Screenings

  • Makino Takashi: Space Noise

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    San Francisco Cinematheque presents Makino Takashi: Space NoiseMakino Takashi is one of the most prolific and adventurous filmmakers working in Japan today and is known world wide for his complex, immersive and overwhelming film experiences. Treating image and sound as elements of equal importance, Makino produces immense and infinite non-narrative and abstract film works, at once cosmic and organic, which activate the screening space in powerful and dynamic suggestions of depth and infinity. As part of a special West Coast tour, Makino Takashi appears in person at San Francisco Cinematheque to present and perform live soundtracks for two recent works: Space Noise, “a duel between the all-dominant immaculate digital and the irregular organic material dissolves in multiple layers of chaos,” and Phantom Nebula, “a changeable ethereal gaseous mass with no definite form” (S8: Mostra de Cinema Periférico).

    Dates: 

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Center for New Music - San Francisco, United States
  • Balagan presents... Rearrangement of Frames and Memories: Japanese Experimental Cinema, 1970s to Today

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    Balagan presents a  program of rarely seen Japanese experimental cinema from the past several decades, guest curated by filmmaker Tomonari Nishikawa. The program focuses on short works that display unique visual effects. Some express a boundary between reality and illusion, while others simply express the artists’ interests in image manipulation and exploring the limits of the medium. The films will be presented in their original formats, with the majority of the prints coming directly from Japan.

    Dates: 

    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 19:00 to Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 18:55

    Venue: 

    Paramount Center - Boston, United States
  • A Criminal Account of Pleasure: The George Kuchar Reader

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    Bay Area treasure George Kuchar—sorely missed since his untimely death in 2011—is celebrated worldwide for his wild and wooly lo-budget melodramas and voluminous meandering video diaries. To know George was to love George, and to be ever warped by his inspiring irreverence and sardonic wit. San Francisco Cinematheque celebrates Primary Information’s publication of The George Kuchar Reader, an expansive 340-page compendium of the legendary raconteur’s writings, ramblings, recommendation letters, scripts, UFO visitation narratives and more. The book’s editor (and Anthology Film Archives’ Curator of Collections) Andrew Lampert appears in person to read excerpts and discuss this legend. The program will include a screening of Kuchar’s 16mm Corruption Of The Damned and video The Exiled Files Of Eddie Gray.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - San Francisco, United States
  • Sonic Circuits Festival: Chris H Lynn

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    Chris H. Lynn is a filmmaker, sound artist, educator, and curator. His digital images and super 8 films capture the subtle rhythms of light, movement, and sound in urban and rural landscapes. His work has been screened in a variety of venues, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C, the BFI in London (UK), and the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. In addition, several of his films were added to the permanent collection of the International Streaming Festival in the Netherlands. 

    Live Super 8 film projected with field recordings. All sounds and images recorded in China, Switzerland, and France during the summer of 2014.

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    Dates: 

    Friday, October 3, 2014 - 22:45

    Venue: 

    Pyramid Atlantic Art Gallery - Silver Spring, United States
  • Far From

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    The most recent film from veteran Canadian experimental filmmaker Barbara Sternberg anchors this programme that reflects on the weight of time and significance of place. Both Clint Enns and Barbara Sternberg will be in attendance.

    "But because truly being here is so much; because everything here Apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way Keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all." — Rainer Maria Rilke, The Ninth Elegy

    "Far From, the most recent film from veteran Canadian experimental filmmaker Barbara Sternberg, is a beautifully layered reflection on the weight of place and time on our experience of life. Using footage accumulated from a life with a camera, superimposed with photographs of family and rotoscoped animations, Sternberg draws us through what she calls "the density and noise of existence."

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 18:30

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  • The Bleeping Light: Explorative Sensoriums In Experimental Film & Video

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    The Bleeping Light features artists who delve into cracked phenomena and psychological perceptions, synaesthetic slippage and hacked technologies to produce works which inhabit a space between waveform and frame. Included are audiovisual works by sound artists who explore the role of a ‘seeing ear’, and sonic explorations by filmmakers who by the act of performance and intervention derive a sonorous space. Appropriated for single channel presentation many of these works exist in an environment which challenges the flat confines of the screen, and have their origins and inspirations in sound art and performance – this is cinema which speaks directly to the viewer’s synapses. Curated for Off The Page by Sally Golding (OtherFilm, Unconscious Archives).

