Eventos

  • Tate Modern: Colour Field Film and Video

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    Colour Field Film and Video
    Friday 21 November – Saturday 22 November 2008

    The two programmes in this series look at the myriad ways in which
    'colour fields' have been explored in artists' films and videos. The
    work included spans the history of experimental film and video, from
    some of the earliest avant-garde films of the 1920s to contemporary
    digital abstraction. Links are explored between these films and videos
    and certain trends in abstract painting, from constructivist aesthetics
    through to colour field painters, including Mark Rothko. The use of
    colour in the works that comprise these programmes is sometimes
    celebratory or playful, but always critical and direct.

    Curated by Simon Payne
    Simon Payne is a video artist. Most recently his work has shown in a
    programme entitled Aleatory Colour: Perception / Memory / Material
    curated by Peter Gidal, for the Serpentine Gallery. He has a PhD from
    the Royal College of Art and is a Senior Lecturer in Communication,
    Film and Media Studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

    Programme One: Kinetic Colour
    Friday 21 November 2008, 19.00

    The films and videos in this programme use colour in swathes, lines,
    bits, or frame-by-frame, engaging every portion of the screen. They
    involve abstract paradigms related to painterly aesthetics, weaving and
    digital synthesis. The animation, flicker and modulation of fields and
    frames of colour create experiences that are vivid and distinctly
    phenomenal.

    - Walther Ruttmann, Opus II-IV, Germany 1923-25, 10'
    - Oskar Fischinger, Motion Painting no.1,USA 1947, 11'
    - Len Lye, Color Cry, USA 1952-53, 3'
    - Rose Lowder, Parcelle, France 1979, 3'
    - Paul Sharits, Ray Gun Virus, USA 1966, 14'
    - Peter Donebauer, Entering, UK 1974, 8'   
    - Stephen Beck, Video Weavings, USA 1976, 9'
    - reMI, uta zet, Austria 2001, 5'   
    - Bas van Koolwijk, Five, Netherlands 2002, 3'
    - Tina Frank, Chronomops, Austria 2005, 3'
    - Simon Payne, New Ratio, UK 2007, 2' 

    Programme duration approx 71 min

    Tate Modern  Starr Auditorium
    £5 (£4 concessions), booking recommended
    For tickets book online or call 020 7887 8888


    Programme Two: Contrasting Surfaces

    Saturday 22 November 2008, 19.00

    This programme presents films and videos that explore different
    relationships between the substance of the recorded image and the flat
    coloured surface of the screen, which is often accentuated by filters
    or mattes. In some of the films, such as Ming Green and Color Aid, the
    subject matter itself refers to flat surfaces of colour. In many of the
    other pieces the prominence of the grain or pixels, and the use of
    printing processes or compositing, sets up an interplay between the
    layers of the image and screen.

    - Jennifer Nightingale, Knitting Pattern, UK 2006, 3'   
    - Chick Strand, Anselmo, USA 1967, 4'
    - Gregory Markopoulos, Ming Green, USA 1966, 7'
    - Stan Brakhage, III, IV and V (from the Roman Numerals series), USA 1979/80, 9'
    - Richard Serra, ColorAid, USA 1970/71, 36'
    - George Barber, Tilt, UK 1983, 4'
    - Nicky Hamlyn, Telly, UK 1995, 4'
    - Vincent Grenier, Color Study, Canada 2000, 4'

    Programme duration approx 71 min

    Tate Modern  Starr Auditorium
    £5 (£4 concessions), booking recommended
    For tickets book online or call 020 7887 8888.

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  • Los Angeles Filmforum - Stephanie Maxwell Visual Music

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    unday November 9, 2008, 7:00 pm

    11-9-08-outermost

    Los Angeles Filmforum presents
    Stephanie Maxwell Visual Music
    Stephanie Maxwell in person!!

    Co-presentation with the iotaCenter.

    Stephanie Maxwell specializes in hand-painted experimental abstract
    animation. After performing a variety of painting, marking and
    engraving techniques directly onto 35mm film stock, Maxwell
    rephotographs each frame of the film using a digital feed camera and
    digital frame capture, sometimes employing additional manipulations
    such as bending and twisting the film, layering film frames together,
    and progressive alterations of the image during the frame by frame
    rephotography.

