CIRCULATION, On distribution and circulation of film and video art

19/10/2017 - 20/10/2017

From MovieDrome to Vdrome
Th 19.10
@KASK Gent

Dirk De Wit (of Kunstenpunt) gives an introduction on the film industry and presentation in Flanders and Brussels. We then delve into witness accounts of the different distribution methods and changes that have evolved in recent years. Speakers include a distributor of art-house films, a gallery owner, a curator of an online video platform, and an artist-run platform for video and film art.

A film ... what’s next?
Fr 20.10, 14:00 – 16:00
free, with reservation:

What happens when a film is finally finished? In this workshop, you will receive a hands-on explanation of the various steps that are taken after the finishing process. With the help of concrete cases, you acquire useful handholds.

After Uniqueness, book presentation by Erika Balsom
Fr 20.10, 17:00 – 19:00
book presentation & casestudies
free, with reservation:

In her book, After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation, Erika Balsom investigates the ambivalent character of the reproducibility of experimental cinema and artists’ films down through history. She proposes, amongst other things, that the ambitions and values associated with specific distribution initiatives are challenged by the far-reaching digitalization of the field. Most of all, After Uniqueness shows that distribution channels are not simply neutral trajectories, but are sooner networks that determine how we approach, understand and describe the work.

Following Erika Balsom’s lecture, artists Sarah Vanagt, Johan Grimonprez, and Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein talk about how they set about having their work distributed, or distributing it themselves. Rolf Quaghebuer, director of Argos Centre for Art and Media, moderates the discussion.

W/ Argos Centre for Art and Media, Atelier Graphoui, KASK Gent, Kunstenpunt

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