The fiercely original British film-maker, poet and artist Jeff Keen, defied categorisation. He produced a vast body of paintings, drawings, sculpture and punchy Beat poetry, but is best known for his films, which incorporated collage, animation, found footage and live action – often all in one work. Films were shot with his friends and family either at home, on the streets of Brighton or at the local waste tip; their fantastical, DIY countercultural qualities evoked the spirit of Andy Warhol's Factory and the early cinema pioneers of Brighton, where Keen lived. He completed more than 70 films and videos throughout his life. Keen died in June 2012.
In January 2015, Light Cone initiated artist residencies dedicated to video-based post-production of films that fall within the realm of experimental cinema, with the objective of supporting ten to fifteen projects per year. The residency is intended to suit the work-flow of experimental filmmakers, and so eligibility criteria are deliberately kept open. Short-, medium, as well as feature-length films are welcome, at the shooting or the editing stage of the project, and with or without the backing of an independent production company. While the project must fit within the field of experimental cinema, no other criteria (length, nationality of filmmaker, etc.) will be imposed.
Rick Hancox, cineasta, profesor de cine, músico (nacido en Toronto, el 1 de enero de 1946). Hancox creció en Ontario, Saskatchewan y la Isla del Príncipe Eduardo. Los tres lugares han conformado sus documentales experimentales, poéticos y con un elegante acabado, en los que funde paisajes personales con elementos del tiempo, la memoria y la historia.
Hancox se introdujo en el cine en la Universidad de la Isla del Príncipe Eduardo siguiendo las enseñanzas del documentalista George Semsel. Se graduó en cine y fotografía en las universidades de Nueva York y Ohio, donde obtuvo un MFA en cine en 1973. En este periodo cinco de sus cortometrajes se llevaron importantes premios en el Canadian Student Film Festival. Tras trabajar brevemente como documentalista en la ciudad de Nueva York, Hancox marchó a enseñar cine en el Sheridan College de Oakville, Ontario (1973-85).
Artists Bradley Eros and Jeanne Liotta, former partners in art and life, reunite to perform together for the first time in over fifteen years.
In “Subverted Horseplay” (1994-97), the last performance work of their nearly decade-long collaboration Mediamystics, the mythology of Cowboys and Indians as derived from Hollywood movies and other mass media is subverted through manipulations of the projectors and other interventions that as described by the artists alter and result in the opening of “these fixed iconic pictures to a shifting resonance within their cultural reception”.
Turbidus Film and Fylkingen present, as a part of Kortfilmsdagen, three films by Jerome Hiler. The films by Hiler blend a beauteous celebration of the sensual world with a deep sense of introspection and solitude. They are occasions for reflection and meditation, on light, landscape, time and the motions of consciousness. For example, In the Stone House literally compiles physically fragile and intensely poignant footage shot during the same period chronicled in Nathaniel Dorsky's Hours for Jerome (1967-1971).
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.
"Now more than ever," The Great Wall of Oakland is seeking short 1 minute loopable video works that will be compiled to create a reel of anxiety breathing exercises. Using the viral anxiety gif, http://i.imgur.com/Huou7Gh.gif, as inspiration, we hope to get artists involved in creating their own versions of this exercise.