• Aurora 2009: Common Ground

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    Aurora 2009 logoThe next (and sadly last) edition of the Aurora film festival will take place in Norwich, UK on 13-15th November. Aurora is a unique film festival, which focuses in creating a 'temporary community' breaking down the traditional barrier between audience and artists.

    This year's highlights include programmes of work by artists Jem Cohen (New York), Milena Gierke (Berlin) and Jon Bang Carlsen (Copenhagen), introduced by the artists; discussion sessions about the moving image as social project with Beatrice Gibson (A necessary music), Shezad Dawood (Feature), Mark Wilsher and Graeme Hogg; and about the moving image and the social network with Jamie King (Steal this film), Richard Wright, Andrew Kotting and Gareth Evans; and thematic film programmes with work by Ben Rivers, Lucy Parker, Nick Collins and others, introduced by the artists.

    Live music comes in the form of an exclusive double set from the great Alasdair Roberts and Jarman Award winner Luke Fowler; DJ sets from Emma Pettit & Nick Luscombe (Roots & Shoots) and more besides. Exhibitions as part of the wider festival include Ultra-Red / The Rural Racism Project and Stray, a series of new polaroids and black and white prints by Jem Cohen.



  • Oporto apresenta #16: Saugus Series

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    Oporto apresenta #16: Saugus Series"Saugus Series" by Pat O'Neill

    16 mm, color, sound, 18', 1974
    Saw: Chris Casady; Key: Morton Subotnick; Blue Paint: 7-K Color Co; Mix: Don Worthen

    There is no parallel to Pat O'Neill's sui generis approach to film. With him the medium fully attained the realm of fine arts.
    O'Neill is a master of the combinatory work, a collage expert and an elegant frame composer. His films are uncanny essays, breaking down technical boundaries and viewers' assumptions. In Saugus Series the artist aligned seven short films, united by a common soundtrack. "Each film is an evolving "still life," made up of meticulously assembled but spatially contradictory elements "

    "a capricious cognitive conundrum" - Alexandre Estrela


  • Audio Visual: Book launch and free screening

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    Audio.VisualAudio.Visual: Book launch and free screening
    Saturday 17 October 2009, at 8pm

    Cornelia and Holger Lund will present their publication "Audio.Visual", exploring the subject of visual music and the interplay of cutting-edge media. The publication is a result of the project “Visual Music” (2007-08), conceived by the media art gallery "fluctuating images" in Germany. The book and DVD includes what is happening in new media, from the experimental sector to the club scene. The texts and illustrations are intended to introduce visual music from a great many angles, including the perspectives of musicians, artists, curators, festival directors and software developers.

    This free launch event is accompanied by a screening of selected works by Mary Ellen Bute, Boulez Republic Grand Ensemble, Pfadfinderei/Modeselektor, Paul Mumford, Philipp Geist, Bruce McClure and others.

    For more information on the project see

    3rd Floor, 316-318 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AG
    Nearest Tube / Train: Bethnal Green

    Free admission on a first come, first served basis.


  • Exquisite Corpse Video Project vol 2

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    Exquisite Corpse Video Project vol 2ECVP vol.2 - Screening, talk and Q&A.
    Tuesday, October 8, 2009, 19:00-22:00h
    Kraljevica Marka street,
    Belgrade, Serbia

    The ECVP [Exquisite Corpse Video Project] is a video collaboration collaboration project inspired by the Surrealist creation method, the "Exquisite Corpse". The project is coordinated by the Brazilian artist Kika Nicolela and currently has 63 participating artists from 21 different countries.


  • Time Revealing Truth: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Tamara Krikorian and Tony Sinden

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    Tamara Krikorian, Unassembled Information (1977)Time Revealing Truth: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Tamara Krikorian and Tony Sinden
    27 October 2009, 18.30-20.00
    Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, London

    During the Summer, the world lost two important British artists who pioneered the use of the moving image in the gallery during the 1970s: Tamara Krikorian and Tony Sinden.

