Serpentine Cinema CINACT - Melvin Moti

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The Prisoner's cinema (Melvin Moti, 2008)Serpentine Cinema CINACT - Melvin Moti
Saturday 7 March, 1.45pm
The Gate
87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ
Tickets £6/£5
With a special screening of a new film by Amy Granat

Serpentine Cinema: CINACT is a series of monthly artists’ film screenings and events at The Gate cinema in Notting Hill. CINACT takes its name from American artist Henry Flynt’s 2007 cinema manifesto. Each programme focuses on two artists who investigate and experiment with the medium of cinema. Amy Granat will premier two new films and we are delighted that Melvin Moti will be joining us to screen The Prisoner’s Cinema.

The Prisoner’s Cinema (2008, 35mm), is named after the term used for visions of coloured lights and abstract patterns reportedly seen by prisoners or pilots after long stretches of visual deprivation. Moti’s protracted, mesmerizing film explores this phenomenon with the projection of subtly changing light filtered through a stained-glass window, while a scientist’s voice narrates the visions she experienced after many hours in a darkened room.

Melvin Moti, born in Rotterdam in 1977, studied at the Academie Voor Beeldende Vorming in Tilburg from 1995 to 1999 and worked at De Ateliers in Amsterdam from 1999 to 2001, where he now teaches. In 2006 he received the Charlotte Köhler Prijs and the J.C. van Lanschot Prijs. His works have been shown at the Frac Champagne in Reims, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Kunstverein Köln and elsewhere. He recently participated in the 5th Berlin Biennale. He lives in Rotterdam.

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