The title of the Fall 2016 issue of Millennium Film Journal – Image Machines – invites readers to consider artists’ moving image as an interplay between the activities and intentions of filmmakers and the variety of machines and methods employed in the creation of their works. Through disarming voice-overs, archival excavations, and personal interventions, these digital and photo-chemical works chart the leaky tensions between interior and exterior landscapes.
This session presents an experimental animation film by Patrick Bokanowski, a renowned filmmaker who, in this work, continues his investigation into filmic material and the expressionist use of colour, aspects which he works intensively and meticulously in each new piece.
A hands-on workshop on artists' books precedes a screening of word-based films by George Maciunas, James Riddle, Paul Sharits, Dick Higgins, and Hollis Frampton, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Concrete Poetry, Concrete Book at the Special Collections Research Center. A panel discussion featuring Bruce Jenkins (SAIC), Caroline Schopp (UChicago), Lisa Zaher (UChicago), and Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium) follows the screening.
Iowa City International Documentary Festival (IC DOCS) April 20-22, 2017
Entering our 14th year in 2017, the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (IC DOCS) is an annual event committed to engaging local audiences by exhibiting a broad range of contemporary short films (under 30 minutes) that explore the boundaries of documentary and non-fiction filmmaking.
Norio Imai: Film and Video Works Time Severed, Jointed and Stretched
As the closing event of the exhibition A Feverish Era in Japanese Art. Expressionism in the 1950's and 1960's, this screening / talk focuses on a pioneering voice that led the next generation of Japanese contemporary art. As Gutai’s youngest member, Norio Imai’s white relief sculptures might be familiar, but his works involving film, slides and video have received very little attention.
VISIONS, in collaboration with la lumière collective, presents: Melanie Shatzky + Brian M. Cassidy [Filmmakers present]
The Patron Saints (2011, HD, 71 min, English)
Bold and unremitting in its depiction of the elderly, The Patron Saints eschews our hyper-individualistic culture obsessed with youth. Taking a head-on approach, husband-and-wife duo Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky peer with fly-on-the-wall access into the beige, featureless corridors of a nursing home, presenting an uneasy yet impactful 'portrait of fading bodies and minds.' Forgoing conventional documentary modes for a poetic treatment of the aging, the residents here, shot over the course of five years, are captured with a disconcerting deadpan realism—candid depictions not unlike Larry Clark’s bruising sexually active teenagers in Kids (1995).
The 2nd Taiwan International Cat Film Festival – Tapetum Lucidum 2017, curated by LIU Yung-Hao and LEE Ming-Yu, is the first cat film festival in Taiwan, and also the first cat film festival in Asia, which looks at cinema through cats. Cats are mysterious, elegant, friendly, and smart. Cats fascinate artists.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:00 to Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 19:00