Summerhall, Edinburgh – Cartographers

The film ‘Cartographers‘, by Valentina Bonizzi was screened at Summerhall as part of an in conversation event with the Modern Edinburgh Film School on 11 February 2016.

Cartographers‘ is a 24 minute documentary film and a series of archival aerial photographs by Valentina Bonizzi which map social, national and personal cartographies into the subjects of migration, conflict and autonomy. The series is commissioned by Cultural Documents and produced in Scotland, France and Italy.

Bonizzi’s work investigates how cartographic practices can be re-defined and democratized through film making and an engagement with communities; and in this film she illuminates how current thinking on displacement and migration form within deeply-rooted historical experience.Modern Edinburgh Film School stages Alex Hetherington’s practice as an artist with curating, producing new collaborative projects, publications and critical writing. Alex Hetherington will draw Bonizzi’s work into the context of recent artists moving image, and its use of documentary, voice, interview, portrait and place.

Modern Edinburgh Film School stages Alex Hetherington’s practice as an artist with curating, producing new collaborative projects, publications and critical writing. Alex Hetherington will draw Bonizzi’s work into the context of recent artists moving image, and its use of documentary, voice, interview, portrait and place.

The event starts at 6pm

Event info – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Modern Edinburgh Film School

Summerhall

The research and production of Cartographers was

sponsored by IFSWW

and funded by Cultural Documents and

Arts and Business Scotland New Arts Sponsorship Grant

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council


  • Date from: 11 February 2016
  • Date to: 11 February 2016
  • Edinburgh - Summerhall Cultural Centre, Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
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Connected Images

detail: Valentina Bonizzi Cartographers 24 minute film 2015 © Valentina Bonizzi

detail: Valentina Bonizzi Cartographers 24 minute film 2015 © Valentina Bonizzi

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