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Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Steven Jacobs, Susan Felleman, Vito Adriaensens, and Lisa Colpaert


Sculpture is an artistic practice that involves material, three-dimensional, and generally static objects, whereas cinema produces immaterial, two-dimensional, kinetic images. These differences are the basis for a range of magical, mystical and phenomenological interactions between the two media. Sculptures are literally brought to life on the silver screen, while living people are turned into, or trapped inside, statuary. Sculpture motivates cinematic movement and film makes manifest the durational properties of sculptural space. This book will examine key sculptural motifs and cinematic scul ... More

Keywords: Cinema; Sculpture; Living Statues; Art (History); Tableaux Vivants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474410892
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Jacobs, author
Ghent University and the University of Antwerp

Susan Felleman, author
University of South Carolina

Vito Adriaensens, author
Columbia University