PHOTOCINEMA - FOCUS Exhibition QUAD
From film still to still film the theme for FORMAT09 is positioned in the half-light between these two narrative and technical sensibilities, colliding - fact with fiction, historicism with fantasy, and reality with the cinematic. The festival contains the work of artists who extend the ‘still’ image in time through the use of photo-narrative sequencing, directed or documentary photography and moving image from single still to feature film. Works may be derived from film stills, be highly composed or documentary but in essence works included in the festival subscribes to a notion of the cinematic. The FORMAT09 programme engages with the rich history of creative interaction between the moving and the still photograph, tracing elements of their ever-changing relationship. The theme offers a way into exploring content at the point where photography and film converge, beyond technical definition, reflecting the artists’ subtle ability to locate meaning in the hybrid spaces between cinema and photography through an in incredible and diverse practice.
Featuring FOCUS Artists: Hannah Starkey, Muge, Zhang Xiao, Gregory Crewdson, William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, Jonas Mekas, Eric Baudelaire, Simon Roberts, David Lynch, Mark Read, Nicola Dove, Bethany Murray, Magnum Cinema, Pang Xuan, Mob Format. Click here for more artists' information
Also Featuring EXPOSURE Artists: Minou Norouzi, Alma Shneor, Matt Boulton, Jason Dee, Vincent La France, Yeu Bei, Sylvia De Swan, George Drivas, Jenny Baines, Gillian McIver, MOB FORMAT. Click here for more artists' information