In the framework of the exhibition Mario García Torres: Illusion Brought Me Here, Cinéma Parenthèse and Wiels presents a screening of 16mm films by David Lamelas (b.1946, Argentina), a pioneering conceptual artist working also with sculpture, installations, and video.
This programme showcases three of his essential films from 1970 that, through different modes of abstraction, explore spatial and temporal dimensions of urban topographies and paradoxical performative gestures within the verbal recitation of literary texts.
Simon Payne studied at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee; and the Royal College of Art, London. As a student, he quickly identified with formal approaches and traditions in experimental film. But he eschewed filmmaking, preferring the immediacy of video, especially when it became a digital medium that facilitated a readily systematic means of dealing with time.
Now in its third edition, the Laterale Film Festival continues to stimulate reflection, curiosity and sensitivity towards an international research cinema. A cinema with an unprecedented expressive power and an original look, made of unusual films, innovative films, poetic films that often, unjustly, do not find the attention and circulation they deserve.
Friday, June 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)
After last year's success, the Moving Image Society is hosting its second "Save the Archives" benefit festival! In line with our ongoing programming efforts, we want to provoke discussion about the place of analog media and its preservation in a digital world. We invite submissions of works made on or using "obsolete media" (analog video, small-gauge celluloid film like 8mm and 16mm), found footage works made with any media, and any films that are about or related to archives, preservation, restoration, or provenance.