Batum

Kamila Kuc (Artist)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchArtefact

Abstract

Batum takes as its starting point the experience of near drowning in the Black Sea of Batumi, Georgia. As such, the film is induced with a desire for an auto-ethnographical self-interrogation. Images that feature in the film are a constellation of personal and prosthetic memories, acquired through historical and cultural knowledge as exemplified by the poems of Osip Mandelstam and Joseph Stalin, among other cultural tropes. While making Batum I was set to explore a certain displacement of identity that emerges when we encounter past experiences. I sought to experience how memories become fiction once recorded and how in this process of recording, the camera itself holds a mysterious agency. I am, above all, always interested in ways in which film, as one of the technologies of memory, can be seen as an innovative creator of memories themselves. The film also investigates how the complex relationship between personal and collective memories often subverts the social and political identity constructions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

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  • Activities

    • 2 Invited talk

    Found Footage Film as a Form of Creative Archiving

    Kamila Kuc (Speaker)
    15 May 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    'Aesthetics of Violence: [Re]Imagining the Past On a Way to the Post-Anthropocene Future in Disasters of Peace'

    Kamila Kuc (Speaker)
    29 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Research Output

    • 1 Article
    • 1 Book/Film/Article review
    • 1 Artefact
    • 1 Other contribution

    Aesthetic Violence In the Anarchival Turn: On the Infinite Visions of History

    Kuc, K., 10 Oct 2018, In : Found Footage Magazine. (in press), 5, p. (in press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Slow Violence Exposed: Review of Slow violence and the environmentalism of the poor / Exposed: environmental politics & pleasures in posthuman times

    Kuc, K. & Jury, S., 8 Jun 2018, In : Cultural Studies. (in press), p. (in press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    I Think You Should Come to America

    Kuc, K., Jun 2017

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchArtefact

    Open Access
  • Cite this

    Kuc, K. (Artist). (2016). Batum. Artefact