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Cinema Memory Event

Cinema Memory Event

Come along and share your cinema memories! Bring along any photos, memorabilia or paraphernalia that you would like to show and share!

Second iteration of The Cinemas Project

Second iteration of The Cinemas Project

We are pleased to announce a second iteration of The Cinemas Project, a framework for an ongoing series of projects and commissions that explore our changing relationship with images.

The Cinemas Project

The “spectral space of cinema” refers to the diverse temporal spaces that are opened up both within the immersive narratives of film, and by acts of reminiscence and memory. As such we see The Cinemas Project as evoking spirited visions, ghostly images and the theatre of memory.  (Bridget Crone, Curator, The Cinemas Project)

Spectral Ecologies is the second project presented by The Cinemas Project, an ongoing curatorial and research framework for exploring our changing relationship to images. We understand “cinema” as a broad format that is material, social, perceptual and importantly spectral. In short, for us, “cinema” refers to the creation of images (or “spectres”) and the sites in which they appear as well as the technologies of their appearance.

Spectral Ecologies is a collaborative research project and exhibition that explores the changing technologies of cinema as a method for creating and perceiving the worlds that surround us. Artists, Sam Nightingale (UK) and Polly Stanton (AUS) have been invited to produce new work Spectral Ecologies focussing on biophysical and social ecologies of the Mallee. Using the medium of film / video, sound art and photography, they will consider how natural and social structures inform the way in which we see and experience the Mallee as well as the way in which it has been pictured and mapped both historically and in the present day.

Spectral Ecologies will involve research trips, public meetings and walks, the development of new work and a subsequent exhibition at Mildura Arts Centre in 2017. It proposes that the cinematic is no longer an entity tied to modes of film production, but instead constitutes a temporal and material poetics that intersect across multiple disciplines – from art making to other forms of research.