• Angular: Selection Volume 01

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    Spanish DVD publisher Angular has unveiled the contents of their first release, a compilation of experimental films and artists' videos selected from the call issued last July. The DVD, to be released in the upcoming months will also feature a booklet with critical texts on the films.


    - Stephen Broomer
    Spirits in Season (16 mm, 12 min., 2012, Canada)

    - Scott Fitzpatrick
    Wingdings Love Letter / Places With Meaning (16 mm, 5 min., 2012 - 2013, Canada)

    - Tomonari Nishikawa
    Tokyo - Ebisu (16 mm, 5 min., 2010, Japan)
    Shibuya Tokyo (16 mm, 10 min., 2010, Japan)

    - Jennifer Proctor
    A Movie by Jen Proctor (Video, 12 min., 2010 - 2012, USA)

    - Blanca Rego
    Engram (optical sound #001) (Video, 2 min., 2013, Spain)

    - Jesse Mclean
    Remote (Video, 11 min., 2011, USA)

    - Andrés Denegri
    Aula Magna (Super 8, 7 min., 2013, Argentine)

    - Mauri Lehtonen
    Physical Examination (16 mm/Video, 3 min., 2012, Finland)

    - Anna Marziano
    The Mutability of All Things and the Possibility of Changing Some (Super 16, 16 min., 2011, France - Italy)

    - Salomé Lamas
    Encounters with Landscape 3x (Video, 29 min., 2012, Portugal)

    - Guest Filmmaker: Chris Gallagher
    Seeing in the Rain (16 mm, 10 min., 1981, Canada)


  • Millennium Film Journal 57 Published

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    From the MFJ we are thrilled to announce the publication of Millennium Film Journal No. 57 "Violence in Artists' Cinema."  The copies arrived from the printer yesterday.

    It includes articles on the recent work of Tony Oursler, Tony Conrad, Peggy Ahwesh, Ian Olds, Anna Marziano, and Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, an interview with Jennifer Proctor, a new analysis of works by Catherine Elwes and David Critchley. artists' pages by Pat O'Neill and Noe Kidder, and Douglas White's in-depth analysis of the effects of the London "Destruction in Art Symposium" of 1966. The full table of contents is online at

    In reaction to another set of price increases by the US Post Office, the journal is now available in pdf format -- the very files used for printing.

    This is the 35th year of the MFJ. The next issue, due in October, will be our anniversary issue, in which we have invited a number of writers to assess the changing condition of artists' cinema in the period of the journal's publication. It is appropriately titled "Since 78." 

    The journal is entirely financed by sales and advertising . . .  Every purchase helps keep us going.


  • Filmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of Authenticity

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    Filmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of AuthenticityFilmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of Authenticity
    A BFI Shop Event
    Sunday December 2nd, 16:30h
    BFI Blue Room
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 8XT

    For the fourth year running Filmarmalade teams up with the BFI Shop to celebrate their 2012 artists' film and video DVD launch of Let Me Feel Your Finger First's 'Ontologically Anxious Organism', James Lowne's 'Our Relationships Will Become Radiant' and the world premier screening of Maia Conran's 'Term'.

    The evening will also include a public discussion with the artists and founder of Filmarmalade, Gordon Shrigley.

    Filmarmalade is a publishing and DVD label project specialising in contemporary artists' film and video works, supported by IMT Gallery, London.


  • Sequence 3 launch event

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    Sequence Sequence 3 launch event
    Wednesday 12th December, 19h, Third Floor
    316 - 318 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG

    Please come and support by buying a copy of Sequence 3. Event is free, Sequence 3 publication £5 (special launch price on the night)

    Please join us at for our last event of 2012 to celebrate the launch of Sequence 3 which is jam-packed with artist's pages, interviews and essays, by Jayne Parker, Bruce McClure, Peter Kennard, A. L. Rees, Nicky Hamlyn, Joséphine Michel, Neil Henderson, Andrew Vallance, Nina Power, Esther Leslie, William Raban, Vicky Smith, Hysteriography, Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger, William English, Gustave Morin. Sequence is edited by Simon Payne.

    Before we premiere the new publication we will be screening films by artist Karel Doing (new member), Jenny Baines ( member) followed by Middle Eastern and electro tunes by Fari Bradley (currently artist in residence on the and Sound and Music Embedded residency programme).


  • A Hollis Frampton Odyssey

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    A Hollis Frampton Odissey DVD coverAt long last, Criterion has announced the release date and contents of A Hollis Frampton Odyssey, their long-awaited edition of Hollis Frampton's films, rumored to be in preparation since 2010. The edition will be available both in DVD (2 discs, April 10th) and blu-ray (1 disc, April 9th), which comes as a pleasant surprise, since the rumors stated only a DVD edition. The list of works included, all of them newly restored in high-definition, is divided into three parts: his early films, a two selections of the Hapax Legomena and Magellan cycles. In a similar fashion as their Brakhage DVD editions, some films are introduced by an audio commentary and remarks by Frampton. The extras include an interview with Frampton from 1978, the performance A Lecture (1968), read by Michael Snow, and a selection of stills from his xerographic series By Any Other Name. The DVDs/Blu-ray are accompanied by a booklet with an introduction by Ed Halter and texts on the films by Ken Eisenstein, Bruce Jenkins and Michael Zryd.


