Katrin Mundt: Curating Film and Video – A Self-Erasing Lecture

V-F-X Ljubljana
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 5 pm
Slovenian Cinematheque, 28 Miklošičeva Street, Ljubljana

Lecture will be held in English language.
Free Entry.

The lecture will revolve around the specificities of curating artists’ moving image work, aiming to combine practical and theoretical approaches to the field. It will discuss questions of researching, selecting and showing work in various screening, performance and installation formats, as well as the ethics of production, distribution, and presentation of time-based art forms, and film and video in particular. The lecture will also discuss how the experience of the last two years has shaped curatorial work and its field of operation – the role of the curator as the one facilitating access to and communicating what film is or does, our understanding of the concepts of “audience” and “public”, as well as ideas of “liveness”. The past two years have also foregrounded the urgency to discuss questions of fair pay, sustainability, diversity, and access in the art field in general, and film and video in particular.

!!! Lecture visitors receive a  free ticket  for the screening of Riddles on Friday 20 May 2022 at 9 pm at the Slovenian Cinematheque. The programme was curated by Katrin Mundt for the V-F-X Ljubljana festival.

Katrin Mundt is a curator, writer and co-director of the European Media Art Festival (EMAF) in Osnabrück. She has developed film programmes and exhibitions for, among others, Videonale, Bonn, HMKV Dortmund, WKV Stuttgart, Museum Wiesbaden, Matadero Madrid and Center for Contemporary Arts Celje. She was a programmer for Duisburger Filmwoche, Short Film Festival Oberhausen and Kassel Dokfest. Seminars, workshops and lectures at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Düsseldorf University, Goldsmiths, London, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, HBK Braunschweig and Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, among others. She regularly writes on artists’ moving image, especially its intersections with documentary and performative practices. (photo credit: Christine Raczka)

The programme is prepared in partnership with Goethe-Institut Ljubljana and the Slovenian Cinematheque and is supported by the City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture and Kultura nova Foundation. The lecture is part of the World of Art School public lectures.