Dwelling the Open:
 Amos Gitai and the Home of Cinema

Miriam De Rosa

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The chapter draws upon a selection of works from Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai. Following his trajectory from theatrical films to installation pieces, the text addresses the spatial turn in film studies showing how this serves as a key shift in thinking space as it is represented on the big screen as well as it is built through the moving images in the museum. The concept of the home is employed as a figure to study spatiality in association with belonging and subjectivity, and it is taken as a cue to develop a reflection on the medium specificity of moving images as they enter art spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFilm and Domestic Space
EditorsStefano Baschiera, Miriam De Rosa
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781474428927
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2020


  • Film Theory, Performance Studies, Moving Image Studies, Aesthetics,
  • postcinema
  • video installation
  • home
  • space

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 Amos Gitai and the Home of Cinema'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

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