Currently reading : Live illusrated lecture by Peter Greenaway: “Cinema Is Dead” (Kriterion Cinema, Amsterdam)
April 2nd, from 9 to 11.30pm
The British film director Peter Greenaway has been arguing for some 20 years now that cinema is dead and we are simply waiting for the dinosaur to roll over. In retaliation to this impending crisis Hollywood pumps more and more money into their productions in the vain hope that they can survive with their old fashioned formulas which are clearly biting the dust. Peter Gr…eenaway, lucid as ever, has a new vision of what cinema could become, which he calls ZINEMA. On Saturday March 2nd at the Kriterion he will give a live two hour illustrated lecture about this new approach of re-creating cinema. This event is being curated by Jeffrey Babcock under the theme of Cinema Degree Zero, a series of lectures/performances that pronounce the death of cinema in order to make space for new possibilities of filmmaking. This specific event is being realized in collaboration with cinema Kriterion.
Painter, novelist, critic, VJ, curator and one of the most daring and innovative filmmakers alive, Peter Greenaway is internationally famous for an oeuvre of films such as A Zed & Two Noughts (1985), Drowning by Numbers (1988) and The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989). His visionary fusion of art and film is incomparable to any other filmmaker today. More recently he has completed the ambitious three-part multimedia installation “The Tulse Luper Suitcases”. Ceaselessly creative, Peter Greenway is always pushing film forward as a progressive and provocative art, in both form and content. He is currently a professor of cinema studies at the European Graduate School in Switzerland.
Text by EGS.
Reservations: +31 206231708
Location: Kriterion Cinema, Roetersstraat 170, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“The Pillow Book”, 1997 (quoted in details by Mireille Berton’s article for Sang Bleu 3&4)