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Japanese Studies | J-Talks: Re-photographing landscapes

Japanese Studies presents J-talks @ Sydney_Uni

J-Talks: Re-photographing landscapes
Shayne Bowden (PhD Candidate, University of Sydney)

In Semester 2, these will be hybrid events. Talks are approximately 1 hour followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

In-person: SLC Common Room 536 (by RSVP only)
Online: Join via Zoom (ID: 83712582004)


There is an increasing interest in ’then & now’ comparative photography of film locations. What knowledge(s) do the various social media sites that offer ’then & now’ images of iconic film locations enable regarding cinephilic desire and spatial transition?

In this talk Shayne Bowden will give an overview of re-photography and its framing of filmic sites of production and discuss how it may substantiate the central tenet of Japanese landscape theory, that space is permeated by both visible and invisible state power dynamics. Does the Japanese landscape theory that was intensely discussed in the late 60s and early 70s still have ‘currency’ as an activist proposition even now?

About the speaker

Shayne Bowden is PhD candidate at the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney. He is currently researching film locations and spatial transition. He has previously researched Japanese radical and avant-garde cinema and 20th-century Japanese urban design. He has been a curator and event coordinator since 2003, organising various performances, exhibitions, tours and screenings for international artists working in Japan. He curated the annual Against Fukuoka Extreme Music and Film Festival for 10 years from 2008.

You can contact Shayne Bowden at: swb8@gol.com

Dr Ansart carries out research on Japanese and East Asian intellectual history, focusing particularly on the political theories of Japanese Confucian thinkers of 18th century. He lectures on early modern Japanese history, the Tokugawa period, as well as social and political issues of contemporary Japan.

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Please RSVP to matthew.shores@sydney.edu.au

Join online via Zoom.

For more information, contact: Dr Matthew Shores – matthew.shores@sydney.edu.au


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Oct 27 2022


4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


SLC Common Room 536, Level 5, Brennan MacCallum Building A18
University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2006


Japanese Studies

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