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February 24, 2007

Two New Books


Poetics of Cinema + Narrativity

Poetics of Cinema 2 by Raoul Ruiz: “Eleven years separate these lines from the first part of my Poetics of Cinema. Meanwhile the world has changed and cinema with it. Poetics of Cinema, 1 had much of a call to arms about it. What I write today is rather more of a consolatio philosophica. However, let no one be mistaken about this, a healthy pessimism may be better than a suicidal optimism. Following his research in Poetics of Cinema, 1 on new narrative models as tools for apprehending a fast-shifting world, Raul Ruiz with Poetics of Cinema 2 makes an appeal for an entirely new way of filming, writing, and of conceiving the image. Read more >>

USA) DAP : dap[at]dapinc.com (http://www.artbook.com); (UK) Art Data: tim[at]artdata.co.uk (http://www.artdata.co.uk); (Australia) BAM: manicex[at]manic.com.au (http://www.manic.com.au); (Belgium, Luxemburg) : UD-Actes Sud: (a.raaekers[at]actes-sud.fr); (Switzerland): Servidis: commercial[at]servidis.ch (http://www.servidis.ch); (Canada) Prologue/ Lemeac: (p.st-aubin[at]lemeac.com); Other countries : CELF : celf[at]celf.fr (http://www.celf.fr/org.htm).


Narrativity: How Visual Arts, Cinema and Literature are Telling the World Today by Audet René, Romano Claude, Dreyfus Laurence, Therrien Carl, Marchal Hugues: To tackle the question of narration in its ruptures and mutations in an age of media culture and influences of videogames – where the ludic and interactive principle is an important element – is a way to draw up an inventory of the Nineties, a time when art starts to function like some kind of editing table on which the artists can recreate daily reality. Through that reflection on time, the question is to show how its new languages and new ways of writing are representative of the contemporary imaginary expressed in it and to reaffirm that the work of art is an “event” before being a monument or a mere testimony, an event which constitutes an experience drawing in the spectator. Read more >>

Posted by jo at February 24, 2007 11:23 AM