Edited by Paolo Cherchi Usai, David Francis, Alexander Horwath and Michael Loebenstein in partnership with the Giornate del Cinema muto in Pordenone, this volume deals with the rarely-discussed discipline of film curatorship and with the major issues and challenges that film museums and cinémathèques are bound to face in the Digital Age. What is Curatorship, and what does it imply in the context of film preservation and presentation? Is there a concept of the "film artefact" that transcends the idea of film as "content" or "art" in the Information Age?
Film Curatorship is an experiment: a collective text, a montage of dialogues, conversations, and exchanges among four professionals representing three generations of film archivists and curators. It calls for an open philosophical and ethical debate on fundamental questions the profession must come to terms with in the 21st century.
Edited by Paolo Cherchi Usai, David Francis, Alexander Horwath and Michael Loebenstein
FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen Vol. 9
Vienna 2008. 240 pages. In English
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