Following the presentations in Zürich and Bern, the city of Basel is the new film setting for Job Koelewijn’s Real Fiction Cinema. Real Fiction Cinema is a temporary art intervention by Littmann Kulturprojekte. It’s a mobile cinema featuring real-life images. It combines a window resembling a cinema screen that shows live views of the scenery outside with well-known soundtracks from the history of film.
In Basel there are three cinemas that have been set up at Aeschenplatz, Claramatte and Petersplatz. Each of the cinemas has 23 seats and is open to the public free of charge until June 19, 2011.
In this video, Job Koelewijn talks about the basic concept of the Real Fiction Cinema and the importance of the soundtrack as essential element of the project. The complete interview with Job Koelewijn is available below.
Job Koelewijn: Real Fiction Cinema in Basel / Littmann Kulturprojekte. Basel / Switzerland, May 22, 2011.
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The artist Job Koelewijn was born in Spakenburg in the Netherlands. Koelewijn studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam from 1987 to 1992 and subsequently at the Sandberg Institute for a year. He worked in New York at the MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center from 1996 to 1997. Since then, he has lived and worked in Amsterdam. Job Koelewijn has received various awards such as the Charlotte Köhler Prize, the Sandberg Prize from the Amsterdam Art Fund, the Nebest-Kunst-Preis and the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art.
The Real Fiction Cinema concept traces back to Joeb Koelewijn’s “Cinema on Wheels” project, that was presented at Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam in 2006.
Klaus Littmann is well-known for his public art projects such as Frontside (Basel, 2001); The Big Still Life (Museum Tinguely Basel, 2004); The art of Spiegel (Basel, 2005); Citysky (Basel, 2008), and now the Real Fiction Cinema tour. In 2002 Klaus Littmann received the “Kulturpreis der Stadt Basel”. The 80 art projects realized by Klaus Littmann at home and abroad are documented in catalogues and books.
Complete interview (22:47 min.):