Mapping International Blockbusters

This research task focuses on mapping social “ecosystem” of ACMI by looking at its global engagements with international museums, audiences and cultural institutions through traveling blockbusters. The research covers two famous ACMI blockbusters that went global: Game Masters (2012-2020) and DreamWorks Animation (2015-2020).

On the Map: The curation of 3D cartographies at ACMI

The question addressed:

Can the notion of spatial narratives and deep mapping be used to develop a more complex and non-binarial narrative structure for the representation of culture in international exhibitions produced at ACMI?

The aim:

The proposed research paper aims to demonstrate that spatial narratives and deep mapping can be used to develop more complex postcolonial organisational principles that present cultural production within a non-linear network.