Road Movies… Art and Cinema

Over the past months we’ve been pleased to inform you of all the marvelous cultural things that our ‘mothership’ arts centre, HOME has in its programme. Well, this summer HOME is putting on a very special Road Movies season (running until 23 August). It features classics of this adored sub-genre, such as Joseph Strick’s Road Movie (1974), and Richard Sarafian’s Vanishing Point (1971). Most of all we’re thrilled that a triple bill of Wim Wenders’ influential early films (1974-76) are pride-of-place in the programme: Alice in the Cities, The Wrong Move, and Kings of the Road.

We’re big fans of Wim Wenders’ movies, and one of our favourite cinema books that we have is, Robby Müller: Cinematography (published by the esteemed JRP|Ringier). The master cinematographer Müller is a long-time collaborator of Wenders’ and, in fact, he worked on the aforementioned 1970s movies, along with others such as the iconic Paris, Texas (1984). You might not know this, but Wim Wenders is also a renowned landscape photographer. Our gallerist-publisher friends, Blain|Southern represent him and his work in this field.

Whilst we’re in the mood for movies, we thought it a perfect opportunity to mention a few highlights from our Art/Cinema backlist. Here they are. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do…

KINO DER KUNST / CINEMA OF ART > Visual artists work frequently with the raw material of cinema, shooting with movie stars, using professional technology and special effects, and telling lavish stories in one- and multi-channel works. Featuring the work of David Lynch, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Cindy Sherman, and Steve McQueen among many others.

Peter Greenaway’s complete film scripts > His work is iconic. He’s controversial. He’s outspoken. He’s (arguably) a visionary.

Cinema in the Expanded Field > An inquiry into the history, theory and practice of exhibiting artists’ cinema, video, installation as well as advertising films, by focusing on the domains of performance and of the ‘expanded arts’.

Raoul Ruiz: Poetics Of Cinema > Words of wisdom from the revered experimental Chilean filmmaker.

YOU KILLED ME FIRST: The Cinema of Transgression > In the 1980s a group of filmmakers from the Lower East Side in New York went on a collision course with the conventions of American society. Sometimes shot with stolen camera equipment.

UnSpooling: Artists & Cinema > Exploring how international contemporary artists are deploying text, image, sound, chemistry, light, personal archives, gesture and spoken word to prompt reflection on past, present and potential forms of cinema.

Rachel Rose / Laura Mulvey: Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (1975) > Since it first appeared on Screen in 1975, Laura Mulvey’s essay, Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema has been an enduring point of reference for artists, filmmakers, writers and theorists. In this book, artist Rachel Rose has produced an innovative work that extends and adds to the essayʼs frame of reference.

Misdirect Movies > Seven artists that explores new possibilities of collage using material gleaned from cinema.

Raymond Bellour: Between-the-Images > Bringing together 20 illustrated essays written between 1981 and 1989 by Raymond Bellour, one of the world’s most prominent film theorists. Considering the works and the strategies of artists and filmmakers such as Jean Eustache, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, and Bill Viola.


Image caption: Paris, Texas (1984). Directed by Wim Wenders. Cinematography by Robby Müller.
Posted on 28th July 2017
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