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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

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    Monday, February 8, 2016 - 19:30

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  • UNEXPOSED Microcinema - Call for Experimental Features/Curated Programs

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    UNEXPOSED Microcinema is putting out a call for feature length experimental films in any sub-genre. We are also looking for curated programs of experimental shorts (individuals and festival programmers are encouraged to submit). Desired runtime for either of these will run between 45min and 2hr. Your feature film or curated program will take place in our venue situated in downtown Durham, North Carolina in the Golden Belt Arts District. 

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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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  • Light Movement 11

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    Light Movement 11 brings together a selection of filmmakers, most of whom have had screenings in the series over 2015. This is a great chance to see a selection of films which convey the general dirrection of the series so far, all shown in their original formats. We also welcome several of these filmmakers to the screening in person.

    Plus some music in the bar from DJ mfx (reboot fm)

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 29, 2016 - 19:30

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  • The Festival of (In)appropriation #8

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    Los Angeles Filmforum presents The Festival of (In)appropriation #8

    Curators Jaimie Baron and Greg Cohen in person!

    Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, détournement, or recycled cinema, the incorporation of already existing media into new artworks is a practice that generates novel juxtapositions and new meanings and ideas, often in ways entirely unrelated to the intentions of the original makers. Such new works are, in other words, “inappropriate.” This act of (in)appropriation may even produce revelations about the relationship between past and present, here and there, intention and subversion, artist and critic, not to mention the "producer" and "consumer" of visual culture itself. Fortunately for our purposes, the past decade has witnessed the emergence of a wealth of new audiovisual elements available for appropriation into new works. In addition to official state and commercial archives, resources like vernacular collections, home movie repositories, and digital archives now also provide fascinating material to repurpose in ways that lend it new meaning and resonance.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 19:30

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  • The Wall: Open Submissions

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    The Wall presents monthly shows of digital art, moving image, video, and new media work in Oakland. In addition, we work with artists in the Bay Area and beyond to commission new work, present special events, and are piloting a teaching artist-in-residence program in local schools.

    The Wall is accepting submissions for our 2016-2017 season through February 15, 2016. Submit proposals, specific work, and projects of digital art, moving image, video, and new media work to be screened on our 100x100 foot urban projection space in Downtown Oakland. We’re particularly interested in site-specific installations that engage with the physical space of the projection, and the building’s location in the public streets of Oakland. This year, we’re also programming a number of off-site projects that engage with other spaces throughout Oakland and proposals for self-contained pieces that could be exhibited elsewhere. 

    Dates: 

    Saturday, February 20, 2016 (All day)

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  • Xcèntric: Streets were happy when they lit up their ghosts. The films of Ernie Gehr

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    We screen three of the most representative works from the first period of American filmmaker Ernie Gehr. Framed within the so-called structural film, his film discourse trascends this classification, placing him in the category of a classic of the avant-garde.

    A shot can be a film; a film, an arrangement of snapshots exposed for fractions of a second or endless minutes. With each beat—or intermittent projection of the stills—the light, which depends on the reflections, the lens or the emulsion, communicates with our nerves and reveals the true action.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Up to the Sky: 4 Films by Barbara Meter

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    Barbara Meter is a pivotal figure in Dutch experimental cinema. In the 70's she was the driving force behind the Electric Cinema in Amsterdam, where numerous British and American filmmakers screened their work alongside their Dutch colleagues. Meter has a long filmography including experimental films, documentaries and fiction. She describes her experimental films as "lyrical structuralist". Curated by Karel Doing, the programme includes four films in which Meter combines documentary aspects with a more formal approach. Her latest film Up to the Sky and Much Much More will be screened in the UK for the first time. She will be present during the screening and participate in a short Q&A afterwards.  

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    Friday, February 19, 2016 - 20:00

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  • The Set Speaks

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    The Set Speaks is a two-month continuous live stream featuring seven artist-groups who will produce week-long performances from a 641 square foot studio in Chicago. Provided with 24/7 access, four cameras, a video switcher, a computer and a connection to the internet, each group will create their own 168-hour live, durational work. Borrowing from the ubiquitous forms of nature cams and security feeds, the live broadcasts will be equal parts moving image works and portraits of the artists at play, rest, rehearsal, and performance. Taking shape and enduring alongside the viewers’ real-times, the interests and subjectivities embedded in the works will amount to seven takes on simultaneity. Stop-by, call-in, and watch: YYYYMMDD#NewGlobalMatriarchy2 Queens in a Kitchen, soap operas, still LIVEs, and more.

    Dates: 

    Monday, February 8, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, March 31, 2016 (All day)

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