Cosmos Cinema instructional movie program
November 9, 2023–March 31, 2024
Energy Station of Artwork
No.678 Miaojiang Street, Huangpu District
T +86 21 3110 8550
Cosmos Cinema Instructional Program develops the dynamic between cinema and cosmos that’s on the core of the 14th Shanghai Biennale. Divided into nineteen weekly segments, this program presents screenings and discussions on the Energy Station of Artwork in Shanghai, in addition to an internet platform for world audiences.
Taking inspiration from André Malraux’s line that “what pursuits me in cinema is its method of linking man to the world (as a cosmos) in a method that differs from language,” this system of weekly screenings in Shanghai encompasses an array of contemporary and up to date, cosmological, and cosmogonic movies. Collectively they reveal the numerous ways in which cinema can forge new connections between people and their environments. Whether or not within the house journey poetics of Artavazd Peleshian, the reflections on mundane cosmos of Jia Zhangke, or the ontological transformations of Ciro Guerra, this system challenges standard perceptions of time, reminiscence, and identification.
Cosmos Cinema invitations viewers to contemplate their place inside broader cosmic orders. This system opened at PSA on November 9 with “The Creativeness of House Journey in Early Cinema,” a curated screening and dialogue of early brief movies that discover humanity’s fascination with house journey and the mysteries of the cosmos. It continued on November 18 with “Freedom of Interplanetary Motion: Cosmic Adventures,” a double-bill screening of Afronauts (2014) directed by Nuotama Bodomo and The Lebanese Rocket Society (2015) directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, and will likely be adopted on November 25 by “Mindscapes of the Unknown,” a screening of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris launched by Bogna Konior.
Upcoming weekly screening occasions—that includes movies by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Bi Gan, Kidlat Tahimik, Fern Silva, Artavazd Peleshian, Krzysztof Zanussi, Patricio Guzman, Jia Zhangke, Xu Bing, and plenty of others—will likely be introduced quickly.
Complementing the screening sequence in Shanghai, the Cosmos Cinema website launched on November 20. This specifically commissioned on-line platform is the place the place the histories of cinema excavated within the weekly screenings on the Energy Station of Artwork meet the moving-image works of latest artists represented within the exhibition of the 14th Shanghai Biennale. Every week, in alignment with one of many 9 thematic palaces that outline this 12 months’s biennale, a particular moving-image work by one of many artists featured in Cosmos Cinema will likely be screened on-line along with recorded introductions and contextualizing data making them accessible to look at globally.
Cosmos Cinema web site will characteristic work by artists together with Itziar Barrio, Yin-Ju Chen, Saodat Ismailova, Deimantas Narkevičius, Liu Xin, Maha Maamoun, Agnieszka Polska, Raqs Media Collective, Ho Rui An, Liu Yujia, He Zike, Julieta Aranda, Jakub Štourač and Anna Lunakova, and Zhou Xiaohu, amongst many others.
Cosmos Cinema Instructional Program and on-line platform are made doable by .ART Registry. Additionally it is co-sponsored by Aesop and Humanities Analysis Heart, Division of Arts and Humanities, and DKUNST Artwork on Campus of Duke Kunshan College.