Madhusree Dutta – Cinema City Lived - A dossier of spaces, materials and residuals

Editor: Rohan Shivkumar, Display Image: Avijit Mukul Kishore, Kausik Mukhopadhyay
(an excerpt from Cinema City: a Research Art and Archive Project, conceived and curated by Madhusree Dutta)

Chiranjilal started around 1970 by collecting discarded B/W film reels from the labs, editing rooms, and the distributors’ godowns. He burnt heaps of discarded B/W film reels to create a silver-rich ash and then painstakingly separated pinches of silver from the ash. Later, in the era of colour prints on acetate base stock he moulded the celluloids into plastic bangles. In the ‘90s came polyester base stock for film printing. The polyester, known for its durability and toughness, could not be converted/melted/recycled into some other materiality - barring one; they could be cut into strips.

The strips were used as stiffeners for the back of the collars of the shirts on display.
The wastes from this exercise too are recycled – like a small strip of celluloid as a rope to tie the bamboo poles together.






TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
Fr. 13. July to Su. 15. July ETF! welcomes the summer holidays and says goodbye from Bonn

LONG EVENING
Friday, 13 July 2018, 16.00 to 24.00 h Artificial walks, bed sheet cinema under stars, clogs and clowns

FAMILY SATURDAY
"BONN BLOSSOMS!"
Saturday, 14 July, 14.00 hrs Family Tours and Planting Campaign

ARTISTS_SUNDAY
July 15, 11.30 a.m.
Finissage tour with individual ETF! artists from the region

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The 17th edition of ETF was opened on April 18th in Bonn.

Venue:
Ehemalige Volkshochschule
Kasernenstraße 50
53111 Bonn

NEW Duration: 19.4.-15.7.2018

Opening times:
Wed-Fri: 4pm – 8pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 5pm
also on bank holidays

Free Entry!

A contribution to the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018 and the German Sustainability Action Days 2018 (30.5.-5.6.)

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ETF! was awarded "Best international exhibition in Chile in 2017" by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics.

Pictures of ETF! 2017 in Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Chile can be seen here .

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17. Exhibition-Station Bonn 2018

Many thanks also to Deutsche Telekom AG, Beethoven Foundation Bonn, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn and Kunstmuseum Bonn.