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  • Oporto apresenta #15: Fog pumas

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    gunvor_nelson"Fog Pumas" by Gunvor Nelson

    Thursday, July 16, 2009, 11 pm

    in collaboration with Dorothy Wiley
    16 mm, colour, stereo sound, 25', 1967

    Gunvor Nelson is one of those acclaimed avantgarde-film-makers who, in the sixties, settled in the Bay Area. Since then she has been doing highly personal pieces revealing a strong poetic and feminine awareness. Her camera and montage talent releases the unseen musical quality trapped in things. In "Fog Pumas" beauty arouses unexpectedly from a surreal context. In her words the film is "a surreal fantasy populated by an imaginative assortment of human beings, creatures, places and events.

    "an entropic requiem"
 - 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.

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  • BFI Southbank: Time and Space

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    Time And Space
    London BFI Southbank
    Sunday 19 July 2009, at 6:10pm

    These three films, made within two years of the Apollo 11 landing, by artists who were pioneers in the development of conceptual art in Britain, capture a contemporary fascination on the part of artists and public with the events and imagery of space exploration. At the same time, they continually return to the concerns of everyday life on earth. The films will be introduced by curators Nicholas Alfrey and Joy Sleeman, who will be joined by artist David Lamelas.

    One
    Ian Breakwell & Mike Leggett, UK, 1971/2003, video, b/w, sound, 15 min
    ONE documents a performance by Breakwell at the Angela Flowers Gallery, celebrating the gallery’s first anniversary and coinciding with the Apollo 14 manned mission to the moon in February 1971. Throughout an eight-hour ‘working day’, a group of labourers shovel dirt in a room on the second floor of the gallery. This activity was simultaneously broadcast via CCTV to a monitor in the gallery’s street level window. As the day went on and the original piles became a layer of mud on the gallery floor, the live footage struck a striking resemblance to that being fed back from the moon, drawing the attention, and confusion, of passers by.

    A Study Of Relationships Between Inner And Outer Space
    David Lamelas, UK, 1969, 16mm, b/w, sound, 20 min
    A STUDY OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INNER AND OUTER SPACE begins with an analytical investigation of the architecture of one of the galleries at the Camden Arts Centre, where the film was originally shown, along with interviews with gallery staff - a gallery manager, a guard, a clerk - revealing some of the structure and hierarchies within the institution. In the second part of the film, the focus shifts to the environment outside the gallery, the city and its infrastructure, its transport and weather systems. Finally, these ever increasing circles take us out onto the street, where passers by are quizzed about ‘the most important subject according to the mass media of information, on the 21st May, between 5 and 7 pm, time when the interviews were filmed.’ That subject happens to be the Apollo 10 lunar probe, the final ‘rehearsal’ for the moon landing in July.

    Erth
    John Latham, UK, 1971, 16mm, colour, sound, 25 min
    A visual countdown of the age of the universe, through time and space, to the surface of the earth. Latham was fascinated by the photographs of the earth that were being returned from the first space missions.
    From their great distance, these images described the perspective which Latham felt was necessary to perceive our temporary habitation of the planet in relation to what he called the ‘whole event’, the Universe. Periods of silent black space are punctuated by momentary glimpses of the earth, getting closer as the film rolls.  As the camera zooms in, there is a change of pace when an entire volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica flickers past, frame-by-frame. In the final frames of Erth a blurred figure is seen in the landscape, a representative of the “brilliant streptococcus organism for which no antidote exists” (JL).

    "Time and Space" is a satellite event of the exhibition "Earth-Moon-Earth" (Djanogly Gallery, University of Nottingham, until 9 August) and the third in a series of screenings organised by John Latham's Flat Time House in Peckham. The event is presented at the BFI in collaboration with Flat Time House, and the Djanogly Gallery.

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    BFI Southbank
    Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT
    Nearest Tube: Waterloo / Embankment

    Tickets: £6.40
    Box office: 020 7928 3232

    www.bfi.org.uk/southbank
    www.lakesidearts.org.uk
    www.flattimeho.org.uk

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  • Roger Beebe - New Maps of the New World

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    Roger Beebe: New Maps of the New World
    Film and Video work
    Friday, 17 July 2009, 21:00 h
    Z-Bar
    Bergstraße 2
    10115 Berlin-Mitte

    Artist Roger Beebe, who also has a background in critical theory, works closely with the cinematographic image, using super-8, 16mm film and video. His visual language is largely based on the American Avant-garde, at least on that tradition that is defining film not as “moving image” but as the medium emergent from the differences between single pictures, between takes and edits and, possibly, scenes or chapters. Beauty, meaning and movement are achieved by the viewer’s perception of these differences, oppositions and similarities.

