You can read the history of statues as the history of power. When a statue is symbolically brought down after a revolt, this means the end of a regime, whether it is a tsaar or a dictator in the Middle-East. In this program we investigate the relation between a state and the power it represents.
A program bringing together a number of audiovisual gems from all corners of the world, exploring the relationship between unpretentious, poetic action and its conveyance through the medium of video. Punctuations of reality, invitations to share the gaze through small objects, actions and thoughts. Please join us on this venture!
In the presence of Shalan Alhamwy and Gwendolyn Lootens
MONO NO AWARE's annual exhibition is held to give open forum to work that, because of its transient nature, might not otherwise find a venue in a traditional movie theater, gallery or stage. Inherent in the work is a sense of connectivity and shared viewer experience. The curated program focuses on live projected elements as part of sculpture, installation and performance. This year's edition features expanded cinema, performance, live music, and installation with 15 works by 33 international artists in Brooklyn, NY. See the full programme here.
Friday, December 4, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, December 5, 2015 (All day)
Close-Up and Sharna Pax present a screening of Massimo Sarchielli & Alberto Grifi's Anna as part of their ongoing research for How To Work Together’s Think Tank organised in collaboration with Chisenhale Gallery, Showroom and Studio Voltaire.
"New languages aren’t invented in the editing phase, it is life undergoing a transformation that demands new languages…" – Alberto Grifi
Magasinet Walden presents a screening dedicated to the work of Mary Helena Clark. Born in 1983, for 10 years she has produced a wealth of substantial works. Her films are characterized by an unusual dualistic approach where a rigorous formalist work, which spins further on the structuralist film's ideas and practices, combines with an interest in magic and illusionism. We show Clark's overall filmography, together with Robert Breer's Breathing (1963) and Blake Williams' Something Horizontal (2015), two films that Clark has chosen to include in the programme.
Close-Up is delighted to present three films by filmmaker Karel Doing. Doing makes expanded cinema, multi-screen, performative, cross-media and participatory works. His single screen works and installations are often the result of these processes and collaborations. He has worked together with individuals, groups and organisations in many European countries and in Indonesia, Suriname and the USA. His main interest is to reconnect seemingly implausible links: urban/nature, music/maths, passion/ratio, analogue/digital. The films presented in this programme combines documentary with experimental techniques.
The strict separation between art forms belongs to the past. In a continuous cross-fertilization, different art forms inspire, influence and reinforce each other, although sometimes they can not let to ruff or laugh with the other. During the first part of the evening we highlight artists whose practices can be seen as a amalgam of different diciplines. The second part focusses mainly on Duchamp and his unlimited practice. Starting with Anémic Cinéma, we describe his influence on the work of Maya Deren and Liliane Lijn.