Exhibited Cinema – Exhibiting artists’ films, video art and moving image


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The aims of this book are twofold: on the one hand, based on archival research, it seeks to identify the status of film and of the moving image in the field of contemporary art in French-speaking Switzerland and abroad; on the other hand, it aims at assessing the influence of exhibition contexts on a multiplicity of film practices (on their temporal aspects, the multiplication of surfaces of projection, the reception by a mobile spectator). The first part brings together theoretical or historical essays and interventions by artist and filmmakers to offer an overview of film in exhibition contexts. Stemming from a study day jointly organised with the University of Lausanne, the second part maps Expanded Cinema in Europe, which unfolds through less spectacular strategies than in the United States. This book concludes with the republishing of a UNESCO report on the state of video art written in 1983 by René Berger.

Published as part of the eponymous research project conducted by ECAL / Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne, directed by François Bovier & Adeena Mey, and funded by HES-SO / University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland.

Table of contents - François Bovier & Adeena Mey, Le champ élargi du cinéma exposé - François Bovier & Adeena Mey, Exhibited Cinema in the Expanded Field

I. Cinéma exposé : Essais et interventions d'artistes / Exhibited Cinema: Essays and Artists' Interventions - Hannes Schüpbach, L'osmose des espaces : objets et pensée dans le « cinéma exposé » - Philippe-Alain Michaud, Aquarium, ou le cinéma liquide - Susanne M. Winterling, Tessellated Material - Erik Bullot, Suis-je vivant? - Robert Beavers, From the Notebook of… - Bruce McClure, Flash Brides

II. Cinéma élargi en Europe / European Expanded Cinema - Volker Pantenburg, Between Expansion and Contraction - Volker Pantenburg, Transatlantic Discontents of Expanded Cinema - François Bovier & Adeena Mey, Le cinéma élargi en Suisse: d'Underground Explosion à la poésie visuelle - Lucia Aspesi, Presence and Simultaneity in Italian Expanded Cinema - Lucy Reynolds, Controlling Agent: Artist and Spectator in the Film Actions of Gill Eatherley and Annabel Nicolson - Malcolm Le Grice, Expanded Cinema–Where Now? - Christian Lebrat, De Melba à Double Trama – performances et installations pour film des années 1970 aux années 2010

III. Documents historiques : l'art vidéo / Historical Documents: Video Art - René Berger, Problématique de la vidéo dans le monde contemporain

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François Bovier & Adeena Mey (eds.)


30 EUR




Publishing date: 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015




English, French