23 de mayo de 2007
Paracinema - Darklight Symposium
21st-24th of June 2007
PARACINEMA: FILM BEYOND ITS LIMITS
Master Class: Esperanza Collado
Paracinema, a term coined in the early 1970's by the artist Hollis
Frampton, defines 'phenomena that share at least one element with
cinema; e.g. modularity with respect to space or time'. The term
acquires important signification when applied to contemporary art
practices, especially to those cinematic works that challenge the
material limitations of the medium.
What are the historical precedents of paracinema and how do we address this term in contemporary digital practice? Is film the only medium that expresses the idea of cinema? How is film exhibited within an art space? How has the role of the spectator changed towards the presentation of these new forms of paracinema?
This talk will focus on the renewed interest in this kind of ephemeral
work, by analyzing historical cinematic art-works that often call
themselves films, despite the fact that they are embodied in other
materials. This new approach –the collapse of art and moving-image-
affects the visual arts in all their many facets. In order to examine
the transformations within film materiality, this talk will provide
the opportunity to discover key works that have rarely been shown
within this field, including Bill Brand's installation pieces
Masstransiscope and Pong Ping Pong.