Obscuritads is an international filmmaking collective formed by artists who “want to make visible the invisible by focusing on the oscillations between the soul and the stars, the moon, the tides, what is pure in what is raw. Light and darkness are the main characters in their films.”
From the 4th until the 6th of June curator Simona Monizza from the Eye Filmmuseum and freelance curator Marius Hrdy will be presenting a series of 4 programs of preserved Dutch experimental films from the Eye collection at the Filmmuseum in Vienna. These four programs will showcase analogue prints on 35mm and 16mm.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, June 6, 2019 (All day)
In the framework of the exhibition Mario García Torres: Illusion Brought Me Here, Cinéma Parenthèse and Wiels presents a screening of 16mm films by David Lamelas (b.1946, Argentina), a pioneering conceptual artist working also with sculpture, installations, and video.
This programme showcases three of his essential films from 1970 that, through different modes of abstraction, explore spatial and temporal dimensions of urban topographies and paradoxical performative gestures within the verbal recitation of literary texts.
Simon Payne studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee; and the Royal College of Art, London. As a student, he quickly identified with formal approaches and traditions in experimental film. But he eschewed filmmaking, preferring the immediacy of video, especially when it became a digital medium that facilitated a readily systematic means of dealing with time.