Screenings

  • Spectacle of Light and Languages

    By on

    Microscope Gallery welcomes Philadelphia-based film and video artist Peter Rose for “Spectacle of Light and Languages”, a comprehensive screening of his works in film and video since the 70s, including the premiere of his latest short Solaristics and footage from new 3D works-in-progress.

    A mathematical training underlies Rose’s early structural films, where quick cuts and superimposed images form the basis of a kinesthetic exploration of space, time, light and perception. Lyricism and a persistent attempt at breaking down language and meaning continue to guide the artist’s later works, in a personal and uncompromising search for transcendence.

    Peter Rose will be in attendance to introduce the screening and available afterwards for Q&A.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 19:00

    Venue: 

  • Directors Lounge Screening: Gabriel Lyons Loeb - Poems & Trampolines

    By on

    Gabriel Lyons Loeb is in love with pixelation and other digital artifacts as other artists are with the “Wabisabi” of Super-8, and the illuminating technical flaws of “spaghetti-style” developed small gauge film. For years now, he has used an old mobile phone camera to explore his surroundings and the media. He combines his poetry with video “blow-ups”, either coming from his own footage or from footage appropriated from the internet. One may ask if it is his love for a specific aesthetic, or if it is an artistic-bohemian gesture to use the cheapest material and a look that we usually regard as an internet-related shortcoming. It may be both, however, there may be a third motivation: in his final years at university he studied the effects of endless repetitions of footage he found on youtube and other transformative experiments, mainly by exposing himself. As earlier avant-gardists and pop-Artists such as Bruce Conner and Andy Warhol already found out, repetitions have a changing effect on our cognition and psyche.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 21:00

    Venue: 

  • Guy Sherwin - 11 films from 'Short Film Series'

    By on

    Projection Rooms is pleased to be screening a programme of 11 films from 'Short Film Series' by Guy Sherwin between the hours of 12 and 4.30pm on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st. The work is part of an ongoing film project by Guy Sherwin which began in 1975. '

    The series is held together by certain formal considerations: each film is three minutes long, i.e. the length of a roll of 16mm film, all films are b/w and silent, and the order in which they are shown is flexible. Apart from this there is a range of imagery from portraiture to still life to travel. The films operate on the border between movement and stillness, revealing their inner logic through an active engagement in looking. For the exhibition I have made two DVDs from the 16mm originals, one with 5 films and the other with 6 films. Thus the connections between the films are always changing. A DVD of 34 films from Short Film Series is in production with LUX, to be released late 2013'. - Guy Sherwin

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 12:00 to 16:30
    Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 12:00 to 16:30

    Venue: 

  • Revém Natura

    By on

    The Revém Natura film/experience consists in a double film projection, that occur simultaneously. The films start after the long interaction that the screens make with sunset, because of the screen’s west orientation, when different text and textures appears as shadows on it. Cinema here is considered to be whole space/time experience. Something for the ” eyeear” to “hearsee”, moving images for the body.

    Screening:

    23.10.2013 // 19:30   La Darsena. Mario Bravo, 289, BsAs, ARG.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 (All day)
    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 (All day)
    Saturday, November 30, 2013 (All day)
    Thursday, December 5, 2013 (All day)
    Saturday, December 7, 2013 (All day)
  • Unconscious Archives: The Perfect Medium is the Wrong Message Part 2

    By on

    Exploring the dual meaning of ‘mediation’ within performance – the physicality of interpretation, and transcendent ritual. 

    The fleeting trick of light from the corner of the eye, the brief contact point of chemicals intertwining and reacting, ghosts trapped in the home movie archive, non-human sounds and bodily digressions – ephemerality as told through the body’s appearance and disappearance. 

    Film archivist Guy Edmonds expounds his impossibly cross-genre home movie séance complete with invited local medium. Tai Shani’s personal pulp theatre show presents things unseen and unheard from the supernatural, and Jonathan Kemp attempts the recursive microwaving of sound. The ever prolific yet inherently underground Ryan Jordan (noise=noise) sets the scene for Possession Trance as DDD. Finally in an unique appearance Glasgow’s TVO (head honcho of the Broken 20 label), conducts his experiments for a bedtime dance floor. 

