The video essay «Touching Sound» by Johannes Binotto will be shown out of competition at the Vienna Shorts Film Festival 2021 in the thematic section on sound in film curated by Doris Bauer and Christof Kurzmann.… continue
Early cinema, the materiality of film, and today’s audio messaging.
The message from scholar and film theorist Jiří Anger on his research on the Czech film pioneer Jan Kříženecký made me see the things he is obsessed with.… continue
As part of their first year BA course in film theory the students at the Lucerne School of Art and Design together with Johannes Binotto and in conjunction with the videoessay research project produce collaborative video notebooks on classics of film history.… continue
The Massachussetts Multicultural Film Festival organized a solo screening of two of Chloé Galibert-Laîné’s recent video essays. She also took part in a public conversation about her work with researcher Barbara Zecchi and the host of the Video Essay Podcast, Will DiGravio.… continue
Chloé Galibert-Laîné was invited to screen her video essay Forensickness and discuss her videographic research practice in dialogue with researcher and curator Delphine Jeanneret, as part of the international conference “EDITING ARTS: Le montage au cinéma et dans les arts contemporains” organized at the HEAD in Geneva, Switzerland.… continue
David Lean’s 1949 melodrama THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS has never gained the same popularity as its similarly themed predecessor BRIEF ENCOUNTER (1945). But apart from a stellar performance by Claude Rains it has something that is practically inexistent in the earlier film: silence.… continue
Für den Newsletter der Hochschule Luzern hat Christian Schnellmann einen Artikel zum Videoessay publiziert. Der vollständige Artikel ist hier zu lesen:
Pause is just a click away. The fact that on our devices we can pause a film whenever we want makes us forget how unsettling this actually is. Thinking about how dangerous it once has been when the images come to halt should help us to see this practice as subversive.… continue
erschienen auf: Geschichte der Gegenwart, 14.3.2021
Link zur Originalpublikation: geschichtedergegenwart.ch/videoessays-zeigen-als-intervention
Digitale Videoessays gehören online zu den beliebtesten audiovisuellen Formaten. In den letzten Jahren ist ihre Zahl geradezu explodiert. Doch wer darunter noch immer vor allem leicht zu konsumierende Erklärvideos versteht, sollte genauer hinschauen.… continue
Chloé Galibert-Laîné was invited to contribute to the panel conversation organized to launch the online platform reCLAIM, in which her collaborative video essay project Bottled Songs is exhibited. The event was hosted by the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum Cologne in Germany.… continue
A long-form interview about Chloé Galibert-Laîné’s video essays, conducted by Ariane Papillon, was published in print in the French magazine Tête-à-tête.
Translated excerpt: Of course, Internet images are worthy of interest, scrutiny and critical thinking.… continue
As result of a theory course in February 2021 on filmanalysis taught by Johannes Binotto the first year video students at the Lucerne School of Arts and Design produced these eight video essays.… continue
BA Seminar taught by Johannes Binotto
Spring Semester 2021, English Department University of Zurich
Abstract: We tend to forget that the term „essay“ literally means „trial, attempt“. As Theodor Adorno has pointed out, the essay as a specific textual form necessarily challenges the ideas of pre-established methods and scientific rules and must instead be understood as an adventurous trial, as a radical experiment which „pays for its affinity to intellectual experience with a lack of security.“… continue
Despite their obvious differences in story, theme and era, in my mind, Todd Haynes› [SAFE] and Nicolas Winding Refn’s THE NEON DEMON have somehow become tethered to each other. And I still do not know why, exactly.… continue
Was machen die Bilder mit uns?
Artikel von Helmut Dworschak, Der Landbote 6.2.2021, S. 7
Der Filmwissenschaftler und «Landbote»-Kolumnist Johannes Binotto leitet an der Hochschule Luzern ein Forschungsprojekt des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds über Video-Essays.… continue
Fast forwarding – nothing is as despised and as omnipresent among those in love with cinema. But what if we consider the speeding up of film as a reflexive practice that connects contemporary media consumption with the experimental beginnings of cinema before standardization.… continue
La Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain) 25.2.2021
Chloé Galibert-Laîné’s video essays Flânerie 2.0, Watching the Pain of Others and Forensickness will screen as part of the «Monográfico» screening series at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Spain.… continue
Chloé Galibert-Laîné will give an intensive 5-day workshop at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, entitled «Suspending Networks».
Abstract: In the context of the current pandemic, our daily interactions and activities are more than ever mediated by online interfaces.… continue
Chloé Galibert-Laîné is one of the four filmmakers taking part in the «Cinéma Hybride» panel organized at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, to discuss her video essays Watching the Pain of Others and Forensickness.… continue
University College Cork – National University of Ireland, 02.02.2021
Chloé Galibert-Laîné will give a guest lecture in Prof. Dr. Laura Rascaroli’s class at the Cork University in Ireland entitled «Split Screens: Starving for Connection».… continue
Chloé Galibert-Laîné’s ongoing project Bottled Songs (co-authored with Kevin B. Lee) will screen as part of the Bellwether Film Series at the Amherst Cinema (United States).
