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Live Cinema: Symposium + Book Launch 2017

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Sarah Atkinson, Helen W. Kennedy, Virginia Crisp

Original languageEnglish
PublisherKCLMS - King's College London.
Number of pages68
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2017


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This booklet provides a state-of-the field snapshot of both Live Cinema Studies and its scope, reach and impact Live Cinema as a newly invigorated field of creative practice which continues to evolve and flourish. Live Cinema is a term that has thus far been used to capture a diverse range of experiences that incorporate a 'live' element in relation to a film's exhibition. The live augmentation of cinema screenings is not a new phenomenon; indeed this tendency is present throughout the entire history of cinema in the form of live musical accompaniments to silent screenings, showmanship practices, and cult film audience behaviours. The contemporary revival of experiential cinema explored throughout the symposium examines instances where ‘the live’ transcends the mediated and escapes beyond the boundaries of the auditorium. The booklet contains exciting projects which both merge and transcend art forms, bringing together music, dance, film and theatre in new creative collaborations and outputs.

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