Every year or two Ute Aurand and Peter Todd meet up to continue a filmic conversation. OPEN DOORS is their third program curated together. A film by the Scottish filmmaker Margaret Tait is often shown as a reference to how Aurand and Todd's joint interest in her work fIrst brought them together. In OPEN DOORS they have selected films in which the filmmakers' observations and feelings become visible beyond obvious narratives.
Theo Thiesmeier Films 1983 - 1995 In the presence of the artist.
Theo Thiesmeier was born in 1962 in Bochum, Germany. He studied film at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, M. between 1983-89 with Peter Kubelka and four semesters of photography with Herbert Schwöbel. He completed his film studies in 1990 at the Cooper Union in New York with Robert Breer and P. Adams Sitney while working at Anthology Film Archives with Jonas Mekas. In 1997 he founded in Berlin, together with Ute Aurand and Renate Sami, the filmSamstag, later joined by Milena Gierke, Johannes Beringer, Bärbel Freund and Karl Heil until 2007.
VISIONS, in collaboration with la lumière collective, presents CLINT ENNS: THE LO-FI MIXTAPE + IF YOU'RE SEEING THIS, IT'S TOO LATE Filmmaker Present | Digital Projection
Clint Enns is a visual artist living in Toronto, Ontario. His work primarily deals with moving images created with broken and/or outdated technologies. His work has shown both nationally and internationally at galleries, festivals, alternative spaces and microcinemas.
Celebrate the heat of July with classics by two of the sharpest editors in the experimental scenes in the USA. Abigail Child’s heady Is This What You Were Born For? series (from which we’re showing four films) took the Eighties by storm creating “found” footage collages of sultry noir seduction—turning erotic desires on its head.
Programme: - Eye Etc (1982,16mm, color, silent, 4') Filmed on vacation in Hawaii, the shots explore the light, colors and sensuous movement of the Hawaiian culture.
Five Films (1984-87): MM Serra’s FIVE FILMS embody a (...) Do-It-Yourself Lower East Side spirit, but introduces a distinctive dimension of lyrical eroticism. Taken together these (...) films demonstrate both the unbounded energy that animated the downtown NYC underground film scene in these years (...) — Anthology Film Archives, 2016
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.