Tony Conrad passed away earlier this year at the age of 76 after battling cancer. A pioneer in avant-garde music, film, and numerous other media, Conrad indelibly altered the course of contemporary art and thought. Last visiting Filmforum in 2005, Conrad was a constant icon for us, with his persistent curiosity and delight in old and new work, his humor and intelligence. We’ll miss him terribly. For this tribute, we’ll screen classic film and video works and host several speakers.
Common Ground Art Gallery and Media City Film Festival join forces for a two-day projector performance extravaganza with NY-based, paracinema legend, Bruce McClure. This event is also co-presented with Momentum Film & Video Collctive and celebrates Common Ground Art Gallery's 30th anniversary.
"Bruce McClure’s film projector is a weapon. Its ammunition is raw light. Darkness is both its adversary and its matrix. Radiant blasts inflame the theatre of perception. The void retaliates. This is a cinema of thunder and lightening." – OtherFilm
Massart Film Society presents, Josh Deveau - Relics A series of scenes from his work of the last 5 years
"A 'punk' mashup of my films "A Weekend (a very good movie)", "The Rosselsons", "A Week Off (an even better movie)", and "A Pregnancy (a very serious movie)".
Josh Deveau - A Greater Boston based artist/film maker, MassArt ’13 Alumni. His work focuses on his offbeat, absurd, in your face sense of humor. Described as “deeply tongue-in-cheek camp melodramas”, his work provokes viewers to laugh, though the way you laugh will vary from the standard ‘LOL’ to the less popular ‘Face Palm, Head Shake, and Giggle’.
Join Brand New Blinkers for an evening of short films loosely based around the theme of HISTORY. Films detailing a record of past events, past objects, past lives.
Including (amongst other things): A personal history flashing before our eyes, a group of friends recounting the history of a disastrous trip to Portland, 3000 old photographs showing us life in Beijing, a children’s “take-over” of a geothermal area known as The Devil’s Valley.
Including films by Joseph Bernard, Mikhail Karikis, Lei Lei and Thomas Sauvin, Chris Milk, Greta Snider and many more….
Crater-Lab presents "Note To Self", a programme of 16mm films by Nazli Dinçel about psychosexuality, that she just presented at the FOCUS section in the FIDMarseille festival. Turkish filmmaker Nazly Dinçel will be present to talk about the programme and about her enquiry on psychosexuality and filmic matter.
An evening of visceral and provocative handmade films that explore bodies, acts of the solitary, text, language, visual information and personal exposure. Nazli Dinçel’s work reflects on experiences of disruption. She records the body in context with arousal, immigration, dislocation and desire in juxtaposition with the medium’s material: texture, color and the passing of emulsion. Her use of text as image, language and sound attempts the failure of memory and her own displacement within a western society.
Open call for the inaugural November Film Festival to take place in venues around South London 16-20 November 2016. We welcome single-channel film and video works from within the fields of essay and experimental film, artists' moving image and media art; made for the gallery, cinema or other sites of display; as well as documentary, ethnographic and narrative films that seek to expand, redefine or reconfigure the means and ends of their respective fields.
“I sometimes keep to one shot for a long time. A certain tension builds up between the beginning and the end of that shot, which immediately looks like fiction. It is indeed difficult to escape from fiction. But in the same way it’s also difficult to escape from the documentary style.” —Chantal Akerman.
GAZE invites submissions for Certain Tension, a tribute to Chantal Akerman’s vision and practice in exploring tensions between documentary and fiction. With this exploratory homage, we invite films and videos that extend or critique Akerman’s work. The call is open to short form films, videos, or installations that draw on the themes of Akerman’s legacy––personal explorations that entangle with social issues, the relation between personal memory and political history, the cinematic experience of time, and the interweaving of fiction and documentary.