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  1. Image is Everything ; an online exhibition by the British Artists' Film & Video Study Collection

    QuellenartStrukturierte Informationsangebote>>Thematische Websites>>; Elektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Sonstige Volltexte / Multimedia>>
    UrheberJohnson, Esther
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmwissenschaft; Filmästhetik; Großbritannien
    Beschreibung Whilst sifting and cataloguing the colossal number of images in the Study Collection, I was struck by how differently artists have represented their work in still images... 'A picture is worth a thousand words'; but how best to illustrate a moving image work with something fixed? Should one choose the most striking frame, or perhaps the one which summarises the themes and content of a work, or the clearer production still taken during the shoot, but which does not appear in the actual work itself? Different stills suit different purposes; a publicity poster or a postcard or an image supporting a critical piece of writing. There is a substantial difference between a still photograph, a description in words (ideas and abstractions) and the ability of the film in question to communicate precise information about an unfolding action in space and time. A sequence of moving images can denote meaning in a number of compelling ways which the extracted still presented on its own cannot. Nevertheless the strength of the still lies in its ability to encapsulate a moment with a powerful sense of the overall, and to single out and abstract a particular theme and present it in a new light. For this exhibition, I decided that instead of following a theme, I would show the diversity of material in the Study Collection. The images chosen were those I instinctively found interesting and striking. They include artists' drawings and collages, animation sequences, photographs of the mechanics of film-making, production stills, images containing historical, nostalgic and political subject matter (documentary and gritty realism particularly pertaining to Industrial Britain), publicity material such as posters, contact sheets, artists' interventions on the actual paper image, imagery containing strong text elements, and finally, portraits of the filmmakers themselves." (Infoamtion des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturCurator's Essay; Pictures
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Theorie, Methodik, Didaktik; Film>>Künstlerische Filmgattungen
    RVK FWAP 44930; AP 45400; AP 54000
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugEuropa, Westeuropa>>Britische Inseln>>; Europa, Westeuropa>>England und Wales>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1970 - 1979>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1980 - 1989>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1990 - 1999>>; 21. Jahrhundert, 2000 – 2099>>2000 - 2009>>