The motif of the loop, or more precisely repetition with variations, is one of the formal and thematic principles recurrent in experimental cinema, one of its major functions being to defamiliarize the gaze in a strange paradox. This selection of films offers an overview of different techniques and conceptual variations of this fascinating and troubling motif.
Amy Dickson and Jamie Jenkinson have both made substantial series of video works with mobile phones, usually with single takes that suggest an intuitive and spontaneous approach to shooting - a mode which they consider intrinsic to their medium. They resist reshooting and post-production. Hence their work foregrounds and promotes the act of looking, embracing a certain amount of wandering and the potential for 'errors'.
The 5th Syros Int'l Film Festival is taking place soon, from July 14-19. This year's program is focused on the theme of "Cracking Up," taking this as a jumping-off point to explore the exuberant, manic, and generative potential of making and watching cinema. We are happy to have Martha Colburn, Nusquam Productions (Mariangela Ciccarello & Philip Cartelli), and Peter Fleischmann as Artists in Focus.
De Viernes, Julio 14, 2017 - 19:00 hasta Miércoles, Julio 19, 2017 - 23:00
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America, founded by George Manupelli in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works.
Se repite cada semana 1 veces. También incluye Mié Ago 30 2017, Vie Sep 29 2017.
She Tales is a collective screening from both past and present female members of LaborBerlin. The wide spectrum of analogue methodologies in this non-thematic screening reflects the diverse constellations of conceptual and aesthetic pursuits of filmmakerin working at LaborBerlin.
Programme: - Bilderbuch (Luisa Greenfield 3 min, 16mm, live sound, 2017) On the value of scraps - A live lecture performance on Walter Benjamin's children's chronicle in 3 minutes.