Events

  • Carving the Ball of Sound: Film and Video with Leighton Pierce

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    For more than 30 years, Leighton Pierce has explored memory and perception in a series of stunningly shot, impressionistic short films and videos that exploit cinematic space and time and expand the interplay between sound and image. Pierce executes all aspects of his works himself including the conception, cinematography, editing, and sound design and composition. Tonight he will screen old and new works, including Glass (1998), Wood (2000), White Ash (2014), and new works in progress.

    Dates: 

    Friday, February 19, 2016 - 19:00

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  • Voicing On Film

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    OnFilm is excited to present the Spring 2016 program “Voicing,” featuring the works of Chantal Akerman, Mounira Al Solh, Jayce Salloum and Mónica Savirón. Formally, these works are organized around the possibilities of spoken or textual narration enlivening an otherwise minimal soundtrack. However together, they elaborate an idiosyncratic critique of the authority of the voiceover as material and political conquest, problematizing the narration of identity (or imperatives to do so) in politically fraught art markets, and restating the performative faculties of the camera in playfully inventive and wildly affecting ways.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 -
    19:30 to 21:00

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  • Day Is Done

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    MY HOUSE curator, Tobin Gibson, introduces this special event — only the third time Mike Kelley's "fractured feature-length musical" has been screened in a cinema. Extending the artist's subversive, multifaceted examination of trauma, abuse and repressed memories, refracted through the prism of personal and mass-cultural experience, Day Is Done is composed of live-action recreations of high-school yearbook photographs of extracurricular activities, or, as the late artist himself termed them, "socially accepted rituals of deviance." These carnivalesque disruptions of the normal school schedule, in the form of pageants, recitals, variety shows, hazings, slave auctions and dress-up days, mirror events in the broader cultural arena.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 19:00

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  • 35mm: Standard gauge of memory

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    On the occasion of the arrival in Paris of the filmmaker Daïchi Saïto, who just won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival with his new film Engram of Returning, we invite you to an experimental movie night Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 20h at the Finnish Institute.

    The 35mm format is the most used of the silver film cinema. Considered the "standard format", it measures 35 millimeters wide and has in its edges rectangular perforations to ensure its traction by the various mechanisms of shooting and projection.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Xcèntric: Robert Beavers - The Hand Outstreched

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    My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure is the title of the cycle that brings together 18 films by Robert Beavers, produced between 1967 and 2001. This session presents three films from each of the three parts that make up the cycle, in which the filmmaker works manually, impressing his gestures on both the filming and the editing.

    In Early Monthly Segments, Beavers portrays himself and shows his working method by focusing on the cinematographic device. In Work Done he uses metaphor and visual allusion to generate correspondences between filmic procedures and the archetypal forms of artisan work. In AMOR he presents tailoring as a metaphor of the emotions surrounding love, separation and the metonymic twinning of objects.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Street Sets

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     The Peephole Cinema is pleased to present Street Sets - compositions made from the visual rhythms of urban settings. Work by Eric Dyer, Johan Rijpma and Caleb Wood will be on view 24 hours a day from February 15th through March 27th, 2016. Curated by Sarah Klein.

    Dates: 

    Monday, February 15, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, March 27, 2016 (All day)

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  • OFFoff Cinema: Courtisane Festival preview

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    This screening fits into our running programme and the theme of essayism, and it is an announcement to the programme In Between Lines of the forthcoming Courtisane Festival in which Offoff and Courtisane present The Song of the Shirt, a unique and influential film by Sue Clayton and Jonathan Curling (1979). It is a study of the position of working women in the 1840's, the effects of protectionist 'philanthropy' and the resistance to it.

    Dates: 

    Monday, February 15, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Cinema Anèmic #07: Boris Lehman

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      Next Sunday February 7 Xcèntric screens two films by Boris Lehman for the first time in Barcelona. The NOOK-Poble Sec association and the Cinema Anèmic screening series want to take this opportunity to project the next day, on Monday February 8, three more short pieces in 16mm, presented by the director himself.

    Programmed by Boris Lehman:

    - Muet comme une carpe / Silent as a fish / Belgium-RFA / 1987 / 38’ / 16 mm / colour

    Dates: 

    Monday, February 8, 2016 - 19:30

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  • Between the Frames - Japanese experimental film on 16mm: prolific years 1975-1980

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    The Japanese experimental cinema movement became strong in the late 60’s, having it’s peak in the late 70’s. Toshio Matsumoto, who started making avant-garde documentaries and artistic feature film, and other predecessors, had a big influence on a new generation of film makers. Many of them were fascinated in exploring the mechanism of the moving image. This program highlights the peak period of Japanese experimental film, putting Atman (1975) by Toshio Matsumoto, which creates an extraordinary spatiotemporal sensation, and Spacy, by Takashi Ito, seriously influenced by Atman, as two merkmals. The films in this program, except Matsumoto’s and Ito’s film, have not been digitized, and their importance is underestimated both inside and outside Japan. For this reason it is a rare opportunity to watch these films in the original format.

    Dates: 

    Monday, February 8, 2016 - 15:00

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  • Xcèntric: The voluptuousness of the gaze. James Herbert

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    James Herbert, filmmaker and painter, was to become well-known for his video clips for R.E.M., but his films are rarely seen. Somewhere between voyeuristic attraction and reflection, they demonstrate the filmmaker’s sensibility for reinterpreting the body by means of photography: figures of naked couples in a visual setting, reflections of the impression of touch or loneliness, while the film intensifies with the grain, the texture and the light

    Dates: 

    Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 20:00

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