Until Sunday, January 29, you can watch films by renowned experimental filmmaker Guli Silberstein. Why does he deal with the theme of violence and how did he get to what he is doing? Read more in DAFilms' exclusive interview. The director has also commented on his films specially for DAFilms.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, January 29, 2017 (All day)
My art is grounded in the belief of one universal energy which runs through everything from insect to man, from man to spectre, from spectre to plant, from plant to galaxy. My works are the irrigation veins of this universal fluid. […] My art comes out of rage and displacement. — Ana Mendieta
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.