'The Artist as Filmmaker': Modernisms, Schisms, Misunderstandings

Reynolds, L. 2021. Forthcoming. 'The Artist as Filmmaker': Modernisms, Schisms, Misunderstandings. in: Knowles, K. and Schmid, M. (ed.) Cinematic Intermediality: Theory and Practice Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press.

Chapter title'The Artist as Filmmaker': Modernisms, Schisms, Misunderstandings
AuthorsReynolds, L.
EditorsKnowles, K. and Schmid, M.
Abstract

The film artist Annabel Nicolson’s 1972 article ‘The Artist as Filmmaker,’ written for a special artist film themed issue of Art and Artists, is significant for pinpointing what could be seen in hindsight as shared attitudes and approaches to the use of the film medium between two artistic, and contemporaneous, movements in 1970s Britain who held themselves apart: conceptual artists and artist filmmakers. This essay considers the reasons for this disconnect, finding them in Britain's wider cultural policies towards emergent art practices such as performance and film. Could, as Nicolson’s article intimates, there be much common ground – little acknowledged then, or in historical accounts since? Discussions of the film actions of Nicolson and the film installations of David Dye in relation to conceptual counterparts such as John Hilliard and Dan Graham, make the case that they were closer in method and medium than they thought

Keywordsconceptual art, structural film, material, Annabel Nicolson, Dan Graham, exhibition
Book titleCinematic Intermediality: Theory and Practice
Year2021
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Publication dates
Published01 Feb 2021
Place of publicationEdinburgh
Editionfirst
SeriesEdinburgh Studies in Film and Intermediality
ISBN9781474446341

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