Major event dedicated to contemporary practices of moving image, the next Rencontres Internationales will be held in Paris in December 2017. It offers every year a new international programme made of works by internationally renowned artists and filmmakers, along with works by young artists shown for the first time.
The call for entries for the next Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin is open until September 10th, 2017.
A study day with curator and writer Dan Kidner exploring the artists’ feature film and its relation to other histories of experimental narrative film and video. Drawing on his own recent writing and exhibition projects Kidner will lead an introductory seminar session with participants, screen a number of films and chair a roundtable discussion with leading artist filmmakers and theorists, including Ben Rivers, Margaret Salmon, Erika Balsom and current Spike Island exhibiting artist Maeve Brennan.
This screening is curated around work that examines how technology affects sense of place and sense of self. Relationships to location becomes abstracted through the mediation of devices. The internet creates familiar landing sites, social media pages become extensions of identity, and google maps can be used to explore topographically accurate recreations of locations around the world. Sense of place is an abstraction of location navigated by information, senses, and physical stimulus
A Trio of Films That Examines Play Featuring the work of Stacey Steers, Charlotte Pryce, and Gina Kamestky Guest Curator: Laura Heit
A trio of films that carefully examines play; by reconfiguring, and relocating once discarded images, building layers, and creating new meaning. A hockey game is replayed using erasure and a lyrical hand painted line to examine the beauty and rhythm in this bloody sport. Another buries generations’ past evening entertainment in the garden and unearths new complex stories for bedtime. Colors unlike anything we relate to dirt, sublime in their secret history.
Monday, August 14, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (All day)
Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain will conclude their month-long residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI), Paris, with a screening and discussion of their moving image work on Monday August 28th at 7.30pm in the CCI. Langan and Le Cain will show three of their short films and talk about the work they have been engaged in while in Paris.
Alternative Film/Video 13-17 December 2017, Belgrade
Perhaps the most referenced statement on politics in cinema is Jean-Luc Godard’s notion that the ideal is not to make political films, but to make films politically. Godard proclaimed this at a turning point in his career – when he turned to alternative forms of cinema, alternative forms of authorship, alternative aesthetics. The consequences of such a shift in thought and action have continued relevance and demand further investigation. Is alternative film and video the preferred foundation for a political cinema to flourish?