• Time Revealing Truth: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Tamara Krikorian and Tony Sinden

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    Tamara Krikorian, Unassembled Information (1977)Time Revealing Truth: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Tamara Krikorian and Tony Sinden
    27 October 2009, 18.30-20.00
    Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, London

    During the Summer, the world lost two important British artists who pioneered the use of the moving image in the gallery during the 1970s: Tamara Krikorian and Tony Sinden.

    In this celebratory programme, friends, partners and fellow artists will share recollections, show films and videos and introduce video-interviews with both artists, followed by a reception. Evening hosted by Stuart Comer and AL Rees.

    This event has been organised by the Study Collection at CSM, REWIND, LUX and Tate Modern, and coincides with the launch of REWIND + PLAY, An Anthology of Early British Video Art a new DVD published by LUX in Collaboration with REWIND.

    Admission free, first come, first served.



  • Serpentine Cinema: CINACT: Dara Birnbaum

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    Serpentine Cinema: CINACT
    11  October, 3.30pm.
    Tickets £6/£5

    Dara Birnbaum presents  Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978-79)

    Dara Birnbaum is known for using video to reconstruct television imagery using as material such archetypal formats as quizzes, soap operas, and sports programmes. Her techniques involve the repetition of images and interruption of flow with text and music.

    Her best known work ‘Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman’ was made by appropriating imagery from the 1970s TV series Wonder Woman. Through this process Birnbaum isolates and repeats the moment of the "real" woman's symbolic transformation into super-hero.  

    Serpentine Cinema : CINACT is a series of monthly artists’ films  screenings and events at The Gate cinema in Notting Hill. CINACT is named after the title of American artist Henry Flynt’s 2007 cinema manifesto. Each programme focuses on artists who investigate and experiment with the medium of cinema. Tickets available in person at the cinema, on 0871 704 2058 or www.picturehouses.co.uk

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    Gate Picturehouse
    87 Notting Hill Gate
    W11 3JZ
    T: 020 7792 8939
    F: 020 7792 2684


  • Andrew Noren: What the Light Was Like

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    Time Being Andrew Noren (nacido en 1943, Santa Fe, New Mexico) ha trabajado en el arte de la imagen en movimiento durante más de cuarenta años, tiempo en el que se ha convertido en uno de los maestros del cine en la manipulación de la luz y la sombra. Sus filmes combinan estos elementos en una absorbente metafísica de luminosidad y sombría oscuridad, una música visual de delicia y poderosa quinesis, revelando y regocijándose en la fantasmal naturaleza de las apariencias. Esta retrospectiva del MoMA compuesta de seis obras en cicno programas, se inicia con Charmed Particles, el filme que cerró la retrospectiva celebrada en 1981, Of Light and Texture.


  • Light Industry: Omnium-Gatherum

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    Light Industry
    October 8, 19:30
    220 36th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue), 5th Floor
    Brooklyn, NY

    Jeremy Rossen, the co-founder and projectionist of Portland, Oregon’s Cinema Project, will screen a collection of short films by some of his favorite filmmakers. Each of the films selected for this screening had to fall into at least one of the following categories:

    - a film that was worked on but never finished
    - a film that was finished but rarely or never screened
    - something “funny”
    - a film that they found
    - a film made while a teenager


  • Tank tv: Sebastian Buerkner 23rd September - 13th October 2009

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    Identity Slice (Sebastian Buerkner)tank.tv: Sebastian Buerkner
    23rd September - 13th October 2009

    Buerkner is one of the most innovative artists working with animation today.”- The Showroom

    tank.tv is pleased to exhibit a solo show from Sebastian Buerkner which will transform www.tank.tv and present fourteen of his works.

    Sebastian Buerkner's animations offer poly-sensorial experiences, subtly set in situations at the edge of dreaming and waking. His sophisticated audio-visual language which encorporates controlled muddles of strobe lights, flashy colours and vectorial shapes engage forensically with ideas of time, space, speed, colour and weight.

    Sebastian Buerkner studied painting in Germany before moving to London to complete an MA at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2002, where he was awarded a Fellowship Residency the following year. His work has been exhibited in several group and solo shows internationally including at Tramway in February 2009 and in the NKV Wiesbaden in March 2009. Since 2004 his practice has shifted exclusively to animation. He has had solo exhibitions in London including LUX at Lounge Gallery in 2006, the Whitechapel Project Space in 2007 and The Showroom in 2008.

