Albert Alcoz (Barcelona, 1979) is a filmmaker, writer, teacher and programmer of experimental film and videocreation. PhD in Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, with a doctoral thesis on sound and structural cinema (2016). Graduate in Fine Arts by the University of Barcelona and Master of Documentary Cinema of Creation by the University Pompeu Fabra. Since 2005 he has made films in super 8, 16mm format and video that investigate the nature of moving image, using the cinematographic medium from a visual and sound perspective that refers to the tradition of avant-garde cinema, videocreation and music video.
Martha Davis was born in London, Ontario in 1959. She recieved her Honours B.A. in Film and Drama from the University of Toronto and began her career as a still photographer. She has made over twelve films and served on the boards of Directors of the Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre and The Funnel.
Nobuhiro Aihara was born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1944, where he studied at the design school. He began his career in television animation in the 1960s and started producing his own independent animation in 1965. His aesthetic is distinctive for his use of flowing lines, highly complex drawings, and his love of psychedelic colours. He was a prolific artist who often produced several animated shorts a year either on his own or in collaboration with his friend and fellow artist the Keiichi Tanaami. At the time of his death, he left behind 85 animated works.
Friday, April 28, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)
“Hit with a heavy case of wanderlust” as a young man, Hutton spent 15 years as a merchant marine, and from then on was rarely without his 16mm camera. His gorgeously textured depictions of cities and landscapes are, in his words, “diaristic without being autobiographical,” using long takes and silence to encourage the mind to roam.
Although the films that make up this program show real worlds, they could be seen as many chapters of a dystopian fiction, visions of a planet in perdition: phantasmic, invasive, post-apocalyptic nature (Wayward Fronds); sacked nature (Le Pays dévasté); exiled humans, forced to seek refuge in areas of radio silence (Quiet Zone); a desolate landscape, the sinister and worrying ruins of an old radar station (Cobra Mist).
Eight recent films, partially filmed in woodland, make up a session marked by Vertigo Rush. The progressive acceleration of the work by Austrian filmmaker Johann Lurf sets the pace for a series of films in which research into the technical options of the camera interacts with a profilmic forest setting.