Interviews with Noam Elcott and Bart Rutten on Verticality
On the occasion of the Australian premiere of Vertical Cinema, we present two interviews with Noam M. Elcott and Bart Rutten as #12 and #13 in our Research Series. In February 2014 Sonic Acts’ Vertical Cinemaprogramme was screened four times at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The programme was accompanied by four lectures by experts on cinema, video, new media, and contemporary art. The American scholar Noam M. Elcott gave an impressive presentation, which also sketched a possible genealogy of ‘vertical cinema’. Bart Rutten, Head of Collections at the Stedelijk Museum, gave a number of examples of the use of verticality in video art, such as Bill Viola and Stan VanderBeek, but also touched on the history of video games. After the screenings, Sonic Acts’ Arie Altena interviewed them both. You can find the full Research Series #12 and #13 with the interviews, including the videos of their presentations here: Noam Elcott - Research Series and Bart Rutten - Research Series .