Millennium Film Journal 55 “Structures and spaces: Cine-installation”
Millennium Film Journal issue No. 55 “Structures and spaces: Cine-installation” to be published next March 2012
The focus of the issue is moving image installation: covering film, video and digital formats. The issue will be generously illustrated. Given the widespread interest in installation among artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, as well as the general public, we expect that the issue will enjoy wide national and international distribution through 2012, and that it will be regarded as a primary source for many years into the future.
For at least 40 years, artists have been interested in using the moving image in installations. Multi-projector film installations by artists such as Paul Sharits and Michael Snow, as well as video installations by Gary Hill, Bill Viola, Nam June Paik and many others have been exhibited in museums and galleries since the early 1970s, and even before. But it has exploded in the last ten years, to such an extent that the multi-screen installation seems to be the dominating form at major art fairs, biennials, galleries and museums.
MFJ 55 will examine, analyze, and celebrate the phenomenon of the moving image installation. It includes writings on:
• the aesthetics of installation art by theorists Laura Marks and Kim Knowles;
• video artist and musician Steina by Gerald O’Grady;
• ‘Photographic Memory’ by Martin Rumsby discussing contemporary filmmakers Gregg Biermann, Steven Woloshen, Richard Tuohy and Ben Russell;
• the history and significance of ‘the loop’ by Ron Green;
• plus Scott MacDonald’s extensive interview with verteran filmmaker Alfred Guzzetti, and reviews of current exhibitions of works by Paul Sharits, Harun Farocki, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, and others.
The issue also includes personal memoirs of recently deceased filmmakers whose work had a major influence on several generations of artists: Jordan Belson by Gene Youngblood, Robert Breer by George Griffin, Owen Land by Daryl Chin, and George Kuchar by Marie Losier.
MFJ welcomes advertising from galleries, museums, exhibitions, publishers, educational institutions, film labs, video studios, production services, and others, and offer a discounted rate for individual artists. Advertising insertion order deadline for the upcoming issue MFJ 55 is Jan 20, 2012.