Screenings

  • Synchronised Fallibles - Laura Hindmarsh & Bea Haut

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    Australian artist Laura Hindmarsh and London based artist Bea Haut bring together two 16mm film based works featuring the artist embodied within the frame. Present and exposed, yet deceptive through the coupling of alterations in time and space, these works complicate human gestures and unravel 'charged moments'. Laura Hindmarsh is an Australian artist based in Tasmania, currently undertaking a self-directed residency in London. Her practice is an ongoing inquiry into the nature of perception and representation, and is informed by experimental music, expanded cinema and meta-fiction – works that demonstrate their own process and condition of existence. Bea Haut is a London based artist who works primarily with 16mm film in an expanded form. This manifests and behaves as sculpture, installations, projections, photography and printmaking. Haut programmes Analogue Recurring, a screening series dedicated to celebrating experimental film.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 18:00 to Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 20:55

    Venue: 

    Apiary Studios - London, United Kingdom
  • Visions presents Robert Todd + Vincent Grenier

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    VISIONS in collaboration with the Festival du nouveau cinéma presents short films by Robert Todd and Vincent Grenier

    Todd and Grenier will be showing new films at the FNC this year and VISIONS will be holding a special presentation of more amazing works by these masters of cinema.

    Robert Todd = Shades of Grey [2014 | 15:00] + Slow Rise [2014 | 7:00]
    « ...ses images, d’une grande précision sculpturale, affinent notre sens de la vision. » - L’âge d’or - La cinémathèque royale de Belgique

    Vincent Grenier = Waiting Room [2012 | 8:43] + Tabula Rasa [2004 | 7:30] + Surface Tension II [1995 | 4:00]
    « ...a master of quiet, delicate forms, gradual transitions, and wry misdirection...a true poet of the medium. » - Blaffer Art Museum - Houston

    Dates: 

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 18:00 to Monday, October 20, 2014 - 17:55

    Venue: 

    Microcinéma être - Montreal, Canada
  • FNC Lab: Feature films And Short film Programs

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    The Festival du nouveau cine´ma (FNC) has been shining the spotlight on experimental cinema for over 40 years. Werner Schroeter was our guest in the ’70s, and in 2013 the Festival awarded a Louve d’honneur to renowned experimental filmmaker Jonas Mekas. The FNC continues its mission of showcasing hybrid works using experimental, expanded and multi-disciplinary cinematic forms. The FNC Lab section, where these innovative practices take centre stage, features a series of much-awaited events that uphold the experimental genre, in which artists and filmmakers call on a variety of techniques to make audiences question and reflect on the fundamental identity of cinema in order to propel it forward.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 20:30 to Monday, October 20, 2014 - 17:55

    Venue: 

    Festival du nouveau cinéma - Montreal, Canada
  • Slow Glass and other films

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    Wry and formally ingenious, John Smith’s films are playful explorations of the language of cinema and thought-provoking reflections on the image’s role in politics, war, and the global economy. The 2013 Jarman Award winner will screen and discuss a selection of films from throughout his career including Slow Glass (1988-91), an exploration of memory, perception and change through the stories of a nostalgic glazier; Blight (1994-96) a stunning montage depicting the destruction of a London street to make way for new roads; and Pyramids / Skunk (Hotel Diaries #5) (2006-07), in which a chocolate bar in a Rotterdam hotel room eventually reminds the filmmaker that there are important things going on in the world outside. (76 minutes)

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 19:00 to Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 18:55

    Venue: 

    Logan Center for the Arts - Chicago, United States
  • Ute Aurand: Here and Now

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    A central figure in the Berlin experimental film scene since the 1980s, Ute Aurand is one the most vital filmmakers active in the diary and portrait tradition today. For Aurand, who works in 16mm just like her precursors Jonas Mekas, Margaret Tait and Marie Menken, “the diaristic form develops out of an inner dialogue with my surroundings, a silent visual conversation. The source of inspiration is daily life, the fountain which never stops and offers itself to everyone. It is a great joy and challenge to transform my inner dialogue into film.”

