BLOOD BORN: INVASION OF THE BODY

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue. Oct. 7, 2014 - Tue. Oct. 21, 2014
12:00 am

Location
Microcinema [ ÊTRE]

Instructor
Karen Herland

Admission

The advent of AIDS coalesced cultural fears around otherness, sexual danger and the tension between nature and science. Horror films often explore the body made unfamiliar through infection or mutation. Blood Born traces the spectre of infected bodies, and their cultural resonance with AIDS – in sexual, racial and border-defying terms. How much did early representations of AIDS borrow from classic horror texts? Do works as diverse as Cronenberg’s films and Charles Burns’ graphic classic BLACK HOLE inevitably demand rereading through the lens of HIV infection?

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