José Antonio Sistiaga (4 May 1932, San Sebastián) is a Basque artist and experimental filmmaker best known for his feature-length hand-painted ‘direct’ film, … ere erera baleibu izik subua aruaren … (1968-70).
July 30, 17h - Cinematheque 4 Experimental Poland #1 – The Vanished World
This program tries to offer a possible and humble solution to a fundamental dilemma of our times, the one between representation and its limits. How can we represent the Shoah and how can we portray the vanished Jewish world of Poland, if we must compare Auschwitz to “an earthquake [that] destroys not only lives, buildings, and objects but also the instruments used to measure earthquakes directly or indirectly (Lyotard)”?
As an extension of her exhibition at Matadero's Nave 0, Cineteca hosts AR, FOGO, TERRA, ÁGUA, a carte blanche in which the Brazilian artist Ana Vaz (Brasilia, 1986) puts her own work in dialogue with a personal history of cinema in which claims a poetic-physics of impurity. From Bruce Baillie to Toshio Matsumoto, through the new Latin American cinemas and the North American avant-garde, Vaz invites us on an elementary journey - air, fire, earth, water - for a personal and political, artistic and ethnographic cinema.
The Forgiveness of Judith Malina considers the ethics of forgiveness in the context of the Holocaust.The film features never-before-seen footage of late theater director Judith Malina with an original score by James Sclavunos of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Every man remembers the first words of Neil Armstrong after stepping on the lunar surface, on July 20, 1969. Few remember, instead, those of his partner Buzz Aldrin: "Magnificent view. Magnificent desolation. " What did Aldrin see, where are these images, what was that desolation like? When it is 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, Cineteca revisits the crossed paths of cinema, science and lunar exploration, and goes through the images with which cinema dreamed of the moon and outer space.
The Moving Image Salon is a monthly gathering in London for artists working in the fields of moving image and experimental filmmaking. It is intended as a relaxed and open space for conversation and exchange about contemporary moving image practices, a networking event and critical forum.
One of the original camera-journalist-cum-independent-videomakers, Skip Blumberg’s practice is situated between discourses of art, journalism, activism, and guerilla filmmaking. He is a founding member of the Videofreex, a pioneering New York video collective for countercultural movements from 1969 to 1978. This “Culture Beat” program provides just a small sampling of Skip’s prolific output, from his "on-the-ground" participatory style to his travels around the world as an artist, producer, and correspondent.