    This screening will feature selections from Maxwell’s work from 1984
    through her two newest works from 2008, as well as a twelve-minute
    short documentary about Maxwell’s filmmaking process, with footage of
    the artist at work. Two short clips from the documentary and a few
    select clips from the films are available on the iotaCenter YouTube channel.

    The aesthetic of Maxwell’s films has changed since she began
    creating films in the 1980’s, and the transformation of her techniques
    and style will be apparent by viewing her films chronologically. The
    themes and imagery in her films vary widely – from that of a biological
    nature (GA, 1984), to staged, but painterly, graphical works (Somewhere, 1999) to interpretations of the metaphysical – time, reality, existence (Time Streams, 2003 and Runa’s Spell, 2007).

    Some of the combinations of sound and imagery in Maxwell’s work are haunting and lovely, as in Runa’s Spell,
    where a close-up of what appears to be a colorful microscopic organism
    is accompanied by the distant sound of a woman lamenting in musical
    form. In Reflecting Pool (2006), a dark, ominous background
    is lit up with neon reflections of sand animation combined with images
    of microscopic organisms in a watery matrix. The music reflects and
    reacts to the evolving revelations in this three-movement work.

    “Stephanie Maxwell’s work gets me. Her work is fuelled by a
    breathless, giddy energy and passion that seeps through every whore of
    a pore. Like a child, she is excited by a seemingly minute discovery —
    like an anthill, river or a rock. Maxwell’s work is an extension of
    that explorative part of our childhood. She has a tenacious fascination
    with the natural world; a world that too many of us (myself included)
    have left behind in favor of simulated realities.” – Chris Robinson, Animation World Magazine

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  • Exp 24 at Leeds Int Film Festival

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    Friday 14th November: 8.30pm-11pm @ The Adelphi, 1-3 Hunslett Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ

    £3.50/£4.50 entry

    EXP24
    are a Leeds-based experimental film collective working with Super 8 and
    16mm with a penchant for film happenings. They will be unveiling their
    very own beautiful, hand-crafted and hand-processed films created in
    their newly established proto film lab!

    Share in the EXP24
    experience in the relaxed and informal environment of the Adelphi
    upstairs room with live soundtracks, eclectic music and a bar! Come and
    witness gorgeous experimental cinema made by Leeds' very own lab rat
    cineastes!

    This event will be experimental in form as well as
    content, challenging traditional notions of cinema ‘screenings’. EXP24
    will present films and works in progress on Super 8, 16mm and digital
    formats, with plenty of breaks and good music.

    There will also
    be some installations in the lounge area. Featured screenings include
    EXP24’s hand-made films and also films created by people who have
    participated in EXP24-run workshops. EXP24 enjoys creating film events
    which are accessible to all and at the same time challenge commonly
    held notions of what cinema is, so come along and enjoy the sociable
    atmosphere as well as the moving images.

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  • ATA: Global Undergrounds - Documentary Films from Spain

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    Global Undergrounds: Documentary Films From Spain

    On November 13 and 14, as part of an ongoing cinematic and cultural exchange between ATA and the independent cinema La Enana Marron in Madrid, Spain, ATA hosts two nights of Documentary film from Spain sponsored by the General Consulate of Spain in San Francisco. David Reznak, filmmaker and founder of La Enana Marron will be here in person to present the series.

    Both screenings will take place at ATA, 992 Valencia Street, Doors open at 7:30pm and films will start at 8pm. Entrance is FREE.

    Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 8pm
    La Osa Mayor Menos Dos -The Great Bear Minus Two
    by David Reznak
    16mm, 98 min, colour, 2006. V.O with enghish subtitles
    http://www.laosamayormenosdos.com

    Like the train that brings you from Madrid to Leganés (town where the film was shot), and shows you the back shop of factories and towns, that path that only the railroad takes; staying at the Mental Hospital becomes like watching society behind the scene.
    Madness has a primitive power for revelation: revelation that what is dreamy is to be real, that illusion has no limits. All reality is reabsorbed by fantastic images.

