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Lab Café Special for the Railway Arts Festival - "From the Lumière Brothers and Ozu, a Journey of Film"

2015-12-2 (Wed) 19:00 - 21:00

At the Railway Arts Festival currently underway at Art Area B1, there is a piece on display by HOMMA Takashi which features films by the Lumière Brothers and Ozu Yasujiro. This is an important piece that shows the strong ties between film and railways since the early days of film. At this café, we'll take a look at this piece, which invokes various images including those of railways, stations, passengers waiting for trains, train windows, movement, journeys, and the East and West, and enjoy deciphering these images with our guest, SUWA Nobuhiro. We look forward to taking an intellectual journey with all those in attendance.


SUWA Nobuhiro (Professor, Graduate School, Tokyo University of the Arts)

Café Master

KUBOTA Tetsu (Faculty staff, Osaka University CSCD; Steering committee member, Art Area B1)

•  Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

•  The program may be modified without notice from what is noted on this page.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1, "Lab Café" is designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2015-12-2 (Wed) 19:00 - 21:00
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (1st Basement Concourse, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Registration is not required for this seminar.
Contact: Center for the Study of Communication-Design, Osaka University

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