Notes For An Aleatory Flame is a personal manifesto of cinematic self expression flipped into speculative entryway for possibilities of communion with fresh & unforeseen personal methodologies. Through inquisitive poetics, this essay functions as a call for the self as image-making-instrument to slice through the media manure by engaging in the necromantic act of reinvigorating cinematic ruin. Martinod’s words beckon us to traverse new realms through the creation of portals and to witness reality through our personal relations with images.
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Blu-ray anthology of Japanese artist Jun Kurosawa’s short films presented by KRAUT FILM.
Reflected light of water’s surface and sunlight that penetrates glass, the shadow of the blue sky and things. In the darkness of a theater space, the fixed light on a film becomes various modes through tungsten light. Selected experimental works by Japanese filmmaker "Jun Kurosawa" that one would be attracted by the mystique and beauty of a film.
Intermedia and Expanded Cinema, both as critical approach and artistic practice, left an indelible mark in a period of Japanese art history that is broadly considered to be one of its most dynamic moments in the wake of its postwar reemergence.
Despite the burgeoning interest in academic and curatorial circles in this segment of Japanese art history, the paucity of readily available material in a language other that Japanese has meant the local context, particularly the ways in which the terms were critically debated, was relatively neglected.
DVD with 15 films by Storm De Hirsch. Second release of re:voir's New York Film-makers' Cooperative Collection.
A major work in terms of style, structure, graphic invention, image manipulation and symbolic ritual. Short abbreviated dream-like moments, fused together by the tension and the dynamic of motion-picture time.
This book assesses the contemporary status of photochemical film practice against a backdrop of technological transition and obsolescence. It argues for the continued relevance of material engagement for opening up alternative ways of seeing and sensing the world. Questioning narratives of replacement and notions of fetishism and nostalgia, the book sketches out the contours of a photochemical renaissance driven by collective passion, creative resistance and artistic reinvention.
Price:Ebook - 66,99 EURHardcover - 83,19 EUR
Expanded cinema: avant-garde moving image works that claim new territory for the cinematic, beyond the bounds of familiar filmmaking practices and the traditional theatrical exhibition space. First emerging in the 1960s amidst seismic shifts in the arts, multi-screen films, live cinematic performance, light art, kinetic art, video, and computer-generated imagery - all placed under expanded cinema's umbrella - re-emerged at the dawn of the 2000s, opening a vast new horizon of possibility for the moving image, and perhaps even heralding the end of cinema as we know it.
Drawing on film theory, literary modernism, psychology and art history, Fields of View elucidates an expanded network of connections between avant-garde film and wider culture. In this bold and original work, A.L. Rees identifies three key terms - 'field', 'frame' and 'interval' and charts their use by filmmakers and theorists such as Dziga Vertov, Sergei Eisenstein, Bruce Baillie, Maya Deren, Malcolm Le Grice and Werner Nekes, from the 1920s through to the present day.
Price:Paperback - 29.99 GBPHardback - 95 GBPEbook-PDF - 26.99 GBP
“This past summer I began to look through my album of personal snapshots, ones that I had sent out to accompany my email correspondences over the last decade. I was thinking of the possibility of doing some test printings of these images for a potential show when it was suggested to me by my printer, Nina Zurier, that a small book might be a more appropriate context for this project.
George is a work of art itself that delivers guffaws that erupt unexpectedly between poignant moments from Maciunas’s childhood traumas to tangling with the mob and the attorney general of the State of New York during his innovations in constructing the loft culture of downtown Manhattan. Jeffrey Perkins’s George is an important new addition to the twin canons of art and anti-art.
-Mark Bloch, Brooklyn Rail
DVD with 3 films by Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas and Pola Chapelle and a bonus film by Anne Maregiano