Monday, 24 November 2014

Quantum Filmmaking: Appraising the 21st Century Modernist Neo-autonomy of Art



[Paper presented at MINA 2014, 4th International Mobile Creativity and Innovation Symposium. Auckland, New Zealand, 21 November 2014]


Abstract:

The practice of collage is the art form and technique that incorporating the use of pre-existing materials as part of a two-dimensional surface stimulated the beginning of progressive Modernism and the decadent Postmodernism. In the former, collage flourished as an innovative technique introducing elements of everyday life, whereas in the latter, it was criticized as the inability of art of renewing itself recycling past forms, which led to the enunciation of the end of art. Therefore, during this paper I will be exposing how through Quantum Filmmaking, which is the practice of participatory video-collage building upon the contemporary mobile media, we are entering in a new cultural epoch with the innovative avant-garde spirit of the progressive Modernism, which entails the beginning of art for the arts’ sake and its Neo-Autonomy from the ideological strings of the market and institutions. For this, firstly, I will be introducing the Quantum Filmmaking projects. After, I  will be discussing the theories in regards the autonomy of art, as well, as the role of the practice of collage along Art History. And finally, I will be analyzing the paradigm shift provoked by the introduction of the mobile social media in Contemporary Art, such as, the eutopian aesthetics inherent to the projects, which gives rise to the Neo-Autonomy of Art during the 21st Century progressive Modernist era.

Keywords: Quantum Filmmaking, Collage, 21st Century Progressive Modernism, Avant-Garde, net art, Neo-Autonomy of Art,  Eutopian Aesthetics, participatory mobile phone cinema.

[ The presentation has been selected and included in the catalogue of  MINA 2014 ]

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo By Max Schleser.
Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.