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  • LVA 40

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    2016 marks both the 50th anniversary of the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative (LFMC) and the 40th anniversary of London Video Arts (LVA) – two predecessor organisations of LUX. To celebrate 50 years of artists’ moving image practice in the UK, LUX has organised a year-long, multi-venue programme of screenings, talks, workshops, publications and other events.

    LUX also invited the first-year students of MRes Art: Moving Image, Central Saint Martins, London to contribute to this programme by curating and designing an online exhibition in response to the joint LFMC and LVA anniversary year.  While many of the anniversary events have revisited the historical activity and legacy of the LFMC, the students decided to use this opportunity to focus on LVA, acting as a "small yet enthusiastic counterpoint to the core programme by drawing from the wealth of LVA tapes in LUX’s video archive."

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  • Close-Up Cinema: In Reality

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    Curated by artist and filmmaker Karel Doing, this programme brings together films and videos exploring alternative understandings of reality. Nine filmmakers present works that utilise documentary materials to (re)create personal visions and open viewers’ perceptions to outlandish – political, emotional, or structural – realities, that stimulate free thinking expression.

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    Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Plastic Realities: Films By Suzan Pitt and Pat O'Neill

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    With the artists in person.

    Artistic contemporaries and longtime friends, Suzan Pitt and Pat O’Neill have each created large and diverse bodies of work in a wide variety of mediums, though none perhaps more visibly than in film. The Academy is proud to host these two visionary artists in person with a program of their radical and visually stunning short films, newly preserved by the Academy Film Archive.

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    Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 19:30

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  • From Reel to Real: Women, Feminism and the London Film-makers’ Co-operative

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    As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the London Film-makers’ Co-operative (LFMC), this film programme, which opens Tate Modern’s Counter-Histories series, explores the unique contribution of the women filmmakers associated with the LFMC to both experimental and feminist film.

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    Friday, September 23, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, September 25, 2016 (All day)

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  • Light Movement 15: Albert Alcoz & Blanca Viñas

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    Albert Alcoz and Blanca Viñas: The invented night

    The invented night is the title of a set of recent works where photography and analog cinema maintain a fruitful dialogue revealed through the static and the moving image, figuration and abstraction, forest and city, color and black & white, silence and sound. Films –on super 8 and 16 mm– and photographic slides exchange aesthetic properties and formal parameters in a dialectical proposal. (AA)

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    Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 20:30

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  • Looking In and Out: the Films of Nick Collins

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    Shot in numerous locations spanning Cornwall, Orkney, London and Sussex, in the UK, to the Cévennes region in France and various sites in Greece, Nick Collins' films – usually made on 16mm film – explore landscapes, human presence and absence and the passage of time. The evidence that we’re shown of the civic and sacred functions of these different sites, across time, is matched by the filmmaker’s lyrical observations of fleeting moments and the associative links he makes between striking images.

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    Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 20:00

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  • CROSSROADS 2017 Call for entries

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    Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is the Bay Area’s premier venue for avant-garde/experimentalunderground and personally expressive film and video work. In our steadfast dedication to exhibiting works of aesthetically radical cinema from all historical eras and geo-political locales, San Francisco Cinematheque celebrates the breadth and depth of this vibrant art form in all its myriad expressivities.

    Cinematheque seeks submissions of recent films and videos for CROSSROADS 2017, the eighth manifestation of our annual film festival to be held  May 19–21, 2017 at San Francisco’s Victoria TheatreCROSSROADS 2017 will showcase new film/video works by emerging and established filmmakers, including performance and works of “live cinema.” Cinematheque seeks submissions of compelling non-commercial, artist-made work of all genres and durations.

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    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (All day)
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 (All day)

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  • Experimental ethnography #1: Raymonde Carasco

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    Filmmakers Raymonde Carasco (France, 1933-2009), Elke Marhöfer (Cuba/Germany, 1967-), Chick Strand (USA, 1931-2009) and Mark LaPore (USA, 1952-2005) work primarily - from different practices - with ethnographic and anthropological studies, field and archival work. These four programmes with ethnographic films offer a discovery and unveiling of places, people and meetings with social, political and cross-cultural differences in focus.

    Camera positioning, image room design, the thermal profile (all of which are produced for and recorded by the camera), things outside the picture, sound, and political and cultural discrepancies are crucial problematics of these filmmakers' positions in the choice of representation. They deal with history and try to release from the binary opposition, I and you and us and them as something alien, an attitude also vital in the production of films.

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    Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 18:15

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  • Open Call 'End(less)' Contemporary video art festival

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    Second edition of a contemporary video art festival with an international selection of video artists and film makers showing their vision on the theme of 'End(less)', translated to infinity, life & death, circle of life, transformation, etc. The video's will be screened in a mystical underground space, part of Museum Romeinse Katakomben (MRK) in Valkenburg, the Netherlands. 

    Museum Romeinse Katakomben is a historical Roman museum. Wandering through the underground passages you will discover the ancient Rome of the second and third century. You descend to the graves of ordinary Roman citizens and to the beautiful tombs of prominent Romans. The video festival is part of the contemporary program of this museum.

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    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (All day)

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  • Perpetual Motion

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    Perpetual Motion is the most comprehensive convergence of international performance cinema practitioners ever seen in the Bay Area. Presented over seven evenings September 16–December 7, 2016, with all artists performing in person, this series is curated by San Francisco Cinematheque and will be presented at Gray Area’s historic Grand Theater, located in San Francisco’s Mission District.

    Featured artists include the return of legendary experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs (NYC), rising Montréal duo Le Révélateur (video artist Sabrina Ratté & musician Roger Tellier-Craig, of Fly Pan AM and formerly Godspeed You! Black Emperor) and in a rare North American appearance, the spectacular Trinchera Ensamble film-performance collective from Mexico City.

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    Friday, September 16, 2016 - 20:00
    Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 20:00
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 20:00
    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 20:00
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 20:00
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 20:00
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 20:00

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