Dwelling the Open:
 Amos Gitai and the Home of Cinema

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    Abstract

    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
    Chapter11
    Pages188-209
    Number of pages21
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781474428927
    Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2020

    Keywords

    • 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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