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ARTISTS’ CINEMA: THE MUSEUM OF FOUND FOOTAGE

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Gorgona Hall, October 24th 2018. at 7 pm

NIKA AUTOR, ELI CORTIÑAS, DOPLGENGER, HARUN FAROCKI, ŽELJKO KIPKE, JEAN GABRIEL PERIOT, DALIBOR MARTINIS, DAMIR RADIĆ

Screening program
Curated by Branka Benčić and Tanja Vrvilo


What is left of the existing film and the historical film dispositif, its sensory, cognitive and structural forms after the age of film, in the time of multimedial moving images that rejects physical facture and apparatus, remedializing the artefacts and the active system of an obsolete medium?

Screening program The Museum of Found Footage is a place that rethinks and reflects about the global archive of film through the practices of contemporary artists who reach for strategies of editing/montage, repetition, appropriation, using critical potential and the status of an image in the social and cultural field.
The Museum of Found Footage presents a fragmented panorama featuring the works of international and Croatian artists and builds up on various practices involved in working with found footage film. The artists explore with different issues – from film archives, Hollywood, fetishism, the potentialities of political discourse or unfolding complex social relations, such as the representation of themes of work and labour, migration or feminist discourse. Objects of critical interest are the representations of different positions of power, that unfold moments of social reality, politics, discrimination, injustice and migration, film system itself. In Schnittstelle / Interface, opening the program Harun Farocki introduces us to the cut, that key space between the images which takes place on the montage table, as he introduces us by a meta-narrative gesture into the space of film thinking.

The program is based on the eponymous exhibition, organized in the framework of Cinemaniac Think Film at Pula Film Festival (summer 2018).

Kino umjetnika / Artists Cinema: The Museum of Found Footage is co-organized by: Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Apoteka – Space for Contemporary Art: Cinemaniac Think Film and Film – Protufilm Series for Invisible Cinema.

ARTISTS’ CINEMA is a screening program at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb established in 2012, aimed at introducing contemporary artists and their cinematic works, created at the meeting point of contemporary art and cinema, of film and visual arts. The program presents recent works of film/video outside the context of production of entertainment and spectacle as well as introducing historical perspectives and developments. It is a meeting place connecting artists, filmmakers, curators, and critics with the audience; in order to contribute to an active internationalization of the art scene engaged in the media of moving images.

Curated by Branka Benčić
Organized by Tihomir Milovac, chief curator, Museum of Contemporary art

Organized with support of City of Zagreb, HAVC Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Ministry of Culture Rebublic of Croatia.

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