About the Book
Joanna Zylinska’s I Don’t Go to the Movies explores the process of looking at strangers in public spaces. Using a remediated filmic look and staging encounters between the already-seen and the merely-imagined, she aims to create the experience of ‘street cinema’. Her images playfully mix filmic conventions with those of other media and genres, such as classical photography, graphic design and TV drama, without remaining faithful to any of them. The project raises questions of obsession, desire, curiosity, fleeting interest, detachment and indifference, both as forms of art practice and as everyday affects.