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Launch of New Book on Artists’ Cinema at the Venice Biennale 2009 by Dr. Maeve Connolly IADT Saturday June 6, 6.30pm
The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen, by Maeve Connolly, will be launched at the Irish Pavilion at Venice on Saturday June 6 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
The book will be launched by Dr. Paul O’Neill, curator, artist, writer and Research fellow with Situations at the University of the West of England, where he is leading the international research project ‘Locating the Producers’. The event is hosted by the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media. It will take place at the Irish Pavilion, Instituto Santa Maria della Pietà, Calle della Pietà, Castello (mid-way between San Marco and the Arsenale, via Riva degli Schiavoni). Vaporetto stop: S. Zaccaria. For map see http://www.irelandvenice.ie/map-contact.html
The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen examines the relationship between place, site and cinema within contemporary art, focusing on a selection of multi-screen installations, site-specific projects and feature-length films produced over the past decade. It also explores changing structures of funding and exhibition, tracing the circulation of film and video works within public art contexts, galleries, museums, biennial exhibitions and art fairs. The book includes in-depth readings of works by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Carlos Amorales, Gerard Byrne, Tacita Dean, Jeremy Deller, Stan Douglas, Willie Doherty, Pierre Huyghe, Jaki Irvine, Aernout Mik, Tobias Putrih, Anne Tallentire and Jane & Louise Wilson, among others.
Maeve Connolly is Lecturer in Film and Animation at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dublin. She co-edited The Glass Eye: Artists and Television (Project Press, 2000) and her writing on art and film has been published in Afterimage, Artforum, Art Monthly, boundary 2, CIRCA, Contemporary, Screen, Third Text and Variant.
Intellect is an academic publishing company based in Bristol whose focus lies in areas of creative media and popular culture. Please contact Sam King (email@example.com) for further info, or to request a review copy. The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen can be ordered online at http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/ppbooks.php?isbn=9781841502465
Title: The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen
Author: Maeve Connolly
Date: May 2009
Paperback; 230 x 174 mm; 276 pages
Price: £19.95 / $40 [Venice Launch price: 20 euro]