Still Life on Film

Mar 5, 2010

Starting today and running through Sunday, March 14, London’s Tate Modern investigates the relationship between photography and the moving image in a fascinating series entitled PhotoFilm, showcasing films that make the still photograph central to their narrative or aesthetic. In six thematic programs (with titles like The Dancing Photo on Film, Recall and Memory, and The Photo Novel), the museum will feature works by such Criterion filmmakers as Chris Marker, Nagisa Oshima, Alain Resnais, Agnès Varda, and Sergei Eisenstein, as well as Hollis Frampton, Jean Eustache, and many more. The Tate has also planned a special sidebar symposium connecting the subject of photo films to new digital media, featuring luminaries in the film studies field, Raymond Bellour, Ian Christie, and Laura Mulvey among them.