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at the Contemporary Art Center in Thessaloniki (CACT)
Silent film screenings and a GIF-Exhibition on
Friday 10 + Saturday 11 March 2017
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Moving Silence, the Berlin-based platform for contemporary silent film is returning to the Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki for the second time, March 10 -11, 2017, with the support of the Goethe Institut Thessaloniki, in the framework of the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. Since 2009, the network of international artists has been organizing screenings of film programs without sound with live music. The poetry of silent programmes that goes back to the very beginning of cinema is expressed through the contemporary aesthetics of the digital and analog image, and sound production. The event includes an international program of short films accompanied by live music played by musicians based in Thessaloniki. The entry is free with voluntary contribution
Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center
Warehouse B1, port area
Thessaloniki 54110 | +30 2310 593270
Film Program "The Astray and The Doomed"
This compilations of 9 silent short films brings tragic stories, wandering characters, situations without perspectives to the screen of CACT. The silent projections will be accompanied by greek live musicians.
Exhibition of GIF-Animations
GIF: Morphologies of a copyleft tale
Patterns & techniques of silent looping images in internet remix culture
Bring your smart phones & tablets to see the Gif-animations!
From laterna magica to the animated digital files, gifs share distinct features with silent film culture. As part of the Moving Silence events, 'GIF: Morphologies of a copyleft tale' explores the open-ended interpretations and design potential in the mashup art of GIF culture. It is realized as an immaterial exhibition, virtually accessible through a pop-up local network that follows the physical venues of the Moving Silence events.
The underlying concept is based on Vladimir Propp's book 'Morphology of the folktale' (1928), where Propp studies the narrative structures of folktales and introduces recurring patterns that come along a story formation. GIFs reflect the anonymous, collective narrative creations from a visual perspective, when a looping micro-fiction propagates through multiple derivative GIFs relating to an initial pattern or element.
The exhibition is a collaboration with the HMKW University of Applied Sciences and the DER FILTER Team in Berlin. The digital infrastructure is put together and hosted on the open source software Librarybox.
"GIF: Morphologies of a copyleft tale" is coded and curated by Mariana Ziku. You can read her latest publication on GIF art, in collaboration with ARTos Foundation and Moving Silence here.