Screenings

  • 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, Canada
  • 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, Canada
  • 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, France
  • 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, Canada
  • 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, France
  • LUX Salon: Jean-Paul Kelly

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    Whether working with video, photographs or drawings, the work of Toronto-based artist Jean-Paul Kelly (b. 1977) explores the relationship between “materiality and perception”. Kelly poses questions about the limits of representation by examining complex associations between found photographs, videos, and sounds from documentaries, photojournalism, and online media streams.

    At LUX, Kelly will present his most recent works The Innocents (2014, UK premiere), Movement in Squares (2013) and Figure-ground (2013), which will be screened in dialogue with a selection of films and videos from the LUX collection by artists such as Norman McLaren, Lewis Klahr, Steve Reinke and James Richards. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Kelly and Erika Balsom.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    LUX - London, United Kingdom
  • Xcèntric: Riddles of the Sphinx

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    In Riddles of the Sphinx, a key work of the British cinema of the seventies, Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen use a new formal structure to analyse the way women were represented in the cinema. Based on the critical articles and research of the two filmmakers, the film returns constantly to women and the place of maternity in society, not as a visual image but as a theme for investigation. This content cannot be addressed by the aesthetic parameters established by traditional cinematographic practice, instead involving formal research in which, using multiple voices, Mulvey and Wollen seek to construct a different relation between the spectator and the female subject.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 18:30

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  • Ten Years In The Sun

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    Dublin-based experimental filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi has become recognized as one of the most radical and uncompromisingly independent talents in contemporary underground cinema. Eschewing traditional narrative, he roots his style in the poetic interaction of sound, image and atmosphere. Visually and sonically hypnotic, his films provide uniquely intense sensorial experiences that question everything you ever took for granted about cinema.

    Ten Years in the Sun is Rashidi’s most extreme and ambitious film to date. In it, several bizarre characters are entangled in obscure private obsessions, conspiracies and perversions that flicker on the verge of incoherence against the context of vast cosmic disaster. In an absurdist and fragmented plot, Nicholas Fox (Dean Kavanagh) seeks to make contact with the legendary villains Scorpio (Rashidi himself) and Boris Remy (Maximilian Le Cain) through the intercession of the insane Sergeant-Major Barrett (John Curran), while Herr Käferholz (Jann Clavadetscher) becomes so engrossed in his erotic fixations that he experiences humankind’s most primal state of existence. At the same time, the universe collapses into a random series of incompatible image systems

    Dates: 

    Friday, March 27, 2015 - 18:00

    Venue: 

    The Lighthouse Cinema - Dublin, Ireland
  • Oporto apresenta #37: Calculated Movements by Larry Cuba

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    Back in the sixties when computers were about to make their colossal breakthrough in the territory of art, Henry Flynt coined the term concept art for a new art-form based in mathematics. For digital pioneers such as Stan Vanderbeek, John Whitney or Larry Cuba, the computer was "the supreme mathematical instrument", a new media meant to trigger aesthetic intuitions. Tonight we will present what could be considered a pure form of conceptual work (by Henry Flynt's standards). We are screening the digital masterpiece Calculated Movements, a vectorial animation created by Larry Cuba while programming the wireframe structure for the infamous Star Wars' Death Star.

    Dates: 

    Friday, March 6, 2015 - 22:30

    Venue: 

    Oporto - Lisboa, Portugal

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