Online Studium Generale lecture - Dana Linssen

Due to copyrighted material, this lecture will be open and available to KABK students only.

Pre-watch material

Dana Linssen has put together a list of film suggestions in preparation for her lecture. There will be reference to these films during the session.

Black Sunday (1960, Mario Bava)

The Blair Witch Project (1999, Eduardo Sánchez, Daniel Myrick)

Burn the Witch (2020, Tatsuro Kawano)

The Devil Doll/The Witch of Timbuctoo (1936, Tod Browning)

Häxan (1922, Benjamin Christensen)

Hereditary (2018, Ari Aster)

I Am Not A Witch (2017, Rungang Nyoni)

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989, Hayao Miyazaki)

The Love Witch (2016, Anna Biller)

Medea (1969, Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Midsommar (2019, Ari Aster)

The Neon Demon (2016, Nicholas Windig Refn)

Suspiria (1977, Dario Argento) and Suspiria (2018, Luca Guadagnino)

The Wicker Man (1973, Robin Hardy)

The Witch (2015, Robert Eggers)

The Witch’s Cradle (1944, Maya Deren & Marcel Duchamp)

The Witches (2020, Robert Zemeckis) and The Witches (1990, Nicholas Roeg)

The Wizard of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)

Wxtch Craft lecture by Dana Linssen
'The Witch is Back. The Which?'

Why do we have to think about The Wicked Witch of the West all of a sudden? She and her sisters have made a silent return in contemporary cinema and other filmic media, from Dave Eggers The Witch till Luca Guadagnino's remake of Suspiria. Is she the antagonist of our time?

A mirror or a premonition of powers to be unleashed and blood to flow? Or a reframed symbol for an age of reexamined forms of misogyny and female empowerment? And what does our new era of digital witchcraft, tell us about cinema as a transformational and alchemic art form?

Bio - Dana Linssen is a film critic (de Filmkrant, NRC Handelsblad), writer, thinker, lecturer (ArtEZ Academy of Theatre, HKU Audio Visual Media/Writing for Performance) from the Netherlands. She is the founder of the Slow Criticism Project and co-curator of the Critics' Choice at the Internationale Film Festival Rotterdam. Currently she is working as a "quarter master" for Fast Forward, a new talent and skills development institute in the Netherlands. According to her Twitter profile she is also a time traveller.

Wxtch Craft theme of the KABK Studium Generale lecture series 2020-2021
poster design by Dayna Casey



3 december 2020 16.30 - 18:00



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