Please come and join us at Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image next Friday 5 July 6-9pm for screenings and discussion at the official launch of:
From Self-Portrait to Selfie: Representing the Self in the Moving Image, Peter Lang, 2019
Edited by Muriel Tinel-Temple, Laura Busetta and Marlène Monteiro
Screenings of works by William Brown, Simone Fattal, David Hall, Noah Kalina, Jonas Mekas and Jose Luis Guerin (Correspondences), Agnès Varda (Agnès de ci de là Varda).
Discussion in the presence of Alisa Lebow, William Brown and the editors, followed by a wine reception.
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-self-portrait-to-selfie-book-launch-and-screening-tickets-62986724990
Self-portraiture is a singular form within the broad field of first-person film and video – not so much an account of the filmmaker’s intimate life as a representation of the artist at a given instant. With deep roots in the Western tradition of painting and literature, self-portraiture in the moving image can be considered to be a hybrid practice, not fitting into the traditional definition of documentary or fiction, as it breaks the boundaries of both genres.
The investigative and self-reflexive stance of the self-portrait raises questions about intimacy, the appearance and corporeality of the subject and, more importantly, the medium itself. Today the understanding and definition of this practice is being challenged by the emergence of new forms of self-portraiture brought about by digital media, such as the selfie phenomenon. Against this backdrop, this book reassesses the significance of the self-portrait in the moving image and new media by exploring a varied and international body of works.
With contributions by Dominique Bluher, William Brown, Gary Kafer, Alisa Lebow, Laura Rascaroli, Deborah Toschi and Federica Villa
To find out more about the research group established by Laura Busetta, Marlène Monteiro and Muriel Tinel-Temple: https://selfrep.wixsite.com/selfrep
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