revised edition
22.10.2015 – 14.11.2015

The exhibition rethinks film and cinema as complex cultural forms, critical methodology and social, ideological and technological apparatus. It presents works by artists that critically engage with the idea of film to reflect on different cultural, political, social and ideological realities by works that form relationships to the idea of cinema as social technology and cultural interface.
Works in the exhibition represent how contemporary art practices are informed by ways of cinema. Practices that engage with rearrangement of the archive underscoring the importance of the relationship with the past and rereading it. What different artistic positions have in common is the legacy of cinema, a “cinematic way of thinking” as the mental process shaped by cinema – conceptually, institutionally and ideologically.

CINEMANIAC / THINK FILM is an ongoing research platform questioning the relationships between cinema, moving images and contemporary art. Established in 2002 as the side program at the Pula Film Festival, takes place in galleries of MMC LUKA, Pula and it is shaped in the exhibition format with screening programs, artist’ talks, presenting the works of Croatian and international artists aiming to bring them closer to a wide audience. The exhibition Think Film was organized on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Pula Film Festival.

Curated by Branka Benčić