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The Department of Comparative Literature invites the campus to a screening of "the world's first feature-length mobile phone art film," Mark Amerika's Immobilité, to be followed by a Q&A session with the artist. The screening will take place from 4:40-7:40 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in LT-1506. Amerika is a critically celebrated artist/writer/media theorist and professor in digital arts at the Department of Arts and Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His "avant-pop" digital art (re)mixes popular and mass media culture with an avant-garde spirit. Immobilité takes this mix to heart by exploring the possibilities offered by the low-tech materiality of an ordinary cell phone to create a highbrow narrative and stunning audio-visual product. Immobilité explores relationships between images, bodies, landscapes and movements to tell a story of intersubjective blurring. His presentation is co-sponsored by the Department of Art History.