Screenings

  • Ghost Anthology: A History of Argentine Experimental Film

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    Organized by Buenos Aires-based filmmaker and curator Pablo Marín, Ghost Anthology charts an eye-opening course through the last 40 years of Argentina’s rugged experimental film history, showcasing a collection of films rarely exhibited in the US. The movement exploded in the 1970s, just as the country came under the control of a military dictatorship. Forced underground, artists experimented with small, consumer-grade film cameras and developed informal collectives to produce collaborative, deeply personal, and formally dazzling works. Included here are films by such pivotal makers as Narcisa Hirsch, Horacio Vallereggio, Jorge Honik, Gabriel Romano, and Claudio Caldini, as well as contemporary artists Sergio Subero, and Pablo Mazzolo, among others.

    Curator Pablo Marín in person

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 18:00 to Friday, October 18, 2013 - 17:55

    Venue: 

    Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago, Estados Unidos
  • HASENHERZ N°13: Basim Magdy

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    The work of Egyptian artist Basim Magdy uses film, painting, slide projection and installation. To him super8 is not a nostalgic medium. In his examinations of war, information systems, scientific theories and the visual vocabulary of mass media marked by paradox and shifts between demolition and renewal, ruins and reconstruction his humor shines through. As if in his "Six Memos for the Next Millennium" Italo Calvino had forgotten to add humor.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 11:00 to Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 10:55

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  • Essays on evaporation

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    A proposal by Esperanza Collado for the programme Cine de acción. Camina o reinventa.

    Based on the sculptural possibilities of the film materiality, there are three correlated lines of work: direct manipulation that offers the physicality of film, the investigation of new models of presentation of film material and its resonance in space, and the articulation of the presence of the body in the cinematic experience. The piece lies between performance and installation, in which a set of ephemeral film pieces are combined with the staging of concrete actions that complement the projections, in 16mm. The group explores the phenomenon of light projection as a gas and volumetric formation, while the film is derailed and stitched.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 20:00 to Friday, October 11, 2013 - 19:55

    Venue: 

    MUSAC - León, Spain
  • Another eXperiment by Women Film Festival Screening

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    The next AXW Film Festival screening features work by:
    Jesse Russell Brooks with poet Alexzenia Davis
    Whitney Johnston
    Olivia Ciummo
    Cornelia Eichhorn
    Tara Merenda Nelson
    and a film by Beth Portnoy with dancer Amy Larimer.

    Please visit the AXW Blog page for more about their film, gyre-ationhttp://axwff.com/guest-blogs/beth-portnoy/

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 18:00 to Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 17:55

    Venue: 

    Anthology Film Archives - New York, United States
  • Prelude: The Breath of Charybdis + Tempestarii + DISintegration

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    Touch of Noir Festival

    Within its Touch of Noir Festival, the CCR Opderschmelz Dudelange will host a series of events from 25 October–3 November directed by Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert. Spanning ten days, the artists present alchemical bursts of light, sound, and space to enliven and empower the night air, and charge it with dynamic meaning. The opening performance will introduce the world premier of Bouschet and Hilbert’s video Tempestarii, accompanied by live music performance by Stephen O’Malley. This premier will be preceded by Prelude: Breath of Charybdis, a program of videos curated by Amelia Ishmael. Together, the artists will focus and direct our ideas, spirit, and energy on the complex potential and creativity of the darker months to come. Following the performance, the video and sound installation DISintegration will continue until the final night. When the events have run their course, the galleries will turn dark and silent once more. Yet the space around them will be transformed; released.

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 25, 2013 - 10:30 to Monday, November 4, 2013 - 19:55

    Venue: 

    CCRD opderschmelz - Dudelange, Luxembourg
  • Vertical Cinema

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    As part of the Kontraste Festival 2013

    You hear it everywhere: Cinema is tipping over – its epic and dramatic forms are spilling over into television, avant-garde and experimental films have fled to the galleries, and all the images that once belonged to it are now available everywhere, anytime. At the Austrian Film Museum, we tend to refrain from such sweeping and simple-minded swan songs. For this very reason, we are honoured to participate in Vertical Cinema – a project committed to taking one step at a time. Instead of trying to tip cinema in its entirety into the digital netherworld, this project is content with just tipping the screen – observing how an artform changes if you respectfully chafe at its edges.’ – Alexander Horwath, Director of the Austrian Film Museum

    What we usually identify as the indisputable ‘temple of film’, the Cinema, is not really a given, especially not in the realm of experimental cinematic arts. Yet this is somehow sidelined in the process of re-thinking the possibilities of cinematic experience, mostly because the architectural frame is already there, if only as a convention established a long time ago within the theatrical arts. Actually, the history of experimental cinema and the art of the moving image suggests that the space might very well be the crucial aspect of the total audiovisual experience – something one should always question and take into consideration when producing a work for audiovisual, sensory cinema.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 21:00 to Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 20:55

    Venue: 

    Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche - Krems an der Donau, Austria
  • ACF Cineclub: Michaela Grill

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    The ACF´s Cineclub presents a selection of works by Michaela Grill, one of Austria´s most prominent exponents in digital art. Her videos are a skillful synergy between image and sound and deal with the question of cinematic perception and its reduction into abstract forms.

