No photography please

Zinman, Gregory 2015, No photography please, Edited by de Bruyn, Dirk, New York. N. Y., 13 Feb 2015, New York, N. Y., New York Filmmakers' Coop.

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Title No photography please
Creator(s) Zinman, Gregory
Contributor(s) de Bruyn, Dirk
Conference, exhibition or event name No Photography Please : Handmade Films deom the Collection (2015 : New York. N. Y.)
Conference, exhibition or event location New York. N. Y.
Conference, exhibition or event dates 13 Feb 2015
Publication date 2015
Description of resource Special screening of films from the collection
Publisher New York Filmmakers' Coop
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Keyword(s) handmade films
independent cinema
Summary Rather than represent the world merely by photographic means, handmade moving-image artists seek to create new ways of seeing by staging a variety of interventions into the material makeup of celluloid. Handmade artists tattoo film’s skin not only with scratches and paint, but also with blood, dirt, paper, candy, sand, nail polish remover, and seawater. Seeking media not normally found in a filmmaker or artist’s studio, they mine their own bodies and backyards for things to make into moving images.

This program highlights rarely-seen works of artisanal film production from the Coop’s collection. Some of the works are wonderfully constructive, building up the visual surface of the film by combining found footage with painterly abstraction. Others are destructive, subjecting film to a variety of elemental and material stresses. Taken together, these films not only exhibit the diversity of handmade practices and concerns, they also provide a framework for rethinking how cinema can be made through its unmaking.

In other words, handmade cinema—in concept, material, and execution—is counter-cinema.
Language eng
Field of Research 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category J2.1 Minor original creative works
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