'Imagined Cinemas'

Filmmaking in non-traditional media

One-day symposium organised by Piet Zwart Institute & Creating 010, Rotterdam University

In collaboration with Signals: For Real, International Film Festival Rotterdam

While the traditional media for moving images – movie theaters and TV – are losing their dominant role, filmmaking and the language of cinema migrate to other media that often aren't screens. This symposium gathers filmmakers, artists, designers and activists who reframe cinema as interventions into public space through visual, sound and mobile media, as tactical transmedia narratives, and as filmmaking rooted in the avant-garde expanded cinema tradition. What does the language of cinema contribute to these other media, and which opportunities do these media conversely offer for the future practice of filmmaking?

Moderators: Simon Pummell, Florian Cramer & Edwin Carels


Throughout the day –
a live intermezzo with the radio play 'A Fatalistic Flatworm' by Lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker, WORM (NL)

10:00-13:00 hrs
Expanded media today
Pip Chodorov (FR)Ulrich Schreiber, C-Side Production (CH)
Franziska Lamprecht & Hajoe Moderegger, eteam (USA/DE)
Paolo Davanzo & Lisa Marr / Echo Park Film Center (USA)

13:45-16:45 hrs
Film language and transmedia storytelling
Michiel Huijsman & Renate Zentschnig, Soundtrackcity (NL)
Richard Wright (UK)
Paolo Cirio (IT)
Vincent Morisset (CN)

17:00 hrs
Opening reception for Simon Pummell's transmedia project 'Shock Head Soul & The Sputnik Effect' at TENT, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

Imagined Cinemas
Monday, January 30th 2012, 10:00-17:00 hrs
Location: Piet Zwart Institute
Address: Mauritsstraat 36, 3012 CJ Rotterdam
Admission: 5 EUR (free for students)

NOTE: please also visit the exhibition 'Imagined Cinemas – Echo Park Film Center' between January 27 and February 5 in our BLAAK10 Gallery & Store.