Visual Fabrics: Film, Fashion and Material Culture

Explores the common language of film and fashion, both powerful image makers and objects of material culture. Film and fashion share a role with architecture and contemporary art creating narratives and atmospheres, conveying identity and shaping visual expression. We explore their common language, particularly the current intersection with contemporary visual arts, treating these elements as part of our cultural \'fabric\' through a text(ur)al analysis of Wong Kar Wai\'s In the Mood for Love.Note: Offered jointly with VES as VES 185x.Prerequisite: A course in film studies or the equivalent course in cultural studies.