A recording of the live Q&A can be watched here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=748235262795014&ref=watch_permalink … continue
Heinrich-Heine-University (Düsseldorf, Germany), 29.01.2021
Chloé Galibert-Laîné’s ongoing project Bottled Songs (co-authored with Kevin B. Lee) will be screened and discussed as part of the «Desktop | Essay» Symposium at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany.… continue
in Tracy Cox-Stanton and Allison de Fren (ed.), «The Scholarly Video Essay», The Cine-Files, n°15, Fall 2020 [online].
Excerpt: As incidental as it may seem at first, I think the most critical feature of the spectatorial experience offered by a scholarly video essay is determined by its fixed pace and duration.… continue
Solothurner Filmtage, 25.1.2021
Chloé Galibert-Lainé in conversation with Giuseppe di Salvatore talking about her videographic research, how she makes her films, and the questions both theoretical and practical she faces in her work.… continue
Johannes Binottos video essay REPRODUCTION INTERDITE will have international premiere at Fisura, Experimental Cinema & Video International Film Festival
(Due to the Corona pandemic the festival will be held online, streamed live via Facebook)… continue
Chloé Galibert-Lainés FORENSICKNESS will be screened at the Solothurner Filmtage.
Solothurner Filmtage 25.1.2021
Discussion on the video essay, its many forms, its networks, the personal journey of some of its proponents, and its future.
German Abstract: Der Videoessay hat sich zu einer wichtigen und facettenreichen Form der Filmkritik entwickelt.… continue
The best video essays of 2020 poll (hosted by the Sight&Sound Magazine and the British Film Institute) is out with several video essays by team members Chloé Galibert-Laîné, Johannes Binotto and Oswald Iten among the top picks.… continue
Inventing a poetic path through images created with Louis Daguerre’s centuries-old photographic device, 16mm film cameras, pixelated video games consoles, early smarphones and contemporary computer interfaces, the work asks: what aspects of reality have these different technologies been designed to document?… continue
A discussion on France Culture with Chloé Galibert-Laîné on her video essays «Watching the Pain of Others» and «Forensickness», the format of the desktop documentary, and the question of spectatorship in the age of the internet:
Audiovisual essay for the NECSUS issue Autumn 2020_#Method.
When it comes to Disney music, and The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967) in particular, most people think of character-defining songs like ‘The Bare Necessities’.… continue
Taking “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone” by The Temptations and The Autobiography of Malcolm X as the departure point this video essays traces the theme of the absent black father as rooted in the trauma of colonialization and slavery, perpetuated by the cultural trauma of racism in America. … continue
Charles University Prague, 25.11. / 26.11. / 2.12.2020 (workshop will be held online, due to Covid-19)
Video Essay Workshop on Audiovisual Materiality by Johannes Binotto
The workshop is part of the seminar «Found footage: Praktická teorie filmu» taught by Jiří Anger.… continue
In digital video, keyframes are those images which serve as anchoring points for all the other images. By removing them the video becomes unstable.
A digital automaton working against cinema’s obsession.… continue
in: Bernd Herzogenrath (Ed.): Practical Aesthetics. London, New York: Bloomsbury 2020. S. 83-93
Abstract: The video essay as a form of film studies which does not only think about cinema but which is working with film excerpts as tools of their own analysis has seen widespread success and proliferation in recent years.… continue
A video essay exploring the exploitation of the American west, along the lines of Frederick Jackson Turner’s frontier thesis and western films, from THE MAN FROM LARAMIE to WESTWORLD Season 1.… continue
In an attempt to analyse Chris Kennedy’s ‹Watching the Detectives›, a researcher dives into a massive archive of media produced after the Boston attacks. Her online wanderings offer a performative exploration of the history of critical thinking and the ruthless politics of truth production.… continue
The first image of «Hiroshima mon amour» – a trace, asking for interpretation, resisting interpretation. Feeling for the facets of just this one image is personal, visceral. Never final.… continue
There is this magical scene in Ulrike Ottinger’s FREAK ORLANDO which brings into play the questions of otherness and identification, of desire as queer and transgressive, and of film (and media in general) as that which is caught between transparence and opacity.… continue
A cat video of a different sort.
Following a cat in Alfred Hitchcock leads to other cats and other films, to radical politics and the trouble with the gaze.… continue
Video essay based on Martin Scorsese’s 1993 adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel «The Age Of Innocence» and Bernard Herrmann’s score for TAXI DRIVER (Scorsese, 1976).
«The Age Of Emptiness» takes a look at how we might also read Scorsese’s film in our current situation of «Social Distancing».… continue
in: P. Brunner, T. Fischer, M. Kuhn (Hg.): Freie Sicht aufs Kino. Filmkritik in der Schweiz. Marburg. Schüren 2019, S. 157-172.
Auszug: … Die Vitalität und Zukunft des Videoessays wird denn auch insgesamt weniger in einer Vereinheitlichung der Verfahren liegen, wie sie etwa in einschlägigen How-to-Anleitungen auf Youtube angeboten werden, sondern darin, wie sehr dieses Format als Labor für ganz unterschiedliche Experimente mit und an Filmen genutzt wird.… continue