Saturated colour, sensor mutilation and seminal film flicker take over two floors of The Brunswick Club. Avant-garde film pioneer Malcolm Le Grice introduces a selection of his films including Little Dog for Roger (1967) and the dual 16mm version of Berlin Horse (1970). Peter Tscherkassky’s sensual and spectral The Exquisite Corpus (2015) completes the screenings.
All Nuit Long Re(MIX) Vidéodanse is a new dance video event in Montréal curated by Kim-Sanh Châuand Guillaume Vallée, presented by Studio 303. This event will take place at Studio 303 (Montreal, Canada), dance and interdisciplinary performance, as part of Nuit Blanche Montréal.
As part of the Cinema66 screening series, Brand New Blinkers are curating an evening of experimental films based around the theme - Non-Verbal Communication. Apart from titles, the films in this selection are not language-based, but rather unfold on a visual and aural level, communicating in a peculiar and unconventional way.
Los Angeles Filmforum and The University Art Museum present - David Lamelas: Screening of Three Films
In Person: David Lamelas
David Lamelas began working in film in the late 1960s while living in London. Subsequently he created films in continental Europe, the United States, and Argentina. Place plays an integral role in his film work, as do the phenomenological experiences of time, space, and narrative. The University Art Museum presents three films by David Lamelas, including a rare 16 mm screening of Film 18 Paris IV 70 (People and Time-Paris), made with artist Daniel Buren, journalist Raúl Escari, and filmmaker Pierre Grinberg for the conceptual exhibition 18 Paris IV.70, curated by Michel Claura and Seth Siegelaub.
From the 1920s on one can locate a fascinating, global convergence of avant-garde anthropology and experimental cinemas. In Latin America, this has often resulted in the manufacturing of social utopias and calls for radical figurations of the New Man, often by blurring nationalist and cosmopolitan fantasies dreamt up between Old and New Worlds. Chilean exile film artist and theorist Raúl Ruiz belongs uneasily and dissonantly to this tradition.
For a short period in the 1970s, then-Chicago-based filmmaker Bruce Wood created several amazing and intensely beautiful black and white abstract films. And then he stopped; not an uncommon story. In recent years growing attention has been paid to "forgotten" regional filmmakers around the country - and Chicago is no exception. Hidden gems are being rediscovered and shining again years after they were made.