Janie Geiser (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American artist and experimental filmmaker. In 1986, Geiser moved to New York City where she founded “Janie Geiser and Co.”, a collection of New York actors and puppeteers. She created a number of key works there, including Stories from Here (1986), developed with the Jottay Theater, including writer Neill Bogan and composer Chip Epsten. They were awarded an Obie for their production of Stories from Here at Dance Theater Workshop.
Crater-Lab presents a program of 16mm films created in the AGX laboratory (Boston Film Collective), curated by Ernesto Livon-Grosman and Susan DeLeo. A program that will tour Europe, programmed by other laboratories of the Filmlabs network, until arriving in Barcelona to be screened in a single session at the Zumzeig CineCooperativa. A special occasion where we will have Livon-Grosman who will be present for the colloquium.
Simon Payne studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee; and the Royal College of Art, London. As a student, he quickly identified with formal approaches and traditions in experimental film. But he eschewed filmmaking, preferring the immediacy of video, especially when it became a digital medium that facilitated a readily systematic means of dealing with time.
A screening series of film/video artists who subvert the codes of mass-media, oftening appropriating found footage. These works question and rewrite the visual archives that form our perception of authority, gender, space, and history. Curated by Alison Nguyen. Approx. run time: 72 minutes.
Featured artists: Ololade Adeniyi, Peggy Ahwesh, Bradley Eros, Timothy Geraghty, Scott Kiernan, Brian Murphy, Alison Nguyen, Sabrina Ratté, Lily Jue Sheng, Soda_Jerk, Leslie Thornton, X-PRZ
A screening series of film and video artists who employ modes of appropriation, dematerialization, and electronic signal manipulation in their moving image works. These pieces subvert the visual codes of mass media, repositioning material such as commercials, pornography, and Hollywood films. In burning contemporary archives, these artists create new texts that challenge our way of seeing dominant social constructs.
Double programme dedicated to the films of German artist & filmmaker Deborah Phillips, who will show her works on 16mm y 35mm related to the concept of space. There we will be able to see two of her latest works, WHERE IS GREENPOINT? and NACH OSTEN SCHAUEN, from 2017, as well as a retrospective dedicated to places & ornaments, with the special projection of MOSAIC, a 45-minute film shot on 35mm in different parts of the world, as Samarcanda, Bujara, Fez, Casablanca, Andalucía, Isfahán, El Cairo or Istanbul.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 (All day) to Friday, December 15, 2017 (All day)
Joanna Margaret Paul (1955-2003) was a New Zealand artist who pioneered interdisciplinary practice, working prolifically across the mediums of film, poetry and painting. Often shot and edited in camera, her film work chronicled motherhood and domestic life (Task, Napkins), the worn traces of urban settlement (Port Chalmers Cycle) and the persistent presence of the natural world. Other works such as Sisterhood portrayed the life of other female artists identified with the 1970s womens movement in New Zealand.
Albert Alcoz (Barcelona, 1979) is a filmmaker, writer, teacher and programmer of experimental film and videocreation. PhD in Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, with a doctoral thesis on sound and structural cinema (2016). Graduate in Fine Arts by the University of Barcelona and Master of Documentary Cinema of Creation by the University Pompeu Fabra. Since 2005 he has made films in super 8, 16mm format and video that investigate the nature of moving image, using the cinematographic medium from a visual and sound perspective that refers to the tradition of avant-garde cinema, videocreation and music video.
Experimental filmmaker Oriol Sánchez, also known as HH, presents his latest work in video and a performance in Super 8 and 16 mm. All the films projected in this session deal with the aggression and brutality of the medium itself, exploring the violence of bodies and alluding to the inherent destructiveness of the kinematic machine.