Releases

  • Some recent releases on DVD

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    Sylt - The Land Where The Ground Shrinks DVD- Lowave releases Samuel Bester's multimedia work "Sylt - The Land Where The Ground Shrinks". Produced by Cumulus & Les Editions du réel.
    - Other Cinema DVD is offering the 5-DVD pack Media Mash-Ups containing Johan Grimonprez' "dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y", TV Sheriff's "Not 4 $ale", Animal Charm's "Golden Digest", Negativland's "Our Favorite Things", and Craig Baldwin's "Mock Up On Mu" for 75US$.
    - Re:voir reissues on DVD format their formerly available only on tape "Fluxfilm Anthology" and Berthold Bartosch's "L'idee". They're currently working on new titles by Peter Emmanuel Goldman, Gunvor Nelson and Jonas Mekas.
    - Pat O'Neill has two new DVDs for sale in his website, "Water and power" and "Seven Three Six Two".

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  • Resistance(s) III

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    Resistance(s) III DVDThe third installment in Lowave's anthology series Resistance(s), presenting experimental films and videos from the Middle East and North Africa, launches next May 29th. BFI Southbank celebrates the release with a screening of the programme curated by Silke Schmickl and Christine Sehnaoui, followed by a Q&A with Silke Schmickl and a reception at the BFI Filmstore. DVD includes 9 films, interviews, bios, (runtime 118 minutes, PAL/NTSC, region free, stereo, 4:3/16:9), plus a booklet with a text by Olivier Hadouchi, RESISTANCE[S] III : Body poetry, politics of space and time. 25€.

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  • Jeff Scher's Best of Times

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    L'eau Life (Jeff Scher, 2007)Best of Times is Jeff Scher's new project: a video-book compiling fourteen of his films and articles previously featured in his New York Times blog, 'The Animated Life'. This video-book is available for portable devices such as the iPad/iPhone or simply as an application for your PC/Mac computer.

    The films included are L'eau Life (2007), Fly by Night (2008), Train of Thought (2008), You Won't Remember This (2002), The Parade (2009), While you were sleeping (2008), White Out (2007), Welcome back (2009), Postcards from Warren (1998), Tulips (2008), You Won't Remember This Either (2009), The Shadow's Dream (2009), and Summer Retreat (2009).

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  • Pat O'Neill: 4 DVDs

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    Trouble_DVDFilmmaker Pat O'Neill through his company Lookout Mountain Studios, has released a first batch of four DVDs, from his early silent 16mm films to his latest digital works.

    - Silent Works presents five films, both 16mm and 35mm, including the installation works Two Sweeps (1979) and Let's Make A Sandwich (1978) presented as continuous loops; plus Screen (1969), Squirtgun/Stepprint (1998) and Coreopsis (1998).
    - Five Films centers in his 16mm films from the 70s, with Sidewinder's Delta (1976), Saugus Series (1974), Down Wind (1973), Foregrounds (1979) and Runs Good (1970).
    - Trouble includes the 35mm works Trouble In The Image (1996), Horizontal Boundaries (2008) and the 16mm short film Runs Good (1970).
    - And last, but not least, Starting to go bad contains three recent digital works, Starting To Go Bad (2009), I Open The Window (2009) and I Put Out My Hands (2009).

    NTSC, Region free, 30US$ each, available in his website's store.

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  • By Brakhage vol.2

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    By_Brakhage_Volume_Blu-rayCriterion has just announced the forthcoming publication of the second volume of the anthology By Brakhage. Next May 25th will see the release not only of this second volume, but of a 3-disc Blu-ray pack containing all the films in volumes 1 and 2.
    The second volume will contain the films The Wonder Ring (1955), The Dead (1960), Two: Creeley/McClure (1965), 23rd Psalm Branch (1966-1967/1979-1980), Scenes From Under Childhood [Part One] (1967), The Machine of Eden (1970), Star Garden (1974), Desert (1976), The Process (1972), The Domain of the Moment (1977), Burial Path (1978), Murder Psalm (1980), Duplicity III (1980), Unconscious London Strata (1981), Arabic 12 (1981), Visions in Meditation 1-4 (1989-1990), Boulder Blues and Pearls And... (1993), The Mammals of Victoria (1994), From: First Hymn to the Night - Novalis (1994), I Take These Truths (1995), The Cat of the Worm's Green Realm (1997), Yggdrasill: Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997), Ellipsis Reel 5 (1998), Persians 1-3 (1999) and Chinese Series (2003) with new high-definition digital transfers and many extras, including a booklet featuring film program notes by Marilyn Brakhage and write-ups of the films by Brakhage expert Fred Camper. Both packs are available for preorder. By Brakhage vol.2, 3 DVDs, Region 1, NTSC, 454 min., 39.95 USD. By Brakhage Blu-ray set, 3 Blu-rays, Region 1, NTSC, 697 min., 79.95 USD

