Publication Date: May 1, 2011
5.5 x 8.5 in / 216 x 140 mm
Hardcover / B&W Interior / 92 pp
ISBN: 978-0-9833815-1-8
$16.00 USD
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Implications and Distinctions: Format, Content, and Context in Contemporary Race Film is a look at performances of blackness in contemporary cinema from 1990 – present. By considering story lines, movie theaters and her own viewing patterns, Syms attempts to find the “color line” and trace its path through the distribution and exhibition of film.

Martine Syms is an artist and curator based in Chicago, Illinois. Since 2007, she has been the director of Golden Age, a non-commercial project space dedicated to sharing ideas through exhibitions, performances and printed matter. Syms has programmed screenings at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Echo Park Film Center, Mess Hall and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited and screened at the Gene Siskel FIlm Center, Chicago, IL; Capricious Space, Brooklyn, NY; Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY; Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA; and other venues. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 in Film, Video, and New Media.