All artists produced works in situ for the occasion of the project Thin Line: The exhibition, the movie!! that took place in Brussels during October of 2005.
Thin Line: The exhibition, the movie!! is the title for the second project in a series of traveling Thin Line-shows with venues in Italy, Belgium, S-Korea, Japan, China, USA and UK, initiated by Milovan Farronato. Per country, one guest-curator is responsible for the development and organization of a new Thin Line-exhibition by making a selection of art works of the previous exhibition and putting them on display together with new artists. Being appointed to design Thin Line II, independent curator Jan Van Woensel invited filmmaker Kris Gevers to produce a fiction film in which the Thin Line-exhibition forms the décor for several scenes. Thin Line: The exhibition, the movie!! aimed to elaborate on the fictionalization of the exhibition and provoked a comparison between curating exhibitions and directing movies highlighting their intrinsic cinematographic similarities. Hence, the filmmaker acted as a meta-curator within the exhibition-set; recreating and recomposing the exhibition in the movie. “Look-alikes”, itself a work of film-art that incorporates Thin Line II, provokes questions to the integration, détournement and inevitable alteration of meaning and perception of a work of art in featuring films.
FILM PREMIERE SCREENING 001 (The exhibition re-curated) is a sequel-project that re-installs a selection of the art works that were produced during the exhibition in Brussels in order to establish a tension between the real work in the gallery and the image of the work in the short movie “Look-alikes”.
American artist Thomas Vaile and the MA students of Film Studies of the University of Amsterdam have compiled a questionnaire about several topics that are relevant within the framework of this exhibition and its relation to fiction and film. Artists, curators, critics, filmmakers and so on can contribute to the exhibition by faxing their replies or remarks to the gallery in Amsterdam. These questions will be discussed and elaborated during a debate organized by the MA students of Film Studies and moderated by Sophie Berrebi on January 20th, 2006.
Questionnaire and info available at www.janvanwoensel.net
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