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  • Guy Sherwin: Messages

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    messagesLUX has just released a second DVD of Guy Sherwin's films. While the previous volume Optical sound films (1971/2007) collected Sherwin's works dealing with his research on the 'synaesthesic relationship between sound and image manifest in the material of film sound', Messages deals with his more personal and lyrical films.

    The publication will be celebrated in a launch event at Cafe Oto on Tuesday 23rd February 2010. Several of Guy Sherwin's films will be screened accompanied by a live soundtrack by John Edwards, Steve Noble and Alan Wilkinson.

    The films included in this compilation are Messages (1981-4), Flight (1994-8), Prelude (1980-96), Filter Beds (1990-98) and Views from Home (1987-2005). Includes a small artists’ book and a specially commissioned essay on children and language by writer and critic Nicholas Tucker. DVD, PAL, 70 minutes, Region free, 20 GBP.

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  • VISIONary - Contemporary Short Documentaries and Experimental Films from Austria

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    Night Sweat (Siegfried Fruhauf, 2008)Austrian publishing label Index returns with a 2-DVD set offering a panorama of the Austrian documentary and experimental film scenes from the last three years, ranging 'from subjective to rigidly structural documentary approaches, from abstract music videos and conceptual architectural studies to elaborate computer animations.' Works by Siegfried Fruhauf, Elke Groen, Brudniak/Madansky, Lotte Schreiber,  Manuel Knapp and Barbara Doser among many others. 2 DVDs + booklet, PAL, region free, Original versions with English and German subtitles, 28.80€

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  • Bruce Baillie vol 2 available for preorder

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    Canyon Cinema has announced that the second volume of Bruce Baillie's films in DVD is already available for preorder, and it'll begin being shipped next week. This volumen contains the films Quixote (1964-65, 45 min., revised 1967) and Here I am (1962, 10 min.). NTSC, 50 min., multizone, 50 US$.

    The first volume (which includes Tung, Mass for the Dakota Sioux, Valentin de las Sierras, Castro Street, and All My Life) is currently sold out, but a new editiion is expected for the end of the month.

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  • Autumn DVDs: Gioli & Avant-Garde 3

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    cinemaimpronta02Italian publisher Kiwido is going to release, in cooperation with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, 'Paolo Gioli, Il cinema dell'impronta', a book+DVD curated by Sergio Toffetti and Annamaria Licciardello, including new texts by David Bordwell, Giacomo Daniele Fragapane, Jean-Michel Bouhours, Keith Sanborn and many others, both in Italian and English language. The DVD will contain 6 never-published films by Gioli, as well as an interview to Giacomo Daniele Fragapane on Gioli's work. Release date: November 1st 2009. RRP 35€.
    Kino continues its exploration of the Raymond Rohauer and George Eastman House  collections in Avant-Garde 3: Experimental Cinema 1922-1954, a 2-DVD set featuring works by Sidney Peterson, Willard Maas, James Broughton, Mary Ellen Bute and John Whitney among others. Release date: November 17th 2009. RRP 29.29 US$

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  • New Lux DVDs coming in September

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    rewind-playLux has announced two new DVD releases for the third quarter.

    - In collabopration with Rewind | Artists’ Video in the 70s and 80s, REWIND + PLAY, An Anthology of Early British Video Art, a 3-DVD boxset featuring 24 works from the first decade of British videoart, including seminal pieces by Ian Breakwell, Catherine Elwes, David Hall, Tamara Krikorian, Mike Leggett and Stephen Partridge, among many others.

    - Co-published with The Crawford Gallery, Cork, Between Truth and Fiction: The Films of Vivienne Dick a book and DVD set presenting five works by the irish filmmaker that perfectly complements the existing Afterimages DVD. The publication will coincide with a programmed exhibition of Vivienne Dick’s work in Autumn 2009.

     

     

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