Entering the Frame: Cinema and History in the Films of Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
Published by: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
Imprint: Peter Lang, International Academic Publishers
Sales Date: 2023-04-26
Published: April 2023
Dimensions: 150.00 x 225.00
150.00 x 225.00 x 0.50 in
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Retrospectives of the films of Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi at the Jeu de Paume in Paris (2006) and at MoMA in New York (2009) have signalled international recognition at the highest level, as have appraisals by leading scholars of cinema such as Scott MacDonald and Raymond Bellour. Their work is unusual in attracting different audiences, and in relating art practices to wider ethical, historical and political issues. Gianikian and Ricci Lucchi have transformed old documentary footage into works that resonate in debates about postcolonialism as well as about the documentary form, the corporeality of the viewing experience and the metamorphoses of cinema.
The volume includes a preface by the cultural historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History at New York University.
Contents: Cinema profumato and Independent Filmmaking in the 1970s – Found Footage and History: From Mahler’s The Song of the Earth to From the Pole to the Equator – Armenia – The War Trilogy: Prisoners, War in the Mountains, the Aftermath – Fascism, Colonialism: Film and Installation – History, the Body, and the Death of Cinema.