    This documentary has been filmed throughout a year to portrait punctual events of each season, follow the cycles of the younger patients, the improvement or even rehabilitation of the healthier, and irreversibility of the eldest.

    Best Documentary film award at the XII Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Barcelona. L' Alternativa 05, it has been said this is one of the 5 best Spanish films of the decade.


    Friday, November 14, 2008 - 8pm

    Reality And Truth: Spanish Documents
    Curated by David Reznak

    This program includes films like "The Siege" and "As it gets dark, it's dawn", that articulate a language from an elaborated formal process and play with the texture of the image and the descontextualization of the sound to create poetic moments, that oppose another two films, "Texas Sunrise" and " Story of Juan", that use improvisation and a seemingly invisible film crew with which, sometimes, the spectator can wonder how these two films were made and come to the conclusion that the script was written with the camera and the film was finished in the editing room. Both have bet on exceptional characters that don't need to be embellished by an elaborated cinematographic language.

    These four films represent a free cinema that prove that documentary film is a vehicle for the dramatic construction of the filmed reality, and that a preliminary script is the worst curse of a type of cinema.

    El Cerco – The Siege
    Nacho Martín y Ricardo Íscar
    12 min. 35mm, 2005
    V.O with enghish subtitles

    Each year, thousands of tuna fish enter the Mediterranean Sea. Man's hands harass them in a blood and death ritual. It's the classic war between man and animals. But it is an unequal fight.

    Como Anochece Amanece - As It Gets Dark, It's Dawn
    David Reznak.
    10 min, 16mm, 1996
    V.O with enghish subtitles

    A travel log through the Dominican Republic.

    Texas Sunrise
    Luis Escartin
    17min, Video, 2002
    V.O with enghish subtitles

    Texas Sunrise consists of an incredibly lucid monologue narrated by Johnston Frisco, a North American homeless person reflecting on the role of freedom in the current Western society. Issues such as governmental aid and control over citizens by democracies, the desire of private property and need to feel safe are some of the points insisted on. The close ups of this film show are images structured in a group of mostly static shots that represent the solitude of the West Coast scenarios, followed by Johnston Frisco riding a bike.

    The city of Las Vegas and its surroundings landscape are the images that accompany Frisco's words. Postmodern architecture, lonely roads, abandoned cars, pedestrians, restaurant signs and panoramic views of the desert appear throughout the film, in which the face of the protagonist is never revealed.

    It is easy to find an iconographic resemblance between One Way Boogie Woogie by James Benning and Texas Sunrise – the best work of Lluis Escartín – but here Johnston's words show such veracity and vital consequence that they end up being the protagonist of the 17 minutes, leaving the succession of frames in the background.

    Historia De Juan – Story Of Juan
    Fernando Borrero
    38 min. DV, 2002
    V.O with enghish subtitles

    Juan Medina, former convict, infected with HIV, and with a past plagued by drugs and crime, is the protagonist of this documentary film.

    His reflections on politics, religion, sexuality and freedom describe a dense and rich personal universe, where humor tinged with irony softens the harshness of the story.

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  • Austin Film Society - Experimental Films From Romania

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    Austin Film Society and Artslink Artist Residency present
    Visiting filmmaker Sergiu Lupse in attendance for Q&A session
    Sergiu Lupse is a filmmaker from Romania. He graduated with a focus on
    Film and Photography and has a Masters Degree in Experimental Film. In
    2006 he received a grant for young filmmakers from the U.F.A. In 2007
    he received a filmmaking scholarship from CIANT in Prague. This year,
    he was selected for the prestigious Artslink Artist Residency and has
    chosen the Austin Film Society for his host institution. His portfolio
    includes a product catalog for Vichy, various TV commercials, ads and
    promos for television, 10 short films, many of which have screened at
    festivals in Europe and US. In his films, he uses visual stimuli in the
    form of colors or sound and music to pinpoint or accelerate emotions
    and feelings that the character might be experiencing. He also has an
    independent Visual FX studio and has worked on client reels and visual
    effects for film and videos. He is producing his first feature film and
    is currently working on the screenplay for a sci-fi pilot. When he's
    not making films or writing screenplays he enjoys watching movies,
    reading sci-fi books, playing computer games, listening to old punk
    music or having a night out with friends. Sergiu currently resides in
    Sibiu, Romania.

