Tags: Close-up

  • Sarah Pucill: Magic Mirror / Confessions to the Mirror

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    We're pleased to present a double bill of Sarah Pucill's two feature-length experiments in bringing cinematic life to the photographic and written archive of the French Surrealist Claude Cahun. Pucill will be in conversation with Laura Guy following each screening.

    February 19, 18:30h
    - Confessions to the Mirror (Sarah Pucill, 2016, 68 min, Colour, DCP)
    Q&A with Sarah Pucill and Laura Guy

    Dates: 

    Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 18:30

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  • Close-Up Cinema: George Kuchar-Weather Diaries + Greetings from Boulder

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    We're thrilled to present a rare screening of the visual diaries of the renowned American independent filmmaker George Kuchar, bringing together his series of films known as the Weather Diaries for the first time in the UK. Greetings from Boulder, an earlier tape from one of Kuchar’s reflective vacations in Colorado, will also be screened alongside the Diaries. The programme will be introduced via Skype by Professor Scott MacDonald, one of the leading academics in the field of experimental film.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 14:30

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  • Close-Up Cinema: Transgression

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    Karel Doing presents a programme exploring cinematic mischief, with a collection of works that undermine and disrupt contemporary political discourse whilst providing a counterpoint to aestheticism – a tonic for the modern malaise. This selection brings together films from across Europe to reveal surprising links between disparate makers and thinkers – followed by a discussion with the filmmakers about their outspoken and radical positions.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Close-Up on Nina Danino

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    Close-Up is pleased to present the films of Nina Danino, including her most recent feature film Jennifer. Ranging from early 16mm works – which combine observational narrative with personal or subjective memory to inscribe and defer the representation of the woman – to her recent studies of the unseen women who dedicate themselves to enclosed monastic lives, Danino seeks to capture the ephemeral aspects of place through the medium of film.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, December 3, 2016 -
    16:00 to 22:00

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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.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Close-Up Cinema: Field and Frame

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    Having shared a studio for two years; Bea Haut, Jenny Baines and Laura Hindmarsh here bring together their respective film work, using the screening as a conversation between the individual works and a chance to examine the echoes, absorptions and outcomes of their interlacing practices. Serving as a continuation of an ongoing dialogue that started in the studio with no specific mediated outcome, this programme is a reflection of the open situation and interrelation between approaches over the past two years. Exploring the outer reaches of the film frame, analogue processes and projection structures, these three artists take the subjective as pivotal.

    Dates: 

    Friday, August 26, 2016 - 20:00

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  • Close-Up Cinema: Peter Tscherkassky & Eve Heller

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    Close-Up is thrilled to present the first full UK retrospectives of the work of boundary pushing Austrian filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky and Austria based, American poetic filmmaker Eve Heller.

    The films of Peter Tscherkassky have played a central role in the international reawakening of interest in avant-garde film. At the turn from a photographic to a digital culture of moving images, his work follows in the footsteps of Austrian masters Kurt Kren, Peter Kubelka, and Ernst Schmidt Jr. to create a thrilling filmic language that engages psychoanalysis and semiotics whilst exploring the physicality of the medium and its potential to overwhelm.

    Dates: 

    Friday, June 10, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, June 12, 2016 (All day)

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  • Close-Up Cinema: La Région Centrale

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    Close-Up and Queen Mary University London are delighted to present a cornerstone of experimental and post-humanist film, Michael Snow's La Région Centrale. Filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn will introduce the film. 

    - La Région Centrale (Michael Snow, Canada, 1971, 190 min, Colour, 16mm)

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 8, 2016 - 19:00

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  • Suriname, Saarland and Surabaya – Three Films by Karel Doing

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    Close-Up is delighted to present three films by filmmaker Karel Doing. Doing makes expanded cinema, multi-screen, performative, cross-media and participatory works. His single screen works and installations are often the result of these processes and collaborations. He has worked together with individuals, groups and organisations in many European countries and in Indonesia, Suriname and the USA. His main interest is to reconnect seemingly implausible links: urban/nature, music/maths, passion/ratio, analogue/digital. The films presented in this programme combines documentary with experimental techniques.

    Dates: 

    Friday, December 11, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Ben Rivers: Ethnographies

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    Close-Up in collaboration with LUX and Camden Arts Centre, present the third part of a screening programme which expands on Ben Rivers’ exhibition Earth Needs More Magicians and his artist-curated exhibition Edgelands at the Camden Arts Centre.  

    The final part of the screening programme considers "ethnographies", a term often talked about in relation to Ben Rivers' films and the work of other experimental filmmakers including Chick Strand, Mark LaPore and Ben Russell, whose film in the programme was co-shot with Rivers and features the same footage used for Rivers's new film in the exhibition at Camden Arts Centre.  

    Dates: 

    Friday, November 27, 2015 - 20:00

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