Screenings

  • Cinema Anèmic #03: Lluís de Sola

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    Presents... "Water"

    Projection of a set of 16mm films by Lluís de Sola, with water as their common denominator. Shooting of natural environments such as rivers and beaches duly altered by the watery substance itself present in the documented places. A flowing cinema like river currents, eroding as the waves of the sea.

    Dates: 

    Friday, March 20, 2015 - 20:30

    Venue: 

    Espai ST3 - Barcelona, España
  • Even the Good Times Were Bad: The New Pluralism Revisited

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    Students in the MRes Art: Moving Image programme at Central Saint Martins/LUX present a screening in response to The New Pluralism, a mid-decade survey of British film and video art held at the Tate Gallery in April 1985. Curators Michael O’Pray and Tina Keane selected nearly one hundred works for the exhibition in an ambitious attempt to map the pluralistic practices and politics that emerged as a reaction against the Structuralist aesthetic of 1970s British experimental film. Revisiting this exhibition as a moment rather than a movement, the students will reactivate some of these works within a contemporary critical framework. Works shown as part of this programme will include Kim Flitcroft and Sandra Goldbacher’s Scratch video supercut Night of a Thousand Eyes (1984) and Mark Wilcox’s surreal, proto-Lynchian videotape Calling the Shots (1984).

    Dates: 

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 14:30

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  • A cocktail of mistakes, or a mistake of cocktails: The (notorious) legend of Robert Beck Memorial Cinema in 2 or 3 easy lessons

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    Every Tuesday night for more than a hex of years, the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema illuminated the snowy-white screen of the Collective Unconscious on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Initiated by Brian Frye & immediately joined by Bradley Eros, both shared the core curating frenzy of this no-budget operation, managing to produce over 300 programs and exhibiting more than a thousand artists. When Frye left, it relocated & regrouped, mutating into Roberta Beck Mercurial Cinema at Participant Inc’s gallery just around the corner, for a year, with a team of at least six, but primarily & irrepressibly Eros & Joel Schlemowitz. It later became a restless, nomadic cinema, mushrooming & mutating in myriad incarnations, most notoriously at Issue Project Room on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, both indoors and out. Lastly, it explored more artworld and musical contexts, transforming the field of experimental film, as both quixotic and quicksilver.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    UnionDocs - New York, Estados Unidos
  • Xcèntric: Lamentations. A Monument to the Dead World. The Dream of the Last Historian

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    Jonas Mekas described R. Bruce Elder, Canadian filmmaker and writer, as “the most important US filmmaker of the eighties”. His films centre on the relations between philosophy, science and poetry. Lamentations: A Monument to the Dead World. The Dream of the Last Historian is the first part of an epic monumental film that reflects on the despair of human consciousness in the postmodern world. It represents the paranoiac, transcendental mind of the poet (Elder), imagining himself as the last thinker of history. The film has a complex polyphonic structure: made up of thousands of shots, superpositions of images and texts, readings, narrations, photographs, dialogues and electronic music, it also applies poetic resources and an associative logic that seeks to change rational thought.

    Attended by Bruce Elder

    Dates: 

    Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 19:00

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  • Early Monthly Segments #71: Takashi Ito + Rose Lowder + Paul Sharits

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    To celebrate our sixth anniversary we’ve assembled an evening of determined visual magic, radical geometry and single frame exaltation. Takashi Ito’s sublime Spacy uses the Droste effect (or mise-en-abyme), to turn 700 photographs of a gymnasium into a glorious ten-minute kinetic voyage. Paul Sharits’s seminal Ray Gun Virus is a colour field flicker film that offers a visceral palette of sensory pleasures. Rose Lowder’s Scenes de la vie francaise: La Ciotat is from her four-part series “Scenes de la vie francaise” which references the Lumieres and shows two versions of the same scene, shot frame by frame acutely examining the impact of scale, duration and time. La Ciotat features animated landscapes of the port, dry docks, shipyard workers, launched tankers, fishermen and the beach, showing us contrasting views of the Cote d’Azur port city with graceful perception.

    Dates: 

    Monday, March 16, 2015 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Gladstone Hotel - Toronto, Canadá
  • Imaginary Landscapes: Recent works by Dan Browne

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    The Factory Media Centre is proud to present the work of Toronto-based filmmaker, photographer and media artist Dan Browne. Browne has been producing films and videos for over 10 years that examine our contemporary relationships to technological and natural environments through densely kinetic audio-visual patterned forms. His most recent video works traverse the fertile territories and intersections between cinema, video installation, music, photography, painting and poetry and have been presented in a range of venues, including festivals, concerts, galleries, and public spaces.

    For his first-ever solo show, Browne will present a selection of his recent works in person, followed by a unique two-hour live performance of "memento mori", featuring musician collaborators Dan Driscoll and Steve Richman, that will rework material from the film to create an astonishing and singular live cinematic event.

    Dates: 

    Friday, March 13, 2015 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    Factory Media Centre - Hamilton, Canadá
  • Correspondence, Robert Fenz

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    Following the tradition of photographers such as James Agee, Rudolph Burckhardt or Peter Hutton, who have extended their practices to filmmaking, American artist Robert Fenz (b. 1969) documents the reality and the complexity of a globalized world by emphasizing a cinematic experience profoundly anchored to the present and marked by a constant experimentation of documentary film in its political and poetic aspects. In association with the new edition of the festival Cinéma du Réel (from March 19th till 29th), the Centre Pompidou has invited Robert Fenz to introduce a selection of his recent filmic works and to discuss his relationship with Robert Gardner (1925-2014) to whom Fenz pays a moving tribute in Correspondence (2011), a film made on the shooting locations of some major filmic achievements by the famous anthropologist and filmmaker.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    Centre Pompidou - Paris, Francia
  • Avanti Screening II: Parallel lines

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    Avanti Film Discourse is happy to invite you to its second screening, featuring a fine selection of classical experimental films, as well as contemporary works. The topic of this edition: parallel lines.

    Parallels never meet, they go alongside without direct interchange. Nevertheless, there is visibility, observation of each other, which, one can argue, is enough to produce an influence, even change. Like the parallel montage technique, two story lines, which don't interfere, build a new meaning through their alignment. So this topic is a lot about indirect influence and power.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 19:30

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  • VISIONS presents Dominic Gagnon

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    Visions​ presents two "Cameraless remote documentaries" - RIP IN PIECES AMERICA + PIECES AND LOVE ALL TO HELL by Dominic Gagnon.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 20:00

    Venue: 

    Microcinéma être - Montreal, Canadá
  • Elements of painting

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    This session of experimental films will try to describe various aspects of the relationship between cinema and painting: we will see works by artists continuing their pictorial research through the moving image, tributes and quotes, and more, in a converging path on abstraction and matterism, exploring the plasticity and the unveiling of the constituting elements of cinematic representation.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    Institut Francilien d'Ingénierie - Noisy-le-Grand, Francia

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