Silent films were not silent. The term is a retronym, coined after the invention of synchronized recorded sound did away with live musical accompaniment. Now, recorded and live sound are part of an artist’s palette, made as plastic as paint and clay. Unlike paintings and sculptures, however, sound wanders and lingers, in theaters and galleries—and on the streets long after you leave the museum.
About the Film
- Jeremy Deller, Everybody in the Place, 2018. Run time: 60:00
Carnegie International artist Jeremy Deller’s hour-long film, based on his class for teenagers, explores the history of music at the intersection of race and politics.
The 2018 International transforms the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater into a cinematheque. The French term “cinematheque” refers to a small film house or a film library. Libraries open up a world of knowledge to the public, and the International’s Cinematheque likewise brings to Pittsburgh worlds captured by filmmakers near and far.