Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 is a ground-breaking anthology that features papers from a conference and series of film screenings on postwar avant-garde filmmaking in Los Angeles sponsored by Filmforum, the Getty Foundation, and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, together with newly-commissioned essays, an account of the screening series, reprints of historical documents by and about experimental filmmakers in the region, and other rare photographs and ephemera. The resulting diverse and multi-voiced collection is of great importance, not simply for its relevance to Los Angeles, but also for its general discoveries and projections about alternative cinemas.
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These conversations about Spin / Verso / Contour complement the essay by Maja Naef, which was released by Revolver Publishing in 2012 as Film as Corporeal Exposition – On Spin / Verso / Contour by Hannes Schüpbach. Each of these conversations comes to different conclusions about this work, which by definition treats film as both fragmentary and gestural. Film can articulate a real encounter; it can reflect a memory, or it can become an exhibition – as expanded cinema – or a spatiality that draws the viewer in.
With a large-format image section and a detailed text section with essays by theorists, artists and companions, this catalog covers everything from Paul Sharits' early structural films through his unique film spaces, graphic works, up to little-known scenic late work. On the basis of many previously unseen works and new research, this catalog approaches an overall impression of this through abstraction and corporeality artistic creation.
This is the inspiring story of The Flaherty, one of the oldest continuously running nonprofit media arts institutions in the world, which has shaped the development of independent film, video, and emerging forms in the United States over the past 60 years. Combining the words of legendary independent filmmakers with a detailed history of The Flaherty, Patricia R. Zimmermann and Scott MacDonald showcase its history and legacy, amply demonstrating how the relationships created at the annual Flaherty seminar have been instrumental in transforming American media history.
Holon is a flipbook that creates an illusion of motion when the pages are flipped through rapidly.
The images of this artist’s flip book are taken from an eponymous abstract film made by Christian Lebrat in 1982. The book can be turned over and flipped as well; the two directions correspond to the two sections of the film. It comes in a sleeve. The resulting artwork presents the film in another form.
A flip book for the curious, for collectors, for flipbook lovers.
Limited edition of 800 copies.
Throughout his six-decade career, Tony Conrad (1940–2016) forged a unique path through numerous artistic movements and a vast range of cultural forms—from Fluxus to rock music, from structural film to public access television. Published on the occasion of the first large-scale museum survey devoted to works Conrad presented in museum and gallery settings, this richly illustrated catalogue offers an in-depth introduction to Conrad's life and career.
The new DVD, not just a transfer of video, extends further with text, and graphics, which work interactively. In \\\"Hearing / Speaking\\\", for instance, you can choose among the monitors with the picture of face, head, ear and mouth in the video-install
\"The Movement of People Working\" by minimalist composer, film maker and photographer Phill Niblock portrays human labor in its most elementary form. It is the combination of his slowly evolving harmonic music that creates an otherworldly masterpiece.
The first words that come to mind about Robert Darroll’s films are density and complexity -- of imagery, technique and style. He assimilates, transforms and transcends almost every technique in the history of animation. This is the apotheosis of motion graphics – simultaneously photographic, videographic and computer graphic. Darroll creates a hypnotic and visionary universe through virtuosic use of rotoscoping, compositing, layering, filtering and complex segmentations of the frame.