This evening of experimental 16mm works, projected by the filmmaker on film, showcases a variety of dynamic sound and celluloid image collaborations with musician/artists such as Grouper, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Sarah Davachi, Lawrence English and King Midas Sound / Fennesz.
Massart Film Society presents, Josh Deveau - Relics A series of scenes from his work of the last 5 years
"A 'punk' mashup of my films "A Weekend (a very good movie)", "The Rosselsons", "A Week Off (an even better movie)", and "A Pregnancy (a very serious movie)".
Josh Deveau - A Greater Boston based artist/film maker, MassArt ’13 Alumni. His work focuses on his offbeat, absurd, in your face sense of humor. Described as “deeply tongue-in-cheek camp melodramas”, his work provokes viewers to laugh, though the way you laugh will vary from the standard ‘LOL’ to the less popular ‘Face Palm, Head Shake, and Giggle’.
In the past half-decade, Toronto-based Stephen Broomer has established himself as one of the most prolific and poetic experimental filmmakers of the day. His works seamlessly traverse the mediums of photochemical film and digital video, exploiting the particularities of each and bringing them together to create densely-layered, highly textural moving canvases. Not content to fall into formulaic practice, he continues to expand upon his cinematic vocabulary with each work, informed by greats such as Brakhage yet distinct in approach and methodology. Balagan and MassArt Film Society are pleased to co-present a near complete retrospective of Stephen Broomer's films to date.
Neil Henderson's work has encompassed multiple projector pieces, experiments with the materiality of film and photography, and films about landscape. His work has been shown at Diversions Film Festival, Edinburgh; the Onion City Film Festival, Chicago; Kettle's Yard, Cambridge; Anthology Film Archives, New York and Modern Art Oxford. In 2009 his film Circles was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing prize. His work is discussed in Nicky Hamlyn's Film Art Phenomena (London: BFI, 2003). He studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design and the Slade School of Art and teaches Film Studies at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Pablo Mazzolo was born in Buenos Aires in 1976. He studied Image and Sound Design at University of Buenos Aires. He has made several short films exploring different celluloid formats and creating special devices to make images. His films have participated in festivals like Rotterdam film festival (Netherlands), New York Film Festival: Views from the Avant Garde, Hamburg Kurzfilmfestival (Germany), BAFICI (Buenos Aires), London film festival, Media City Film Festival (Canada), VIDEOEX (Switzerland), among others. He was also invited to attend in various film performances in museums like MOCANOMI, MAMBA, MALBA. In the year 2011 his feature film script AM1019 has participated in the Oaxaca Screenwriter Lab (Sundance-Toscano). His film Oaxaca Tohoku won the prize of Metropolitan Fund of Ars. In the year 2013 Conjectures, won the 1st prize in Media City Film Festival (Windsor, Canada).
He is interested in the onthological relationship between images and people. He is currently running workshops about visual perception and creation of images, for mentally disabled and for psychiatric boarders. He is one of the founders of A.R.C.A. (Regional Archive for Amateur Cinema) dedicated to the preservation of amateur films and home movies.
"In five silent 'sketch' films, introduced by San Francisco morning’s newspaper and its date, Japanese filmmaker Tomonari Nishikawa assembles single-frame constructions of cityscapes, of walks down streets, which take on their own quietly spastic frenzy even while evoking other things, such as the many-eyed camera of a Google Street View street car gone into a drunken, propulsive swoon. Lines, circles, numbers, windows, doorways, oval windows and buildings that persist only as angled precipice. Fragmentary glimpses are patterned to create an illusion of persistence of vision, but they are shards upon shards. Weirdly, the effect is both limpid and soothing.
In the mini-DV 'Clear Blue Sky,' ordinary traffic sounds of a warm day rise up against images slightly out-of-focus, or reflected across metal, like a funhouse mirror fashioned from macular degeneration."
MassArt Film Society: Multi Projector Experiments by Roger Beebe Wednesday October 5th 2011, 20h Massachusetts College of Art, Film Department Screening room 1. 621 Huntington Ave. Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA