In issue 7 of FILM PANIC Magazine we speak with six artists working across the vast landscape that is contemporary moving image. Their work ranges from experimental feature films for cinema, to multiscreen video works for gallery, to expanded cinema performances and to short films for both the small and big screen.
We are all very different inhabiting disparate world of thoughts. This retrospective called Elas Por Trás Das Câmeras (aka Women Behind Cameras) showcases works of several women video artists and filmmakers from Brazil. Each of them discerns the world in a distinctively different and divergent way. When they move they also move their world. What surrounds them at each instant is a part of a private universe that advances with them.
Monday, December 10, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, December 15, 2018 (All day)
Sonya Stefan is a media artist who uses glitchy electronics, Hi-8 video, and 16mm film to create multimedia performances. Her work often transforms the damaged and discarded – from broken mixers and cracked LCD screens to a collection of found, disintegrating films – into contemporary media works. Many of her projects are collaborative and involve pillaging garbage bags full of abandoned 35mm film which she freely distributes to other local artists to work with.
Although best known in the last century for his rule-breaking street photography — he’s been called “the poet of the epoch of McCarthy and the Bomb” (Max Kozloff) — William Klein became a prophet of this century through his filmmaking. Klein’s iconoclastic fiction films and expressionist documentaries had transported “the apocalyptic dreams and demagogic humours of the 1950s into the [mediascape] of the three subsequent decades” (Jonathan Rosenbaum). Who better, then, to usher in the millennium?