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Urban Atmospheres in Pandemic Times. Between Science Fiction and Reality

Fatma Mrad 1
1 CRESSON - Centre de recherche sur l'espace sonore et l'environnement urbain
AAU - Ambiances, Architectures, Urbanités : UMR 1563
Abstract : March 2020, I find myself in confinement at home feeling a myriad of intense emotions with the impression of living the scenario of the film Contagion by Steven Soderbergh (2011). I am thinking about this anticipation thriller that describes – or predicts? – similar atmospheres to those that the world is currently going through. The aim of my proposal is to explore some links between the filmic atmospheres of epidemic horror films and urban atmospheres of our daily lives through the emotions they arouse. Through this example that we will analyze, we will discuss whether it is possible to consider science fiction cinema as an investigative tool on the way in which contemporary environmental and social changes affect the sensitive world, its atmospheres and the way of living them.
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Fatma Mrad. Urban Atmospheres in Pandemic Times. Between Science Fiction and Reality. Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Ambiances, Alloaesthesia: Senses, Inventions, Worlds, Réseau International Ambiances, Dec 2020, e-conference, France. pp. 60-65, ⟨10.48537/hal-03220365⟩. ⟨hal-03220365⟩



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