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  • Making Kin(o)! 自主放映祭 vol. 1

    [ Making Kin(o)! 自主放映祭 vol.1 ]: three weekends of artist film artist-run film festival in Taipei

    Inspired by the concept from Donna Haraway, “Making Kin” is collectively creating, co-producing, and co-supporting kin making sci-fi imagination. Then, how about making kin(o)? How about making a film collective locally in Taiwan? Could making films and micro-cinemas be a co-living proposal besides the personal context, auteurism, and personal experiments? How about crossing the borders and making kins through making kino(s)?

    Featuring works from participants of Image Forum, members of artist-run film labs Black Hole Collective Film Lab and Filmwerkplaats, as well as the local Taiwanese artists. This screening series, self-organized by the filmmakers (@ReaRflex), will take place in an artist-run space, THE HALL. Through the DIY events, we hope to create a space for dialogues, new possibilities, and chances for collaborations. 

    Date: Jan 24th, Jan 30th, and Feb 6th 2021
    Venue: THE HALL (Taiwan, Taipei, Da’an District, Da'an Road, Section 1st)
    Entry Fee: NTD 150

    For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ReaRflexpfilm

    Dates: 

    Sunday, January 24, 2021 (All day)
    Saturday, January 30, 2021 (All day)
    Saturday, February 6, 2021 (All day)

    Venue: 

    THE HALL - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Responsive Eye

    Responsive Eye is a multimedia exhibition in three parts by Brooklyn artist, Peter Burr, which examines the ways we endure contemporary life in the grid.  Drawing upon the history of minimalist painting and op-art, the works in this show explore the limits of human perception by staging a series of optical illusions, which highlight the visceral intensities and distorting occlusions that puncture our awareness. Through the dissonant juxtaposition of artificial human bodies and technologically driven abstractions, a portrait emerges of an anxious, divided society, pushing at the boundaries of our teetering attention. 

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 15, 2021 - 10:00 to Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Telematic - San Francisco, Estados Unidos
  • Antoni Pinent: Celluloid Strips

    Microscope is very pleased to present an online screening of selected works by Spanish artist and filmmaker Antoni Pinent. The screening will begin on Monday January 25th at 7:30pm ET and remain available for viewing until Thursday 28th at 10:30pm PT.

    Dates: 

    Monday, January 25, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, January 28, 2021 (All day)
  • Moving Image Salon / Online February 2021

    Join us on Sat 6th Feb for a special online edition of the Moving Image Salon, with featured guest artists Tereza Stehlíková and Adonia Bouchehri.

    Presented by artist Daniel & Clara, the Moving Image Salon is a regular gathering event for artists working with moving image and experimental filmmaking – a relaxed and open space for conversation and exchange about contemporary moving image practices, a networking event and critical forum.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00
  • Canyon Cinema Salon: Kerry Laitala and Jonathan Walley on Expanded Cinema and Cinema Expanded

    Artist and filmmaker Kerry Laitala (San Francisco) and cinema scholar Jonathan Walley (Columbus, OH) engage in an illustrated conversation about expanded cinema, including Laitala’s recent 16mm film projection performance Fire Fly EYE (hand-processed 16mm Ektachrome and B&W film, dual projection) and the iconic paracinematic work Retrospectroscope (1996; pictured above). Walley will also discuss his book Cinema Expanded: Avant-Garde Film in the Age of Intermedia, published last year by Oxford University Press, the first comprehensive historical and theoretical account of expanded cinema published since Gene Youngblood’s landmark book Expanded Cinema (1970). 

    Dates: 

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 19:00

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