Screenings

  • Inevitability of Forgetting: Films of Lewis Klahr - We Live in Cities and Pass through Varied Ambiances…

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    Working for over three decades, filmmaker Lewis Klahr is known for an extensive body of films based in collage, associational montage and cut-out animation grounded in elements of 20th Century popular culture, including advertising imagery, comic books, catalogs and ephemeral artifacts.

    Dates: 

    Friday, February 20, 2015 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Artists' Television Access - San Francisco, Estados Unidos
  • Diffraktion 2015

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    Once again after four successful editions, LaborBerlin presents Diffraktion, its annual showcase of new works on film by its members and friends. This year, Diffraktion is very excited to welcome guest programmer Koyo Yamashita who is presenting a selection of Japanese experimental films made between 1975 and 1980. The program provides a glance into one of the most fruitful periods in independent Japanese cinema. With works rarely screened in Germany, it also serves as a unique opportunity to experience one of Japan’s most unruly and idiosyncratic artistic scenes. Koyo Yashamita is the artistic director of the Image Forum Festival and programmer of Image Forum, one of Tokyo’s best-known independent cinemas. He joins us after taking part in the Jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short films at the Rotterdam Film Festival.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 19:00

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  • Avanti Experimental Film Screening

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    A new screening of experimental film is coming to Berlin! The topic of the current edition: conceptual love. The notion of love as opposed to its practice or, is the idea of love more than love itself?

    The event will feature screenings of classic experimental films, as well as contemporary works. It aims to create a discourse around the topic and its past and present understanding through the medium.

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 30, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Jonas Mekas: 365 Day Project - Part One

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    Artist in person

    Microscope Gallery is extremely pleased to announce the screening premiere of the complete "365 Day Project" by Jonas Mekas, a nearly 38-hour video project composed of 365 individual videos posted daily on his website in 2007. The work will be screened across twelve programs, one each month of 2015, with part one "January" launching the series on Friday January 30th.

    For "365", as the project is more commonly known, Mekas challenged himself to make and upload a video on his website every day for an entire year. Despite the occasional technical or emotional close call, Mekas persevered capturing snowstorms, friendly birds and squirrels, historical news reports, gathering with friends and lots of music both at home in Brooklyn and during his travels abroad, at times repurposing or incorporating previously unseen footage from his earlier 16mm films or analog videos.

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 30, 2015 - 19:00

    Venue: 

    Microscope Gallery - Brooklyn, United States
  • Ernie Gehr: Framing urban ghosts

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    Ernie Gehr (1941) is a key figure in American avant-garde cinema and the structural film movement, and he is undoubtedly one of the most influential and innovative artists of his generation. The film Serene Velocity, which he made in 1970 in the cellar corridors of Binghamton university, is a masterly synthesis of the conceptual and aesthetical preoccupations which even in his earliest films (Reverberation, 1969) tend to subvert a purely illusionist cinema by affirming the primacy of its elementary constituents. For over fifty years since then, Gehr has been deploying a genealogy of the photographic in cinema, no matter whether it is made on celluloid or digitally, and no matter whether it is screened in a theatre or as (part of) an installation. Gehr’s body of work therefore constitutes a homogeneous and consistent entity in which the artist, nourished by his observations of quotidian American urban landscapes (Winter Morning, 2013), his reflection on the obsessive nature of the photographic or cinematographic image, and the temporary nature of human life (A Commuter’s Life (What a Life!), 2014), purposefully articulates recurrent themes.

    Ernie Gehr will personally attend the presentation of this selection from his films which also includes some unreleased titles. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Ernie Gehr and Jonathan Pouthier of the Paris Centre Pompidou.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Xcèntric: Listening to space. Three films by Robert Beavers

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    Robert Beavers personally controls every screening of his films, which are always an exception: in this session we present his latest film in a dialogue with Still Light and Sotiros, both of which are extraordinary to see. Beavers was 16 when he met Gregory Markopoulos, who was then, at 37, a prestigious filmmaker, who encouraged Beavers to leave school and start making films. Shortly after, they went together toEurope, where Beavers put together his research into the “philosophical majesty of the image”: “the spectator's power of perception, liberated by this order of the senses and not by dramatic empathy, begins to learn what composes film and its harmonies...” Beavers’s work is a prodigious meditation of extreme meticulousness, subtlety and emotion, on the processes and materials of film (cutting, light, emulsion, sound): the artisan and manual gestures (of gardening or music) harmonize with the gestures of editing, and extend and poetize the visibility of the smallest things.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Experimental documentaries: Chris Bravo, Ann Deborah Levy, Chris Lynn and Leandro Listorti

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    Curated by Tova Beck-Friedman in her on-going series that explores short experimental documentary works, this program features short films and videos about “place” — rural, urban, historic and/or contemporary — in a variety of locations in the US, the Czech Republic, China, and Uruguay.  All of the filmmakers explore their subjects in distinct visual ways and approach their soundtracks imaginatively utilizing location sounds, studio recordings, manufactured sounds, and/or silence

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 18:00

    Venue: 

    Anthology Film Archives - New York, Estados Unidos
  • Stephanie Barber: a folding of risk and taker— DAREDEVILS

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    Stephanie Barber in person

    Deeply philosophical, frequently humorous and deceptively simple in form, the films, video works, poetry and book projects of Stephanie Barber operate at the intersections of spoken, written, composed, conversational and incidental language, reflecting shifting experiential qualities and varying modes of address. Barber’s feature-length DAREDEVILS (2013) is a three-part narrative portrait of risk and intimacy, presenting an interview between a young writer and an admired artist as a reverberating life event and turning point. Writes Barber, "The classic rising action, climax and denouement are sculpted, not by cause and effect, but by the subtle movements to and from understanding that are inherent in conversation. Bubbles of intimacy are blown and popped, begin to be blown again." 

    Dates: 

    Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - San Francisco, United States
  • Cinema Anèmic #01: David Domingo

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    Presents ... "A terrible day that ended fatally"

    Projecting a splendid selection of films made by this film maker specialized in shooting on analog film in super 8 and 16mm. Psychedelic representations of everyday scenes, animations figurative elements reminiscent Pop and evocative portraits of queer influence are some of the constants of a particular brilliantly attractive world.

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 23, 2015 - 20:30

    Venue: 

    Espai ST3 - Barcelona, España

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