From: massimo pistone (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Oct 04 2008 - 07:26:47 PDT
abstracta international abstract cinema exhibition Sponsored by the President of Italian Republic and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs October 12th, 2008, from 10pm to 12pm and October 13th, from 8pm to 10pm At THE LIVING THEATRE, 21 Clinton Street – New York City abstracta The Only Festival of Its’ Kind in the World Today The abstract cinema exhibition carried out in Liege , Belgium , in 1951, organised by artist Jean Raine and film-maker Cobra witnessed the participation of the masters of the cinema of '20s and '30s, Leger, Duchamp, Dulac, Ernst, Veronesi, Len Lye, Richter, Henry Moore and others. Today, after the great success of the 2006 and 2007 editions, Link Campus University of Malta, Zac Association and The Living Theatre present the third Abstracta Exhibition with 45 filmmakers from around the world, a forum where the authors of this cinema, as old as its fictional counterpart, can meet, confront each other and
exchange ideas and opinions. At THE LIVING THEATRE, 21 Clinton Street – New York October 12th, 2008, from 10pm to 12pm and October 13th, 2008 from 8pm to 10pm Abstracta is on Via Nomentana 335 - Roma - tel 0039 0640400239. Massimo Pistone is the Director of the Exhibition. email suppressed The members of the International Jury are Americo Sbardella, Chairman (Filmstudio 80, Roma), Vanna Fadini (Link Campus), Pip Chodorov (Revoir, Paris), Gerardo Lo Russo ( Rome - Academy of Fine Arts –Director), Simonetta Lux ( La Sapienza , University of Rome ), Javier Aguirre (Anticine, Madrid ). The definition of Abstract Cinema given in 1926 by Rudolf Kurtz doesn't seem to describe completely enough this immense conceptual field, however, in substantial agreement with the thesis of Georges Roque (“What Is Abstract Art?,” 2004) and, above all, with the 1951 essay by Jean Raine (“Fondement d'une étude sur le film
abstrait”), we have delineated Abstract Cinema as the one "that does not tell stories". In this way, we have broadened the scope of the conceptual character of the abstract. Another ambition of the Exhibition is to find a way to enable Abstract Cinema, which has been plundered by fictional cinema, music videos and advertisement, to promote itself as an independent and valuable resource. The PROGRAMME in New York city http://www.abstractacinema.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=31
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