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Storytelling, Exhibition Spaces and Site-Specific Screenings

Brydon, Lavinia (2019) Storytelling, Exhibition Spaces and Site-Specific Screenings. In: NECS Annual Conference, 13-15 June 2019, Gdansk, Poland. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper explores a line of inquiry situated at the intersections of cinema-as-event, film exhibition and storytelling. Specifically, it asks how can site-specific screenings contribute to the telling of an on-screen story while simultaneously contributing to another that belongs to the landscape upon which the screen sits. Surveying recent screening events in non-traditional (often outdoor) exhibition spaces in the UK, the paper first considers how technological developments within the area of digitalised projection have contributed to the surge of independent companies offering cinema experiences in alternative spaces, giving rise to the notion of ‘immersive’ or ‘live’ cinema experiences. The paper then goes on to consider how these experiences enhance the film’s audio-visual storytelling often by having the natural surrounds (including the soundscape) blend with the film’s mise-en-scène. In this way, certain exhibition spaces can be seen as an additional, ‘beyond-the-frame’ communicative tool for cinema. However, the paper also questions how the term 'site-specific' has been unproblematically applied to many of these screening events and considers how it may be useful to revisit and unpick this complex term in order to better understand how exhibition spaces contribute to the stories being told both on and off screen.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1655 Drama
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Film
Depositing User: Lavinia Brydon
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2019 09:30 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 08:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74461 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Brydon, Lavinia: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3891-0398
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