Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts

Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts

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Author/Editor: Zinman, Gregory
Publisher: University of California Press
Date: 2020
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW

Making Images Move reveals a new history of the moving image as told through its engagement with other media and art forms. Think of a Pollock or a Kandinsky that moves, a film created by scratching directly onto the celluloid, or a mechanical apparatus that fractures light and bends time. These moving-image artworks, and the tools and techniques that make them, open up new conversations about the production, meaning, and significance of the moving image. Indeed, the power of cinema has long been rooted in its photographic representation of the world and its ability to marshal images in the service of fictional or documentary narratives. But removing the camera from a study of film reshapes our understanding of cinema's past and its possibilities.

From painted film to kinetic art, and from psychedelic light shows to video synthesis, Gregory Zinman recovers the range of forms, tools, and intentions that make up cinema's shadow history, enlightening our awareness of the intersection of art and media in the twentieth century, and deepening our understanding and appreciation of what is to come.