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  • DIM Cinema: Naomi Uman's three sparks

    At the heart of Naomi Uman’s handmade experimental portraits and ethnographies are the folk traditions of the rural women in her host communities. Maintaining her vulnerability by not hiding her face, biases, or active participation behind the camera, Uman explores the intimacy of these women’s lives and joins their day-to-day activities, her camera focused on repetitive manual practices, agrarian ways of living, women’s work, and the intersection of ethnography, portraiture, and self-portraiture. Growing out of her previous work in Ukraine and Mexico, three sparks depicts life in northern Albania where the customary laws of the Kanun rule society. A trilogy-in-one, it begins as a meditation on Uman’s relationship with the country and an unwanted personal sacrifice that imbues her film with mythic, metaphysical implications. three sparks unfolds as a portrayal of village life and women’s gender roles before concluding with a self-reflexive video piece made in collaboration with the villagers, in a final abrupt shift.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    DIM Cinema - Vancouver, Canada
  • Light Matter Film Festival traveling program

    Tucked away in the village of Alfred in rural western New York, the experimental film and media arts festival Light Matter has become “a major East Coast showcase for experimental film and video” in three short years.  Spurred by a desire to bring together the often disconnected worlds of Film and Media Arts, curator James Hansen constructs thoughtful, eccentric programs that seek to create conversation between individual works, showcasing both emerging and established artists....

    Dates: 

    Friday, March 1, 2024 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    No Name Cinema - Santa Fe, Estados Unidos
  • Possible Cartographies: Valentina Alvarado Matos & Carlos Vásquez Méndez

    Valentina Alvarado Matos is a Venezuelan artist whose practice involves collage, film, and sculpture. In her films, the combination of manual actions carried out in front of the camera and poetic associations between words and images produce a reflection on the representation of landscape and memory. The films presented here combine play and correspondences of images with processes referring in turn to notions of diaspora, language, and ecology.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 20:30

    Venue: 

    Luminor Hôtel de Ville - Paris, France
  • 16mm Experimental Films on Eco-Art

    As part of Interlocking Dimensions: Eco-Art at the Deering Contemporary, 16mm Experimental Film Program is a free presentation of rare Avant-garde and experimental works from cinema history presented in their original 16mm film formats as part of  The program features silent artist films by Stan Brakhage, Abigail Child, David Gatten, and Barbara Hammer. Free with RSVP. 3pm ET March 2. 2024

    Dates: 

    Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 15:00

    Venue: 

  • AD HOC #55: Seven Films by Ed Emshwiller

    Ed Emshwiller began his career as an illustrator of science-fiction books and magazines. In this field his covers were distinct for their realist figuration and bright colours. Emshwiller had studied painting in France under the G.I. Bill, and on returning to America became involved in abstract expressionism. His work in commercial illustration maintained his training in conventional realism, placing vivid, photo-realistic figures into fantastical realms and situations, even as he was otherwise drawn to the possibilities for form to transcend subject.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    Innis College (Room 222) - Toronto , Canada
  • Film Works of Lynn Loo

    The Birley are delighted to present a screening of key works by Lynn Loo, selected from decades of experimentation and sustained engagement with sound and moving image. Since 2005, She has been collaborating with Guy Sherwin in numerous film performances and projects. Her films have been included in numerous international festivals and galleries. Some of her works are in the collection of Asian Film Archive in Singapore and recently in He Xiangning Art Museum in China.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    The Birley - Preston, Reino Unido

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