    Sebastian’s work will be shown on www.tank.tv from the 23rd September - 13th October 2009.



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    Utveckling?/Evolution? (Sven Elfström, 1971)
    Utveckling?/Evolution? (Sven Elfström, 1971)

    After a two year break AVANT reopens with a program on amateur film. The program takes place on October 23 & 24 in Karlstad, Sweden.

    A substantial part of the program consists of a retrospective with films by full-time industrial worker Sven Elfström. Elfström made experimental shorts, political documentaries and fiction films in his spare time.

    The veterans from Vienna, Lisl Ponger and Tim Sharp, and the Finnish filmmaker Sami van Ingen exhibit work that they have made from amateur footage; revealing hidden histories and forgotten fantasies.

    AVANT09: AVANT goes AMATEUR is a collaboration between the Värmland Region’s Centres for Film and Dance, Broby Grafiska, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Kristinehamn, Film Studies at Karlstad University and the Filmform foundation.

    The event is free of charge but booking is mandatory.

    Full programme.



  • Directors Lounge: Daniel Cockburn

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    Directors Lounge proudly presents:
    Daniel Cockburn
    - zerofunctional video work -
    Z-Bar Bergstraße 2
    10115 Berlin-Mitte
    Wednesday, 30 September 2009 21:00

    Daniel Cockburn often appears in his own films. He is not playing himself, but he enacts the main character of his script. "I am interested in this blank face without emotions. It becomes a projection surface for anything that happens in the film, like the Kuleshov Effect". The early Russian filmmaker proved that the same head-shot can express fear, anger or sadness depending on the adjunct edits in the film and he thus had a strong influence on Eisenstein's theory of montage. Later, the emotionless poker face of Buster Keaton was celebrated as the beginning point of modern film acting. ­ "And I decided I could do that myself; I didn't need an actor to make the kinds of films I wanted to make," says Cockburn, and he consequently started to explore his own ways of filmmaking.


  • Cinema Abattoir: Amour et Terrorisme

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    The Festival du nouveau cinéma presents, in its FNC Lab

    THURSDAY OCTOBER 15th 11PM at the Agora Hydro-Québec du Coeur des Sciences de l'UQÀM (175 President Kennedy, Montréal)

    CINEMA ABATTOIR: Amour et Terrorisme

    Karl Lemieux & Hyena Hive, Influx LASN: Artisanat, Dark Xenakiss

    Performances in 16mm, super-8mm, video, as well as experimental electronic music.

    For more information about the FNC Lab: www.nouveaucinema.ca


  • FNC Lab: Sines and Wonders

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    at the Agora Hydro-Québec du Coeur des Sciences de l'UQÀM- 175 President Kennedy (Montreal)

    audio and visual performances by: Nicole Lizée, Lynne Trépannier, Patti Schmidt, Double Negative, Kara Blake

    If the Doctor Who theme music sent you running behind the sofa as a child, you are already familiar with the work of Delia Derbyshire. An innovator in sound creation and manipulation during the 1960s, Derbyshire has emerged as a singular pioneer in the field of electronic music. In conjunction with the Montréal première of The Delian Mode, this event presents a night of sound and image in the spirit of Derbyshire’s dedication to forging new frontiers through experimentation.

    Echoing Derbyshire’s atypical approach to audio, Montreal-based composer Nicole Lizée, creates orchestral arrangements using unorthodox instrumentation such as karaoke tapes, video game consoles and turntables. For this special event, Lizée will splice together analog and digital techniques in a unique live ensemble performance.

    Lynne Trépanier, frontwoman of Montréal’s Lesbians on Ecstasy, explores sonic territory as a sound recordist and recently as sound designer for The Delian Mode. Lynne T, on DJ duty with Patti Schmidt (the familiar voice behind CBC’s Brave New Waves) will trace a trajectory of electronic music from the early 1960’s to today.

    Celluloid aberrations and visual amusements will be concocted by The Delian Mode director Kara Blake in collaboration with Montréal’s Double Negative Collective.”

    Sines and Wonders is presented by the Festival du nouveau cinema (FNC Lab) in partnership with Vidéographe