Curating Film

"We would like to recommend the third issue of the independent international Web-Journal ON-CURATING.ORG, which is about "Curating Film". ON-CURATING.ORG is focusing on questions around curatorial practice and theory.

"Curating Film" presents interviews with seven curators who work primarily with the format of film and/or video. These interviews were all conducted in May 2009 during the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen by Siri Peyer.

The issue addresses the question as to what constitutes and characterizes each respective style of curatorial work with the moving picture. How can the specific spatial situation in the cinema be conceived as a space which evokes meaning in a special way, and what is the nature of the narrative break brought about by showing films in exhibition galleries? What are the specific ideological structures which distinguish these spaces?

Interviews with:
Ian White / Katerina Gregos / Gridthiya Gaweewong and David Teh / Mark Webber / Sheryl Mousley / Alice Koegel (in German) / Alexander Horwath (in German)"