Screenings

  • Experimental Film Workshop

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    As part of the Fifth Walthamstow International Film Festival 2014

    An exploration of the history, ideas and techniques of this genre. For those with an interest in cinema or some film-making experience

    Workshop Leader, Paul Fletcher

    - Overview of history
    - Today's filmmakers
    - Let's make a film - bring a camera or smartphone

    Dates: 

    Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 14:00

    Venue: 

    Vestry House Museum - Walthamstow , United Kingdom
  • Rewriting Film History, Reinventing Film Apparatus

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    Microscope is very pleased to present Rewriting Film History, Reinventing Film Apparatus a program of 16mm films curated by Enrico Camporesi. The evening includes historical and more recent works by Jean-Michel Bouhours, Werner Nekes, David Wharry, Mary Helena Clark, Ernst Schimdt Jr., and Peter Miller that have rarely, if ever, screened in the US, and coming from the Light Cone Collection (Paris). Enrico Camporesi's description of the show follows: The notion of rewriting film history has constantly haunted moving image production. In the same way, challenging the basic cinematographic apparatus (the screen, the projection, etc.) has been a crucial issue in avant-garde filmmaking. The program seeks to explore the diverse strategies that have been adopted by experimental and avant-garde filmmakers in order to investigate such themes. The films are selected from the collection of Light Cone, the main European distributor for experimental and avant-garde films, and have been rarely (if ever) screened in the United States.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    MICROSCOPE GALLERY (previous) - New York, United States
  • Oporto apresenta #33: Maarten Ploeg's "Land"

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    "Land", by Maarten Ploeg
    Commodore Amiga file transferred to video.Colour, stereo sound, loop, 1992

    In an old edition of Enciclopédia Luso-Brasileira, the entry word computer (then called ordenador) is illustrated with a vector-based drawing of a face. It shows the first computer-generated drawing, depicting the kind face of a samurai. That funny looking picture can be seen as the computer's first attempt at a self-portrait, a clear demonstration of its highly complex level of self-determination.

    Maarten Ploeg was a multi-talented genius born in the flat lands of Holland. Trained as a visual artist, he was part of the punk music scene in the late seventies (Soviet Sex, Blue Murder and Astral Bodies), as well as a pioneer in computer art and in the art of TV piracy. He was co-founder of PKP TV, a channel that hacked regular broadcasting and of Park 4DTV (http://www.park.nl/), a still operational art platform.

    Dates: 

    Friday, June 6, 2014 - 22:30

    Venue: 

    Oporto - Lisboa, Portugal
  • Essential Experiments: Anne Charlotte Robertson, Selections from the Five Year Diary

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    Begun in the early 1980s and running to over thirty eight hours of Super 8 film, Anne Charlotte Robertson’s Five Year Diary stands as one of the major works of diary film-making. The films are an intimate and exhaustively narrated chronicle of her daily life in Framingham, Massachusetts and her battles with depression, paranoia, and borderline schizophrenia.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 20:30

    Venue: 

    BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom
  • Jodie Mack - Let Your Light Shine: Screening & Performance

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    Jodie Mack is an American animator/performance artist whose work questions the regimes of looking and the stability of human perception in a post-psychedelic world. Under Mack’s direction, merch tables meet museum gift stores, the sublime meets Sublime the band, and stoner shop tie-dyes and dollar-store trinkets collude to create pulsing, ebullient spectacles. This stroboscopic collection of animated films and performances shines a light on the incessant stream of abstract imagery that permeates our everyday lives - unleashing a kinetic energy that resides in wasted and overlooked consumer objects. Through exquisite layering and Mack’s trademark cut ’n’ paste flash frame animation techniques, complex patterns of movement ensue which she calls ‘anti-sequences’.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Apiary Studios - London, United Kingdom
  • Unconscious Archives #13

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    An international line up of live audiovisual improvisations producing tangible sound and visceral vision, corporeal signals and audience interference.

    Philip Jeck (Uk) / Michaela Grill (Austria) / Karl Lemieux (Canada)

    Austrian video artist Michaela Grill (laptop) together with Canadian filmmaker Karl Lemieux (16mm film projectors) and British turntablist Philip Jeck (turntables), will present a unique and improvised audio-visual performance in which image and sound, analog and digital elements are synergistically interwoven.