    Feature works by an array of contemporary film, video and sound artists, including Karel Doing, Spatial, Simon Payne, Sculpture, Lynn Loo, Sally Golding, Makino Takashi, Vicky Smith, Ben Gwilliam, Stephen Cornford, Botborg, Anja Dornieden & Juan Gonzales, Hangjun Lee & Chulki Hong, and Joel Stern & Pia Borg.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, September 27, 2014 (All day)
    Sunday, September 28, 2014 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Arnolfini - Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Duchamp du film

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    Duchamp du film offers a new and challenging reading of the work and influence of Marcel Duchamp on modern and contemporary filmmaking, inviting to reconsider some experimental practices of film in terms of aesthetic proposals made by the artist throughout his career. Although the artist produced a single film, Anemic Cinéma (1925-1926), the figure of Marcel Duchamp appears throughout the history of the filmic avant-gardes of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as in postwar American art, up to productions that fall within the category of experimental and artist's film. Conceived by the Centre Pompidou film department, and curated by Enrico Camporesi and Jonathan Pouthier, under the supervision of Philippe-Alain Michaud, this program consists of six screenings as a complent to Marcel Duchamp's exhibition (La Peinture même, curated by Cécile Debray) held at the museum from September 24, 2014 to January 15, 2015.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 19:00 to Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 18:55
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 19:00 to Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 18:55
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 19:00 to Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 18:55
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 19:00 to Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 18:55
    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 19:00 to Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 18:55
    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 19:00 to Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 18:55

    Venue: 

    Centre Pompidou - Paris, France
  • One Minute Volume 8 and One Minute Remix pt. 2

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    Furtherfield Gallery will host One Minute Volume 8, a new series of shorts curated by filmmaker Kerry Baldry. The screening is accompanied by One Minute Remix pt. 2, a selection of moving images from One Minute Volumes 1-7. Opening Event: Saturday 01 November 1-4pm. Exhibition continues weekends 11am - 4pm until 23rd November.

    The One Minutes contain an eclectic mix of approaches, techniques, media and processes, all having one thing in common - that they have been edited within the time limit of 60 seconds. Screening alongside One Minute Volume 8 is a specially edited One Minute Remix for Furtherfield Gallery which includes work by artists in the previous programmes.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day)
    Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 00:00 to 22:55
    Saturday, November 8, 2014 (All day)
    Sunday, November 9, 2014 (All day)
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 (All day)
    Sunday, November 16, 2014 (All day)
    Saturday, November 22, 2014 (All day)
    Sunday, November 23, 2014 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Furtherfield Gallery - London, United Kingdom
  • To the Moon

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    Sight Unseen collaborates for a second time with the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, supported in part by the T. Rowe Price Foundation, to present a cinematic celebration on the 45th anniversary of the Moon landing. These moving titles exclusively feature the Moon through a myriad of illuminating forms and stellar techniques such as digital collage, glitch technology, hand-processing, in-camera, long-exposure, optical printing, single-frame and found footage.

    The group program will take place in the great outdoors at the Station North Ynot Lot on the evening of the next full moon! Not only that, but there will be a lunar eclipse that same morning!

    The forthcoming definitions of or related to the Moon, featured in Celestial Object by Ben Balcom, are contemplated and confronted by these artists through acoustic experimentation, chemical treatment, light alteration and time manipulation made possible within the cinematic realm.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 20:00 to Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 19:55

    Venue: 

    Station North Ynot Lot - Baltimore, United States
  • FNC Lab: 10th Anniversary of Videodrome

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    In collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto (MOCCA), the Festival du nouveau cinéma presents the Lab evening welcoming with great joy the hybrid event VIDEODROME Tour for its 10th year anniversary

    Mash-up, cut-up, video art and underground culture club collide to break boundaries between audience and artist. 4 performers, Jubal Brown, NwodtleM, Ouananiche et Sarin, will create an intense audiovisual synesthesia during 3 hours. Videodrome will strive for televisionary excess and sensory overload.

    Preceded by the immersive SPACE NOISE performed by Japanese filmmaker Takashi Makino. 16mm and video projectors, live soundtrack, smoke machine and 3D glasses will allow the public to enter and experience a space filled with lights that give a physical presence to the images, well beyond the screen.

    See you on Friday, October 10, at Agora du coeur des sciences de l'UQAM, in Montréal (QC), from 8pm

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 10, 2014 - 20:00 to Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 23:55

    Venue: 

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