Events

  • Ko Nakajima: Mt. Fuji

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    Microscope Gallery is extremely pleased to present as the final night in a two-part series of works by the Japanese video and computer animation pioneer Ko Nakajima the full 90-minute version of his most well known work “Mt. Fuji”, made in 1984. While the 20-minute version has previously screened in the US – including in the 1986 program “New Video: Japan” as part of “Close Up of Japan, New York 1985-86” at the Museum of Modern Art and the subsequent traveling program, among others – the original version of the work has rarely, if ever, been shown in the US. A 7-minute long “short version” also exists.

    Dates: 

    Monday, July 17, 2017 - 19:30

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  • Cineinfinito #18: Edward Owens

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    In the mid 1960s, Edward Owens was an African-American teenager attending the Art Institute of Chicago when Gregory Markopoulos arrived to found the school’s film program. Owens, who was then studying painting and sculpture, had already been making 8mm movies for a few years; impressed by the maturity of his work, Markopoulos encouraged him to move to New York. Owens arrived in Manhattan in 1966 with Markopoulos, who quickly ushered him into the world of the city’s cultured demimonde, introducing him to figures like Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga, Marie Menken, Gregory Battcock, and filmmaker-poet Charles Boultenhouse. Soon, Owens became romantically involved with Boultenhouse, and moved into the West Village apartment where Boultenhouse already lived with his lover of many decades, the legendary critic Parker Tyler, who accepted the arrangement.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 16:30

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  • Summer of Love Experiments: Perceptual Expansion

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    The Summer of Love. Los Angeles Filmforum commemorates the 50th anniversary of the radical cultural upheaval with an assortment of mind-blowing (as intended) short underground films. These films used a variety of tactics to manifest or assist with perceptual expansion and experience found in sex, drugs, music, and art.  Some pursue idea of psychedelia (Third Eye Butterfly; Doppler Effect: Version II) others express openness in sexuality (Fuses); and others try to capture some of the spirit of group revelry, drug-taking and celebration (Letter to D.H.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 19:30

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  • Zero to Twenty and back to Zero: “Zero” a feature 16mm film by James Fotopoulos

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    Microscope is excited to present a screening of James Fotopoulos’ first feature film ‘’Zero” in its original format on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, introduced by Bradley Eros who along with Brian Frye presented the work in its first “real screening” in the US on November 21, 2000 at the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema (RBMC), which took place  the Lower East Side space Collective Unconscious.

    Dates: 

    Friday, July 14, 2017 - 19:30

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  • Canyon Cinema 50: Love, Light & Lyrical Eroticism

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    1967 was the year that the Canyon Cinema Co-op was born in San Francisco. Formed as a  distribution cooperative for films made by members, it grew out of the itinerant Canyon Cinema formed a few years earlier by a loose association of Bay Area artist-filmmakers. The Canyon Co-Op was the west coast’s contribution to a growing international network for showing and seeing films that fell outside the bounds of polite manners, censors’ approval, and art-world decorum.

    Dates: 

    Friday, July 14, 2017 - 19:00

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  • Braquage: On the loop

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    The motif of the loop, or more precisely repetition with variations, is one of the formal and thematic principles recurrent in experimental cinema, one of its major functions being to defamiliarize the gaze in a strange paradox. This selection of films offers an overview of different techniques and conceptual variations of this fascinating and troubling motif.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 20:30

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  • Contact: Pairs - Amy Dickson / Jamie Jenkinson

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    Amy Dickson and Jamie Jenkinson have both made substantial series of video works with mobile phones, usually with single takes that suggest an intuitive and spontaneous approach to shooting - a mode which they consider intrinsic to their medium. They resist reshooting and post-production. Hence their work foregrounds and promotes the act of looking, embracing a certain amount of wandering and the potential for 'errors'.

    Dates: 

    Monday, July 10, 2017 - 19:30

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  • 5th Syros Int'l Film Festival

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    The 5th Syros Int'l Film Festival is taking place soon, from July 14-19. This year's program is focused on the theme of "Cracking Up," taking this as a jumping-off point to explore the exuberant, manic, and generative potential of making and watching cinema. We are happy to have Martha Colburn, Nusquam Productions (Mariangela Ciccarello & Philip Cartelli), and Peter Fleischmann as Artists in Focus.

    Dates: 

    Friday, July 14, 2017 - 19:00 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 23:00
  • She Tales

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    She Tales is a collective screening from both past and present female members of LaborBerlin. The wide spectrum of analogue methodologies in this non-thematic screening reflects the diverse constellations of conceptual and aesthetic pursuits of filmmakerin working at LaborBerlin.

    Programme:
    - Bilderbuch (Luisa Greenfield 3 min, 16mm, live sound, 2017)
    On the value of scraps - A live lecture performance on Walter Benjamin's children's chronicle in 3 minutes.  

    Dates: 

    Friday, June 30, 2017 - 20:00

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