Art Cinema is a female-led collective of visual media producers dedicated to the celebration of the female lens as the new impresario of our times.

The collective artistic vision is to approach content creation through the strategic multiplication of mediums of practice and display, suitable to the intellectual property rights attached to it. One story can be told visually/conceptually (art works), theatrically (stage works), audio-visually (films, soundscapes, and podcasts), musically (concerts and recordings) as well as digitally (streaming) and in analogue forms (printed publications), all at once. Delivered with the highest professional standards, such synergy between mediums is key to crafting content which informs and inspires, questions assumptions and stimulate appreciation of Art.

Whilst engaged with the work of artists from all diverse backgrounds practicing in all creative mediums, it aims to celebrate the female gaze as a creative impresario of storytelling for the 21st century audiences.

What’s On?

Hamlet Within NFT RELEASE
Five Acts in Search of a Murderous Prince

Cannes Film Festival 2022
In Collaboration with Scape Productions, Cineverse & Variety

Art Cinema is proud to announce the release of its first NFT Collection

Please join us to celebrate our newly formed joint-venture with CINEVERSE, a Media- Tech start-up empowering the film community with a blockchain and NFT ecosystem

Hamlet Within is a radical cinematic investigation into the myth of Hamlet, its origins and its enduring appeal across cultures and systems of beliefs.

21 May 2022

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ROOFTOP TERRACE
RADISSON BLU
2 Boulevard Du Midi Jean Hibert, 06414
Cannes, France

Deployment of the work is scheduled at approximately 9:00 pm

Hamlet Within
Five Acts in Search of a Murderous Prince

A Work by Ken McMullen featuring Ian McKellen, John Schrapnel, Lex Schrapnel, Ben Turner and Gabriella Wright
With Jacques Derrida

” “Instead of diminishing the realm of ghosts leaving behind the epoch of ghosts, in the age of the Manor House the age of crude technology far behind in the past I believe that ghosts are part of the future and that modern technology of images like cinematography and telecommunication intensifies the power of ghosts and their ability to haunt us.”
Jacques Derrida

Hamlet Within is a radical cinematic investigation into the myth of Hamlet, its origins and its enduring appeal across cultures and systems of beliefs. Drawing on postmodernist movements in Art, History, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis, the work asks the question: “why Hamlet” and more appropriately perhaps, “why Now”.

As we delve into this inquisitive journey, actors and scholars come together in a semi-fictional discourse to expose the myths and principles behind Hamlet’s construct as a folk story appropriated by Shakespeare from the Irish in the late 16th Century – who previously appropriated it from the Normans and from the Vikings before the latter. Shot in five acts and framed by a prelude and an epilogue, the work is a “meta modernist” collage of acted real-life monologues and staged dialogues, deciphering Hamlet’s intricate plot and referencing some if its famous Soliloquies. McMullen also draws from his extraordinary archives of interviews with some of the most important thinkers of the 20th century to argue the validity and viability of the myth in today’s world.

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Trailer

Release date 21 May 2022

 The Photograph That Changed My Life
By Zelda Cheatle

“I could never have predicted their choices nor the stories” writes Zelda Cheatle about her contributors. “They have all been themselves. They haven’t tried to write something their agent would say was a good idea – thye have written from the heart.”

Release date 8 September 2021

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Art and Cinema Avant-Garde 1920-1930
PATRICK HAAS

 

” In turn or in parallel, cinema became Futurist, Cubist, Dadaist, Constructivist, abstract and surrealist… Freedom was these “artists-filmmakers” priority. “

During the roaring twenties a number of artists rebelled against moral, cultural and artistic conventions, challenging the traditional hierarchy between the arts : amongst others, Marcel Duchamp, László Moholy-Nagy, Luis Buñuel, Hans Richter, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia, Len Lye, Man Ray, Walter Ruttmann, Dziga Vertov. They refused to reduce cinema to a documentary technique used to capture reality and to a narrative device modelled on Hollywood’s stereotypical stories. They thought of cinema as an art form, endlessly experimenting with the camera. Doing so, they turned cinema into a lab for artistic experimentations and echoed the other artistic avant-garde of the beginning of the 20th century.

