Karel Doing presents a programme exploring cinematic mischief, with a collection of works that undermine and disrupt contemporary political discourse whilst providing a counterpoint to aestheticism – a tonic for the modern malaise. This selection brings together films from across Europe to reveal surprising links between disparate makers and thinkers – followed by a discussion with the filmmakers about their outspoken and radical positions.
"Now more than ever," The Great Wall of Oakland is seeking short 1 minute loopable video works that will be compiled to create a reel of anxiety breathing exercises. Using the viral anxiety gif, http://i.imgur.com/Huou7Gh.gif, as inspiration, we hope to get artists involved in creating their own versions of this exercise.
This special session is the launch of the "Re-engineering the industry" program, dedicated to a Mire laboratory machine, the Debrie contact printer, which makes it possible to copy 16mm film. In the coming months, masterclass, workshop and artist residency will aim at a dialogue between artists and technicians in order to perpetuate and develop the use of machinery abandoned by the film industry and to reappropriate its use for artistic purposes.
In 1951, Maurice Lemaître made his first film, Le Film est déjà commencé? (Has the film already started?). It is the first attempt to destroy the normal framework of the cinematographic representation in which each element is upset: image, sound, screen, venue, spectators... It is the advent of syncinema: it is no longer just a film projection, but a cinema session that has become a work of art as a whole.
Filmforum concludes its 2016 season with a return visit from filmmaker Eric Leiser. Experimental animator Eric Leiser makes films that explore dreams, Christian imagery, surrealism, and magical realism while employing a variety of cinematic techniques, including stop-motion animation and holography.
Over the course of two days, artists, theorists, programmers, curators and experimental film lovers will come together for a series of round table discussions, film screenings and an installation to reflect on, question, discuss, discover and share in this multi-faceted art practice, considered to be cinema’s very soul.
Our aim is to create an event that offers the opportunity to discover experimental filmmaking as a vast and rich art form, revealing endless possibilities and links between theory and practice.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 (All day) to Friday, December 16, 2016 (All day)
In her brief life, Marjorie Keller made nearly thirty films in her own distinctive cinematic voice. From her earliest efforts in the late 1960s, Marjorie was attracted to film’s potential to portray the complexity of private events and personal relationships, mostly in response to family life. Her gestural and vivid camerawork, along with an intricate approach to poetic editing, created a body of work that is unsurpassed in its intimacy and conveyance of feelings and concerns.