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  • VISIONS | 19.01.17 | Melanie Shatzky + Brian M. Cassidy : The Patron Saints

    VISIONS, in collaboration with la lumière collective, presents: Melanie Shatzky + Brian M. Cassidy [Filmmakers present]

    The Patron Saints (2011, HD, 71 min, English)

    Bold and unremitting in its depiction of the elderly, The Patron Saints eschews our hyper-individualistic culture obsessed with youth. Taking a head-on approach, husband-and-wife duo Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky peer with fly-on-the-wall access into the beige, featureless corridors of a nursing home, presenting an uneasy yet impactful 'portrait of fading bodies and minds.' Forgoing conventional documentary modes for a poetic treatment of the aging, the residents here, shot over the course of five years, are captured with a disconcerting deadpan realism—candid depictions not unlike Larry Clark’s bruising sexually active teenagers in Kids (1995).

    Dates: 

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 20:00 to Friday, January 20, 2017 - 19:55

    Venue: 

    la lumière collective - Montréal, Canadá
  • 2nd Taiwan International Cat Film Festival - Tapetum Lucidum 2017

    The 2nd Taiwan International Cat Film Festival – Tapetum Lucidum 2017, curated by LIU Yung-Hao and LEE Ming-Yu, is the first cat film festival in Taiwan, and also the first cat film festival in Asia, which looks at cinema through cats. Cats are mysterious, elegant, friendly, and smart. Cats fascinate artists.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 13:00 to Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 18:55

    Venue: 

    The Cube Project Space - Taipei, Taiwan
  • Visual Sunday - The Screening Room goes Cavia

    As part of The Screening Room, three experimental filmmakers will show their work this afternoon in Cavia. Angus Carter, Ronald Blazkowicz and Luca Dazi will present 12 short cutting edge experimental/video art films.

    Angus Carter (USA) / Ronald Blazkowicz (NL) / Luca Dazi (IT), digital

    The Screening Room is an art channel on Salto TV, Saturdays from 9 till 10 pm.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 15:00 to Monday, January 30, 2017 - 14:55

    Venue: 

    Filmhuis Cavia - Amsterdam, Holanda
  • MuMaBoX #52: Cinematographic Mechanics

    Mechanics are at the heart of the cinematographic system, and also a motif dear to experimental filmmakers.

    Programme:
    - Kipho (Guido Seeber, 1925, 6’)
    - Footprints (Bill Morrison, 1992, 6’)
    - La Marche des machines (Eugène Deslaw, 1928, 9’)
    - Oil Wells: Sturgeon road & 97th street (Christina Battle, 2002, 3’)
    - Windmill 2 (Chris Welsby, 1972, 8’)
    - Rode molen (Esther Urlus, 2013, 5’)
    - Couleurs mécaniques (Rose Lowder, 1979, 16’)

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 18:00 to Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:55

    Venue: 

  • A Light Shines Through

    At Untitled, San Francisco, curators Ashley Carr and Suzanne Modica present a video program called A Light Shines Through, featuring video work by artists including Andrea Bowers, Barbara Hammer, William E. Jones, Korpys/Löffler, Lars Laumann, Maggie Lee, Goshka Macuga, Melvin Moti, Mario Pfeifer, Martha Rosler, Tobias Spichtig, Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Judi Werthein.

    The last few years have seen worldwide upheaval, with conflicts over politics, economics, religion, race, sexual identity and social issues roiling our communities. In moments like this, when our environment feels tenuous, or even threatening, it is more important than ever that artists create work that responds to these conditions. With this in mind, we are presenting a diverse selection of videos primarily from the last decade that touch upon immigration, global and local economies, the war on terror, and personal loss, among other themes. 

    Dates: 

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, January 15, 2017 (All day)

    Venue: 

    Untitled San Francisco - San Francisco, United States
  • Walter Ruttman, Symphony of a Great City

    Ciné concert

    Produced in 1927, Berlin: Symphony of a Big City is considered one of the most iconic urban symphonies of late-1920s European avant-garde cinema. Reflecting the thinking of Futurism, Walter Ruttmann painted the portrait of the German city during one day, from dawn to dusk. The era of industrialisation was at its peak; urban modernism had become a fashion. The "city symphony" became a fully-fledged film genre, whose characters were the railway, the dance of the trams, the magic of electricity and the roar of automobiles. From this rapidly-developing city arose a resounding combination of new sounds, now given a new dimension by musicians Simon Fisher Turner, Klara Lewis and Rainier Lericolais through a contemporary sound and musical creation.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 20:00 to Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 19:55

    Venue: 

    Centre Pompidou - Paris, France
  • Xcèntric: Spaces for creation. Manon de Boer

    In her films, Manon de Boer explores the way in which memory is activated and how she renders it visible by means of the artistic process. Her portraits are introspective narratives in which the image and sound tracks are sensible surfaces that record the pleasure of filming the other, and music and words are regarded as sensorial experiences. This session shows her work by means of four of her most important films, including the presentation of her latest.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 18:30

    Venue: 

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