Produced by Bay Area filmmaker and sound artist John Davis in conjunction with a fellowship and residency at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley CA, this limited edition of 100 includes two hand-silkscreened gatefold LPs and four silkscreened DVDs of original film and music, plus a 50-page booklet of writing and images bound in a hand letterpressed cover. The project was conceived to publicly showcase emerging and established strains of expanded cinema and music collaboration in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as to create a physical document that captured that energy.
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DVD gathering 16 films by Vivian Ostrovsky made between 1982 and 2014.
"An intimate – yet humorous – act of cultural resistance, the cinema of Vivian Ostrovsky is a gesture, implying the filmmaker’s entire body – as she travels around the world, carrying the gear, framing with a camera-eye. She digs in archival footage for an immense repertory of cinematic gestures performed by others – and playfully edits them with her own Super-8 shots. Multi-culturalism and polyglotism are woven into this poetics of displacement."
- Bérénice Reynaud
Stan Brakhage’s body of work counts as one of the most important within post-war avant-garde cinema, and yet it has rarely been given the attention it deserves. Over the years, though, diverse and original reflections have developed, distancing his figure little by little from critical categories. This collection of newly commissioned essays, plus some important reprinted work, queries some of the consensus on Brakhage’s films. In particular, many of these essays revolve around the controversial issues of representation and perception.
With a large-format image section and a detailed text section with essays by theorists, artists and companions, this catalog covers everything from Paul Sharits' early structural films through his unique film spaces, graphic works, up to little-known scenic late work. On the basis of many previously unseen works and new research, this catalog approaches an overall impression of this through abstraction and corporeality artistic creation.
"Another Tomorrow: Young Video Art from the Collection of the Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum"
Selected by Günther Holler-Schuster, in conjunction with the Slought Foundation exhibition (2008)
Featuring works by Martin Kaltner/Thomas Baum
Film director Boris Lehman returns, after 44 years, to Lausanne, where he was born in 1944, at the end of the war. He only lived there one year. His parents were Jews who had sought refuge in Belgium when the Nazis seized power in Poland. Forced to flee f
Three distinct locations are brought together in this film Three Studies in Geography (2011), which encompasses three previously separate films made over the last ten years. Each location presents a particular balance of land, sky and water. The first par
Maia Conran's split screen work Term, mirrors a series of still and tracking video shots of the interior spaces of a disused school with its animated monochrome copy, that mimicks scene for scene the original video footage. Throughout the work Conran invites us to consider what is more real, the video of the school or its animated reconstruction, leading to a progressive condensation of reality, as the animated version slowly invades the authentic space of the video.
Peter Weibel's performances differentiate themselves from other actions performed in the 1960s, for instance in Vienna and California, firstly, through their relation to media and secondly, through their relation to politics. His body politics is body critique that is simultaneously a critique of traditional forms of representation as well as identity politics. Unlike classical body artists Weibel did not only search fort he emancipation of the body, for instance through the sexual revolution but liberation from the body in the age of its constructability via media and gene technology. (Peter Weibel)
Holly Fisher has been active since the mid-sixties as an independent filmmaker, printmaker, teacher, and film editor. Her experimental short works and long-form essay films are explorations in time, memory and perception.