For more than 30 years, Leighton Pierce has explored memory and perception in a series of stunningly shot, impressionistic short films and videos that exploit cinematic space and time and expand the interplay between sound and image. Pierce executes all aspects of his works himself including the conception, cinematography, editing, and sound design and composition. Tonight he will screen old and new works, including Glass (1998), Wood (2000), White Ash (2014), and new works in progress.
OnFilm is excited to present the Spring 2016 program “Voicing,” featuring the works of Chantal Akerman, Mounira Al Solh, Jayce Salloum and Mónica Savirón. Formally, these works are organized around the possibilities of spoken or textual narration enlivening an otherwise minimal soundtrack. However together, they elaborate an idiosyncratic critique of the authority of the voiceover as material and political conquest, problematizing the narration of identity (or imperatives to do so) in politically fraught art markets, and restating the performative faculties of the camera in playfully inventive and wildly affecting ways.
MY HOUSE curator, Tobin Gibson, introduces this special event — only the third time Mike Kelley's "fractured feature-length musical" has been screened in a cinema. Extending the artist's subversive, multifaceted examination of trauma, abuse and repressed memories, refracted through the prism of personal and mass-cultural experience, Day Is Done is composed of live-action recreations of high-school yearbook photographs of extracurricular activities, or, as the late artist himself termed them, "socially accepted rituals of deviance." These carnivalesque disruptions of the normal school schedule, in the form of pageants, recitals, variety shows, hazings, slave auctions and dress-up days, mirror events in the broader cultural arena.
On the occasion of the arrival in Paris of the filmmaker Daïchi Saïto, who just won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival with his new film Engram of Returning, we invite you to an experimental movie night Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 20h at the Finnish Institute.
The 35mm format is the most used of the silver film cinema. Considered the "standard format", it measures 35 millimeters wide and has in its edges rectangular perforations to ensure its traction by the various mechanisms of shooting and projection.
For the second year, the Collectif Jeune Cinéma calls for media-based works from LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex and Queer) filmmakers. It concerns all filmmakers who invoke and/or defy these identities in demand of a fresh and original view of the world and that seek a unique language through formal, narrative and poetic experimentation.
The works we are looking for are produced by imaginaries freed from all codes prescribed by dominant heteronormative culture. They should be exciting, inspirational and political all at the same time. They should take and give pleasure, upset, transform and emerge as spaces of freedom for both body and mind.
My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure is the title of the cycle that brings together 18 films by Robert Beavers, produced between 1967 and 2001. This session presents three films from each of the three parts that make up the cycle, in which the filmmaker works manually, impressing his gestures on both the filming and the editing.
In Early Monthly Segments, Beavers portrays himself and shows his working method by focusing on the cinematographic device. In Work Done he uses metaphor and visual allusion to generate correspondences between filmic procedures and the archetypal forms of artisan work. In AMOR he presents tailoring as a metaphor of the emotions surrounding love, separation and the metonymic twinning of objects.
The Peephole Cinema is pleased to present Street Sets - compositions made from the visual rhythms of urban settings. Work by Eric Dyer, Johan Rijpma and Caleb Wood will be on view 24 hours a day from February 15th through March 27th, 2016. Curated by Sarah Klein.
Monday, February 15, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, March 27, 2016 (All day)