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EYE Filmmuseum Cinema 4, Amsterdam and Amsterdam University Press cordially invite you to celebrate the book launch of: The Webcam as an Emerging Cinematic Medium by Paula Albuquerque

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Date 31 May 2018
Time 19:00
The Webcam as an Emerming Cinematic Medium

All the world’s a stage—literally so, given the ubiquitous presence of webcams recording daily life in cities. This footage, allegedly

documentary, recreates cities as cinematic environments as people interact with the multitudes of cameras and screens around

them. Paula Albuquerque’s original research and experimental films, presented in this groundbreaking book, expose fictionalising elements in archival webcams and explore video surveillance as an urban condition that influences both perceptions of the past and visions of the future.

Paula Albuquerque is a scholar and an artist who teaches at the University of Amsterdam and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. She showed films and other artwork at, among others, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam.

This publication is part of  Film Culture in Transition, a book series committed to a plurality of approaches and to initiating informed debate on the new technologies, their histories and the new forms of creativity transforming cultural life. 

The event will take place at the EYE Filmmuseum Cinema 4, IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam

Places are limited, please RSVP by May 21 via

If you have any accessibility requirements please contact the same email as above.

A limited number of books will be available to buy at a discounted price of  47.50 EUR on the night.

Programme, Cinema 4, 19:00 – 20:30

  •          Words of welcome by Maryse Elliott, Commissioning Editor Amsterdam University Press
  •          Words by Prof. Dr. Thomas Elsaesser, Editor of Film Culture in Transition Series
  •          Words by Paula Albuquerque with screening of some of the artworks discussed in the book
  •          Drinks in Foyer