Release date: Date to be announced soon
Price: TBC

For orders and general enquiries, please email: info@artcinema.art

 

Exhibitions

THE dIANe VENEt JeWeLLERY COLLECTion
a JEWELLERY cOLLECTION MadE BY 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES ARTISTS FROM PICASSO TO JEFF KOONS

“A piece of “artist’s jewellery,” like a painting or a sculpture, is a work of art. Springing from the same creative approach, it possesses the same force, poetry and ability to provoke, sometimes even the same humor. It is only their ultimate purpose that distinguishes one from the other.”

Dates to be announced soon

Art Cinema with the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival present in China ‘The Unfinished – Lee Mcqueen’.

Jimei x Arles was co-created in 2015 by pioneer Chinese photographer RongRong (founder of China’s first ever photography museum, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre) and Sam Stourdzé, the director of Rencontres d’Arles, Jimei × Arles has grown to become an unmissable event for photo lovers in China. The festival  brings together photographers from around the world whilst providing a platform for new Chinese Photography. ‘The Unfinished’ is one of eight exhibitions shown during the summer at Rencontres d’Arles that has travelled to China. During his first official visit to China in January 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron recognised the festival as a unique example of Sino-French cultural cooperation.

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Exhibition:  November 23rd 2018- January 2nd 2019

Jimei x Arles International Photography Festival
Jimei Citizen Square Exhibition Hall
Jimei District
Xiamen, China

Films

Art Cinema is pleased to present:

the Hamlet WITHIN

 

Release date 21 May 2022

Hamlet Within is a radical cinematic investigation into the myth of Hamlet, its origins and its enduring appeal across cultures and systems of beliefs. Drawing on postmodernist movements in Art, History, Philosophy, and Psychoanalysis, the work asks the question: “why Hamlet” and more appropriately perhaps, “why Now”.

As we delve into this inquisitive journey, actors and scholars come together in a semi-fictional discourse to expose the myths and principles behind Hamlet’s construct as a folk story appropriated by Shakespeare from the Irish in the late 16th Century – who previously appropriated it from the Normans and from the Vikings before the latter. Shot in five acts and framed by a prelude and an epilogue, the work is a “meta modernist” collage of acted real-life monologues and staged dialogues, deciphering Hamlet’s intricate plot and referencing some if its famous Soliloquies. McMullen also draws from his extraordinary archives of interviews with some of the most important thinkers of the 20th century to argue the validity and viability of the myth in today’s world.

“Instead of diminishing the realm of ghosts leaving behind the epoch of ghosts, in the age of the Manor House the age of crude technology far behind in the past I believe that ghosts are part of the future and that modern technology of images like cinematography and telecommunication intensifies the power of ghosts and their ability to haunt us.”
Jacques Derrida

Learn more

Trailer

 

Art Cinema is pleased to present:

the GHOST WITHIN

 

Opening Date: December 2020

Ken McMullen’s adaptation of Hamlet is a radical cinematic re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic play focused on creating a highly compelling visual score.

Over the past few years Ken McMullen has brought together a renowned group of actors, artists, international thinkers and high-level cinema technicians to carry out ‘concrete’, recorded research in a filmed process exploring the chasm between language, image and meaning.

This exploration aims to be resolved in a time-based moving-image work. As its focus this work began to explore, in close readings and dissections, the text of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and other closely related texts.

Hamlet Revenant is the emerging cinematic form, a visual and dramatic evocation of preconscious and unconscious impulses that lie latent beneath words.

 

WAR WORK: 8 Songs with Film
by mICHAEL NYMAN

Art Cinema and Marquee TV are proud to announce the digital release of War Work: Eight Songs with Film, Michael Nyman’s creation commemorating the centenary of the First World War. A total artwork, it combines various visual, poetic and musical archives.

