Dziga Vertov, Le Ciné-Œil de la Révolution. Écrits sur le cinéma [The Kino-Eye of the Revolution. Writings on Cinema], is edited by Antonio Somaini, François Albera (University of Lausanne), and Irina Tcherneva (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociale). The book will be published by the publishing house Les Presses du Réel. This is in collaboration with the Austrian Film Museum based in Vienna, a museum which has the most important Vertov collection (texts, photos, diagrams, films) in the world. The publication will cover the entire span of Vertov’s career, from 1917-18 (poems, experiments on sound, etc.), all the way to the very last texts
Vertovs texts will be preceded by two introductions (Albera and Somaini) which place Vertov’s writings in their Russian and European context (1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, early 1950s), but also in the perspective of contemporary film and media theory.
The publication of the book will be celebrated with a day of lectures, discussions, and screenings at the Centre Pompidou on December 20th.