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Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image

The Moving Image as Public Art

Sidewalk Spectators and Modes of Enchantment

Authors: Dell'Aria, Annie

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  • Focuses on moving image-based public art that is an increasingly significant presence in cities around the world
  • Charts the moving image’s entrance into and evolution within the field of public art through an exploration of its encounters with passersby and the situations it generates within the city
  • Argues that these encounters are not mere distractions but can prompt shared experiences and dialogue among strangers
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About this book

This book maps the presence of moving images within the field of public art through encounters with passersby. It argues that far from mere distraction or spectacle, moving images can produce moments of enchantment that can renew, intensify, or challenge our everyday engagement with public space and each other. These artworks also offer frameworks for understanding how moving images operate in public space—how they move viewers and reconfigure the site of the screen. Each chapter explores a mode of address that examines how artists and curators leverage the moving image’s attentional power to engage audiences, create spaces, make place, and challenge assumptions. This book also examines the difficulties and compromises that arise when using urban screens for public art.

About the authors

Annie Dell’Aria is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA. Her writings have appeared in Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ), Public Art Dialogue, and other venues.

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“Being outdoors in shared public spaces with strangers has taken on nuanced meanings of late. It is both a liberating respite from different levels of lockdown, but also fraught with an invisible risk to our health. It is therefore prescient when so much of our lives has been increasingly confined to the digital sphere, that The Moving Image as Public Art considers how outdoor moving image artworks may reconfigure experiential encounters between strangers, spatial interaction with public space, and the fabric of cities.”

-          Pat Naldi, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

“Annie Dell’Aria offers a timely and illuminating taxonomy of the proliferating sites, aims, and functions of the moving image in public spaces. Moving beyond familiar critiques of spectacle and capital, Dell’Aria pays careful attention to the ways artists, institutions, and communities negotiate the complex goals and utility of art in the public sphere. In doing so, she prompts us to rethink our continually evolving relationship to the moving image.”

—Gregory Zinman, author of Making Images Move: Handmade Film and the Other Arts

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-65904-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-030-65903-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Moving Image as Public Art
Book Subtitle
Sidewalk Spectators and Modes of Enchantment
Authors
Series Title
Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65904-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65904-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65903-5
Series ISSN
2523-7527
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 291
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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