  • BFI Filmstore and Filmarmalade Present: Lehrstücke, Objet petit a and The Great Game

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    Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed (Miranda Pennell, 2010)BFI Filmstore and Filmarmalade Present: Lehrstücke, Objet petit a and The Great Game
    Thursday, December 1st, 18:30h
    NFT3, BFI Southbank
    Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT

    For the third year running the BFI Filmstore teams up with Filmarmalade to celebrate their 2011 DVD series. Filmarmalade is a publisher and DVD label specialising in contemporary artists' film and video works. The Filmstore is proud to host the launch of Filmarmalade's latest batch: Mirza/Butler's The Exception and the Rule, Miranda Pennell's Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed and the world premiere screening of Adam Roberts' latest film Remake. The screening will be introduced by Gordon Shrigley from Filmarmalade and we hope to have all the artists present on the night.

    This event is supported by the IMT Gallery, London


  • Antennae Collection

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    Esplín o errar o sin embargo (Hernán Khourian, 2007)Antennae Collection is a newly-stablished independent publisher based in New York whose aim is to is to release '(unpublished) artistic film and print works... (from) both established and little known artists.' Its first release, 'Dialéctica en suspenso: Argentine Experimental film and video' is a 2-DVD set presenting a selection of eighteen film and video works from Argentina, curated by artists and scholars Pablo Marín and Andrés Denegri. The set includes a 230-page bilingual book with essays written by the curators, biographical information about the artists and film notes. The set will be released next July 15th in a limited edition of 1000 copies.

    Antennae Collection's second release will be a blu-ray compilation of experimental films by Claudio Caldini.


  • The complete films of Joyce Wieland on DVD

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    The Complete Works Of Joyce Wieland 1963-86 DVD setThe Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) and Cinémathèque Québécoise have announced the edition of The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland: 1963-1986. To be released next March 25th, this 5-DVD set includes the complete film works of Wieland, spanning over twenty years and including her collaborations with Michael Snow, Hollis Frampton and Betty Ferguson. A multi-disciplinary artist, Wieland’s explorations of female sexuality, domestic life, ecology and Canadian nationalism put her at the forefront of feminist practice.

    Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and the Art Gallery of Ontario will celebrate the launch of The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland DVD Box Set with a rare special screening of her films, Friday, March 25th, 2011 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall. Guest speakers include Betty Ferguson, Su Rynard, Allyson Mitchell, Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof and Leila Sujir. The full set will be available for 141.25CAN$ and each DVD will also be available separately for 34.99CAN$ each.



  • Millennium Film Journal 53: Migration/Dislocations

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    MFJ 53Millennium Film Journal 53: Migration/Dislocations (Fall/Winter 2010-2011)



    • Jessica Ruffin


    • Patricia CastellBranco, "A Physicalist Approach tImages: Alexandre Estella's Journey tthe Center"
    • Laura Marks, "Mounir Fatmi's Abstracting WInds"
    • Laura Marks, "Takeshi Murata's Automated Animations"
    • Tony Pipolo, "Report on 13th Annual Views from the Avant-Garde"
    • Malcolm Turvey, "Report on Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986"


    • Kim Knowles, "I'm Trying tSpeak with Light: An Interview with Peter Rose"
    • Katy Martin, "Here and There: An Interview with Vincent Grenier for an Exhibition in China"


    • Jan-Christopher Horak, "Regarding Mekas: Avant-Garde Film and Audience Subjectivity"
    • Wanda Balzano, "Abigail Child's Mirror World: Feminist Reflections"

    In Memoriam

    • Tom Chomont
    • Gary Beydler


  • Recent DVD releases: November-December 2010

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    ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969-2009A brief review of some (not all; stay tuned for more) recent releases in DVD:

    - The Centre of Modern Art Georges Pompidou has a fantastic addition to its publications with La Ville Moderne (The Modern City), a compilation of works related to the theme of the modern city with films by Henri Chomette, Eugène Deslaw, Moholy-Nagy and Peter Hutton, among others. PAL, 70 min., region free, 24,9€.

    - The Ann Arbor Film Festival releases the third volume with a selection of the best films presented in its 48th edition. Includes films by Semiconductor, Inger Lise Hansen, Jim Trainor,... The first 200 DVDs come in a screen-printed matteboard case, printed by VGKids, and include a set of five postcards with original artwork by filmmakers Martha Colburn, Lewis Klahr, Julie Murray, Michael Robinson and Deborah Stratman. NTSC, 106 min., region free, 18US$.

    - The Hidden Decade: Polish Video Art 1985-1995 is a book+4-DVD set published by the WRO Art Center that tries to cover 'a remarkable era in Polish art: an era when new artistic approaches were taking shape – an era full of social, political and cultural transformations'. PAL, 4 DVDs + 336p. book, Bilingual Polish/English, 490 min., region free, 35 €.

    - EAI's DVD and catalogue Vital Signals: Early Japanese Video Art is an amazing compilation of video-art produced in Japan in the 1960s and 70s. With works by Takahiko Iimura, Mako Idemitsu, Toshio Matsumoto, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, CTG and many others. NTSC, 1 DVD9 + catalogue, 162 min., region free, 50 US$.

    - And what's probably one of the most important releases this year, the 5 double-sided DVD and catalogue set ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969-2009 is a gigantic compilation of the work produced in the Residency Program of the ETC during the last 40 years. Videos by Barbara Hammer, Gary Hill, Jud Yalkut, Peter Rose, Aldo Tambellini, Marisa Olson, Kristin Lucas, Lynne Sachs, Mark Street... NTSC, 5 DVD10 + catalogue, over 19 hours, region free, 50 US$ (yes, that cheap).