Alien Culture, & Others
by Dr Mark Bould
Thursday 8 May, 7pm
The encounter with difference has always been at the heart of science fiction, even if the genre has not always engaged with otherness wisely or well. Dr Mark Bould will draw on classic and contemporary sci-fi texts, films and programmes, as well as artists such as Kiluanji Kia Henda and the Black Kirby Project to discuss how sci-fi explores identity and questions of race.
Mark Bould is Reader in Film and Literature at the University of the West of England, and co-editor of Science Fiction Film and Television. His recent publications include Science Fiction (2012), Africa SF (2013) and Solaris (2014).
Image credit: Shezad Dawood, Towards the Possible Film (production still), 2014. Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Delfina Foundation and in association with Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art