Episode 1: A Film is a Statement 19 - 22 January 2012 Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK
Every aspect of every film is always about more than just film. Or, as Godard said: a tracking shot is a moral issue. A Film is a Statementis an open, convivial screening/ performance/ ideas hybrid - a cross between a festival, magazine & discussion about experimental artists’ films.
Informed, but informal, there will be plenty of room for just hanging out, chatting, generally thinking together. Everything will be introduced by the filmmaker, or artist, or a critic or someone who will talk about it, very often with you. Including world leading radical moving image artists, activists, leading theorists and some of the most important political filmmakers of the last 50 years.
Expect an expanded film performance/lecture/intervention from The Museum of Non-Participation (Karen Mirza, Brad Butler & Nabil Ahmed), Lutz Becker's recently rediscovered film Kino Beleške (Film Notes), the provocative film essay and analysis of the media Argument by Anthony McCall & Andrew Tyndall, Nina Power on Hito Steyerl, a performance from Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri (frequent contributors to 16Beaver), Graham Harwood's film/software/book hybrid Aluminium, German documentarist Hartmut Bitomsky's encyclopedic analysis of a B-52 bomber, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet's classic Too Soon, Too Late and a programme of Songspiels by Chto Delat?