Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève is currently hosting the 18th edition of the renowned Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement (BIM'24). The title of this edition of the Biennale, A Cosmic Movie Camera, references the recent discovery that astrophysicists have made of a photon ring around black holes, a sort of “infinite light trap” which might be the key to us penetrating into the unknown. The organizers of the Biennale, fascinated by the fact that this photon ring could “contain a succession of images from the entire universe,” were inspired by the countless possibilities that this concept heralds.

The curators of this exhibition, Nora N. Khan and Andrea Bellini, selected a group of 15 artists whose works are being displayed: Emmanuel van der Auwera, Sahej Rahal, Jenna Sutela, Shuang Li, and Sheila Chukwolozie, to name a few. Each of the artists provides a set of visual cues which point to the unseen and the unknown. The films presented for viewing at the Biennale showcase the creators' curiosity, expanding the horizons of cinematic potentialities, taking visitors through fantastic landscapes, conjuring up holographic figures, or playfully teasing our vision with games of distributed ancient intelligences. Combining both traditional film techniques and the usage of revolutionary computational and theoretical models, each work also highlights the poetic aspiration of the artists to touch the indiscernible.

BIM'24 also represents a special occasion in the work of the Centre, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of its establishment. Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève has commissioned Peruvian designer Giacomo Castagnola to create installations which serve as interactive hubs where the public can retrieve and examine archival information and catalogs throughout the duration of the show. The Biennale has also commissioned a virtual world-as-exhibition from EPOCH that can be accessed online beyond the close of this event on May 16 2024.

More information on the festival can be found at the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève site.

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