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 19:00 to 23:00

    Venue: 

  • Unconscious Archives: The Perfect Medium is the Wrong Message Part 1

    By on

    Exploring the dual meaning of ‘mediation’ within performance – the physicality of interpretation, and the psychogeographic mode of ritual (intervention, ghost/shadow, chemical/hack, seance/spook and invocation as divergent themes). 

    The fleeting trick of light from the corner of the eye, the brief contact point of chemicals intertwining and reacting, ghosts trapped in the home movie archive, non-human sounds and bodily digressions – ephemerality as told through the body’s appearance/disappearance. 

    Malcolm Le Grice’s seminal expanded cinema and rarely seen Horror Film 1 from 1971 will be performed beside new contemporary live light sculpture from emerging artist Amy Dickson. Renowned artist Aura Satz presents a unique sonic sculpture from her treasure trove, Sally Golding performs her classic projection piece Face of An Other, and Britain’s most under rated and detestable, accidental comic thespian Sir Gideon Vein brings us some live TV. 

    Dates: 

    Friday, November 1, 2013 - 19:30 to 23:00

    Venue: 

  • Lamp Posts

    By on

    Projection Rooms will screen a selection of video works from Riccardo Iacono's ongoing project, Lamp Posts: An expanding body of videos and photographs captured using mobile phones, following the artist's experience of everyday situations, such as walking, travelling on the underground, people watching and using the bathroom.

    Screenings will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November between the hours of 12 and 4.30pm. The programme will be looped and lasts approx. 1 hour.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 12:00 to 16:30
    Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 12:00 to 16:30

    Venue: 

  • Massart Film Society presents The Films of Tomonari Nishikawa

    By on

    "In five silent 'sketch' films, introduced by San Francisco morning’s newspaper and its date, Japanese filmmaker Tomonari Nishikawa assembles single-frame constructions of cityscapes, of walks down streets, which take on their own quietly spastic frenzy even while evoking other things, such as the many-eyed camera of a Google Street View street car gone into a drunken, propulsive swoon. Lines, circles, numbers, windows, doorways, oval windows and buildings that persist only as angled precipice. Fragmentary glimpses are patterned to create an illusion of persistence of vision, but they are shards upon shards. Weirdly, the effect is both limpid and soothing.

    In the mini-DV 'Clear Blue Sky,' ordinary traffic sounds of a warm day rise up against images slightly out-of-focus, or reflected across metal, like a funhouse mirror fashioned from macular degeneration."

    Filmmaker in attendance!

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 20:00

    Venue: 

  • Bruce Baillie: Coming Into Vision

    By on

    “One-year journey through the land of incessant progress, researching those sources which have given rise twenty years later to the essential question of survival.” —B.B. on Quixote (1965).

    Regarded as the father of the ‘60s West Coast experimental/lyrical film movement and co-founder of Canyon Cinema, Bruce Baillie's virtuoso command of the 16mm film medium has introduced generations of viewers to the wider possibilities of a cinema that is both intensely personal and socially conscious.  In anticipation of Baillie's upcoming in-person appearances at the REDCAT (November 3 and 4), and part of a three program retrospective, UCLA Film & Television Archive will present three early masterworks: his rarely-screened and haunting first film, On Sundays (1961), the landscape meditation To Parsifal (1963) and Quixote (1965), Baillie's sumptuously layered, epic road poem on mid-century America and Americana, and others.

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 25, 2013 - 19:30

    Venue: 

  • Evidentiary Dilemmas

    By on

    Last week to see 'Death of a Cameraman', an exhibition organized by Martin Waldmeier and apexart in New York.

    'Death of a Cameraman' deals with specific questions surrounding Syria and the politics of image-making. The exhibition is on until October 26th and features works by Broomberg & Chanarin, Harun Farocki, Rabih Mroué, Hrair Sarkissian, Rudolf Steiner. (The New York Times review.)

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 19:00 to 21:00

    Venue: 

Pages