Screenings

  • Expanded Cinema-Live AudioVisual performances at Pyramid Atlantic

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    A night of Expanded Cinema, AudioVisual performances and films-

    Margaret Rorison
    Margaret Rorison is a writer, curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland.

    Rorison's work has been screened at various festivals and venues including Mono No Aware VI & VII, Brooklyn, NY; T.I.E. Alternative Measure’s, Colorado Springs, CO; 2013 Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington D.C.; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Eyebeam, New York, NY; The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; and The High Zero Festival, Baltimore, MD.

    She is the co-founder and curator for a roaming experimental film series, Sight Unseen, partial member of the artist run film lab, LaborBerlin and holds an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is also a member of The Red Room Collective and has been a member of The Maryland Film Festival Screening Committee since 2012.

    Khristian Weeks
    I am an artist and improviser working in the fields of sound, kinetics, assemblage, and optics. My primary interest is in the process of discovery experienced through observation and experimentation. Playing a fundamental role in my creative processes as well as in their realization is the use of silence, non-intention, and natural forces to produce self-sustaining systems of movement, sound, and optical phenomena such as shadow, caustics, reflection, refraction, and projection.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Pyramid Atlantic Art Gallery - Silver Spring, United States
  • Experimental Response Cinema: Katabasis

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    A term used to describe a journey to the underworld, Experimental Response Cinema and MASS Gallery present Katabasis, a trip to a land of spectacles, of alchemical concoctions, of the most precise hallucinations. Don’t fear, there is a way out – near, far, wherever you are. A screening with a focus on performance, featuring work by Mary Helena Clark, Lawrence Jordan, David Lebrun, Jesse McLean, Shana Moulton, and Stuart Sherman.

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 24, 2014 - 20:00 to Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 19:55

    Venue: 

    MASS Gallery - Austin, United States
  • Open City Cinema presents: Stephen Broomer vs. Toronto

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    Stephen Broomer in person

    Fresh out of screenings at TIFF Wavelengths, Views from the Avant Garde and Migrating Forms, Open City Cinema is proud to bring Toronto experimental filmmaker Stephen Broomer to Winnipeg to present a program of his meticulous and visually stunning films.

    Broomer will be on hand to introduce his program and answer audience questions, and will also present a program of contemporary Toronto experimental works that he has curated.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    RAW:Gallery - Winnipeg, Canada
  • Xcèntric: Antoni Pinent - Experimental sketches

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    Set in the field of experimental cinema, the films of Antoni Pinent are a kind of reflection on the cinematographic medium, where the material aspects of moving images form the content. Over the years, he has developed a very particular camera-less cinema, working directly on the support and fragmenting its smallest unit, the still, in a technique he calls “polyframe”, which he has used to make his latest films. This task of décollage using filmic materiality and presenting the film as something concrete that you can work on with your hands is a reference to the cinema of attractions, that powerful visual experience packed with punches, shocks and humour of early film. This session will present some of his works in a dialogue with others by Volker Schreiner, Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller, Morgan Fisher, David Matarasso and Peter Tscherkassky; some have been an important influence, others introduce concepts to reflect on his work.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 20:00 to Friday, January 10, 2014 - 19:55

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  • Celluloid Therapy: The Diary Films of Anne Charlotte Robertson (1949–2013)

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    White Light Cinema and The Nightingale Present

    The experimental film community lost one of its most original and distinctive voices last fall with the passing of Framingham, Massachusetts Super-8 filmmaker Anne Charlotte Robertson. Robertson’s films (and later digital videos) were visceral, haunting, emotionally raw works that opened up the artist’s life and her anxieties, obsessions, compulsions, addictions, and mental illness in unprecedented ways. Robertson’s films, now housed at Harvard Film Archive, are powerful documents of maintaining oneself with art, sharply incisive self-analysis, and caustic wit while struggling with an often times debilitating illness. 

    White Light Cinema is proud to present a selection of five early works by Robertson (whose films have not been seen in Chicago in well over a decade, and only a handful of times before that), in new digital transfers. [Robertson rarely screened her originals, and only when she was present. The previous solo show of Robertson’s work in Chicago, which I was fortunate to present at Chicago Filmmakers, was from VHS.]

    These are startlingly moving works about the fragility and resilience of the human spirit. Robertson’s legacy is a remarkably brave example of really living life through art. 

    Dates: 

    Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 19:00 to Monday, February 10, 2014 - 18:55

    Venue: 

    The Nightingale - Chicago, United States
  • Experimental films with Sonic Circuits

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    Programme:

    1.Sunrise Fires - Lorenzo Gattorna
    2013, 16mm-to-digital, b/w and color, sound, 6.5m
    In early September 1995 the Sunrise Wildfire was extinguished. 7,000 acres had burned during the peak of the tourist season yet nobody was killed. The aggravated assault swept from one side of Sunrise Highway to the other without the slightest hesitance. Another series of severe brush fires ignited 17 years later and became known as the Brookhaven Blaze. The outbreak left around 2,000 acres torched. The wild ruin and regrowth were revisited within The Central Pine Barrens, the largest natural area on Long Island and its last remaining wilderness.

    2. The Sea [is still] Around Us - Hope Tucker
    4 minutes, HD, US, 2012
    The postcard of a vacation spot usually enhances the reality. The contrast is more stark in Corinna, Maine, a former woolen mill town on the shores of Lake Sebasticook, where unregulated dumping of pesticides and industrial waste contaminated the water supply.

