Screening and Live performance in the presence of the artists.
This month we are very lucky to present two filmmakers, both from Japan, and both making work which could be seen as a hybrid form between video and celluloid. The films and performances of Makino Takashi are closely related to a specific form of musical energy or sonic environment, evoking a vast cosmos in space, diffusing particles of light across the screen, and even in the space between screen and audience.
The film as exhibition site is at the centre of this experimental project, both curatorial and cinematographic, by French curator Mathieu Copeland. The exhibition of a film brings together visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, performers, choreographers, and writers around the question “Can an exhibition take place in a film rather than a gallery space?” While working the constraints intrinsic to feature-length film, it aims at being something other than a structuralist “epic”, or a suite of artist’s short films one after the other.
The Uinversity of Rochester Film and Media Studies Program and the Dryden Theatre welcome filmmaker Deborah Stratman to Rochester, April 13-14th. Thin Places includes nine works by Chicago-based filmmaker Deborah Stratman focused on epistemological questions embedded in the relationships between humans and their envirnonments.
Please join us on April 28, 2017 for the exciting premiere debut of the In Time Film Festival. A showcase of experimentation in moving image and audio based mediums. Placing a spotlight on avant-garde, art-house, independent and no/low budget student filmmaking that goes beyond expectations and genres. Student run, the In Time Film Festival is aiming to bring together the work and talent of the School of Visuals Arts’ MFA Photography, Video and New Media, MFA Art Practice and MFA Fine Arts programs. The program is open to the public.
This program of short silent films focuses on some different ways in which artists have explored spatiotemporal dimensions of cinema and the pictorial. By employing or embracing systems of organization, these five films create a rich interplay between order and chaos, inviting the energy and materiality of the physical realm to challenge their attempts to order it.
Mashup Film Festival is back! The 2017 edition will take place in June in France. Mashup cinema is one of the most emerging form of art nowadays. It combines traditional cinema with experimental filmmaking and the digital arts. You have until the 30th of April to submit your film. You can find all the details in our site. We would be very happy to receive your films !
A screening/performance and book launch inspired by the late artist and curator Ian White (1971-2013). White was an influential curator of artists’ film, particularly through his work for the Whitechapel Gallery, LUX and the Oberhausen Short Film Festival. This event brings together three artists who were important to White and whose work deals directly with the idea that the cinema auditorium is a space where films are performed or produced, rather than simply projected.