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  • James Benning & Peter Hutton: Nature is a Discipline

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    Curated by Ed Halter

    Internationally recognized as two of the most accomplished American filmmakers of their generation, James Benning and Peter Hutton have been making motion pictures since the early 1970s; up until just the past few years, both have primarily worked in 16mm. The two men have related interests in documenting our modern relationship to landscapes, both natural and manmade, but do so with distinct approaches and sensibilities that have evolved over the decades. Recently, they have each responded to the increased difficulties of working in small-gauge celluloid by turning to new technologies. Since 2009, Benning has abandoned film to create new moving-image work exclusively using video, ranging from high-definition cinematography to appropriated YouTube clips, while Hutton has begun transferring work produced on 16mm to digital formats for screening.

    As a result of this shift to digital, both artists have begun making pieces intended for installation in galleries and museum spaces, in addition to new works for theatrical projection in cinemas. Nature is a Discipline presents three recent installations that will show for the first time in New York: Hutton’s At Sea (2004-07) and Three Landscapes (2013), and Benning's Tulare Road (2010).

    Dates: 

    Saturday, January 24, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, March 8, 2015 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Miguel Abreu Gallery - New York, United States
  • Direct Object/Direct Action

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    Television creates political bodies because it happens to large groups of people simultaneously; we learn our stories gathered in bars and homes or virtually together while alone, we cast ballots for our idols all via a transmission from afar. Sharing these spectacular experiences has, for better or worse, made for large populaces more uniformly formed than any that history has seen. Meanwhile, political bodies use contemporary televisual streaming tools to broadcast their own struggles. Directed by television’s innate ability to create publics, and the common usage of livestreaming in contemporary populist movements, ACRE TV will spend February and March 2015* streaming moving image work that explores broadcast art and it’s ability to function as a catalyst for moving bodies. Direct Object/Direct Action will air live, canned, episodic, durational and experimental broadcast works that position the stream as an instrument as opposed to a stage, as well as works that address the concept and histories of political direct actions.

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 23, 2015 - 18:00 to Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 00:00

    Venue: 

    ACRE TV - Chicago, United States
  • Comparing Experimental Cinemas

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    Comparing Experimental Cinemas, an international symposium on experimental moving image practices. Presented by the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster, and Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, in collaboration with Experimenta India.

    Comparing Experimental Cinemas is the first event in a British Academy-funded research project which proposes to map histories and modes of global connectivity of artists' moving image across localities in Asia and beyond, and to theorise the regionality of experimental moving image practices. This symposium also intends to facilitate the establishing of a network of exchange and support among artists and other practitioners, who are largely, but not exclusively, based in the Asia-Pacific region. The long-term goal of the research project and network is to establish a sustainable infrastructure for disseminating experimental and artists' moving image.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 (All day)
    Friday, December 19, 2014 (All day)

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  • yb150213

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    B3 is presenting an exhibition about yann beauvais's 40 years of activist, within experimental cinema and video art, since 1974. The show is curated by Jean-Michel Bouhours (Curator from Modern Art National Museum Historical Dept- Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris) and will be on display for 3 months from November 22nd 2104 to February 22nd 2015. For yann beauvais: Making experimental cinema is taking into account both an undervalued story, but also examine how non-narrative, are breaking with historical patterns of narration from a linear support: the movie.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 22:15

    Venue: 

    B Cúbico - Recife, Brazil
  • San Francisco Cinematheque Art Auction & Benefit

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    Please join us at the Center for New Music for a special reception and silent art auction from 7pm to 10pm—including fabulous food, libations and music from DJ Keith Slogan with many artists and filmmakers in person—in celebration and support of San Francisco Cinematheque, our artists and our upcoming 54th year of exhibiting cutting-edge avant-garde film and video art!

    Over 50 international, national and regional artists have contributed artworks to this year’s stellar exhibition of drawings, paintings, photography, collage and multi-media installations. We are proud to feature work by Miya Ando, Kim Anno, Craig Baldwin, Bonnie Banks, Tommy Becker, Gina Borg, Nate Boyce, Tim Buckwalter, Brian Caraway, Deric Carner, Alexander Cheves, Joshua Churchill, Paul Clipson, Bill Daniel, John Davis, Nathaniel Dorsky, Veronica De Jesus, Lauren Douglas, Jeanne C. Finley + John Muse, Maria Forde, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder, Brynda Glazier, Mayumi Hamanaka, Jeff Hantman, Lynn Hershman, Carrie Hott, Lawrence Jordan, Miranda July, Kevin Killian, Kadet Kuhne, Kerry Laitala, Sarah Jane Lapp, Janis Crystal Lipzin, Walter Logue, Terri Loewenthal, Jodie Mack, Anne McGuire, Kim Miskowicz, Grace Rosario Perkins, Carissa Potter, Kathleen Quillian, Dick Ramsey, Amy Rathbone, Gwenaël Rattke, Michael Robinson, Jeremy Rourke, Alexander Stewart, Chris Thorson, Mark Wilson, Vanessa Woods, Karen Yasinsky and more.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    Center for New Music - San Francisco, Estados Unidos
  • Handmade Emulsion Workshop

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    Sight Unseen is excited to announce a new series of workshops that will focus on various filmmaking techniques. With support from the 2014 MICA LAB Award and Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Sight Unseen has developed a new workshop series that will host national and international filmmakers, visiting Baltimore to facilitate these workshops at the Current Space Darkroom. 

