This humble homage to Jonas Mekas will take place at Modern Art Museum Cinemateque's - Rio de Janeiro (26.04) and at Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil (CCBB) - São Paulo (05.05), as part of LABAS - Lithuanian Culture Festival held at Ema Klabin Foundation in partnership with Lithuanian Consulate in São Paulo and the Lithuanian-Brazilian community.
'Freeze-Frame, a Vanitas of Light' investigates in what form film can exist without the physical presence of film. The starting point is the local history of Wetteren, where in the 1960s were four cinemas; Cinema Roxy, Cinema Nova, Cinema Max and Cinema Forum. The socialists, liberals and Catholics, each had their own cinema and one was there for the 'naughty' films. Now that these cinemas have disappeared from the street scene, the question remains whether the cinematic is still present in Wetteren, or can be, and how an idea of film can exist without actually being present as a film.
Sunday, April 21, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, May 26, 2019 (All day)
Videoex, the largest Experimental Film & Video Festival in Switzerland, is celebrating its 21st edition this year. Over 9 days, Videoex will present more than 150 works on the threshold between visual art and film.
Videoex – International Experimental Film & Video Festival Zurich 25 May – 2 June 2019 21st Edition
Telematic is pleased to present If AI were Cephalopod, a new multi-channel video installation by the collaborative artist 0rphan Drift (Ranu Mukherjee and Maggie Roberts), which explores fictional relationships between human, animals and synthetic entities, in order to imagine possible future embodiments and forms of consciousness. Drawing upon Embodied Cognitive Science and Radical Anthropology, the artists ask what paradigm of “intelligence” we presuppose in the development of Artificial Intelligence, implicitly challenging commonplace assumptions about what it means to be human as distinct from other forms of life. Is it not perhaps better to imagine the intelligence of machines in light of, what we now recognize as, the remarkably sophisticated cognition of other creatures?
Saturday, May 4, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)
This program brings together a selection of early to mid-career 16mm works by American filmmaker Fred Worden. Occupied with optical cinematic investigations and the machinic constituents of cinema, Worden's work has been described as being developed "out of his interest in intermittent projection as the source of cinema’s primordial powers. How a stream of still pictures passing through a projector at a speed meant to overwhelm the eyes might be harnessed to purposes other than representation or naturalism."
Soanyway online magazine is inviting video submissions for Issue 3, by 30 April 2019. The magazine crosses the boundaries of visual, sonic and web-based art, video, poetry, music, literature and art writing, using any combination of words, images and sounds. Our focus is on work that tells a story, interpreting the idea of narrative broadly, considering it in relation to fact and fiction, narration or implication, and structure or a lack of it. We also regard most history, theory and critique as the telling of stories about stories.