The ECRÃ Festival is an event that thinks the experimental and the avant-garde in different ways and has already taken around 4,000 people to its facilities. From the cinema experience to the installations and performances, the different forms of immersion are put into practice, from video to VR, from film to debates.
Apocryphally, in 1968, David Bowie conceived of Ziggy Stardust, his androgynous alien alter ego, after attending a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. In Kubrick’s film, science-fiction is an existential meditation on the limits of reason and experience, a journey to the outermost reaches of the universe in which we find ourselves confronted with the alien irrationality of our own orienting contradictions. Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust gives these existential conflicts a throbbing pulse, marrying the cosmic ruminations in Kubrick’s film to the subversive power and alien strangeness of adolescent sexuality in Rock and Roll: as an uncanny figure of the future, an avatar of what’s to come.
Friday, January 17, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, February 20, 2020 (All day)
From the diets, exercise routines, make-up tips, and self-help psychology, proffered in lifestyle videos, Internet “how-to’s” and influencer promotions; to the cell phone apps, Smart homes, and other data-tracking technologies that now quantify and analyze everyday experience; contemporary televisual culture is rife with techniques, designed to help organize, manage, and ultimately give direction to life with the promise of greater efficiency and fulfillment.
Friday, January 17, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, February 29, 2020 (All day)
Within its 10 year activities anniversary LPEP La Paternal Espacio Proyecto through its programs PAPO (Paternal Art and Politics) and SirveVerse LAB, together with the project “Ratio Aspect”, calls to participate in “Broken Screen” with contestatary pieces of art in single-channel technology (video, net art, apps, memes, gif, stickers to chat, VR, etc)
For the fourth month of our WORKS IN PROGRESS series, Iris Film Collective member Alex MacKenzie will be continuing work on his long form expanded cinema performance THE HOLLOW MOUNTAIN, a landscape film of topography, contours, and nature in abstraction.
Frame & Frequency VI is an ongoing International Film & Video Art Screening Series presented by VisArts that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today.
This years edition will take the form of an Experimental Short Film & Video Festival during the Rockville Arts Festival May 2nd & 3rd.