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Future Cinema: The cinematic imaginary after film

Future Cinema: The cinematic imaginary after film
Library Shelf Location 30.SHAW
Publication Date 2003
Description Throughout the history of cinema, a radical avant-garde has existed on the fringes of the film industry. A great deal of research has focused on the pre- and early history of cinema, but there has been little speculation about a future cinema incorporating new electronic media. Electronic media have not only fundamentally transformed cinema but have altered its role as a witness to reality by rendering "realities" not necessarily linked to documentation, by engineering environments that incorporate audiences as participants, and by creating event-worlds that mix realities and narratives in forms not possible in traditional cinema. This hybrid cinema melds montage, traditional cinema, experimental literature, television, video, and the net. The new cinematic forms suggest that traditional cinema no longer has the capacity to represent events that are themselves complex configurations of experience, interpretation, and interaction. This book, which accompanies an exhibition organized by the ZKM Institute for Visual Media, explores the history and significance of pre-cinema and of early experimental cinema, as well as the development of the unique theaters in which "immersion" evolved. Drawing on a broad range of scholarship, it examines the shift from monolithic Hollywood spectacles to works probing the possibilities of interactive, performative, and net-based cinemas. The post-cinematic condition, the book shows, has long roots in artistic practice and influences every channel of communication
ISBN 0262692864
Quantity 1
Editors Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel
Authors Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel
Formats Catalogue, Paperback
Publisher MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Months November 2002, December 2002, January 2003, July 2002, March 2003, June 2003, July 2003, August 2003, September 2003, December 2003, January 2004, February 2004, March 2004
Categories New Media/Digital Art, Film/Video/Projections etc
Keywords Cinema, Communication, net.art
Related Galleries Nykytaiteen Museo Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Helsinki, NTT interCommunication Center Tokyo, ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
Related Curators/Producers Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel
Language English

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