“Los Cinema Lost”

Galleria Civica di Modena

In “Lost Cinema Lost,” the Galleria Civica in Modena brought together recent works by two artists in a unified presentation. Runa Islam showed four recent films, two made for this occasion, while Tobias Putrih created a pair of environments that functioned as screening rooms for two of Islam’s films, as well as a light installation presented in tandem with another of her films.

The show began with Putrih’s Screening Space Related to What’s a Thought Experiment, Anyhow? by Runa Islam, 2007–2008, a structure created from simple cardboard walls held together by colored tape, illuminated from above by a light source made from polystyrene circles overlapping to form an upside-down cone; the installation led into the space where the first section of Islam’s two-part film What’s a Thought Experiment, Anyhow?, 2005–2006, was projected. Here visitors could watch while sitting on polystyrene

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