14.01.2016

Agata Lisiak published article in the urban studies journal "City"


The article "Making Sense of Absence: Tsai Ming-liang's Cinematic Take on the Urban Condition." by faculty member Dr. Agata Lisiak, recently appeared in CITY: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action.

Based on Tsai Ming-liang's cinematic portrayals of cities, Dr. Lisiak argues for consideration and appreciation of artistic devices in our thinking and writing on cities. Specifically, she looks into four types of absence the Taiwanese director engages with: absence of movement, absence of speech, absence of home and absence of infrastructure. Tsai's multi-layered preoccupation with the notion of absence and the visual language he develops to talk about it may be inspiring for urban researchers, especially those working with visual methods.

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