    HANDMADE EMULSION WORKSHOP
    Presented by Kevin Rice & Andy Busti of Process Reversal

    DESCRIPTION
    In this two day workshop, participants will study the craft of producing black and white, silver gelatin emulsion by formulating, mixing and coating emulsion onto cellulose acetate and various other materials. Theories concerning emulsion chemistry and emulsion production will also be explored in this workshop, providing participants with a foundation to develop their own processes and methodologies.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 12:00 to 20:00
    Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:00 to 20:00

    Venue: 

    Current Space Community Darkroom - Baltimore, United States
  • eau de cinema: constellations & contradictions

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    Opening: July 13, 18h

    Microscope Gallery is extremely pleased to present the first solo exhibition of works at the gallery by Bradley Eroseau de cinema: constellations & contradictions finds the seminal New York artist – who is recognized for his work with multiple mediums, both the concrete and ephemeral, and as a force behind numerous collaborative endeavors – in pursuit of the essence of the artistic impulse.

    The exhibition is an elaboration on Eros’ eau de cinema, a concept he has been developing for several years and has now extended to the mediums of film and video installation, photography, sound, collage, sculpture, drawings and other works on paper, some as collaborations including those with members of the expanded cinema & sound group Optipus, which will be added during the course of the exhibition. For eau de cinema: constellations & contradictions, Eros assumes as his starting point the moving image, specifically works on celluloid film in which the actual work is an ephemeral by-product of the physical materials, requiring a projector and light to be viewed. He suggests that much like perfume, film is an experience that lingers in both space and memory.

    Dates: 

    Friday, June 13, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, July 13, 2014 (All day)

    Venue: 

    MICROSCOPE GALLERY (previous) - New York, United States
  • Walter Ungerer: All the Days of the Year

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    This video installation by Walter Ungerer is a record of one year as seen from Mount Battie, Maine. Every day for a year, 13 digital video clips were recorded from a single location on a rock on a hill overlooking the ocean. The camera would record for ten seconds then pivot a few degrees counterclockwise and record for another ten seconds. This process was repeated until the camera returned to its original position, having recorded 13 ten-second clips describing a 360-degree view. The process was repeated from the same location day after day — sometimes at sunrise, sometimes midday, sometimes at sunset, sometimes at night.

    The resulting film is a record of the seasons; the changing light, from dawn to evening and night; the changing weather, from bright sun to fog to rain and snow. It is a record of the visitors that make a pilgrimage to the vista that overlooks a small harbor, the Atlantic coastal islands, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is not a story — there is no script, no actors, and no dialogue — yet it conveys a story: humanity in peaceful revelry of a place on earth.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 9, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, June 22, 2014 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Brattleboro Museum & Art Center - Brattleboro, United States
  • Two Ways Down

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    Adams and Ollman is pleased to announce Two Ways Down, Laura Heit's new hand drawn animated installation, on view May 2 through May 31. Please join us for an opening reception with the artist on Friday, May 2 from 6-8pm.

    Reflecting on the momentary nature of life, Heit’s fantastical piece uses thrown shadows from tabletop dioramas and reflected and refracted animated projections to create a fleeting world where human-animal hybrids, specters and body parts morph and flit across the walls.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 2, 2014 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Adams And Ollman - Portland, Estados Unidos
  • Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller - Tell Me What You See

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    Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller predominately make use of found footage in their films which they combine to produce new works. Their dealings with the media of film come together in intense combinations of images and film collages that unfold new layers of meaning.

    Locomotive from 2008, a fast-moving video triptych comprising scene showing railway trains taken from hundreds of movies, came about in this manner. Departure and arrival, endings and new beginnings, exoticism and the thrill of adventure interlock are condensed into an exciting new narrative.

    Meteor from 2011 is a filmic metaphor for childhood desire and imagination. Assembled from movies, uprooted fragments from fairy tales and old science fiction material, Meteor stages the imaginary world of the child at the threshold of self-discovery and disentanglement. Black and white excerpts of aggressive, fearful or languorous boys from films by Jean Vigo, Ingmar Bergman or François Truffaut merge with glowingly colorful images of rockets speeding through outer space or cosmic objects from the genre of science fiction.

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 10, 2014 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Kunstverein Hannover - Hannover, Alemania

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