‘Are You Sitting Down?’

Screening sculpture in/as moving image
Genesis Cinema, Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London
Spiral Jetty (1970), film by Robert Smithson, Virgina Dwan and Douglas Christmas

If sculpture often takes the form of stationary objects and film features moving images, what happens when sculpture is captured in film? How is the experience reconfigured by or for this new medium? What do we gain from encountering sculpture in the unlikely context of a cinema? With these questions among those in mind, this screening featured films and videos selected by sculptors and other artists who are interested in engaging with sculpture through the medium of moving image. It also explored the reciprocal relationship(s) between these two art forms.

New British Art’s Blue Bell Hanger Project (2012), film by John Minton
Breathing, film Adeline de Monseignat
Color Film (2012), film by Hector Castells Matutano
Cosmic Dramas (2013), film by Liliane Lijn and Richard Wilding
Luke Hart: Fractal Weave Structure 1 (2013), film by Daniel Gower
Museum at Night: Connect 10 (2013), film by Julian Wild
The Land Art Road Trip: A Gerson Zevi Project (2014), film by Matt K. Firpo
Spiral Jetty (1970), film by Robert Smithson, Virgina Dwan and Douglas Christmas

Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go) (1987), film by Peter Fischli and David Weiss
La Dolce Vita (1960), film by Federico Fellini
Life – The Vogelkop Bowerbird: Nature’s Great Seducer (2009), film by David Attenborough and BBC. Reflections by Lucy Tomlins with reference to Toby Ziegler’s My Vegetable Love
Olympia (1938) clip, film by Leni Riefenstahl
Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972), film by Adrian Maben
Signer’s Koffer (Signer’s Suitcase) (1996), film by Peter Liechti and Roman Signer
The Italian Job (1968), film by Peter Colinson. Reflections by Jane Won with reference to Richard Wilson’s Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got A Great Idea…

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