    An atmospherically dense articulation of the aural and visual/visceral, the Jeck-Grill-Lemiuex trio electrify the subliminal and the material in an outpouring which blends together the key components of their individual artistic oeuvre.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Apiary Studios - London, United Kingdom
  • AXWFF: Garden of DeLight

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    Curated by Lili White

    Featuring never before screened works from Another Experiment By Women Film Festival (AXWFF)

    - The D-Blok Snag (Joey Huertas (AKA Jane Public), 16mm Bolex in-camera editing, 5.10 min)
    - Black Rectangle (Rhayne Vermette, 16MM to digi, 1.30 min)
    - Full Of Fire (Rhayne Vermette, 16MM to digi, 2.15 min)
    - She learns to lunge (Katya Yakubov, 6.40 min)
    - Constellation (Muriel Montini, France, 5.00 min)
    - Sweetmeats (Denise Iris, digi, 4.40 min)
    - I Snake-Foot (Lili White, digi, 5.18 min)
    - Turquoise Beads (Lili White, Sound: BUSHMEAT aka Thomas Stanley, 38.14 min)

    Dates: 

    Friday, June 20, 2014 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Le Petit Versailles Garden - New York, United States
  • Dyketactics and other 70s films

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    An evening with seminal queer and feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer! With an introduction and Q&A with Hammer. Works include: Dyketactics (1974), Superdyke (1975), Menses (1976), Women I Love (1976), Multiple Orgasm (1976), Double Strength (1978).

    Born in Los Angeles but a New Yorker by choice, Barbara Hammer is a whole genre unto herself. Her pioneering 1974 short film Dyketactics, a four-minute, hippie wonder consisting of frolicking naked women in the countryside, broke new ground for its exploration of lesbian identity, desire and aesthetic. Hammer calls the film her ‘lesbian commercial.’ She went on to become one of the brightest and most significant lesbian avant-garde filmmaking voices of the past 40 years.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Basilica Hudson - New York, United States
  • Sight Unseen hosts H.E.F.F. on 95

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    Sight Unseen is pleased to host H.E.F.F. on 95, a curatorial venture down Interstate 95 showcasing the winning films of the 2014 Haverhill Experimental Film Festival. This endeavor gives the opportunity for filmmakers to screen their artwork in multiple venues hitting major stops that include Manhattan, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Richmond, and ending in Durham, North Carolina.

    The roughly 1.5 hour program will feature contemporary work in avant-garde cinema at a national and international level. It will highlight various films from abstract home VHS distortion flicks to 16mm direct animation works to experimental documentaries.

    This tour and festival itself hope to extinguish the Hollywood standard of the moving image by showing major cities an idea of what this art form can accomplish: a true, purer method of capturing reality.

    Dates: 

    Monday, June 9, 2014 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    The Crown - Baltimore, United States
  • Directors Lounge: Johanna Domke with Marouan Omara

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    Crop is an astounding video piece about a state-owned newspaper building in the center of Kairo. Filmed in 2012 shortly after the Arabic revolution in Egypt, the video represents an interesting, historic moment in time, and it is at the same time a reflection on image making and image representation in times of political changes regardless of local bounds or temporality.

    Set at the press house of Al Ahram (the Pyramids), a conservative newspaper that has been the national official press organ since President Nasser, the viewer is guided to explore the rooms of the house from the top down, following its hierarchy of places, literally from the representative offices down to the cellars with printing machines and packaging of newspaper bundles. While the camera unfolds step by step the complexities of a building, a photo-journalist talks about the beginnings of photo reportage in Egypt. He tells us he missed the revolution staying at the hospital. He speaks about the restrictions photo journalism has had to face from its beginning both from a conservative islamic society, and a regime controlling every publication. At first the journalist seem to be one person, but that is a fiction. His narration actually is a composition of 19 statements of different interviewed journalists, whose opinions differ in complex ways. The sound track of the film is comprised of two separate layers: the ambient sound that goes along with the passage of places that we follow inside the building, and on the other side the voice-over of the interviewed journalist. This voice-over creates a real contrapuntal montage in the sense of Eisenstein's statement on sound film, whereas the ambient sound creates a poetic flow of images, a narrative of space.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 21:00

    Venue: 

    Z-Bar, Berlin - Berlin, Germany

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