Congratulations to last year’s Visiting Fulbright Scholar Gabriel Menotti, who just published his new book Movie Circuits: Curatorial Approaches to Cinema Technology via Amsterdam University Press! Gabriel describes Movie Circuits as “a book on rogue cinemas, practice-led research, and a hint of philosophy of technology.”
Per Amsterdam University Press: This book attempts to grasp media in the making. It delves into the underbelly of cinema in order to explore how images circulate and apparatus crystallize across different material formations. The indisciplinary experience of curators and projectionists provides a means to suspend traditional film studies and engage with the medium as it happens, as a continuing, self-differing mess. From contemporary art exhibitions to pirate screenings, research and practice come together in a vibrant form of media scholarship, built from the angle of cinema’s functionaries—a call to reinvent the medium from within.
About the Author:
Gabriel Menotti is a lecturer in Film and Multimedia at UFES (Brazil). He holds a PhD from Goldsmiths (University of London) and spent the 2017-18 academic year at the Center for 21st Century Studies as a Visiting Fulbright Scholar.