    Grill´s interest lies not in the faithful reproduction of reality, but she focuses on the potential of its manipulation. Born in 1971 in Styria, Michaela Grill studied in Vienna, Glasgow and London. Since 1999 she has produced various film and video works, sound installations, live visuals and performances. Apart from her artistic work Grill organized the festival “What´s Up Vienna! What´s Up Montréal”, which took place in Winnipeg and Vienna and acts as curator for various films. In recent years much of her work has been screened at the Austrian Film Festival Diagonale. In 2010 she received the “outstanding artist award” in the category avant-garde film by the ministry of education, art and culture in Austria.

    A brief discussion with Michaela Grill will follow the screening of her work.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 19:00 to Friday, October 4, 2013 - 18:55

    Venue: 

    Austrian Cultural Forum London - London , United Kingdom
  • Kino B: Contemporary Cinema by Berlin-based Artists

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    Curated by Caroline Koebel for Aurora Picture Show

    Kino B initiates viewers into the swarm of moving images made thus far in the 2010s by Berlin-based artists. Sylvia Schedelbauer’s Sounding glass, the stunning and astounding experimental short about vision, history, memory, and war that won accolades at Ann Arbor and Oberhausen, centers the outwardly spiraling program. The other projects—curated in situ during a research trip to Berlin—include film, video and installation (transposed to single-channel projection) by Guillaume Cailleau & Ben Russell, Harun Farocki, Isabella Gresser, Bernd Lützeler, Anna Marziano, Deborah S. Phillips, Michael Poetschko, and Daniel Steegman Mangrané. Chosen for their individual merits and seemingly unrelated in their disparateness, the works nonetheless share a command of cinema’s potential for experientially transformative critical reflection. Each title, in its own way, acts as an experimental essay on the world as it can be encountered, engaged and repositioned so as to enable a dialogue between self (artist) and others (viewers) on that world.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 19:30

    Venue: 

    Aurora Picture Show - Houston, United States
  • One Minute Volume Seven

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    One Minute Volume Seven curated by Kerry Baldry will screen at De La Warr Pavilion as part of a special Dear Serge event, during the Coastal Currents Arts Festival, on Saturday 28th September from 2pm - 9pm in the auditorium projected large on a loop.

    One Minute Volume 7 includes work by: John Smith, Rose Butler, Tony Hill, Steven Ball, Alexander Costello, Leister/Harris, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Louisa Minkin, Claire Hope, Max Hattler, Guy Sherwin, Steven Woloshen, Lynn Loo, Lumiere and Son, Tansy Spinks, Gary Peploe and Peter Nutley, Eva Rudlinger, Michael Szpakowski, Zhel (Zeljko Vukicevic) , Matthias Kispert, Stuart Pound, Sellotape Cinema, Alex Pearl, My Name Is Scott, Kerry Baldry, Esther Johnson, Marty St. James, Nicki Rolls, Katherine Meynell, Chris Paul Daniels, Riccardo Iacono, Edwin Rostron, Martin Pickles, Grant Petrey, Annabel Dover, Kelvin Brown

    Dates: 

    Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 14:00 to Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 20:55

    Venue: 

    De La Warr Pavilion - Bexhill on Sea, United Kingdom
  • Operación Rewrite: Performance

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    A collaborative project by Esperanza Collado and Maximilian Le Cain.

    The project Operation Rewrite started in January 2011 as an online video work in which both artists contributed a number of pieces of 45 seconds according to a set of rules, of which the most important was that a third of each video should be black screen. This peculiarity - the fundamental presence of negative spaces as expropriation, displacement of meaning and projection of thought- became the focus of the project, which soon expanded its activities to other areas of development, such as installation and performance, thanks to a grant from the MUSAC Artistic Creation. The film concept we examine in and out of the film medium is continuously reevaluated, so that perception and projection technology, as well as the articulation of signs, the body, the materiality of film and domestic consumer goods are part of our work. The project explores the mechanisms of editing, suspension and interruption understood as associating principles that connect to the movies with the act of reading. As the project progresses, certain objects, images and actions are repeated and reconfigured, gaining resonance and meaning. Operation Rewrite occupies an area between dreams, film and mundane ritual.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 20:00 to Friday, September 13, 2013 - 19:55

    Venue: 

    MUSAC - León, Spain

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