NYman With A Movie Camera

Multi-screen installation

NYman with a Movie Camera is a multi-screen installation consisting of up to fourteen video projections. It features eleven independent - yet inter-related - edits of the artist’s NYman with a Movie Camera engaging in a visual discourse with Dziga Vertov’s 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera, which is also shown simultaneously in its entirety.

Nyman’s original engagement with Vertov’s film dates back to 2003 when he was commissioned by the British Film Institute to compose a new soundtrack for the film. This visual encounter subsequently triggered a five year journey of experimentation with the medium of moving image, taking its starting point from Vertov’s documentary - making principle of “The Perception of Truth”, the documentation of “life as it is” or of “life caught unawares”. 

The resulting work NYman with a Movie Camera is a post-modernist essay on experimental documentary film-making through the bias of cinematographic collage. A unique and groundbreaking technical adventure, the exhibition creates a sensory experience through its forest of images and is accompanied by Michael Nyman's original score for Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

This work can either be presented as a multi-screen installation or performed as a live ciné concert.

UPCOMING DATES

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PAST DATES

  • 2016-09-01 00:00:00 - Palazzo Vecchio, Florence - Italy
  • 2015-04-01 00:00:00 - Aidekkman Arts Center, Tufts University, Boston - USA
  • 2014-02-01 00:00:00 - International Art Fair, Mexico City - Mexico
  • 2013-12-01 00:00:00 - Miami Art Basel, Miami - USA
  • 2013-08-02 00:00:00 - SummerHall, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh - Scotland
  • 2011-11-01 00:00:00 - Torino Film Festival, Torino - Italy
  • 2011-09-01 00:00:00 - ERARTA, St Petersburg - Russia
  • 2011-05-01 00:00:00 - CarriageWorks, Sydney - Australia
  • 2011-05-01 00:00:00 - MOMA, New York - USA
  • 2011-02-01 00:00:00 - Berlin Film Festival, Berlin - Germany
  • 2011-02-01 00:00:00 - Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow - Scotland
  • 2011-02-01 00:00:00 - CPH Pix Film Festival, Copenhagen - Denmark
  • 2010-10-01 00:00:00 - Barbican Centre, London - UK

CREDITS

Producers : Myriam Blundell Projects, Michael Nyman Ltd and Summerhall
Film by Michael Nyman
Editor : Max Pugh

 

Michael Nyman Productions @ 2013