Pirate Cinema Special
FRI 27 September 2019, Talk and Screening, 9pm – midnight
As part of the exhibition “OPEN SCORES – How to program the Commons”
21:00 Film as Digital Object
Sebastian Lütgert im Gespräch mit Cornelia Lund
When films enter the database 0xDB(1) and its underlying software pan.do/ra(2), they become digital objects. As such, they form part of a network of interrelated elements that constitute the archival environment and, at the same time, point beyond it. How does this new environment affect our way of dealing with moving images? How does it affect the films and their aesthetics to be embedded in a digital framework of paratexutal elements? And how do the films, in turn, influence this framework? What does it mean when the films are shown in the context of a Pirate Cinema(3) screening? And ultimately: how does this change not only the way we see the films, but also cinema itself? (1) https://0xdb.org (2) https://pan.do/ra (3) https://piratecinema.org
22:00 Screening Pirate Cinema
Since its inception in 2004, Pirate Cinema has proposed an ongoing series of works, materials and practices that defy the proprietary logic of cinema. For this event, we have collected a number of short outtakes that demonstrate the potential of screening entire archives instead of films, let us inspect the aesthetics of digital deconstruction and probe the narrative promises of recombinatory cinema.
This exhibition is part of the SNF-funded research project “Creating Commons” and supported by the Institute for Contemporary Art Research, (ifcar), Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK).