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The 3rd Fashion in Film Festival: Birds of Paradise

Uhlirová, Marketa (2010) The 3rd Fashion in Film Festival: Birds of Paradise. [Art/Design Item] [Creative Arts and Design > Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > Film & Video]
Creators:Uhlirová, Marketa

Marketa Uhlirova curated the film programme at this major festival of film, seminars and exhibitions.

Included were the special film exhibitions Kinoscope Parlour and Moving Screen exploring the relationship between film costume, motion, spectacle and sensuality.

The programme interrogated how specific genres of cinema across the 20th century treated costume and adornment as a form of spectacle and ‘special effect’. The programme argued that historically, cinema has often drawn on costume as a privileged means of expression, thus showcasing to best advantage its own defining properties, namely movement/change, light and colour but also its ability to ‘fabricate’ fantasy and dream worlds. The programme drew new parallels between previously unlinked periods in, and approaches to cinema – early film (1894-1910); silent Hollywood and European cinema; American underground/experimental cinema - and their relationships to other modern cultures of movement such as dance, theatre, performance and the digital image.

Part of this programme were the following components: films season (touring), two special film exhibitions the ‘Kinoscope Parlour’ (touring) and ‘Moving Screen’; education series for young people and communities: ‘The Fashion in Film Workshop Series’ and ‘Kinoscope Blue Badge Walks’; education series, US: Seminar series at Centre for the Humanities and Symposium ‘Secrets of the Orient’ at Yale University.

Other Contributors:
Other (consultants on film programme)Comer, Stuart
Other (consultants on film programme)Gregg, Ronald
Other (co-curator for special exhibitions)Fraser, Inga
Other (seminar co-organiser)Paulicelli, Eugenia
Other (speaker)Hollings, Ken
Other (speaker)Powell, Ryan
Other (speaker)Battista, Anna
Other (speaker)Pritchard, Jane
Other (speaker)Garside, Mark
Other (speaker)Machado, Agosto
Other (commissioned artist)Bruges Studio, Jason
Other (speaker)Troyano, Ela
Other (consultants on film programme)Kuyper, E.
Other (speaker)Evans, Caroline
Other (speaker)Martin, Penny
Other (speaker)Kirkham, Pat
Other (speaker)Stutesman, Drake
Other (speaker)Sperling, Jody
Other (speaker)Herzog, Amy
Other (speaker)Carlson, Jerry
Other (speaker)Lant, Antonia
Other (speaker)Tolini Finamore, Michelle
Other (speaker)Singer, Robert
Other (speaker)Schwartz, David
Other (consultants on film programme)Bromberg, S.
Type of Research:Art/Design Item
Additional Information (Publicly available):

The festival programme garnered a lot of press nationally and internationally, including The Independent, Women’s Wear Daily, The Village Voice, Another magazine, The New York Times and Fashion Theory.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:Fashion in film, Costume, Adornment, movement, spectacle.
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Date:14 November 2010
Related Websites:http://www.fashioninfilm.com/festival/birds-of-paradise/, http://www.movingimage.us, http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/series.asp?ID=931, http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/node/18972, http://www.fashioninfilm.com, http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/film
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
BFI Southbank, Tate Modern, Barbican, Somerset House and The Horse Hospital, London, UK14 November 201012 December 2010
Museum of the Moving Image, and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, USA15 April 201102 May 2011
The 36th Toronto International Film Festival, Musée des beaux-arts and Cinematheque Quebecoise, Montreal, Canada08 September 201118 September 2011
Glasgow Film FestivalFebruary 2012UNSPECIFIED
Arnolfini, Bristol, UK05 March 201211 March 2012
Glasgow Film Theatre12 March 201218 March 2012
Material/Media:Film, film stills, digital imagery
Measurements or Duration of item:London film season: 20 screenings and exhibition of over 55 films. New York film season: expanding on the London programme with c. 4 new films.
ID Code:3851
Deposited On:22 Feb 2012 11:30
Last Modified:14 Jan 2014 16:40
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