To an observer, a flash of light in the dark would draw a kind of constantly moving arabesque that catches their eye. It does not take much more to realise what cinema is: perhaps just a projector running in a dark hall or the projection of the two films that make up this session: Lights, by António Palolo, ★,by Johann Lurf,, where abstract images and research into light are followed by figurations of the sun, constellations, stars and galaxies.
Maria Lassnig, who died in 2014, is internationally regarded as one of the most important painters of the 20th century. Her lyrical abstraction, developed from her own physical experience - the so-called "body awareness", in which emotional experience and physical sensibility are combined - also found cinematic expression in the early 1970s. As part of her New York exile, Lassnig attended an animation film class at the School of Visual Arts and began filming on 8mm and 16mm.
Microscope Gallery is pleased to welcome back to the gallery Columbus-based filmmaker Roger Beebe for an evening of films, videos, and multi-projector performances, including several New York premieres shown alongside some of his best-known works. The event is the New York leg of Beebe’s 3,000-mile East Coast tour. The program has been adapted to include only works never before presented at the gallery.
The 2018 edition of Courtisane Festival (March 28th-April 1st Ghent. Belgium) will fature two prominent figures such as documentary filmmakers Wang Bing and Annik Leroy as its artists in focus. As in previous editions, Leroy's programme will present her work in play with work by other filmmakers (Barbara Loden & Artavazd Pelechian).
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, April 1, 2018 (All day)
DIM Cinema presents a selection of archival work by New York artist Leslie Thornton in parallel with her exhibition at Vancouver’s Unit 17. A pioneer of contemporary media aesthetics, Thornton works at the limits of cinema, video, and digital media. Films such as X-TRACTS and Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue, both screening here, have coloured the development of her oeuvre over subsequent decades.
The 24 television screens collected by the artist form the backdrop of anOther, part installation, part performance and concert. Bodies, images and sound create living sculptures, generating both dialogue and tension.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (All day) to Friday, April 6, 2018 (All day)
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (All day) to Friday, April 13, 2018 (All day)
Saturday, April 14, 2018 (All day) to Monday, April 16, 2018 (All day)
Cinema Parenthèse #1 presents James Edmonds (UK/DE) in person at Greylight Projects
James Edmonds is an artist / filmmaker from the UK living in Berlin. His practice centres on a personal poetics in which the nature of recording, particularly when approached from the materiality of a medium, offers a tangible yet ultimately paradoxical surface for what is intangible and fleeting - our personal experience, inner worlds, thoughts and reflections.