Eight songs form a song cycle inspired by the Belgian Gaston de Ruyter’s Chansons Vieilles sur d’Autres Airs (old songs to other tunes). Poems written by poets who all died during the war, except David Bomberg, are set to music based on emblematic tunes by Beethoven, Rossini, Schubert, Chopin and others.

Without a voice-over, War Work reveals the potency of images from German and French First World War film archives which have rarely been seen. The film element, edited by Max Pugh, unearths the bodies of war – mutilated and disfigured soldiers – which have too often been forgotten. War Work does not show the slaughter but the effects of war and its memory: the psychological trauma and the physical wounds caused by a humanitarian disaster after which nothing would be the same again.

“It’s a film without any dialogue, commentary or interviews, and it is basically raw visual material and raw sound material. It’s a thrilling way of making a film and a thrilling way of using images with intelligence. 

“This kind of stream of consciousness approach of being a quasi-documentary maker I think has been the most thrilling film project I’ve ever been involved with, and now I have a real appetite for taking this approach and making other films with available documentation.” Michael Nyman 2018

Digital release: Marquee TV, December 15th 2018

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Publications

Art Cinema is proud to present
The Photograph That Changed My Life
Zelda Cheatle

“I could never have predicted their choices nor the stories” writes Zelda Cheatle about her contributors. “They have all been themselves. They haven’t tried to write something their agent would say was a good idea – thye have written from the heart.”

ART CINEMA is proud to announce our third publication: The Photograph That Changed My Life by Zelda Cheatle, the pioneering British photography curator and gallerist. More than 50 acclaimed photographers, musicians, filmmakers and collectors each tell her about their life-changing encounters with a single photograph. Their candid stories, presented alongside their chosen photographs, give unparalleled insights into their creative influences.

Release date 8 September 2021

Click here to learn more

Art Cinema is proud to present

Art and Cinema Avant-garde 1920-1930
Patrick de haas

During the roaring twenties a number of artists rebelled against moral, cultural and artistic conventions, challenging the traditional hierarchy between the arts : amongst others, Marcel Duchamp, László Moholy-Nagy, Luis Buñuel, Hans Richter, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia, Len Lye, Man Ray, Walter Ruttmann, Dziga Vertov. They refused to reduce cinema to a documentary technique used to capture reality and to a narrative device modelled on Hollywood’s stereotypical stories. They thought of cinema as an art form, endlessly experimenting with the camera. Doing so, they turned cinema into a lab for artistic experimentations and echoed the other artistic avant-garde of the beginning of the 20th century.

Release date: Date to be announced soon
Price: TBC

For orders and general enquiries, please email: info@artcinema.art

Art Cinema is proud to present
‘Les Inacheves’
a publication of photography to accompany the exhibition

Unfinished
Lee Mcqueen by Ann Ray

Release date: June 21st 2018
Edition Number: 2000
Price: €39

For orders and general enquiries, please email: info@artcinema.art
Available at the
Festival des Rencontres Photographiques de Arles
Librairie des Rencontres d’Arles
2 Rue du Moulin
13200 Arles France
N°ISBN 978-2-9539762-1-2

Printed by STIPA, Montreuil, France.
With the generous support of 23 Capital, La Mode en Images, and the Private Art Collection of Florence & Damien Bachelot.

Art Cinema are delighted to publish
Picasso-Godard
Collage(s)

JEAN-LUC GODARD ET PABLO PICASSO.
WITH WORKS BY ALAIN BERGALA, ANGE LECCIA,
JEAN-DANIEL POLLET AND ANDRÉ VILLERS.

Curated by Dominique Païni an exhibition exploring the relationships between the filmmaker and the painter’s work. The exhibition sheds light on a method they shared-collage, and suggests surprising iconographic coincidences.

Exhibition: July 2nd – September 23rd 2018

Les Rencontres d’Arles
Abbaye de Montmajour
Route de Fontvielle
13200 Arles

Release date: June 2018
Edition Number: 1000
Language: French
Price: €29

For orders and general enquiries, please email: info@artcinema.art

Available at the
Festival des Rencontres Photographiques de Arles
Librairie des Rencontres d’Arles
2 Rue du Moulin
13200 Arles France
NoISBN 978-1-9164058-0-6

Printed by STIPA, Montreuil, France
The exhibition is produced by the Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN), the Rencontres d’Arles, with support from the Musée national Picasso, Paris and the Swiss Confederation.

