Vive le cinéma!
In Vive le cinéma! four filmmakers turn their practice of making films for a cinema into creating film installations for an exhibition hall. Dea Kulumbegashvili, Jeremiah Lemohang Mosese, Isaki Lacuesta and Jia Zhang-ke respond to this invitation by exploring the limits of the screen.
Each filmmaker captures light and sound by addressing themes such as life and death, the political and the everyday, and the presence and absence of the body. The cinematographic device itself is reinvented through the application of a technology more typical of artistic practices to enhance, precisely, the filmic experience.
Watching films in an exhibition hall or audiovisual pieces in a cinema is becoming more and more common, as is experimentation with this exchange. The crossover between cinema and exhibitions generates a new space-time. In terms of time, there is no beginning or end, the moving images are projected infinitely. In terms of space, the static, two-dimensional nature of the cinema screen is transformed into a three-dimensional experience through which the spectator moves.
Vive le Cinéma! is a co-production between Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam and Tabakalera with the collaboration of the San Sebastian Festival. For these institutions, film and audiovisual creation are key to their programmes, where, in addition to their dissemination, they also promote their creation. For this reason, the four works are new productions, and specifically those by Kulumbegashvili and Lacuesta are being presented for the first time at Tabakalera.
Organizer : CICC - Tabakalera