2019 | Layering: Fashion, Art, Cinema

Miami, 8–10 March 2019

A three-day festival of film screenings, talks and panels exploring the links between fashion, cinema and art. Presented in association with Miami International Film Festival and Miami Design District.

Curated by Marketa Uhlirova, with Assistant Curator Caitlin Storrie

The organic versus the artificial body, rituals of dressing and undressing, posing and moving for the camera, self-fashioning and physical transformation – far from being the sole preserve of fashion, these themes have also been among key concerns for filmmakers and visual artists working with moving image. This film festival stages a dialogue between cinema, fashion and art as three distinct areas of creative practice bound by considerable affinities, overlaps and continuities. Highlighting a range of poetic sensibilities in showing dress and the adorned body in motion, the festival mixes up artist, avant-garde and underground cinema with early advertising and documentary films, as well as contemporary fashion films. With shorts by major artists, designers, filmmakers and image-makers, including Sonia Delaunay, José Rodriguez Soltero, Nick Knight, John Maybury, Charles Atlas, Iris van Herpen, Nino Oxilia, and Jacques Baratier shown alongside anonymous works, Layering presents an intricate spectrum of creative approaches and encounters. Through these, the festival aims to exorcise some of the polarizations and value judgements habitually made in debates about art and commerce, while at the same time contributing to such debate by exploring its nuances, especially in fashion image-making practice today.

This season is part of Archaeology of Fashion Film research project at University of the Arts London, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

 

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Themes and Events

The Inferno Unseen

Friday 8 March
7:30 PM
Paradise Plaza


Introduced by festival curator Marketa Uhlirova and artist Rollo Smallcombe
Live musical accompaniment performed by Rollo Smallcombe

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The Enigma of Fashion

Saturday 9 March
5:00 PM
Nite Owl Theater


Introduced by festival curator Marketa Uhlirova

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Underground Glamour

Saturday 9 March
7:00 PM
Nite Owl Theater


Introduced by film scholar Tom Gunning

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Choreography of Movement

Saturday 9 March
9:00 PM
Nite Owl Theater


Introduced by assistant curator Caitlin Storrie

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Rapsodia Satanica

Sunday 10 March
3:45 PM
Paradise Plaza


Introduced by fashion theorist Eugenia Paulicelli

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The Art of Fashion Film

Sunday 10 March
5:00 PM
Paradise Plaza


A program of shorts followed by a panel discussion with Vitoria de Mello Franco, Tom Gunning and Marketa Uhlirova, chaired by Christian Larsen

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