Exhibiting Cinema: Podcast About the Moving Image In Museums and Galleries

Exhibiting Cinema: Podcast About the Moving Image In Museums and Galleries

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In this podcast, Ada Akerman, Antonio Somaini, and Paul Sztulman, three scholars of art and cinema, discuss questions raised by the idea of ‘exposing cinema.’ Together with Eugénie Zvonkine, who moderates the discussion, the speakers reflect on how exhibitions could be equated to ‘live art,’ and how cinema’s unfinished projects can be analyzed and elaborated on through exhibitions.

In this podcast, three scholars of art and cinema discuss questions raised by the idea of ‘exposing cinema.’ Through their personal experiences of making the exhibitions The Ecstatic Eye. Sergueï Eisenstein, Filmmaker at the Crossroads of the Arts (Pompidou Metz Centre, 2019–2020), Time Machine: Cinematic Temporalities (Parma, 2020), and Praxis of Distraction (LiveInYourHEAD at the HEAD, 2019), Ada Akerman, Antonio Somaini, and Paul Sztulman discuss how bodies and visitors’ attention are organized (or distracted), how museum spaces create a sensorial relationship to space as an addition to or an extension of the audiovisual pieces. They also go back to the evolution of exhibition and museum practices throughout the 20th and 21st centuries with regard to the moving image. Together with Eugénie Zvonkine, who moderates the discussion, the speakers reflect on how exhibitions could be equated to ‘live art,’ and how cinema’s unfinished projects can be analyzed and elaborated on through exhibitions.

 

Image credits: Rodney Graham, Phonokinetoscope, installation view, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2021) (photo courtesy of Ivan Erofeev, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art)