This program brings together a selection of early to mid-career 16mm works by American filmmaker Fred Worden. Occupied with optical cinematic investigations and the machinic constituents of cinema, Worden's work has been described as being developed "out of his interest in intermittent projection as the source of cinema’s primordial powers. How a stream of still pictures passing through a projector at a speed meant to overwhelm the eyes might be harnessed to purposes other than representation or naturalism."
Soanyway online magazine is inviting video submissions for Issue 3, by 30 April 2019. The magazine crosses the boundaries of visual, sonic and web-based art, video, poetry, music, literature and art writing, using any combination of words, images and sounds. Our focus is on work that tells a story, interpreting the idea of narrative broadly, considering it in relation to fact and fiction, narration or implication, and structure or a lack of it. We also regard most history, theory and critique as the telling of stories about stories.
CINEMA PARENTHÈSE and WIELS is happy to present a screening of "Down Clairborne" (2018) by MOIRA TIERNEY. In the framework of the exhibition Ellen Gallagher & Edgar Cleijne: Liquid Intelligence at WIELS
In tribute to film legend Barbara Hammer (1939–2019), this program highlights a selection of the artist’s early films rooted in the Bay Area. Shot at the Roxie Theater, the beginning of Audience (1982) features Hammer’s fun, flirtatious, and thoughtful interviews with the audience line before her tribute screening as part of that year’s San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Recognized as one of the first lesbian experimental filmmakers, Hammer explicitly championed the perspective of women and the visibility of the lesbian and queer communities
Pat O’Neill’s rarely screened masterpiece Water and Power (1989) is a technological feat on the terrifying desert created by Los Angeles’ enormous water consumption. O’Neill focused intently on the industry that sprang up around Los Angeles, ‘the city that changed land into desert’, which he filmed with the use of time-lapse photography and optical printing and animation. In this way, he managed to expose the inexorable conflict between industry and nature.