Each edition of the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement adds to the curatorial and conceptual meta-discourse around the moving image, a ubiquitous medium that is ever in flux.
For this new chapter, writer, editor, and curator Nora N. Khan joins Andrea Bellini, director of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, as co-curator to select the artists commissioned to produce original works due to premiere in Geneva in January 2024.
The artists of the 2024 edition are: Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Alfatih, American Artist, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Sheila Chukwulozie, Formafantasma, Aziz Hazara, Interspecifics, Lawrence Lek, Shuang Li, Diego Marcon, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Sahej Rahal, Jenna Sutela, et Emmanuel Van der Auwera.
The Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2024 (BIM’24), titled A Cosmic Movie Camera, will expand on ever-evolving discourse on the moving image in all its forms, particularly in an algorithmic age. “A cosmic movie camera” is a reference to astrophysicists’ recent discovery of the photon ring around a black hole, the “infinite light trap” that may be the key visible way mankind can learn more about the still unknown: the inside of black holes. Each artist presents up a host of visual cues to the unseen, and the unknown, creating holographic figures, television shows running in Butlerian ruins, simulations that take on their own life, libraries of generative, new biological forms, AI courts, games of distributed, ancient intelligence, tragic dramas of artificial beings, labs of future genetic exchange, hallucinated cloud cities, endless projections, and on.
The opening of the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2024 (BIM’24) marks the first event of an important year for the institution, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. To mark the event, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève will propose an initiative around the notion of gift which is integrated as part of a tailored furniture and architectural project commissioned to Peruvian designer Giacomo Castagnola for BIM’24.