Screenings

  • ad hoc #13: Stephen Broomer's Potamkin

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    In 1933, at age 33, Harry Alan Potamkin died of complications related to starvation, at a time when he was one of the world's most respected film critics. In his writings, he advocated for a cinema that would simultaneously embrace the fractures and polyphony of modern life and the equitable social vision of left radical politics. This film-biography is assembled out of distorted fragments of films on which he had written, an impression of erupting consciousness.

    Dates: 

    Friday, November 16, 2018 - 19:00

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  • Film screening by Ariana Gerstein

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    Experimental filmmaker Ariana Gerstein will present a program of works in film and time assemblages by way of desktop scanners.

    Programme:

    - Close the Lid- 05:00
    :Home, Document, Scan

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 19:00

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  • Sound/Image 2018

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    The Sound/Image colloquium explores the relationships between sounds and images, and the images which sounds can construct by themselves.

    Through a series of complementary strands – talks, screenings, loudspeaker orchestra concerts – we will bring together artists and experts to investigate sound and sound-image phenomena.

    Our special guest for 2018 is Denis Smalley who will present a concert of recent acousmatic compositions.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:00 to Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 22:00

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  • Claes Söderquist: Reflections on Landscape

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    Claes Söderquist is a prominent figure of Swedish experimental film whose visually appealing and personal films revolve around slow cinematic reflections on architecture, landscape, strata, time and space. With influences from and interests in Land-Art, minimalist music (like Charlemagne Palestine) and structural film processes, Söderquist's dystopian and desolate scenery is sometimes reminiscent of the films by Michael Snow and Larry Gottheim.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 20:15

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  • Spatial-Golding, ‘Decompression’

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    British-Australian live cinema artist Sally Golding, winner of the 2017 Oram Award, and UK electronic musician and creative technologist Spatial work together to create an immersive space situated between cinema and club. Their performances unravel in the spirit of a ‘happening’ – an encounter between audiences, space and the elements of cinematic abstraction – which they explore via their interest in expanded cinema and sound system culture.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 19:30

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  • OJOBOCA: "Extinction Burst Rehearsal"

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    Microscope is excited to welcome Berlin based filmmakers Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy, most commonly known as OJOBOCA, for an evening of screening of their latest 16mm films “The Skin is Good” (2018) and “Comfort Stations” (2018) as well as performance with their double, flipped 90° 16mm projection work “New Museum of Mankind” (2016). The latter also involves the use of external motorized shutters and color strobe lights.

    Dates: 

    Friday, September 28, 2018 - 20:00

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  • Directors Lounge Screening: Laurence Favre - Digging the Archive

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    Directors Lounge Screening
    Laurence Favre: Digging the Archive

    Laurence Favre from Switzerland and living in Berlin, works with photography, film and video on projects. She creates narratives concerned with collective and individual memories, and how they relate to archives or individuals. Found material, 8mm found footage, was a reason for her to visit places, talk to and interview people. In the case of a hospital in South-Africa, a Swiss mission during the time of racial segregation, the construction of a collective memory become problematic, however,  the collection of different stories and divert personal memories may become even more important.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 21:00

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  • Xcèntric Cinema: Steven Woloshen. The Mechanical Trance!

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    The best known camera-less productions of Steven Woloshen share the verve and pace of the freer works of Norman McLaren and the joie de vivre of Robert Breer’s films. Colour, graphics and music take the lead in films that regale the eyes and the ears. But there is another interesting facet to the Canadian filmmaker, less known and more mature and, if possible, even more original, using found footage and formalistic mechanisms reminiscent of structural and materialist cinema, such as his latest film, The Dead Sea Scrolls.

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 5, 2018 - 19:30

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  • Freedom Over Fear: Susan Stein’s Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema

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    Freedom Over Fear: Susan Stein’s Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema
    Curated by Mónica Savirón
    Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

    At age 17, artist Susan Stein was the workshop coordinator at the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative. In 1979, with Lis Rhodes, Felicity Sparrow, Annabel Nicolson, Tina Keane, Mary-Pat Leece, and Joana Davis, she cofounded Circles, the first feminist distribution network for film, video, and performance. Her 16mm films are driven by a female voice, her own, that speaks up against forced, abusive, fear-based structures. In her work, she examines language in the context of the femme-led writings and political movements of the time, and in contrast with the grainy imagery of her sensitive cinematography.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 15:30

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