Arts on Film Archive

ten Brink, J. 2007. Arts on Film Archive. On Line: www.artsonfilm.org.uk National Film and Television Archive/British Film Institute.

TitleArts on Film Archive
Creatorsten Brink, J.
Description

A curated project based on the Arts Council’s collection of 460 films on the Arts: includes cataloguing and setting up a major digital resource, commissioning a published book, organising screenings and events. The Arts on Film Archive is a digital collection and research resource. It holds all 450 films (total 280 hours) produced by Arts

Council England between 1953 and 1998 (the year it closed its film department). The online archive is a resource for research

into British and international post-war art and documentary filmmaking, containing primary source material for biographies,

monographs, and many other forms of research in art history and documentary. The collection includes films on artists such as

Bacon, Hockney, Hepworth, Moore, and Sherman as well as films that document particular art movements such as Surrealism,

Dada, Futurism, Kinetic art, the ‘Independent Group’ and profiles of the first YBA. Other films address race, gender and

post-colonialism.

Ten Brink initiated the project and acted as its director and curator. The curation involved tracking down and cataloguing the

films, as well as substantial technological research, which led to the use of high resolution, full screen, on-line, video-on-demand

streamed moving images. The films were also digitised for long-term preservation at the National Film Archive/ BFI. Ten Brink

worked with and commissioned arts documentarist, John Wyver, to write Vision On, a monograph which critically examined the

history of arts documentary (1953-1998). The book included a forward by ten Brink about the research aims and objectives of

the archive.

The Arts on Film Archive was launched in October 2007 at Tate Modern by Sir Nicholas Serota, accompanied by a programme

of film screenings and on-stage discussions. In June 2008 the Arts on Film Archive collection will be launched in North America

during the International Conference and Festival of Films of Arts, Montréal, Canada.

The archive was funded by an AHRC research grant (£320,000) and received further support from ACE and National Film

Archive.

Date02 Oct 2007
Media typeVideo
KeywordsFilm, archive, arts council, digital, preservation, database
Place of publicationOn Line: www.artsonfilm.org.uk
Web address (URL)http://artsonfilm.wmin.ac.uk/
Publication dates
Published02 Oct 2007
Output mediaDigital film collection

Related outputs

Invincible
ten Brink, J. and Oppenheimer, J. 2013. Invincible. AHRC /Final Cut Films.

The call
ten Brink, J. 2013. The call. J prod/London.

Re-enactment, history of violence and documentary film
ten Brink, J. 2012. Re-enactment, history of violence and documentary film. in: ten Brink, J. and Oppenheimer, J. (ed.) Killer images: documentary film, memory and the performance of violence New York Columbia University Press.

The act of killing
Oppenheimer, J. and ten Brink, J. 2012. The act of killing. AHRC /Final Cut Films.

Film archive
ten Brink, J. 2011. Film archive. in: Del Monte, M. (ed.) Far comprendere, far vedere cinema, Fruizione, multimedialità Venice, Italy Terra Ferma Edizioni.

From camera-stylo to camera-crayon
ten Brink, J. 2007. From camera-stylo to camera-crayon. in: ten Brink, J. (ed.) Building bridges: the cinema of Jean Rouch London, UK Wallflower Press.

Building Bridges: the Cinema of Jean Rouch
ten Brink, J. 2007. Building Bridges: the Cinema of Jean Rouch. London, UK Wallflower Press.

Astruc and Rossellini
ten Brink, J. 2007. Astruc and Rossellini. in: ten Brink, J. (ed.) Building bridges: the cinema of Jean Rouch London, UK Wallflower Press.

The journey
ten Brink, J. 2006. The journey.

The ethno-fiction films of Jean Rouchin
ten Brink, J. 2005. The ethno-fiction films of Jean Rouchin. in: Buryport critical forum London Royal College of Arts.

Puerto Rico trench
ten Brink, J. 2004. Puerto Rico trench. Jorum ten Brink.

Journey through the night
ten Brink, J. 2004. Journey through the night. Studio Nieuw Gronden/Halo Productions for Channel Four TV/Dutch Film Board.

Conversation with architects
ten Brink, J. 2004. Conversation with architects. Interakt Media.

'The man who couldn’t feel’ and other tales
ten Brink, J. 1997. 'The man who couldn’t feel’ and other tales. J. Productions.

The winter hunt
ten Brink, J. 1993. The winter hunt. Studio Nieuw Gronden.

Going home
ten Brink, J. 1990. Going home. DOR Films.

Jacoba
ten Brink, J. 1988. Jacoba. Studio Nieuw Gronden, NOS TV and Dutch FilmBoard, Holland.

A door in the wall
ten Brink, J. 1987. A door in the wall. Concord Films.

Common ground
ten Brink, J. 1986. Common ground. Concord Films.

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