Giuliana Bruno , p rofessor of visual and environmental studies at Harvard University, will address the relationship of cinema to urban mapping, the culture of travel, and the mobilization of narrative space in the visual arts in a lecture on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Wood Auditorium at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Bruno will present an overview of her work on space, linking architecture to film, art, cartography and cultural geography. Traversing this varied landscape, Bruno insists on the inseparability of seeing and traveling in modern culture. In a montage of words and pictures, she turns the voyeur into the voyageur, emphasizing not only that "sight" and "site" but also "motion" and "emotion" are irrevocably connected. Transporting us through the landscape of moving images, this outlook on topophilia opens up the world of emotion pictures.
A film and visual culture scholar, Bruno is the author of Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film (Verso, 2002). In the book, she explores what is shared among film, architecture, painting and three-dimensional arts, map-making and the act of voyaging. In a cultural journey through the history of spatio-visual arts, Atlas of Emotion connects places and affects, motion and emotion.