THE NEW MEDIUM III at the Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival with Star
Multi-Screen Cinema – Curated by Shaina Anand
29th October – 30th October 2018 , Audi 1, PVR ECX CitiMall, Andheri
Over two days, sixteen multi-screen films and video installations by pioneering filmmakers and artists, many of them Asian premieres, will be presented in a cinema, which will feel a bit different every time you step back into it. A film festival within the festival.
THE NEW MEDIUM has been bringing you transformative cinematic experiences since 2016 with its program of genre-defying film works, and by changing our experiences of the cinema hall itself. THE NEW MEDIUM considers that cinema is a relatively new medium, when seen alongside the other spatial and temporal arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, music, poetry, and dance, but also the one in which impossible movements between all the arts can happen. This is the third edition of THE NEW MEDIUM program.
This year, you will enter not only a multiplex with many screens, but a single hall with multiple screens. In a play with the architecture of the cinema, polyptych films composed for two and three projections will surround you with images, rather than being seen frontally. While it is not unusual to see multi-channel works playing on loop in a museum or biennial, such an environment has its obvious downsides: a culture of people casually entering and leaving at any time, and generally non-optimal seating, sonic and viewing conditions. This year’s THE NEW MEDIUM program has a proposal that to our knowledge has never been done before inside a cinema hall: A full festival program of innovative multi-screen cinema, retaining the intimate, engulfing feeling of installations, but pushing the cinema effect with timed shows, seated audiences and surround audio.
6 women artists and filmmakers, 5 men and 5 collectives.
16 Multi-Screen films.
Making this program possible inside a cinema environment has been a labour of love, produced entirely by a group of artists who share a passion for technology and cinema. We hope to see you there.
Agnès Varda, Allora & Calzadilla, Forensic Architecture, Jeamin Cha, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, Malcolm Le Grice, Mario Pfeifer, Minouk Lim, Naeem Mohaiemen, The Otolith Group, Pallavi Paul, Piyush Kashyap / Mani Kaul, Salomé Lamas, Steffen Köhn & Paola Calvo, Uriel Orlow, Ursula Biemann
Information on each film along with the curatorial note and catalogue can be downloaded here.
The 20th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star will take place between the 25th October to 1st November, 2018.Registrations are open to the 7-day movie festival.