Why Science Fiction is the only legitimate artform of the 20th and 21st centuries

by stephen clover on May 31, 2007

Local artist, writer and intellectual David Cauchi is giving an address at the Film Archive on Saturday afternoon.

David is a right old character, and also the painter of one of my favourite works of art — entitled The fab four (Tasman, Cook, Du Fresne, De Surville) (above).

In his address David will discuss the origins of science-fiction in the avant-garde art movements of the early 20th century, and its emergence as a dominant theme in mass-produced pulp fiction and film. On the topic of “legitimate artform” he explains “I mean that which exemplifies the culture, the place and time in which the artwork is made”. Also included in the talk are several films from the Archive’s collections.

Why Science Fiction is the only legitimate artform of the 20th century
FILM ARCHIVE
02 JUNE 2007, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
ENTRY BY KOHA

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