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  • The Situated Cinema Project; in camera

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    The Situated Cinema Project; in-camera is a portable micro-cinema commissioned by Toronto-based media arts exhibition group Pleasure Dome to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Created by Halifax-based filmmaker Solomon Nagler with architects Thomas Evans and Jonathan Mandeville of passage studio, the structure features “pilgrimage”—an experimental 16mm film loop created by Nagler and his artistic collaborator Alexandre Larose. From September 10-20, the Situated Cinema will travel to three Toronto locations, hosted by the Toronto International Film Festival®, 8-11 Gallery and Artscape Youngplace. As it travels, the architectural structure of the cinema will intervene in the city, creating unexpected situations where chance encounters and dislocated spaces forge new relationships between the spectatorial body and the urban landscape. Inseparable from its context, the Situated Cinema Project; in-camera explores intersections of film and architecture through a rejection of conventional cinematic representation, reinventing the cinema space as temporary and mobile.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 10, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, September 11, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, September 12, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, September 13, 2015 (All day)
    Monday, September 14, 2015 (All day)
    Tuesday, September 15, 2015 (All day)
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 (All day)
    Thursday, September 17, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, September 18, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, September 19, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, September 20, 2015 (All day)
  • NO NEW YORK: Selections from a Decade of FLEXFest

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    Microscope welcomes Roger Beebe back to the gallery for the last Event of our 2014-15 Season. For the evening, Beebe has curated a night of selections from a decade of FLEXFest by filmmakers working outside of the tradition epicenters of experimental film New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago.

    With works by Drew Christie, Lauren Cook, Christopher Harris, Jason LaRay Keener and J. LedbetterJesse McLean, Jodie Mack, Kristin Reeves, Kelly Sears, Brendan and Jeremy Smyth, Scott Stark, Robert Todd.

    Dates: 

    Friday, September 4, 2015 - 19:30

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  • Dobra Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental

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    DOBRA states itself as a space of resistance that wants to share with the audience a micro-perception, going in the opposite direction of the cliches that large corporate media and mass communication logic impose. Vanishing lines to what Peter Pál Pelbart calls beast life, and what we might call the beast perception. To welcome these smaller perceptions that turn aside the pre-set movements that reject any desire to completeness or whole orders.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (All day) to Friday, September 4, 2015 (All day)

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  • ACRE TV: Tele-novela

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    Curated by Robyn Farrell

    Tele-novela is a genre of limited-run drama series popular on Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish television networks. The term combines tele, short for televisión or televisão (Spanish and Portuguese words for television), and novela, a Spanish and Portuguese word for “novel”. Symbolic, social, or technological, Tele-novela mimics the serial and structural nature of the pop cultural programs, but moves from linear story to abstracted narrative, and experimental play by electronic means. Arranged in three-part acts and ranging in media–video, sound, animated GIFs–and durational formats, the sequential productions on ACRE TV present a departure from their operatic tradition in favor of abstracted realities and dispersed fictions that simultaneously explore and avoid the notion of formal narrative on screen.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, October 31, 2015 (All day)

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  • Sonic Circuits: Gattorna, Lynn, Broomer

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    - Snowbirds (Lorenzo Gattorna, 2015, 16mm to HD, color, sound, 8:30 min)
    The onset of northern winter transitions towards the solace of southern latitudes. A very dense nostalgia nestles into the former as a strange beauty surfaces upon the latter. However, what remains constant across these atmospheres is a forecast for the near future, wherein a certain unease surrounds the establishment of permanence and eventual passersby.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 19:45

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  • AVANT Goes Natural

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    The 12th edition of AVANT goes natural and approaches nature in various ways. The invited filmmakers and artists are: Chris Welsby (Canada), Dagie Brundert (Germany) and Mox Mäkelä (Finland).

    AVANT begins on Friday evening at Kristinehamn Art Museum with a film developing performance by Dagie Brundert after which follows an artist's talk by Chris Welsby and the opening of his installation At Sea. Saturday opens with a screening of Welsby's films including a grand premiere, Momentum, Welsby's latest work. After this follows two extensive programs: Dagie Brundert's ode to super-8 film and Mox Mäkelä's unique take on nature.

    Dates: 

    Friday, September 25, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, September 26, 2015 (All day)
  • Sound Screening Vol.3

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    "Sound Screening" explores expansion of visual and auditory sensation. This time we have Richard Tuohy's first screening and performance in Japan. Richard is Australian film maestro who makes abstract experimental film with his enormous knowledge and advanced technique. Moreover, a solitary sound artist, Keitetsu Murai will show a sound from mutual interference of 4 oscillators which react to candle flame. And Shinkan Tamaki will show "Passages" which captured shapes of winds.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 19:00

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  • Kiss me, gentlemen - In Pursuit of Realness

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    In one way or another all the films in this programme deal with the mechanisms and technologies of entrapment: the destitute body, the incarcerated body, the body as a self-replicating system, bodies of soldiers performing military rituals, Greek mythology made contemporary through performative acts of defiance. Strategies in the pursuit of ‘realness’ range from injecting humour; others incite horror, follow a performative impulse, or straddle precariously on the ethical tightrope of representation. All point powerfully towards the condition of embodied subjects that have become specular, schizoid, internally disjointed.

    In attendance: filmmaker Chelsea Knight, and Jess Wilcox, curator at the Brooklyn Museum. With films by Alexander Lorenz, Nelmarie du Preez, Sirah Foighel, Daniel Mann, Eitan Efrat, Miranda Pennell, Chelsea Knight, Michel Wenzer, Yaron Lapid, Elise Rasmussen.

    Dates: 

    Friday, September 4, 2015 - 19:30 to 21:30

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  • Zach Iannazzi/Margaret Rorison: Amateurs of the Impossible

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    The film/video work of Margaret Rorison — co-founder and curator of Baltimore’s Sight Unseen screening series — is described as “an impressionistic exploration into the visceral nature of memory and experience.” A featured artist in Crossroads 2014 and ’15, Rorison appears in person for the first time visits San Francisco to present a selection of her hypnotic works including the celestial elegy The Waiting Sands; PULL/DRIFT, “an immersive experiment in movement, rhythm, and ritual” made in collaboration with the Effervescent Dance Collective; vindmøller, a dense hand-wrought study of weather and Danish wind power; the landscape-based portrait films Gowanus Haze, The Birds of Chernobyl and SCANSION and her latest film Funes el memorioso. Rorison is paired tonight with Oakland-based filmmaker Zach Iannazzi who will present examples of his masterful hand-made cinema including California Picture Book, a drifting found footage compendium of Nor Cal seasons past; Seed Catalog, a graphic and abstract imagining of a visionary cinema inventor; and II, an foreboding double-projected home movie collage reflecting on accidental impressionism, mid-century male bonding rituals and the hubris of hunting culture.

    Zach Iannazzi and Margaret Rorison In Person

    Dates: 

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 19:30

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  • Films of Self

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    Looking for artists, filmmakers, and or creatives, who would be willing to join a gallery show called "Films of Self". It's a film installation dedicated to share self documented films about our personal lives. Films must be self filmed and edited. Your film will be screened inside of your own personal box. This box will be  9'W x 9'D x 8'H seating at least 4 viewers. I am looking for a total of 25 (or more) participants. That's a total 25 (or more) boxes.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 (All day)