The 2018 Twisted Oyster Film and Time-based Art Festival will place its focus on the environment and the impact of climate change on the planet. The festival will be a platform to drive awareness with an impactful exhibition that brings forward works that speak to this concern. This year’s theme, Vital Signs, reflects on the ongoing climatological crisis the delicate state of the planet and will invite an audience to enjoy its magnificent beauty and paralleled decay.
Microscope is very pleased to welcome back Paris-based, Italian curator Enrico Camporesi to the gallery with a new program of 16mm experimental films, Schismogenesis – Steps Toward a History of French Experimental Film. The evening includes a selection of works by three members of the Cooperative des cinéastes (Paris, 1976-1978) Martine Rousset, Patrice Kirchhofer, and David Wharry that have rarely, if ever, screened in the US. All films will be shown in their original format.
The 34th edition of the Hamburg International Short Film Festival hits the screen from June 5th till June 11th 2018. The Hamburg International Short Film Festival celebrates short films as an independent art form, while offering an opportunity for film makers from all over the world to get in touch with an eager audience and with each other.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (All day) to Monday, June 11, 2018 (All day)
Regarded in its time as one of the best documentaries of the New Left, Troublemakers, subtitled “a film about organizing people for change,” follows the frustrated efforts of community activists to put theory into practice in an African-American community in Newark, New Jersey, two years prior to the July 1967 uprising there.
Inside the gallery artist Philomène Hoël presents six performative screenings, from 25-27 May at Chalton Gallery, London, featuring films of Stephen Dwoskin, Jean Genet, and soundpiece by Gavin Bryars. It is the last work from a series in dialogue with the film piece Dyn Amo from the artist and film-maker Stephen Dwoskin (1973).
Nicky Hamlyn and Simon Payne present a programme of single-screen and expanded films and videos that explore colour field abstraction, grids, lines, shadows, holes and frames-within-frames that are often underpinned by repetitive, almost musical structuring. Payne's digital video works involve elementary transitions and alternating graphic forms that create spatial depths within the screen but also bounce back to affect the environment in which they're shown.