From appropriation of dominant cinematic archives, to critical scrutiny of film techniques, the 12 modern and contemporary artists' works presented in this program exemplify an alternative and highly self-reflective form of cinema. Following Erika Balsom’s understanding of contemporary art as a potential “laboratory for film, a place in which its social, technological and aesthetic history can be picked over and recycled,” they reconsider what cinema is (or was) and what it can do. With an emphasis on the ideology behind the operation of filmic apparatus and the technological externalization of memory and time, the works in this program expose critical and aesthetic potentials of “an other cinema,” oscillating between white cube and black box.
Monday, September 6, 2021 (All day) to Monday, September 20, 2021 (All day)
Join us on Saturday, September 29 at 6pm for a special evening with filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh, organized in parallel to e-flux journal's currentdouble issue on feminism(s). The evening features a screening of Ahwesh's films The Star Eaters (2003), Alluvium (2015), The Blackest Sea (2017), and The Falling Sky (2017), followed by a discussion between Ahwesh and film scholar Michele Pierson.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 17:55