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.
ORACLES: Films by Los Angeles Artists Selected by Andrew Kim in collaboration with Labor Berlin
Messages can be obscure, and this might be the result of place: Los Angeles. Seemingly, there is no rhyme or reason ... or is there? One must look past the surface. This program represents an array of perspectives from Los Angeles area seers. Employing various formal approaches, these films attempt to see beyond face value. At once, these visions are unified by the spirit of experimentation and independent expression that characterizes the alternative cinema in Los Angeles.
Much critical attention to women’s avant-garde filmmaking of the 1970s and 1980s focused on East coast and European feminist filmmakers, the critique of visual pleasure and the notion of the male gaze in cinema. In San Francisco, a new generation of feminist avant-garde filmmakers were emerging with a very different approach to questions of gender and pleasure in cinema.
Michael A. Morris is an artist and educator based in Dallas, Texas. He works primarily with film, video, and expanded cinematic forms. Much of his recent work responds to the rapid changes in how moving images are created and experienced in the 21st century.
Allied Productions and The Film-Makers’ Cooperative Present In direct address: Films by Amy Taubin, Paul Arthur, and J. Hoberman
A program of works by filmmakers best known for things they have written about other peoples' films. "In Direct Address" lets these artists speak for themselves, indirectly, through the medium of film.
Mary Stark and David Chatton Barker, artists based in Manchester, UK, are visiting Toronto. Please join us for a night of film performance and sonic spells at the one and only CineCycle, the especially specially fantastic cinema venue in Toronto. We'll show individual and collaborative films and performance works made over the last two years, as well as fresh from the processing buckets of this year’s Independent Imaging Retreat, otherwise known as Phil Hoffman’s Film Farm.
In collaboration with la lumière collective, VISIONS presents, THE SPECTACLE OF HISTORY: short films by Sasha Litvintseva. Litvintseva is an artist, filmmaker, researcher and curator. She was born and raised in Russia and has been based in London since 2004. Her films excavate the layers of history, past and future, embedded in landscape and architecture, and juxtapose and entangle the monumental and the pictorial, narrative and infrastructure, the global and the personal, the human and the geologic, embodiment and temporality, politics and leisure, and ultimately the infinite and the everyday.
For the second installment of Eye on a Director, MAD highlights the collection of the legendary film distributor and archive Canyon Cinema. In the late 1950s, Canyon Cinema brought together independent film artists whose work reflected a remarkable diversity in style and content. Variously called avant-garde, underground and experimental, these artists shared a vision of filmmaking as a form of personal expression, free from the demands and constraints of commercial conventions.
VICO is a dynamic device, a portable mini-archive of video that has been activated through different tasks and in different environments. As it was launched, it was articulated over a nomadic chassis that traveled to different places for its exhibition and operation. It then became an interpersonal hub, linking institutions and individuals, with the aim of researching current artistic audiovisual practices, the conformation of local identities, media-based political expressions and other sociocultural configurations of the mediasphere. Its objective has been to study and affect in different forms the cultural inertias of a collective visual memory in Mexico.
Friday, July 1, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, July 31, 2016 (All day)
Our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative continues with this evening programmed by Anna La Thew and Steve Farrer.
"Steve and I were elected at the 1980 AGM and a life long friendship began. The 1980's were the start of film-makers being actively encouraged to publicise, exhibit, distribute and courier Co-op films, in person, internationally. We were committed to the Co-operative as an act of romantic resistance, its manifesto, its openness, its freedom and a lot of us were from up North.