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Film Screenings 

Experience the complex relationship between still and moving image and see the language of photography revealed and enhanced through film.

Hollis Frampton, (nostalgia), 1971
Programme 1 : The Unveiled

The invention of photography unveiled the dream of fixing time and memory. The cinema offered a new experience to viewers but also new ways for image makers to interrogate the medium of photography through experimentation.

Early Cinema Short Films (Various*)
Room (Double Take) (Peter Gidal)
(nostalgia) (Hollis Frampton)

Programme 2 : Abstraction vs Representation

What one sees in an image does not necessarily represent the truth of the subject shown. Photography and film inherently create a tension between representation and abstraction, expertly highlighted by limura and Ito.

Talking Picture (The structure of Film Viewing) (Takahiko limura)
A Chair (Takahiko limura)
Blinking (Takahiko limura)
Spacy (Takashi Ito)

Programme 3 : Between The Gaze

Cinema takes photography's fetishistic characteristics and expands the voyeuristic nature of the medium. The resulting objectification is examined through these works, but the gaze itself is also the subject of the lens.

An Image (Harun Farocki)
The Perfect Human (Jørgen Leth)

Programme 4 : Memory, Politics and Power

The politics and the power of the image are revealed through Godard's deconstruction of a photograph and Marker's construction of a film.

Letter to Jane (Jean-Luc Godard)
La Jetée (Chris Marker)

Programme 5 : Untold Stories

Two films which bring to life the artists’ search for the meaning between frames whilst on the road. How many stories can be told? How many stories can we see?

Si J'avais 4 Dromadaires (Chris Marker)
Double-Blind (Sophie Calle & Gregory Shepard)

* List of Early Cinema Short Films   

Lumière Brothers:

Sortie d'Usine, Repas de Bébé, Démolition d'un Mur, Le Jardinier et le Petit Espiègle, Arrivée des Congressistes à Neuville-sur-Saone, Arrivée d'un Train en Gare à la Ciotat, Partie de Cartes, Barque Sortant du Port, Leaving Jerusalem by Railway, Niagara   

George Albert Smith:

As Seen Through a Telescope