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  • Weekend in the Pines

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    Weekend in the Pines

    In collaboration with Cinema Abattoir and the Double Negative Collective

    Presents

    Projection / Sonic Levitation
    316 Murray Street # 205, Griffintown
    Film Screenings begin at 8pm each night / Music at 10pm

    Friday July 3rd
    Subversive Short Film Program 1
    - Whilst
    - Tom Carter (Charalambides / USA)
    - Zaimph (Marcia Bassett from Double Leopards, Hototogisu / USA)
    - Menace Ruine

    Saturday July 4th
    Subversive Short Film Program 2
    - Karl Lemieux Projection Performance w/ Hyena
    - Hive and David Bryant
    - Chromosphere
    - Dreamcatcher
    - Bill Nace (USA)
    - Metalux (USA)

    Sunday July 5th
    The Films of Etienne O'Leary
    - Steve Bates
    - Novi_sad (Athens, Greece)
    - Bruce McClure Multi Projection Performance (USA)

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  • Anthology: Henry Hills DVD Release Event

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    Henry Hills DVD Release Event
    Anthology Film Archives
    Sunday, June 28 at 7:30.
    Filmmaker in person!
    Reception to follow.

    Moving to New York in 1978, filmmaker Henry Hills formed a strong alliance with the Downtown music improvisers and the "Language" poets, guiding his film work toward a rhythmic, multilayered world filled with unpredictable changes and a striking improvisational edge. At long last, his uncompromising shorts are being released  on DVD, courtesy of John Zorn's equally radical TZADIK label. This show includes the very best of Hills's wonderfully intense films - from the downtown all-star-filled MONEY to structural dance films like LITTLE LIEUTENANT and BALI MÉCANIQUE. A major force in new cinema, these films are brilliantly visual, crammed with image and double meaning.

    - PORTER SPRINGS 3 (1977, 7 minutes, 16mm, color, silent)
    - KINO DA! (1980, 2 minutes, 16mm, b&w, sound)
    - MONEY (1984, 14 minutes, 16mm, color, sound)
    - SSS (1988, 6 minutes, 16mm, color, sound)
    - GOTHAM (1990, 3 minutes, video, b&w, sound)
    - GOA LAWAH (1992, 5 minutes, 16mm, color, sound)
    - BALI MÉCANIQUE (1992, 11 minutes, 16mm, color, sound)
    - LITTLE LIEUTENANT (1994, 6 minutes, 16mm, color, sound)
    - PORTER SPRINGS 4 (1999, 15 minutes, 16mm, color, sound)
    - ELECTRICITY (2007, 7 minutes, video, color, sound)
    - FAILED STATES (2008, 10 minutes, video, color, sound)
    Total running time: ca. 90 minutes.

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  • 48-Stunden-Neukölln: Urban Sho(r)ts Long Film Night

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    48-Stunden-Neukölln: Urban Sho(r)ts Long Film Night
    27 June 2009
    23:00–03:00
    Passage Kino
    Karl-Marx-Straße 131
    12043 Berlin-Neukölln

    The major theme of 48-STUNDEN-NEUKÖLLN, the annual art festival in the Berlin borough of Neukölln, is the relations of city–nature–man. Consequently, the term urbanity became an essential aspect of this year's programming for the Long Film Night. The selection was drawn from direct submissions and in collaboration with interfilm and the Urban Research Program. The Long Film Night presents a three hours program of short narrative, experimental and documentary films.

    Interfilm as a film distribution offers ca. 300 films for rentals. Theme oriented short film programs and programme pictures are the main focus of the program. In addition, the nerve centre at Tempelhofer Damm organizes the annual short film festival interfilm.

    Urban Research brings together films of artists who work with experimental and documentary means on issues of urbanity and public space. Since 2005, Klaus W. Eisenlohr is dedicated to this program and selection as part of the contemporary art and media platform Directors Lounge.

