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Cameraless Film
ZELLULOID is dedicated to a particular genre of artistic film, in which the image is generated directly, by physically processing the film strip. Unlike other forms of experimental film, the film material is interpreted as if it were a canvas by using a diverse range of artistic processes: through painting, drawing, collage on the celluloid, scores and scratches in the photographic emulsion, chemical manipulation or the direct lighting of photo-sensitive media.
Such were the origins of the cinematic avant-garde, which researches even the material nature of the medium of film and at the same time sounds out its relationship with the visual arts and also with music in ever-changing approaches. The exhibition catalogue contains outstanding examples of “films without a camera” and features approximately 20 international artists and filmmakers from the 1930s to the present day.

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March 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-395-9

24,00 x 17,00 cm

192 Pages

224 colored and 102 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, with dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Esther Schlicht and Max Hollein

Yann Beauvais, Marc Glöde, Heide Häusler and Esther Schlicht
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Zelluloid. Film ohne Kamera“, 2. Juni bis 29. August 2010, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.