AVANT 2023. Line Describing a Cone

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AVANT 2023
Karlstad – Kristinehamn, SE 
22–23 september 2023


Anthony McCall - Greg Pope/Lasse Marhaug - Gaëlle Rouard  - SPECTRAL

The 2023 edition of AVANT celebrates that it is 50 years since Anthony McCall's groundbreaking Line Describing a Cone had its world premiere in Sweden.

AVANT opens at Kristinehamn Art Museum with a screening of Line Describing a Cone and another of McCall's so-called solid light films, Conical Solid. These two films on 16 mm are followed up with the digital revisits, Line Describing a Cone 2.0 and Doubling Back. The opening night concludes with an artist talk between Anthony McCall, Greg Pope and Martin Grennberger. 

The program continues the following day in Karlstad at cinema Arenan with five short films, presenting McCall's early performance work. These are followed by a live performance, by filmmaker Greg Pope and musician/sound artist Lasse Marhaug, Film Describing a Screen, made for a 35 mm projector. In the afternoon there will be films and live performances for 16 mm projectors by Gaëlle Rouard and, finally, a program by the international network SPECTRAL (https://www.spectral-cinematics.eu/)


The screenings at AVANT are free of charge but booking is mandatory. There is a limited number of tickets. For booking: [email protected]. For information and inquiries: [email protected].

For the complete program go to www.avantfilm.se

AVANT has been organized since 2002 and the 18th edition is a collaboration between Kristinehamn Art Museum, SPECTRAL/Baltic Analog Lab, Region Värmland and Stockholm University. 

AVANT2022 is sponsored by Karlstad Municipality, Region Värmland, Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, Kristinehamn Art Museum and the Creative Europe program.

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Friday, September 22, 2023 (All day) to Saturday, September 23, 2023 (All day)



Friday, September 22, 2023 (All day) to Saturday, September 23, 2023 (All day)