revisited: Publication Launch and Panel Discussion
6 July 2019
1.30 – 3.30pm
Free admission with registration
On the occasion of our first ever publication launch from the State of Motion series, the Asian Film Archive is pleased to present A Fear of Monsters Revisited, a panel with regional film scholars, Bliss Cua Lim and Ekky Imanjaya, and artist Ho Rui An. Expanding on key themes from the State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monstersexhibitions, the panel examines the monsters at the cross-sections of art and cinema as ciphers for the unarticulated complexities of history and the world we live.
From the zombie, the ghost to creatures of exploitation films, A Fear of Monsters Revisited focuses on the creatures that have embodied our existential fears and leap from our screens to both scare and entertain us. What does this appeal tell us about the societies we live? What kind of resistive cultural spaces do ‘monsters’ create? What do our beloved monsters tell us about ourselves and the histories that define us?