UnSpooling – Artists & Cinema (2010)
AND’s paean to cinema! UnSpooling invited artists and spectators to join in the act of navigating and constructing cinema. Presenting over 20 international artists we explored a field where cinema – as experience, language, history and artefact is identified as potent material for artistic pronduction.
Reinvented visual technologies and forensically dissected iconic scenes demonstrate how artists have been critically recycling cinematic history. Revealing the fundamental illusory nature of celluloid, whilst also challenging the dominant digital model.
Highlights of UnSpooling included screenings of Michael Borremans The German which positioned the self in the distorted scale of a theatre and the UK Premiere of Ming Wong’s world-cinema re-enactment, Life and Death in Venice.
Michaël Borremans (Belgium) / David Claerbout (Belgium) / Roman Kirschner (Austria) / Wayne Lloyd (UK) / Elizabeth McAlpine (UK) / Sheena Macrae (Canada) / Juhana Moisander (Finland) / Alex Pearl (UK) // Mario Rossi (UK) / Gebhard Sengmüller (Austria) / Harald Smykla (Germany) / Ming Wong (Singapore) / Stefan Zeyen (Germany)