    In this celebratory programme, friends, partners and fellow artists will share recollections, show films and videos and introduce video-interviews with both artists, followed by a reception. Evening hosted by Stuart Comer and AL Rees.

    This event has been organised by the Study Collection at CSM, REWIND, LUX and Tate Modern, and coincides with the launch of REWIND + PLAY, An Anthology of Early British Video Art a new DVD published by LUX in Collaboration with REWIND.

    Admission free, first come, first served.


  • Serpentine Cinema: CINACT: Dara Birnbaum

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    Serpentine Cinema: CINACT
    11  October, 3.30pm.
    Tickets £6/£5

    Dara Birnbaum presents  Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978-79)

    Dara Birnbaum is known for using video to reconstruct television imagery using as material such archetypal formats as quizzes, soap operas, and sports programmes. Her techniques involve the repetition of images and interruption of flow with text and music.

    Her best known work ‘Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman’ was made by appropriating imagery from the 1970s TV series Wonder Woman. Through this process Birnbaum isolates and repeats the moment of the "real" woman's symbolic transformation into super-hero.  

    Serpentine Cinema : CINACT is a series of monthly artists’ films  screenings and events at The Gate cinema in Notting Hill. CINACT is named after the title of American artist Henry Flynt’s 2007 cinema manifesto. Each programme focuses on artists who investigate and experiment with the medium of cinema. Tickets available in person at the cinema, on 0871 704 2058 or

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    Gate Picturehouse
    87 Notting Hill Gate
    W11 3JZ
    T: 020 7792 8939
    F: 020 7792 2684


  • Andrew Noren: What the Light Was Like

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    Time Being Andrew Noren (b. 1943, Santa Fe, New Mexico) has been making moving image art for over forty years, and in that time he has become one of the cinema’s master practitioners in the manipulation of light and shadow. His films combine those elements into a haunting metaphysics of luminosity and somber darkness, a visual music of delicacy and powerful kinesis, revealing and reveling in the phantasmal nature of appearances. This retrospective, comprising six works in five programs, opens with Charmed Particles, which was the closing film of Noren’s 1981 MoMA retrospective, Of Light and Texture. All films are directed by Noren and from the U.S.


  • Light Industry: Omnium-Gatherum

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    Light Industry
    October 8, 19:30
    220 36th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue), 5th Floor
    Brooklyn, NY

    Jeremy Rossen, the co-founder and projectionist of Portland, Oregon’s Cinema Project, will screen a collection of short films by some of his favorite filmmakers. Each of the films selected for this screening had to fall into at least one of the following categories:

    - a film that was worked on but never finished
    - a film that was finished but rarely or never screened
    - something “funny”
    - a film that they found
    - a film made while a teenager


  • Tank tv: Sebastian Buerkner 23rd September - 13th October 2009

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    Identity Slice (Sebastian Buerkner) Sebastian Buerkner
    23rd September - 13th October 2009

    Buerkner is one of the most innovative artists working with animation today.”- The Showroom is pleased to exhibit a solo show from Sebastian Buerkner which will transform and present fourteen of his works.

    Sebastian Buerkner's animations offer poly-sensorial experiences, subtly set in situations at the edge of dreaming and waking. His sophisticated audio-visual language which encorporates controlled muddles of strobe lights, flashy colours and vectorial shapes engage forensically with ideas of time, space, speed, colour and weight.

    Sebastian Buerkner studied painting in Germany before moving to London to complete an MA at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2002, where he was awarded a Fellowship Residency the following year. His work has been exhibited in several group and solo shows internationally including at Tramway in February 2009 and in the NKV Wiesbaden in March 2009. Since 2004 his practice has shifted exclusively to animation. He has had solo exhibitions in London including LUX at Lounge Gallery in 2006, the Whitechapel Project Space in 2007 and The Showroom in 2008.

    Sebastian’s work will be shown on from the 23rd September - 13th October 2009.