• Contra el tiempo I

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    Contra el tiempo IMás allá de las historias narrativas, que respetan un tiempo lineal, el cine ha buscado otras formas temporales, acelerándolo, ralentizándolo o invirtiéndolo.


    Domingo, Febrero 7, 2010 - 18:30
  • Directors Lounge 2010 - Media Art Festival

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    Directors Lounge 2010From 12th until 21th February 2010, daily from 6 pm with open end.
    Opening: Sunday, 11. February at 8 pm
    Location: Meinblau e.V., Pfefferberg, Christinenstr. 18/19, D-10119 Berlin, Germany

    Web: http://www.directorslounge.net

    At the same time as Berlinale reaches their 60th year, Directors Lounge celebrates her 6th anniversary this February, in 2010. Starting off in 2005 as a spontaneous self-organized place for friends of experimental media arts and for stressed-out film ticket hunters, the small festival has grown to an international platform for exceptional film and media shows. Directors Lounge has presented artists and their works on fairs and exhibitions, features single artists in monthly screenings in Berlin and presents selected works on the web. However, the media art festival in February still is the very heart and core of Directors Lounge, and should not be missed.


  • Steina and Woody Vasulka: Latent Perceptions

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    Steina and Woody Vasulka: Latent Perceptions
    Saturday 20 February 2010, 19:30
    Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
    Bankside, London SE1 9TG

    Major figures in the history of video art and electronic media, the Vasulkas have contributed enormously to the evolution of digital aesthetics through a prolific body of work exploring the malleability of vision, the manipulation of electronic energy and the interrelation of sound and image.

    This programme will highlight single-channel video works created in the 1970s in conjunction with a presentation by the artists about their current work.

    The Vasulkas' investigations into analogue and digital processes and their development of electronic imaging tools, which began in the early 1970s, place them among the primary architects of an electronic vocabulary for image-making.

    All of their work is in some way connected to a fundamental agenda: to interrogate the intrinsic properties of the machine as cultural code and the latent or overt perceptual changes that emerge.

    Programme duration 90 min

    Please note that this programme is not suitable for people sensitive to flashing images.
    £5 (£4 concessions), booking recommended


  • Pacific Film Archive: Four by Nathaniel Dorsky

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    Sarabande (Nathaniel Dorsky, 2008)Pacific Film Archive: Four by Nathaniel Dorsky
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
    Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
    2625 Durant Avenue #2250
    Berkeley, CA 94720-2250, USA

    Two Premieres. Nathaniel Dorsky in Person

    “The films of Nathaniel Dorsky blend a beauteous celebration of the sensual world with a deep sense of introspection and solitude. They are occasions for reflection and meditation, on light, landscape, time, and the motions of consciousness. Dorsky’s films reveal the mystery behind everyday existence, providing intimations of eternity” (Steve Polta, San Francisco Cinematheque). Dorsky writes of Sarabande, “Dark and stately is the warm, graceful tenderness of the Sarabande.” And of Winter: “San Francisco’s winter is a season unto itself. Fleeting, rain-soaked, verdant, a brief period of shadows and renewal.” Describing his two most recent films, Compline and Aubade, he writes, “Compline is a night devotion or prayer, the last of the canonical hours, the final act in a cycle. This film is also the last film I will be able to shoot on Kodachrome, a film stock I have shot since I was ten years old. It is a loving duet with and a fond farewell to this noble emulsion. An aubade is a poem or morning song evoking the first rays of the sun at daybreak. Often, it includes the atmosphere of lovers parting. This film is my first venture into shooting in color negative after having spent a lifetime shooting Kodachrome. In some sense, it is a new beginning for me.”

    - Sarabande (2008, 15 mins, PFA Collection).
    - Winter (2008, 21.5 mins, PFA Collection)
    - Compline (2009, 18.5 mins, From the artist).
    - Aubade (2010, 11.5 mins, From the artist).

    • (Total running time: 67 mins @ 18 fps, Silent, Color, 16mm)


  • Oporto apresenta #18: What is the sound of one hand clapping?

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    Oporto apresenta #18: What is the sound of one hand clapping?"What is the sound of one hand clapping?" by Liliane Lijn
    16 mm film, color, sound, 14', 1973
    Camera : Roger Coward and Pip Benveniste; Editing : Liliane Lijn; Sound: Rolf Gehlhaar
    Saturday, February 6, 2010, 11 pm

    Liliam Lijne could be considered as a "kinetic wizard" for her persistent research on the fluid matters of time and space.
    The film "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" is a natural follow up for her kinetic experiments done during the sixties. The piece is based on the phonetic resemblance between the words "Koan" and "Cone" and could be seen as a "conic mantra". Several early sculptures, preliminary studies for her monumental work "The white Koan", were portrayed spinning. The rotating movement liberates inner resonances that were captured by the camera as ontological matter.

    “A timely experiment on perpetual vision”- Alexandre Estrela


    Oporto is a studio and a non-profit screening room located in Lisboa. Occupying the former Merchant Sailors Union headquarters, Oporto projects from time to time a single unique experimental video or film. The programme is exquisite and extremely slow.The selection of the pieces screened is made, not only on the basis of the work itself, but also on an overall idea of an exquisite corpse . The space is directed by artist Alexandre Estrela, in cooperation with designers and associate program managers Antonio Gomes and Claudia Castelo a.k.a. Barbara Says and artist Miguel Soares. Sponsored by GAU- Gestão de Audiovisuais.