Online Affects

Filmexplorer's Video Essay Gallery | Exhibition 2 | 17.6 - 16.7.2022

Chloé Galibert-Laîné presents: «Distant Feeling(s) #9», by Annie Abrahams and Daniel Pinheiro

Kevin B. Lee presents: «One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean», by Wang Yuyan

Johannes Binotto presents: «How to Perform Teaching During a Pandemic Spring Session, 2020: GENDER STUDIES, Rain & Cats Cut», by Dayna McLeod

Podcast discussion on Exhibition 2

Is there another way of using found footage? It is exactly what emerges when a video essay focuses on the subjectivity of the audience, that is to say, on spectatorship. The three video essays chosen for this second exhibition pay attention to the act of watching: watching the video essay, watching within and through the video essay.

Are affects more than just the expression of pure subjectivity? What happens when we do not know how to watch? What do watching experimental films and watching video essays have in common? How should we understand the performance of watching?

These and other questions punctuate the inspiring podcast discussion between the three curators of second the exhibition of Filmexplorer’s Video Essay Gallery: Chloé Galibert-Laîné, Kevin B. Lee and Johannes Binotto.