These words come from Scottish artist and filmmaker Margaret Tait (1918–1999), who would have turned 100 on November 11th. With 11 short films on 11.11 and her only feature on 17.11, we are honoring her uniquely poetic work. The unique thing about Tait’s films is their interest in the unspectacular: “Her images are accessible (a thistle is inevitably a thistle), they are of the everyday and, on this level, a representation of things as they are.
Brussels based artist Els van Riel (b 1965) is a member of the analogue film-lab Labo Bxl and Cinema Parenthèse. Her films, videos and installations examine the impact of detailed changes in moment, movement, matter, light and perception. Her works relate to a tradition of minimal and structural filmmaking (Paul Sharits, Ernie Gehr), she processes the basic elements of film - time and light, silence and sound - and develops a form for expanded aesthetic saturation based on phenomenological observation within a sensitive and personal horizon that bypasses symbolism and narrativity.
Microscope Gallery is pleased to welcome to the gallery Boston-based filmmaker Saul Levine for an evening of 8mm and super 8mm films organized by Lumia Lightsmith.
“Levine has tackled many subjects as a filmmaker: love loss, war, music, the seasons, light, and loss again. But the film he makes of each is the same film, the one ongoing film of the film in the making…The pleasure in this for the viewer is, of course, the combined one of voyeuristically glimpsing into the life of an artist and, for those of us familiar with his other work, encountering an old friend up to new tricks.” – Marjorie Keller
Pantalla Fantasma ~ Sácale la miel WEIRD MUSIC/SOUND CINEMA Open Call
https://pantallafantasma.hotglue.me/ Pantalla Fantasma is a film festival that seeks weird, outsider, underground and strange movies always putting the shape before the background and inside of its intense way of marginality. Pantalla Fantasma wants to give visibility to those films swinging from Art to Cinema, suggesting an unpredictable, unsettling and destabilizing set of the audiovisual in the contemporaneity.
Magmart | video under volcano is an international videoart festival, which over the years has seen the participation of more than 1400 artists from +80 different countries, with thousand submitted videos.
The Festival is open to all international videoartists. Participation is free.
Among all submitted video, a final selection will be done based on the vote of a Jury composed by experts. Any author can participate with max 5 videos.