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Migrations in New Cinema

Ektoras Arkomanis, ed.

Includes access to films by the artists

LUX + Cours de Poétique charity appeal: During LUX’s online exhibition screening of Maeve Brennan’s Jerusalem Pink (22 Dec – 8 Jan), for each copy of Migrations in New Cinema sold online £7.50 (50%) will be donated to Medical Aid Palestine, a charity which works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.

‘The set of wondrous essays in Migrations in New Cinema describe the memory of places constantly in transition. They outline a way of seeing in flux and flight, and they reveal a search for freedom and new possibilities. Whether the work of filmmakers or poets, these writings describe hope among histories of displacement; they set down their recordings in order to remember and remind. They describe memory work as a collapse of temporalities; utilize montage that reveals fragmentation of perception; record strata of stones that mark layers of time and identity; speak of exile that lifts the blanket of habit and frees creativity. All these frame the dissonance of migration into potentials for hope.’

M. Christine Boyer, author of The City of Collective Memory

In this book migrations stands for a way of seeing. Artists, filmmakers and writers explore experiences of exile, displacement and urban transformation in film. Moving images of changing cities – Jerusalem, Kabul, Kobane, Athens, Moscow, Cairo, London – are slowed down and turned into stills and written word, so they can be dissected and reassembled. From these essays and visual pieces, cinema emerges as a restorative practice in times of fluid politics, dispersed narratives and fleeting images.

Each copy of Migrations in New Cinema includes access to films by the artists for one year. If you buy a copy of the book on our website, you will automatically receive a unique access token to watch the films. If you purchased a copy of Migrations in New Cinema from a bookshop, or received the book as a gift, you can apply for an access token here.

Migrations in New Cinema

Edited by Ektoras Arkomanis (2020)
Paperback, thread binding, 135 × 200mm
168pp with more than 50 illustrations in colour and b/w
ISBN 978–0–9935317–2–9