Flight

Maziere, M. 2004. Flight. Amsterdam, Netherlands

TitleFlight
CreatorsMaziere, M.
Description

Made as a response to the events of 9/11, Flight is a 15 minute film that celebrates and questions our relationship with flying. The film explores the idea of flight through an examination of the psychological state of mind and the necessary suspension of

reality it induces in the passenger. It is set in the socio-political context of the crisis of airline flight. Structured around an

imaginary plane journey Flight links the experiential processes of flying with the distancing process of psychoanalysis and the

fragmentary nature of modern identity. Flight provides a new parallel between the production of meaning in cinema, the

operation of the unconscious mind and the development of the self as defined by psychoanalysis.

Flight consists of new material culled from 30 hours of video footage shot at Los Angeles airport where the artist was located for

a month. It also contains extracts of image and sound archive material from many fiction and documentary sources. The

theoretical grounding which informs the distilling of autobiographical, fictional and documentary forms in Flight resulted in

Maziere’s recent writings and commissioning on subjectivity and cinema in a special issue of Art In Sight: The Dispersed

Subject, Art in Sight, Issue 33, Spring 2007 (guest editor and contributor).

Researched and developed during a 3 month artists’ residency on the theme of Time at BANFF, Canada. The film was exhibited

at Worldwide Video Festival, Amsterdam, by invitation from the curators alongside works by Andy Warhol, Stan Douglas and

Pierre Huyghe. It was further exhibited at international venues including Media Arts Festival, Germany, and Melbourne

International Film Festival. The film has been used by ACE as a model of good practice in the context of their International

Fellowship programme, exhibited at the Fellowship launch at Sketch Gallery, London, and covered in the catalogue Freefall.

Citations include Elwes (2005); Curtis (2007).

Date2004
EventWorld Wide Video Festival
Web address (URL)http://flamin.filmlondon.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=1083
Output mediaVideo projection

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Maziere, M. 2017. CASEBOOKS - Six contemporary artists and an extraordinary medical archive. Ambika P3, University of Westminster.

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Maziere, M. 2017. Testing the Curatorial in Artists’ Film and Video Installation. PhD thesis University of Westminster Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media

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Maziere, M. 2017. Curating in the post-industrial landscape case study: Ambika P3. in: The Post-Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice: Material Memory Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. Chapter 6

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Maziere, M. 2016. Cinema of the Body. National Film Theatre

Contemporary Screen-Based Curatorial Practice
Maziere, M. 2015. Contemporary Screen-Based Curatorial Practice. Artists' Moving Image Practice in Britain: From 1990 to Today. Whitechapel Gallery 07 Nov 2015

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Maziere, M. 2015. Chantal Akerman NOW. Ambika P3 University of Westminster

Au Revoir, Chantal
Maziere, M. 2015. Au Revoir, Chantal. Moving Image Review & Art Journal. 4 (1&2), pp. 287-292.

Roundtable discussion: London Film-makers’ Co-op – the second generation
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Victor Burgin A Sense of Place
Maziere, M. and Campany, D. 2013. Victor Burgin A Sense of Place. Ambika P3

From floor to sky
Maziere, M. 2010. From floor to sky.

Actor
Maziere, M. 2010. Actor. Moscow

The dispersed subject
Maziere, M. 2007. The dispersed subject. Art in-sight. 33.

Final cut: media art and cinema
Maziere, M. 2007. Final cut: media art and cinema.

Assassin
Maziere, M. 2007. Assassin. Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabruck, Germany

Die einsamkeit eines systems. Vom kino in die galerie
Maziere, M. 2004. Die einsamkeit eines systems. Vom kino in die galerie. in: Broeckmann, A. and Frieling, R. (ed.) Bandbreite: Medien zwischen Kunst und Politik Berlin, Germany Kadmos. pp. 87-96

Towards a specific practice
Maziere, M. 2002. Towards a specific practice. in: Maziere, M. and Danino, N. (ed.) The Undercut reader: critical writings on artists' film and video London, UK Wallflower Press. pp. 43-45

The solitude of a system
Maziere, M. 2002. The solitude of a system. in: Maziere, M. and Danino, N. (ed.) The Undercut reader: critical writings on artists' film and video London, UK Wallflower Press. pp. 4-8

Mother desire
Maziere, M. 2002. Mother desire. in: Maziere, M. and Danino, N. (ed.) The Undercut reader: critical writings on artists' film and video London, UK Wallflower Press. pp. 102

John Smith's films: reading the visible
Maziere, M. 2002. John Smith's films: reading the visible. in: Maziere, M. and Danino, N. (ed.) The Undercut reader: critical writings on artists' film and video London, UK Wallflower Press. pp. 96-100

Delirium
Maziere, M. 2002. Delirium.

Content in context
Maziere, M. 2002. Content in context. in: Maziere, M. and Danino, N. (ed.) The Undercut reader: critical writings on artists' film and video London, UK Wallflower Press. pp. 238-241

Blackout
Maziere, M. 2002. Blackout. Tate Britain, London

The poetic necessity
Maziere, M. 2001. The poetic necessity. in: Amaducci, A. (ed.) Invideo 2001: altrove: video d'arte e ricerca Milan, Italy Charta. pp. 38-48

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