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Експериментално кино в интернет пространството: кураторски платформи, видеоканали и авторски инициативи
Experimental cinema in the Internet: curatorial platforms, video channels and artistic initiatives

Author(s): Angela Gotsis
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките
Keywords: experimental cinema; streaming platforms

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with various opportunities to watch experimental cinema on the internet. The number of niche media with streaming platforms is increasing while the film selections they provide are continuously developing their presence as a source of films with experimental aesthetics. Due to the internet avant-garde and experimental cinema are a no longer cinematic enigma, reachable for a small group of connoisseurs of art. The viewers develop their critical thought, whilst the intensive visual communication, both with static and moving images, invokes a never-ending aesthetic regeneration and search for more impressive visual expression. Many active authors use platforms for video-sharing such as Youtube and Vimeo where they are provided with various options for financial gain. Filmmakers are free from the obstacles associated with film distribution. The niche media give options for distribution, collaborative projects and financing new authors. Moreover, such media content platforms allow artistic and financial independence to contemporary filmmakers. Experimental cinema aesthetic partners with various fields of knowledge, for example, experimental cinema and science, through which its perceptual effect is combined with pragmatic goals. The audience is presented with experimental films, which are visually bold and diverse in content.

  • Issue Year: 2021
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 19-25
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian