Final cut: media art and cinema

Maziere, Michael (2007) Final cut: media art and cinema. [Show/Exhibition]

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Using a mosaic of film fragments (clips, music, subtitles, dialogue) from French crime thrillers from the 1950s and 60s Assassin creates a new text in which the binding effects of narrative have been dissolved. It is grounded in research into cinematic grammatology which aims to give rise to a rigorous rethinking of the possibilities of cinema and its role in memory and identity. Maziere forms part of the tradition of artists and filmmakers who work with archive materials, dislocating them from their original purpose and intention, revealing new readings, meanings and questions. Assassin creates a multilayered, intertextual fusion of the cultural and the personal, shifting the emphasis back to the power of individual vision. To the anthropological and social dimension of reworking archive film, Mazière has added the psychological role of the self. The idea for the work was developed from Maziere’s essay The Big Search on the use of found footage in the journal Art In-Sight (Issue 28, summer 2005, ISSN 1460-4051).

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Further venue information: Videomedeja, Museum of Voivodina, Novi Sad, Serbia, 5 - 17 December 2006. Videoformes, 14 -17 March 2007, Clermond Ferrand, France. Images Festival, 5 -14 April 2007, Toronto, Canada. Greenwich Picturehouse,?180 Greenwich High Road,?Greenwich,?London SE10 8NN. 16 May, 2007. KunstFilmBiennale, 18 -24 October 2007. Scanners: The 2007 New York Video Festival, 27 - 29 July 2007, New York, USA. 24th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kasseler Kunstverein, Germany, November 13-18, 2007. 11th edition Media Art Festival in Leeuwarden, Drachten, Beetsterzwaag and Groningen, Holland. Remixed at the 15th Curtas Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, 7-15 July, Portugal. Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival, June 6 - June 11, 2007, Germany. The Black&White Audiovisual Festival - 4th Edition, 19 to 21 April, 2007, Porto, Portugal. 25th Film Festival Tous Courts, Aix en Provence, France, 3 – 8 December 2007.
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2008 13:41
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2008 13:44

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