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Filmmaker, painter, and multimedia artist, Joyce Wieland (1930–1998) created startlingly original art, influenced by feminism, nationalism, and environmentalism. In 1971 the National Gallery of Canada celebrated Wieland with its first solo show dedicated to a living Canadian woman artist.
Johanne Sloan is Professor of Art History at Concordia University.
In the second enhanced ebook by Editions Light Cone, Rose by Rose Lowder, Lowder explains her unique approach to the film image and shares her experiences over almost half a century of creative work. Allowing the reader to move seamlessly between viewing and reading, the enhanced ebook format permits an in-depth exploration of moving images informed by the artist’s own words. Lowder’s reflections are accompanied by extracts she has selected from each of her films as well as an essay by critic and curator Enrico Camporesi of the Musée nationale d’art moderne in Paris.
Crooked Beauty is a poetic documentary that chronicles artist-activist Jacks McNamara's transformative journey from childhood abuse to psych ward inpatient to pioneering mental health advocacy. It is an intimate portrait of her intense personal quest to live with courage and dignity, and a powerful critique of standard psychiatric treatments. Poignant testimonials connect the fissures and fault lines of human nature to the unstable topography and mercurial weather patterns of the San Francisco Bay Area. Crooked Beauty reshapes mental health stigmas through a new healing culture and political model for living with madness as a tool of creativity, inspiration and hope.
A crucial figure in 1960s-70s avant-garde film, Paul Sharits was a pioneer of structuralist cinema, an approach to filmmaking that emphasizes and explores the formal dimensions and physical properties specific to the medium. A deeply committed and visionary artist, Sharits began exploring the potential of the single frame and the flicker effect in the mid-1960s, and continued to make many films that took as their subject the filmstrip itself.
Light is a poem by beat poet and experimental filmmaker ruth weiss, written in 1976 in response to a series of light-shows by Elias Romero.
A new bilingual edition (English-French), translated, edited, designed, and published by STEREOEDITIONS is now available.
Bilingual edition (English-French) of ruth weiss' poem Light
Laser print on recycled silk paper, cyanotype cover.
50 copies (signed and numbered)
The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama is a collection of in-depth, substantive interviews with moving-image artists working "avant-doc, that is, making films that explore the territory between documentary and experimental cinema.
Become a master in the influential, diverse, and highly innovative field of experimental filmmaking. Harness the little-known techniques and subtle aesthetics required for this imagination-driven art form.
In a career spanning five decades, Robert Beavers has distinguished himself as one of the most important American avant-garde filmmakers. From My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure, his cycle of 18 films made across Europe since 1967, to Pitcher of Colored Light (2007) and The Suppliant (2010), intimate portraits shot in the U.S., Beavers has produced a deeply original film language framed by his use of colored filters and mattes.
Part cinematic manifesto, part invoked sorcery, SOLARES serves as volcanic manifestation of what viewing, inhabiting, and reflecting images is in our existence. Meant to accompany their masterpiece The Sun Quartet, SOLARES stands as a beautiful testament to the power of poetry and its relationship to cinema and life