MacDonald Publishes Essay in Ecocinema Collection
Contact: Scott MacDonald
October 8, 2012
“The Ecocinema Experience” by Visiting Professor of Art History Scott MacDonald was published as the lead essay in Ecocinema Theory and Practice, a new collection edited by Stephen Rust, Salma Monani and Sean Cubitt.
According to MacDonald, the essay “surveys a recent tendency within independent cinema to create motion-picture experiences that offer an alternative to the over-consumption that increasingly places the natural environment and humanity in danger.” MacDonald said the filmmakers discussed in his essay – Andrej Zdravic, Peter Hutton, James Benning, J.P. Sniadecki and Sharon Lockhart – “make films that are attempts to retrain perception in the direction of a deeper presence within our environmental surround through the use of long takes and rigorous framing.”
Ecocinema Theory and Practice was published by the American Film Institute and Routledge.