"It is the flattest and the dullest parts that in the end have the most life." Robert Bresson
Flatness is a multi-format research and commissioning project engaging in ideas around the screen-based image and immaterial culture after the internet. In inviting contributions by artists, writers and computer specialists the website flatness.eu seeks to test the possibilities and limitations of the web as a creative site and space for encountering artworks.
flatness.eu extends from the artists’ moving image programme ‘Flatness: Cinema after the Internet’ (featuring special screenings by artists Ed Atkins, Anthea Hamilton and Oliver Laric) curated for Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2013; returning to the small screen to present many of the works, research and writing about them, online.
Read an extended interview about the project in Rhizome.
Screening events and discussions relating to Flatness have taken place at international venues including Chisenhale Gallery, Auto Italia, Goldsmiths and The Showroom in London, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Western Front and Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, The Alternative Film/Video Research Forum, Belgrade, Microscope, New York and Rupert, Vilnius, with more to come.
Currently, Flatness is working in collaboration with super_filme, Berlin to curate warehouse, a programme of online and offline screenings, workshops, digital residencies and ethnographic research and writing on digital friction.
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Flatness is curated by Shama Khanna
Web programming by intelligentsia and Reuben Bowles
Supported by Konstfack, Stockholm
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