'Practices of Projection: Histories and Technologies' addresses the cultural and technological significance of projection. Every chapter invites the reader to explore a particular aspect of the performative character of the moving image and the labor it involves, covering various eras, places and use cases.
'Practices of Projection' is the fourth book organized by Besides the Screen, an interdisciplinary research and practice network about experimental audiovisual media. Besides the Screen seeks to reconfigure the field of screen studies by refocusing it on the seemingly secondary objects, processes and places that exist ‘besides’ cinema. Over the last ten years, it has put together multiple events in Brazil, Mexico, the UK, Portugal and China. The book launch will feature a presentation by some of the authors, along with an outdoor screening of experimental short films that includes Rocha Matriz (Cristal Líquido, 2020) and Lost Continent (Marina Camargo, 2021), among others.
The event is supported by fluctuating images.
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Gabriel Menotti works as Assistant Professor at Queen’s University and as an independent curator. He has written and edited many books on the topics of image and technology. His projects have been presented in venues such as the São Paulo Biennial, Transmediale Festival and Centre Pompidou.
Virginia Crisp is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College, London. She is the author of Film Distribution in the Digital Age: Pirates and Professionals (Palgrave, 2015), and co-editor of Besides the Screen: Moving Images through Distribution, Promotion and Curation (Palgrave, 2015). She is the cofounder, with Gabriel Menotti, of the Besides the Screen network (besidesthescreen.com).
Cornelia Lund is an art, film and media theorist and curator living in Berlin. Since 2004, she has been co-director of fluctuating images (fluctuating-images.de), a platform for media art and design. Her research interests include documentary practices, audiovisual artistic practices, design theory, as well as de- and postcolonial theories.
Wolfram Spyra (sound artist / electronic musician) & Roksana Vikaluk (actress/musician) made up the artistic research team with the author, on a field trip to Siberia, in which live peripatetic projections were used as spontaneous performance interventions and as research for the final installation Bark and Butterflies.
More from the publisher: https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780190934118.001.0001/oso-9780190934118
Covid-Wise: The event will take place outside in our lovely hof. Please have a negative test or complete vaccination for the event. Kindly wear a mask when inside the bookshop. The bar will be open!
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