An international, interdisciplinary conference is held in Cambridge to explore how the comparative analysis of visual culture artefacts, from objects to architecture and fiction films, can contribute to our understanding of everyday life practices in homes around the globe.
To celebrate the event, a second edition of the Catalogue Raisonné of Everyday Life Activities is published.
The CineMuseSpace installation A Cinematic Home of the Everyday in partnership with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in Manchester is produced. In this installation, stencilled lines on the floor and real objects and furniture create an augmented reality ‘home’. The cinematic projections fill the gap between the abstract and the very real to combine a unique atmosphere. The installation forms part of an exhibition on Future Cities and runs from 1st August 2019 until 20th October 2019 with free admission.
A first edition of a catalogue raisonné is published by the project. The publication constitutes a first effort towards creating a cinematic encyclopaedia of lived domestic situations, a form of standardized spatial ethnography across cultures.
The project creates its first exhibition entitled A Cinematic Museum of the Everyday in the Nextmixing Gallery in Shanghai. For the first time we explore what a Cinematic Musée Imaginaire of everyday activities might look like.
From March 30th to April 6th, different domestic activities are curated in the following order: Monday, maintenance – washing, cleaning; Tuesday is for food-related activities – cooking, eating; Wednesday is for creativity – painting, drawing; Thursday is for rest – sleeping, waking up; Friday is for intellectual activity – studying, working, thinking; Saturday is for technology-related activities – computers, microwaves, domestic machines; while Sunday is for recreation – gardening, playing.
The film analysis database built in collaboration with Sebastian Lütgert and Jan Gerber (the creators of www.pan.do/ra) goes live and the project’s film analysis moves into the digital realm. Over 100 films are carefully analysed by members of the research team over the course of the next year.
CineMuseSpace international co-investigator Andong Lu, principal-investigator François Penz and research associate Janina Schupp hold a workshop on Cinematic Interpretation of Spatiality at Nanjing University. Leading architects, scholars from the fields of film and architecture studies, and filmmakers were invited from China, Japan and Hong Kong.
The participants are tasked with exploring a chosen concept of space through the filmic medium within Nanjing’s Zhan Garden, the Former Residence of Ganxi and the Nanjing University grounds.
The CineMuseSpace team begins compiling a comprehensive list of films from China, Japan, the United States and Europe for analysis. A new methodology based on an extensive keyword ontology and time-based annotations is developed.
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