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Ihlein, L. M. (2013). Medium-specificity and sociality in expanded cinema re-enactment. In K. Cleland, L. Fisher and R. Harley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art (pp. 1-2). Sydney: ISEA.

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The University of Sydney - Proceedings

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ISEA2013 is an international festival of electronic art and ideas that will take place in Sydney, Australia. Presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), ISEA2013 will showcase a selection of the best media artworks from around the world and provide a platform for a lively exchange of future-focused ideas. ISBN: 9780646913131


In this short paper, I introduce the work of the artist group Teaching and Learning Cinema, which reenacts Expanded Cinema artworks from the 1960s and 70s. I make a connection between sociality (which binds together artists in collectives and screening "clubs") and the issue of mediumspecificity. Re-enacting Expanded Cinema, I suggest, gently probes at the intersection of mediumspecificity and sociality. This practice asks questions about the material qualities of film, video and performance, and the particular relations these media carry across time and culture.