Cinema

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Artificial Darkness: an obscure history of Modern Art and Media

Noam Elcott, an associate professor of art history and archaeology at Columbia University, recently released this new book for MIT press: Artificial Darkness which is an original and pioneering study about artificial darkness, meaning technology controlled darkness, in other words an investigation about the role of “black screens” in shaping arts and media practices from the 19th century onwards.
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Where the City Can’t See: the first fiction film with laser scanning technology

Where the City Can’t See is the first fiction film shot entirely through laser scanning technology, directed by artist Liam Young and written by author Tim Maughan. The movie is set in a not-too-distant future where Google maps, urban management systems and CCTV surveillance are not only mapping our cities, but ruling them.
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Sundance Film Festival 2017 and New Frontier

As the Sundance Film Festival’s groundbreaking and technology-facing New Frontier section kicks off its second decade in existence, the 2017 edition of the section includes “story worlds” in Augmented Reality headsets, projection-mapped acrobatics, a VR beauty salon producing neuroscience data via the internet of things and a host of socialized, interactive and immersively haptic VR story experiences.
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Biennale of Moving Images 2016

The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève announces participating artists and the new project Generations for the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement (Biennale of Moving Images) 2016. The Biennale opens to the public from the 09 November 2016, until the 29 January 2017.
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Bodies and Stages

The exhibition Bodies and Stages, at the Kunstverein Hannover, investigates the questions concerning the physical, the pose, and self-display, wondering if the performative and the exhibition context can change the physical identity. On show the installative and live works by Alexandra Bachzetsis, Vaginal Davis, Adam Linder and Shahryar Nashat.
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Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact

Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact is the first exhibition in Canada of the work of internationally renowned artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. The artworks are the result of the research trip to Alberta in 2014, and consider the nature of sound, music and voice as a way to animate the natural forms and the man-made artifacts.
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Malcolm Le Grice at MACBA for LOOP Barcelona 2016

Jan Lauwers, Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2014, is on show at the Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai. Embodying the concept of Total Art, Lauwers realizes multidisciplinary and melancholic artworks, where it investigated the human-nature relationship in a communicative and accessible way to all audiences.
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Aksioma Project Space presents: Jack and Leigh Ruby, Car Wash Incident

Upon release in 2012 they returned to the US and made Car Wash Incident, a film Jack and Leigh Ruby had been planning for several years that is the first in a series inspired by the scam portfolios from their past life. Car Wash Incident is a video installation consisting of 25-minute two-channel video loop with an eight-channel audio system.
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Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige: I Must First Apologize…

I Must First Apologize… is the culmination of a major project by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, an exhibit featuring an extensive body of work in film, sculpture, photography, and installation looking at the history of online spam and scamming. The artists have collected and archived more than 4,000 scams, a certain kind of spam email since 1999.
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Culturegraphy: understanding the world through networks

Culturegraphy investigates cultural information exchange over time also known as ‘memes’. These networks can provide new insights into the rich interconnections of cultural development. The graphics represent complex relationships of movie references by combining macro views summarizing 100 years of movie influences.
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AL and AL: Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse

Inspired by this revolutionary concept, the artists have undertaken three multiverse journeys across space and time, travelling from the atomic scale reality of DNA into the mind of thinking machines in the future who believe Alan Turing is their creator, through to the point of no return at the edge of a black hole.
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Staging Film: the relation of image and space in video art

The exhibition is constructed along two main curatorial axes. The first highlights the literal act of staging through which each of the featured artists conceives and presents their video(s) within a distinct physical space. The second, a metaphorical one, emphasizes the process by which the artists present their subjects within the films themselves.
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Larissa Sansour: In The Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain

Sansour examines the politics of archeology and how myths of the past can become historic interventions with the power to create nationhood. The exhibition will present screenings of her most recent film together with an installation and three large-scale photographic works.
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Zina Saro-Wiwa: From Nollywood to the Niger Delta

Saro-Wiwa’s films began as explorations of both performance and story-telling inspired by the aesthetics and heightened dramatic narrative of Nollywood films. The artist uses constructed drama to expose the raw vulnerability involved in demonstrating love, enactments of belief and expressions of sorrow.
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Caecilia Tripp: Going Space

Tripp has always taken an interest in the question of construction, fluidity, and getting beyond identities, Caecilia Tripp’s solo exhibition brings together an emblematic collection of earlier works that the artist has produced since 2004, as well as a number of new pieces that can be seen for the first time.
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LOOP Barcelona 2016: “[video] art & cinema. Faraway, So Close!”

LOOP 2016 will draw attention to the hybrid zone between cinema and artists’ films and videos. Many artists experiment with the thin line between cinema and the moving image, which are seeking to expand their practice in the creation of pieces for the exhibition space.
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HERE Artist Residency Program (Harp). Deadline: 3th February 2016

HARP is designed to assist mid-career individual artists or collaborative teams (writers, performers, composers, directors, designers, dramaturgs, puppeteers, dancers, singers) working in a hybrid form in live performance. Hybrid form refers to the full integration (not just as backdrop) of two or more genres (theatre, dance, music, puppetry, media, and visual art) in the work.
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