The Place of Artists' Cinema: Space, Site and Screen

By Maeve Connolly

ISBN 9781841502465
Paperback 240 pages 174x230mm
Price £19.95 | $40


In 'The Place of Artists’ Cinema', Maeve Connolly identifies a recurrent
concern with site, space and cinema architecture in film and video works by
artists, extending from the late 1960s to the present day. Focusing on
developments over the past decade, Connolly provides in-depth readings of
selected recent works by twenty-four different artists including Carlos
Amorales, Gerard Byrne, Jeremy Deller, Stan Douglas, Tacita Dean, Pierre
Huyghe, Aernout Mik, Tobias Putrih and Anne Tallentire, ranging from
multi-screen projections to site-specific installations and feature-length

The book also explores changing structures of exhibition and curation,
tracing the circulation of film and video works within public art contexts,
galleries, museums, biennial exhibitions and art fairs. Providing a chapter
on the role of public funding in the market for artists’ film and video,
'The Place of Artists’ Cinema' will appeal to both curators and artists as
well the discerning reader.



'Maeve Connolly is the first film scholar in any language to explicate in
depth contemporary artists' insights on the cinema, new media, photography
and cinephilia. She engages the specialist as well as the educated reader,
by addressing the difference between information and translation, animation
and re-enactment in the context of major art exhibitions all over the world.
In discussing installations, immersions, performances and interactive
experiences, Connolly demonstrates the central placement of the cinema as
the source of creative and conceptual inspiration for the media of the
future.' – Angela Dalle Vacche, Professor of Film Studies, Georgia Institute
of Technology


Maeve Connolly is Lecturer in Film and Animation at Dun Laoghaire Institute
of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin. Previous publications include, as
co-editor, 'The Glass Eye: Artists and Television'. 

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