    - Zwischen vier und sechs, Corinna Schnitt – Deutschland 6:25
    - K.I.L.L., Thorsten Fleisch – Deutschland 3:40
    - Abwärts, Gerhard Tietz – Deutschland 6:26
    - Mehmet, Ulrike Böhnisch – Türkei 11:00
    - Whirr, Timo Katz – Deutschland 2:23
    - jenen, die..., Christian Schnalzger – Deutschland 14:35
    - Daily, Astrid Menze – Deutschland 1:00
    - Funkel, Patrik Metzger – Deutschland 15:24
    - pavement, Aline Helmcke – Deutschland 1:27
    - Die Selbstheilung meines Fahrrades, Dagie Brundert – Deutschland 3:31
    - Von Karstadt, Petra Dumpe – Deutschland 36:00
    - Peter Grosshauser »Entschleunigung«, Nico Hertweck – Deutschland 6:26
    - Tale of ordinary Sadness, Jonathan Peters – Deutschland 4:00
    - Blumenthal, Karola Schlegelmilch – Frankreich 7:30
    - "für dich", Hanna Salzer – Deutschland 7:00
    - Der Himmel über dem Alexanderplatz, Klaus W. Eisenlohr – Deutschland 12:00
    - Collosiaeus Urbanus Polyphagus, Doris Freigofas – Deutschland 3:00
    - Macht Strukturen, Verena Grimm – Mexico 2:31
    - Hello Antenna, Anna Samoylovich/Veronika Samartseva, – Deutschland 4:00
    - homo ludens, Thilo Droste/Petra Lottje, – Deutschland 0:90
    - En Construction, Julie Meyer – Frankreich/Deutschland 4:30
    - Unsere Grenzen, Thomas Adamicka – Deutschland 21:00

    http://www.48-stunden-neukoelln.de/2009/de/ortinfo.html?p=291
    http://www.interfilm.de/
    http://richfilm.de/DL2009/framesIndex.html
    http://directorslounge.net/

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  • Tate Modern course: The Futurist Film

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    The Futurist Film
    Led by Karen Mirza and Brad Butler from no.w.here
    Saturday 4 July 2009, 11.00–17.00
    Saturday 11 July 2009, 10.00–17.00

    The futurists loved film. They saw film as the art form that was best suited to capturing the complex sensibility of their time.

    Participants in this practical workshop will explore the ideas of the Futurist Cinema Manifesto, look at contemporary practice inspired by them and end up making their own short films.

    On day one, no.w.here tutors and participants view historical and contemporary work by Paul Sharits, Samuel Beckett, Nicky Hamlyn, David Dye, Tony Conrad and Steve Farrer amongst others. After a visit to the Futurism exhibition, a practical session devoted to shooting techniques with standard 8 and 16 mm cine cameras will follow. Participants will use these cameras to film in the afternoon.

    Between sessions participants will be encouraged to use one of the aims of the Manifesto as an inspiration for making a short film. This work will be screened on day two, followed by further opportunities to practice shooting and developing film at no.w.here lab. All participants plus family and friends are invited to a screening of their film creations in the Starr Auditorium at Tate Modern on 17 July.

    This workshop is open to beginners and experienced practitioners.
    Tate Modern  East Room
    £90 (£70 concessions), booking recommended
    Price includes lunch on day one
    For tickets book online or call 020 7887 8888.

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  • Experimental Filmclub: Selfportraits

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    Experimental Filmclub: Self-portraits
    Sunday 28th June / The Odessa Club / Dublin / 5pm / Doors: 7 euro (5 euro concession)

    Experimental cinema is known for its rigorous investigation of the properties and possibilities of the film medium. But, given the intimate and homemade nature of most experimental filmmaking practices, it can also facilitate a rigorous investigation of the properties and possiblities of oneself. While none of the films in this programme are “self-portraits” in any conventional sense, all employ their authors’ own bodies as visual subjects, and explore human experiences of love, grief and loneliness that are extremely personal to their creators. This rootedness in personal experience can make them, in a way, more accessible than more purely formal experimental works. But it also presents a danger: that we will view these works primarily in terms of their autobiographical import rather than their powers as an aesthetic experience.

    In seeking to address this, the films in this programme have been selected to cover a range of distinct formal approaches to self-reflection through cinema. Each offers a reinterpretation and expansion of what “portraying oneself” through cinema might be and might lead to. If the resonance and power of these films is strengthened by the impression of unflinching honesty and self-revelation that they share, it is ultimately the different ways in which they are stylistically organised that ensures their impact—rather than the (in some cases, quite ambiguous and tenuous) relation of the films to the specific facts of their authors’ lives.

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  • Directors Lounge: Barbara Rosenthal

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    Directors Lounge cordially invites you:
    Barbara Rosenthal – 33 existential videos
    Thursday, 25 June 2009 21:00 Uhr

    Z-Bar
    Gartenstraße 2
    10115 Berlin-Mitte

    Barbara Rosenthal
    humorous conceptual poetry-and.performance shorts
    Including World Premiere of “Dead Heat”

    Barbara Rosenthal’s work, on one hand many-fold and widespread over media such as performance, artists’ books, photography, installations and video, on the other hand shows continued commitment in her field and consistency over several decades. If you need proof that art can be genuinely political, even if the artist does not calling themself a “political activist”, or possibly even moreso because they do not, then look at Rosenthal’s work. The collection of her video work over 30 years, a part of which will be presented at Directors Lounge, may possibly be best compared with a witty book of aphorisms. It’s altogether irresistible, it’s thoughtful, and it’s funny, absurd, and at the same time, serious, absolutely. And that’s what she wants to be taken for.