    3. Morning at Xuanwu Lake - Chris H Lynn
    Super 8mm to digital, b/w, silent, 2.00 Minutes
    Lyrical views are captured on an early morning at Xuanwu Lake in Nanjing, China

     

    Dates: 

    Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 19:15 to 22:30

    Venue: 

    Pyramid Atlantic Art Gallery - Silver Spring, United States
  • Unseen Lights And Shadows

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    KLEX and FINDARS co-present:

    Experimental film screening and performance from Japan. Shinkan Tamaki from Japan will perform and present the screening programme in person!

    Film Screening:

    - Experience in Material No.51: DUBHOUSE (Kei Shichiri & Ryoji Suzuki, 16min, 2012)
    A documentary that focuses on an installation called "Experience in Material No.51: DUBHOUSE" by architect Ryoji SUZUKI at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo in 2010. Its original concept of capturing the darkness produced by architecture was dramatically altered by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11th, 2011. SHICHIRI begins by filming both the light and shadows produced by the works on display, and embeds SUZUKI’s drawings of the disaster-hit regions within them. Cinemas are architectural structures where darkness is inherent. Films that attempt to emerge from that darkness are a form of emitted light, and at the same time they could be seen as a type of prayer. This is a metafilm on the subject of light and darkness, as well as a response to a historical event.

    - A Child Goes Burying Dead Insects (Rei Hayama, 12min, 2009)
    A Child Goes Burying Dead Insects (Kodomo ga Mushi no Shigai wo Umeni Iku ) is the first film work by Rei Hayama. The repeated sequence of -one girl appears in the woods, buries dead insects and then leaves- was made without camera. With each duplicate repetition breaks the film images and fades its color. The girl in film was also performed by filmmaker herself. The film is structural but also has narrative.

    - Generator (Makino Takashi, 20min, 2012)
    The images reach realms beyond our comprehension as they transform and invite us into our own personal memories. Filled with uncertain yet overwhelmingly reminiscent images, the film opens up before our eyes. When the unfixed transformations of light eventually shift into aerial shots, images capable of mutual recognition, we are able to transcend ‘the body’ and ‘personal recollections’ into inter-personal memories that reach back into our ancestral imagination. We may be able to feel as living beings a part of our star for the first time if we recognize our ‘body’ as a small universe, realise our city as an enormous living body and ourselves as merely one cell.

    - Passages (Shinkan Tamaki, 12min, 2013) with live improvised music by Reflex Reactions (YONG Yandsen & KOK Siew Wai)
    The winds asked me to go on a journey.

    Live Audio-visual Performances: 

    - ULTRA spectrum / Shinkan Tamaki

    - WONG Eng Leong (video) and GOH Lee Kwang (music)

    Dates: 

    Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 20:00 to Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 19:55

    Venue: 

    FINDARS - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life

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    Kunsthall Oslo is very pleased to present the work of the renowned American filmmaker Barbara Hammer to a Norwegian audience for the first time.

    Barbara Hammer will introduce her work and the Kunsthall Oslo retrospective with a talk, "Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life", on Friday Novermber 29th at 7pm.

    For over four decades, Barbara Hammer (born 1939) has been making formally experimental and culturally groundbreaking films exploring cinema, biography, history and sexuality. She has made more than eighty film and video works, and Kunsthall Oslo will present a selection of work ranging from the 1970s until today. Her breakthrough 1974 film Dyketactics has been called “the first lesbian lovemaking film made by a lesbian” and the Museum of Modern Art in New York describes her as one of the key experimental filmmakers of her generation. A review of Hammer’s recent Tate retrospective concluded: “It’s glorious, all this fresh energy.”

    Dates: 

    Friday, November 29, 2013 - 19:00 to Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 18:55

    Venue: 

    Kunsthall Oslo - Oslo, Norway
  • A Stark View of the World – An Evening With Scott Stark

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    Los Angeles Filmforum presents A Stark View of the World – An Evening With Scott Stark

    Scott Stark’s films, videos and installations are kinetic revelations that can be shocking, mesmerizing and narratively rich.  We’re delighted to welcome Scott to Los Angeles again.  We last featured him at Filmforum in 2002.  Over two nights in November, he will present a wide array of new work created since then, along with a few earlier works.  On Sunday, the works display a consistent remaking of the screen, rendering past into present, and colliding spaces in ways that find new political and narrative meaning.

    Scott Stark in person!

    Dates: 

    Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian - Los Angeles, United States
  • Oporto apresenta #31: The Basis of Make-Up I-III

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    "The Basis of Make-Up I-III" by Heinz Emigholz
    16 mm film transfered to video, color, sound, 90', 1983-2005

    The Basis of Make-Up I-III is the  primal soup that stands behind Heinz Emigholz abundant body of work. This  life-size film compilation, depicts  two decades of notebooks in an unstoppable flickery  flow. The blend of collages,  workaday writing  and  filming  is intersected by elaborate drawings halfway between medical and technical illustrations which somehow encapsulate the author's highly personal time and vision.

    "An image vortex where Ideas fall" - Alexandre Estrela after Ezra Pound

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 22:30

    Venue: 

    Oporto - Lisboa, Portugal

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