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Jem Cohen [Videonale.7]

*1962 in Kabul AFG, lebt in New York USA
Studium an der Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut USA
Filmemacher bekannt für seine Mischung von Medien-Formaten (16mm, Super 8, Video) und Kollaborationen mit Musikern.

Ausstellungen [Auswahl]:


2012 Jem Cohen: Nyc Weights And Measures - The Jewish Museum of New York, New York USA [S]

2011 Benefit Auction Preview Exhibition - SF Camerawork, San Francisco USA
         September 11 - MoMA PS1, New York USA

2009 12 Instances - Heist Gallery, New York USA
         Jem Cohen: New York; Still and Moving - Robert Miller Gallery, New York USA [S]
         Transmission Interrupted - Modern Art Oxford GRB

2008 Videozone 4 - Videozone - International Video-Art Biennial, Tel-Aviv ISR

2007 Traces Of Life On The Thin Film Of Longing - SF Camerawork, San Francisco USA




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Lost Book Found, 1996, Farbe, Ton, 37:00 min. [VIDEONALE.7]

The result of over five years of Super-8 and 16mm filming on New York City streets, Lost Book Found melds documentary and narrative into a complex meditation on city life. The piece revolves around a mysterious notebook filled with obsessive listings of places, objects, and incidents. These listings serve as the key to a hidden city: a city of unconsidered geographies and layered artifacts—the relics of low-level capitalism and the debris of countless forgotten narratives. The project stems from the filmmaker's first job in New York—working as a pushcart vendor on Canal Street. As usual, Cohen shot in hundreds of locations using unobtrusive equipment and generally without any crew. Influenced by the work of Walter Benjamin, Cohen created "an archive of undirected shots and sounds, then set out to explore the boundary" between genres. During the process, Cohen said, "I found connections between the street vendor, Benjamin's 'flaneur', and my own work as an observer and collector of ephemeral street life."


Lost Book Found in der Video Data Bank der School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Über Jem Cohen und Lost Book Found.

Lost Book Found in der International Movie Data Base.

Artikel in „The Telegraph“ über Lost Book Found.

Jem Cohen