30 November, Friday, 7 p.m.
in the frames of the conference
Media Library: a new educational centre, museum collection and digital archive
The avant-garde film maker Peter Greenaway is famous for his works of great significance in the history of cinematography, the most renowned of them are The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Drawning by Numbers, Prospero’s Books, The Pillow Book. Their story concentrates upon classic art and architecture images, including art critics’ concepts and film theory, uses Japanese calligraphy and multimedia technology to realize the multidimensional author’s message and is transformed in Greenaway’s oeuvre into an idea for a completely different way of creating art work. Rejecting the cinematographic narrative, the director travels the world creating multimedia installations.
At 30th of November in the frames of the conference Peter Greenaway will talk about new approach to the long history of the fine art.
The director has a whole list of animated works based on the masterpieces of the world painting, such as «The Last Supper» fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, «The Wedding at Cana» by Paolo Veronese, also with the use of video, light and sound he «animated» «Night Watch» by Rembrandt (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam). All the projects became a part of the «Classical Paintings Revisited» series. Peter Greenaway has plans to work with " Guernica" by Pablo Picasso, " The Last Judgement" by Michelangelo, one of the paintings by Jackson Pollock or Claude Monet. Greenaway himself understands this project as applied art criticism: it’s a story about art told not by the means of external text, but by the means of art.
In the frames of the lecture Peter Greenaway will also talk about his upcoming project «Golden age of Russian and Dutch art», which he will create especially for the Museum of screen culture MediaArtLab at Central Manege in November 2013.