    You may find Dada, Surrealism or Fluxus in her work, all of which has been overdone with and overused by contemporary artists. However, if you tried to interpret her that way, you would still not come to terms with Barbara’s work.
    And if we have a closer look, there may be one strategy (of many) we can recognize: Very often, the artist finds ideas, or encounters situations, and takes them just too literally. By these and other techniques, daily life and its absurdities as mirrored in her work become an arena for thoughts revealing truth (yes!), and the negative consequences of abstractedness in live and politics.

    Barbara Rosenthal demands close attention and precise reception from her audience, those who like to follow her track of thoughts and perceptions. Her humour never transmits sarcasm; rather, it is as gentle as the jokes we know from those Zen Masters quizzing their favourite pupil. For example, in “How Much Does The Monkey Count?” that is all they do, Barbara and the monkey she ventriloquizes compete by counting numbers. Or like, when the absurdity of reading the listings of societies from the New York City phonebook turns into a critical statement without her adding anything to it. Or, in another example, when the artist is whispering “forbidden” secrets about a sexual attraction, which reveal less of herself but of the repressing side of political (and sexual) correctness.

    The screening will almost be a retrospective as it shows a range of the artist’s earliest (nicely digitally re-mastered) and most recent work. Having said all that, we are happy that Barbara Rosenthal is coming to Berlin exclusively for this screening. And she will be available to the audience, for questions and answers, or at least more thought-nourishing quizzes.
    (Klaus W. Eisenlohr)

    Links:
    http://www.dirctorslounge.net
    http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesBarbaraR.html
    http://www.z-bar.de

    Artist’s Links:
    http://www.emedialoft.org/artistspages/barbararosenthal.htm
    http://the-artists.org/artist/Barbara-Rosenthal

    Press Release (PDF download):
    http://netzspannung.org/cat/servlet/CatServlet/$files/439381/BR_BerlinJune09PressReleaseZBarENG.pdf

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  • Directors Lounge Berlin at PICTURA (Dordrecht)

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    Exhibition: 6-14 June 2009
    Screening: Friday 12 June 2009

    Exhibition:
    Jens Lüstraeten – 15 Minutes of Fame – DE 2007 15mins DV Loop
    Zhenchen Liu –  Under Construction - F 2007 10mins  – DV Loop
    Ian Flitman – Hackney Girl – UK 2008, Flash Movie
    Jani Ruscica – Batbox, Beatbox –  FIN 2008, Double projection on free hanging screen from two sides
    Lucia Nimcova – Exercise SK 2007 5:54 min
    Eytan Heller – Love Sum Game IL 2006; 4:30 min

    Screening:
    Charlotte Ginsborg - The Mirroring Cure UK 2006  27 min
    Caecilia Tripp US 2004  – The Making of Americans USA 18:42 min - In cooperation with Rattapallax, New York
    Ben Russell - Black and White Trypps #3 - USA, 2007; 11min
    Masha Godovannaya - Untitled No.1 RUS 2005, 4 min super8 on video,
    Telemach Wiesinger - Augenblicke #26, 41 u. 48 , DE 2008, 10 min
    Andreas Rost - Solo für Ramallah DE 2005 5 min, DV
    Berit Hummel – Weites Land, 10:38, DE 2007, HDTV,

    Selection of Berlin International Directors Lounge
    Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr

    Directors Lounge Berlin at Pictura in Dordrecht

    PICTURA, one of the oldest artist organizations in Holland has her own Directors Lounge, which in fact, was inspired by Directors Lounge Berlin. A visit of the director of PICTURA, Jeanne van der Horst at Directors Lounge 2009 in Berlin gave the inspiration for a visit and presentation in Dordrecht.

    On this occasion, and in the tradition of Directors Lounge both in Berlin and Dordrecht, the curator Klaus W. Eisenlohr put together a program with an emphasis in his field of attention, Urban Research. The selection was drawn from the main program of Directors Lounge, from his own program Urban Research, and from the program of Rattapallax, New York. Directors Lounge, which had its fifth anniversary this year, has actually become quite influenced by the theme of Urban Research, which is part of the program for now 3 years. On the other hand, Directors Lounge’s mission, to be an open platform and to bring together media arts, video installation and experimental film, genres, which have been well established in arts but separated for decades will be well presented through this exhibition and screening at PICTURA.
    (Klaus W. Eisenlohr)

    PICTURA
    Artist Organisation
    Voorstraat 190
    Dordrecht
    Netherlands
    http://www.pictura.nl
    http://www.richfilm.de/filmUpload/1-framesDLDordrecht.html
    http://directorsloungeblog.tumblr.com/post/117053850/pictura

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