July 30, 17h - Cinematheque 4 Experimental Poland #1 – The Vanished World
This program tries to offer a possible and humble solution to a fundamental dilemma of our times, the one between representation and its limits. How can we represent the Shoah and how can we portray the vanished Jewish world of Poland, if we must compare Auschwitz to “an earthquake [that] destroys not only lives, buildings, and objects but also the instruments used to measure earthquakes directly or indirectly (Lyotard)”?
As an extension of her exhibition at Matadero's Nave 0, Cineteca hosts AR, FOGO, TERRA, ÁGUA, a carte blanche in which the Brazilian artist Ana Vaz (Brasilia, 1986) puts her own work in dialogue with a personal history of cinema in which claims a poetic-physics of impurity. From Bruce Baillie to Toshio Matsumoto, through the new Latin American cinemas and the North American avant-garde, Vaz invites us on an elementary journey - air, fire, earth, water - for a personal and political, artistic and ethnographic cinema.
The Forgiveness of Judith Malina considers the ethics of forgiveness in the context of the Holocaust.The film features never-before-seen footage of late theater director Judith Malina with an original score by James Sclavunos of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Working with underground DEO cinema and artist bar 289E, we will be holding our next screening at A. Farm a local based artist residency located in a converted factory at the edge of Saigon. Our goal is to generate interest in experimental cinema and video art in Vietnam.
Genre focus: experimental, abstract, video art, documentary. Length: under 15 minutes Prefer films made between 2015-2019.