    Dates: 

    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 20:30
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 20:30
  • Turbidus Film Presents Stan Brakhage & Phil Solomon

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    Brakhage and Solomon are two American giants in the so-called poetic, lyrical and personal film. Stan Brakhage is one of the most influential filmmakers in American avant-garde cinema, noted for his unflinching social commentaries and technical innovations. Over his nearly 40-year career, he has made over 200 films of varying length. He made his first film, Interim (1952) at age 18 after dropping out of college. Brakhage films seek to change the way we see. They encourage viewers to eschew traditional narrative structure in favor of pure visual perception that is not reliant on naming what is seen; rather his goal is to create a more visceral visual experience, for he believes that a "stream-of visual-consciousness could be nothing less than the pathway of the soul." To this end, his films are shot in highly sensual colors and utilize minimal soundtracks. Phil Solomon is an internationally recognized filmmaker and has been teaching both film history/aesthetics and film production at CU since 1991. Professor Solomon's work has been screened in every major venue for experimental film throughout the U.S. and Europe, including 3 Cineprobes (one-man shows) at the Museum of Modern Art and two Whitney Biennials. 

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 18:30

    Venue: 

    Fylkingen - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oporto apresenta #36: Minimalize: Video-Dance Nr1

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    Minimalize: Video-Dance Nr1 by Walter Verdin
    Video b/w, stereo sound, 11'27'', 1981

    It's hard to explain how a successful pop artist, embraced by stardom, suddenly devotes his life to unglamorous work. In the early 80's, Walter Verdin was hit by success, as a member of one of the most interesting bands to ever compete in the Eurovision Song Contest. Shortly after having represented Belgium with "Pas de Deux", Verdin became a video practitioner adopting video as his sound instrument. For many years he devoted himself to a new field called Video-Dance, creating a pioneering body of work that revealed an acute and unstoppable sense of rhythm.

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 10, 2014 - 20:30

    Venue: 

    Oporto - Lisboa, Portugal
  • Laida Lertxundi / Beatrice Gibson: Films in Dialogue

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    Laida Lertxundi (b. 1981, Spain) makes films with non-actors – often friends – in and around Los Angeles, the city where she studied under James Benning and Thom Andersen, and where she has been living for a number of years. Shot under the blue Californian sky, her films feature the same topography as Hollywood cinema. Lertxundi questions cinematic conventions of representation and storytelling in her work at the same time that she proposes new associations between sound and image. In London, Beatrice Gibson (b. 1978, UK) addresses similar formal and conceptual concerns in her work, which is also shaped by the material constraints and aesthetic properties of 16mm film. Beyond the differences in the specific subjects of their films, the underlying themes in their work – speculative narrative, film as landscape, sound as material, the production process, collaborative practice – resonate in an uncanny way. The screening will be followed by a conversation between the two filmmakers and curator Maria Palacios Cruz, who has written an essay on the films of Gibson and Lertxundi for the forthcoming issue of Sequence.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 19:00 to Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 18:55

    Venue: 

    LUX - London, United Kingdom
  • CalArts: Recent Student and Alumni Films

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    Please join us for a screening of student work from the School of Film/Video at CalArts, followed by a Q&A and a reception. Prospective students will have an opportunity to learn about the many modes of film, video, and animation that CalArts supports, ask questions about the school and its programs, and also to speak with current faculty including Leighton Pierce, Maureen Selwood, and Abigail Severance.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 19:00 to Friday, October 24, 2014 - 18:55

    Venue: 

    Anthology Film Archives - New York, Estados Unidos
  • Fall 2014 Flaherty NYC: Systems and Layers

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    This series presents films and videos that depict and embody systems of power and ruptures where these systems become visible. The nature of observing and being observed; life within a surveillance state; individual testimony and collective memory; and the role of the artifact as evidence within suppressed histories are ideas and themes that will be explored throughout the six programs.

    Programmed by David Dinnell and Ted Kennedy.

    Dates: 

    Monday, October 6, 2014 - 19:00 to Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 18:55
    Monday, October 20, 2014 - 19:00 to Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 18:55
    Monday, November 3, 2014 - 19:00 to Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 18:55
    Monday, November 17, 2014 - 19:00 to Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 18:55
    Monday, December 1, 2014 - 19:00 to Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 18:55
    Monday, December 15, 2014 - 19:00 to Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 18:55

    Venue: 

    Anthology Film Archives - New York, Estados Unidos

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