Visual artist, Joseph Bernard was born in Port Chester, NY, educated at the University of Hartford Art School and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied with independent filmmaker, Stan Brakhage.
For 35 years, Professor Emeritus, Bernard taught fine arts at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. Experimental collage sensibilites are evident in his paintings, films and photographs. Contemporary poetry and music remain as influences. His work is informed by travels to Provincetown, Southern California, Austin, Nashville and other locales.
Julie Murray studied Fine Art in Dublin, Ireland and moved to the US in 1985. She has made more than twenty-five films and digital artworks since 1986 which have been exhibited at numerous international events including the New York Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Centre George Pompidou (Paris), and Redcat (Los Angeles). Her work has been featured in two editions of the Whitney Biennial and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
A screening series of film/video artists who subvert the codes of mass-media, oftening appropriating found footage. These works question and rewrite the visual archives that form our perception of authority, gender, space, and history. Curated by Alison Nguyen. Approx. run time: 72 minutes.
Featured artists: Ololade Adeniyi, Peggy Ahwesh, Bradley Eros, Timothy Geraghty, Scott Kiernan, Brian Murphy, Alison Nguyen, Sabrina Ratté, Lily Jue Sheng, Soda_Jerk, Leslie Thornton, X-PRZ
A screening series of film and video artists who employ modes of appropriation, dematerialization, and electronic signal manipulation in their moving image works. These pieces subvert the visual codes of mass media, repositioning material such as commercials, pornography, and Hollywood films. In burning contemporary archives, these artists create new texts that challenge our way of seeing dominant social constructs.
Double programme dedicated to the films of German artist & filmmaker Deborah Phillips, who will show her works on 16mm y 35mm related to the concept of space. There we will be able to see two of her latest works, WHERE IS GREENPOINT? and NACH OSTEN SCHAUEN, from 2017, as well as a retrospective dedicated to places & ornaments, with the special projection of MOSAIC, a 45-minute film shot on 35mm in different parts of the world, as Samarcanda, Bujara, Fez, Casablanca, Andalucía, Isfahán, El Cairo or Istanbul.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 (All day) to Friday, December 15, 2017 (All day)
Joanna Margaret Paul (1955-2003) was a New Zealand artist who pioneered interdisciplinary practice, working prolifically across the mediums of film, poetry and painting. Often shot and edited in camera, her film work chronicled motherhood and domestic life (Task, Napkins), the worn traces of urban settlement (Port Chalmers Cycle) and the persistent presence of the natural world. Other works such as Sisterhood portrayed the life of other female artists identified with the 1970s womens movement in New Zealand.
Albert Alcoz (Barcelona, 1979) is a filmmaker, writer, teacher and programmer of experimental film and videocreation. PhD in Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, with a doctoral thesis on sound and structural cinema (2016). Graduate in Fine Arts by the University of Barcelona and Master of Documentary Cinema of Creation by the University Pompeu Fabra. Since 2005 he has made films in super 8, 16mm format and video that investigate the nature of moving image, using the cinematographic medium from a visual and sound perspective that refers to the tradition of avant-garde cinema, videocreation and music video.
Experimental filmmaker Oriol Sánchez, also known as HH, presents his latest work in video and a performance in Super 8 and 16 mm. All the films projected in this session deal with the aggression and brutality of the medium itself, exploring the violence of bodies and alluding to the inherent destructiveness of the kinematic machine.
Frenkel Defects is an intermittent exploration of imperfection, documented through celluloid-based creations by artists in independent laboratories worldwide. In this second edition 16mm short films are presented from different groups and organizations in the United States such as Double Negative, Process Reversal, LOMA, among others.