Expertiseportaal van de Hogeschool Gent


Homeless Movies

Output: Bijdrage voor congresPaper


What happens with home movies once they leave their original context, traditionally the warm nest of a family? Often enough professional filmmakers have incorporated such amateur footage in their work. More recently these so called ‘orphan films’ are also frequently adopted by the art world. What are possible implications when they are transported from their original biotope to the heterotopia of the museum?
As a curator affiliated with the Antwerp Museum of Contemporary Art (M HKA), I recently instigated a series of exhibitions that systematically took their cue from the Vrielynck collection. In 2003 the M HKA assumed guardianship of this private collection, that can be classified under the archaeology of the media and illustrates part of the development of film and projection apparatus by means of historical objects such as the magic lantern, optical toys, film camera’s, all the way to early video recording technologies. The museum likes to see this collection as material for researchers and artists, and thus I invited three artists to interpret it and create a large installation, drawing on materials of this collection.
Originele taalEngels
StatusGepubliceerd - 10-sep-2015

Bibliografische nota

bijdrage aan de conferentie Changing Platforms of Memory Practices 10-12 September 2015, georganiseerd University of Groningen, organized by NWO-funded collaborative research project Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices. The Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies and is supported by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO); the Groningen Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG); and the University of Luxembourg. PANEL : Out of Context? Curating Home Movies on Different Platforms
Chair: Prof. dr. Mineke Bosch, University of Groningen

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