Our Team

Gisele M. Phillips is the founder and the managing director of Art Cinema. An international visual media strategist, her experience encompasses inter-disciplinary curatorial & production expertise in crafting innovative models of media management and of IP rights monetisation associated with the creative sector at large.

Between 2005 and 2016, Phillips ran her own talent management agency providing both commercial and creative guidance to an eclectic pool of artists, including internationally acclaimed British composer Michael Nyman (for whom she acted as global manager and producer); Belgian artist, writer and theatre director Jan Fabre, British filmmaker Martha Fiennes, Canadian artist and filmmaker Jody Shapiro and French artist Ann Ray. Over the last 10 years, she has curated and produced over 30 multi-disciplinary art exhibitions in the UK, the US and across Europe.As a music impresario, she worked -and toured- several contemporary music ensembles and run two record labels focusing on contemporary classical music. Since 2011, Ms Phillips has produced three art house documentaries entitled: “NYman with a Movie Camera”, “War Work” and “The Ghost Within”.

She currently sits on the development board of the Museum of London and runs her own artist residency programme awarding international artists with the opportunity to live and work in the South of France. She was previously a board trustee of the Contemporary Art Society and was credited with founding and chairing of the international collectors forum in London. gisele@artcinema.art

Dominique Païni is the former head of the Cinémathèque Française and director of multidisciplinary projects and Film at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He brings an extensive and wealth of knowledge of curating the intersection between visual arts and film. His expérience as a seasoned essay writer and publisher is a huge contribution to Art Cinema’s focus on producing the highest standards possibly achievable in the fields of writings and Publishing. Dominique Païni’s latest exhibition Godard- Picasso : Collages is currently on display at the Festival des rencontres Photogrpahique d’Arles until September 23rd 2018. dominique@artcinema.art

Alix Agret is an art historian. She holds a MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and a PhD in Fine Arts from the Royal College of Art. Visual culture, representations of the body and eroticism were at the core of the MA in History and the MA in Film Studies she earned in France (Paris-Sorbonne University and Paris West University Nanterre la Défense). She has worked as an assistant curator on several exhibitions in France. She regularly writes articles for art magazines. alix@artcinema.art

Carolina Pastiis the Head of Visual Arts at Art Cinema. Prior to this, she was Director and Curator of the Schulhof Collection, New York, focused on Post-War and Contemporary Art.

She coordinated the donation of over 100 artworks from the family estate to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Whitney Museum in New York, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

She is currently working on developing numerous art projects, advising clients and collaborating with private foundations and worldwide institutions.

Born and raised in Milan, Carolina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Universita’ Cattolica, Milan. Her book “A Life with Artists: Hannelore and Rudolph Schulhof “ was published by Rizzoli, Skira in 2016. carolina@artcinema.art

Cally Lathey is a producer and head of film at Art Cinema. Her background is in film and fashion, she holds an MA in Producing from Met Film School and a BA in Textile Design from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art.

In addition to producing, she has worked in numerous roles within the film industry with experience in animation, production design, art direction, and costume design. Alongside this Cally has worked producing London fashion week shows and establishing a creative E-commerce and design business. cally@artcinema.art

Elif Karlidag is the main designer of Art Cinema. She has a background in classical music with a an education in piano, composition and orchestral conducting.

She has worked as a performer and she also has experience working with artists, musicians and establishments, planning, project managing and curating events. She creates, develops and produces content and strategy across all media. elif@artcinema.art

Guk Yu has had experience working in cultural consultancy, performing arts management and production.

She has coordinated communications with leading cultural districts in both Hong Kong and London. With her background in urban cultural development, she is interested in developing an international and multicultural cityscape though arts and culture.

She is also currently the LAB Manager for China House Arts. guk@artcinema.art

Our Partners

Art Cinema are delighted to work in collaboration with the following partners.