The Cinema of Extractions – Kristoffer Gansing

Join us on Wednesday 04 October 2023, 15.00-17.00, at Borough Road Gallery (LSBU) for our next research event with Kristoffer Gansing who will present The Cinema of Extractions – On Film as Infrastructure for Research. All welcome.

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Why is Netflix so obsessed with Adam Sandler movies and why is Godard out of date in the era of the algorithmic image? Following up on a Desktop Video Essay which explores such questions, Kristoffer Gansing will present his research on the legacy of a “Cinema of Extractions”, where moving image technology is not seen as primarily a vehicle for film as cinema, but a continuously evolving technological and aesthetic infrastructure for film as research. The presentation aims to rewire how we see and artistically respond to the film medium’s connection to research in a way that speaks to our contemporary moment of images as part of networks of data extraction, analysis and optimisation.

Kristoffer Gansing is a media researcher and curator whose current work is on small-scale practices, the techno-aesthetics of infrastructure in audiovisual network culture and artistic research. He was artistic director (2011-2020) of the transmediale festival in Berlin and professor of artistic research at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2020-23). He is currently Visiting Professor at Winchester School of Art. With Linda H. Ritasdatter he recently initiated the ongoing project A Video Store after the End of the World and his most recent publication is Homegrown, Outsourced, Organized (2023).

“The Cinema of Extractions”, International Journal of Film and Media Arts, Vol. 7 No. 1 (2022): GEECT Transversal Entanglement – Artistic Research in Film. PDF available at

Image: Screen grab by Kristoffer Gansing.