    Program Nature- Written and directed by
    Sergiu Lupse, 2002, DV, 2 min 51 sec. Cast: Lost Soul - Paul Cotoc,
    Wood Witch/Tormented Soul - Ionut Suciu, Wood Witch - Oana Suciu. A man
    gets lost walking through the woods, so he climbs a tree to see where
    he is. He falls unconscious to the ground. He becomes a traveler
    through the underworld, a ghost. He takes another road through the
    forest and images from his past surface, revealing a way out.
    Labyrinth - Black & White- Written and directed by Sergiu Lupse,
    2002, DV, B&W, 4 min 9 sec. Cast: Verhoven - Paul Cotoc After
    intensive years inside a factory a man isolates himself from the world.
    Hidden away, his only tie to the outside world is his TV. Unaware of
    the fact that the TV is turning him into a simple spectator, depriving
    him of all emotions, the man becomes a prisoner inside his own body. An
    image keeps repeating on his TV, and something inside him snaps. To
    escape this, he knows there's only one thing left to do.
    Utopia-
    Directed by Sergiu Lupse, 2003, DV, color, 22 sec. Cast: Snail-O, Man
    #1 - Emmyneth Soit, Man #2 - Lucian Marcusiu, Man #3 - Flaviu
    Ghitulescu, Man #4 - Istvan Havadi A snail steps into a fantastic
    world, finding a way out of his shell.
    Relativ (Relative)-
    Written and directed by Sergiu Lupse, music by Vlad Tanasescu, 2004,
    DV, color, 2 min 48 sec. Cast: JIN 56T - Alexandru Lupse, RUHR 48W -
    Alexandru Popa Two cops are called to the location of a possible crime
    scene. The setting is a labyrinth-like building, a surreal environment,
    created only to mislead, to confuse. They choose to investigate
    nonetheless. They split to cover more ground. As they search the place,
    they get lost and end up facing their own monsters -- each other.
    Time Lapse- Written and directed by Sergiu Lupse, 2004, DV, color, 2
    min 16 sec. Cast: Old Man - Istvan Havadi, People on street - Extras An
    old man, lost in a big world where everything moves two times faster
    than he does, a man reaches for freedom, hoping time will be on his
    side. Through his broken watch he stops time and escapes back to the
    world he grew up in, a world he knew and didn't fear.

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  • Craig Baldwin - Culture Jammer at the Silent Movie Theater

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    Sunday November 2, 2008, 8:00pm

    At the Silent Movie Theater
    611 N. Fairfax Ave. just south of Melrose
    Park across the street (free) at Fairfax High School

    Los Angeles Filmforum, in conjunction with Cinefamily, presents
    Craig Baldwin: Culture Jammer
    Craig Baldwin in person!
    Tickets for this special event are $12, Filmforum members will be admitted for $8

    In the age of YouTube remixes and phantom edits, everyone with
    access to a computer (i.e. everyone) is blithely challenging the notion
    of copyright, one mash-up at a time. But before there was safety in
    numbers, there were Culture Jammers: artists pushing legal limits with
    their puckish reworkings of mass media in order to critique it.

    Inspired by the works of Bruce Conner and the French Situationist
    movement, filmmaker Craig Baldwin emerged as one of the primary figures
    in this movement, collaging mountains of found footage into provocative
    and viciously entertaining filmic essays, alternate world histories,
    and narratives. Baldwin will appear in-person to discuss the theories
    and history of culture jamming, using favorite clips from other jammers
    and selected cuts from his filmography: some of his early intense
    montages, music videos made for inspired cage-rattlers Negativland, and
    the feature-length essay Sonic Outlaws, which profiles the
    infamous lawsuit aimed at Negativland by lawyers for the rock group U2,
    as well as other culture jammers like “plunderphonics” pioneer John
    Oswald and the performance group Emergency Broadcast Network.

    To buy tickets in advance, visit the Cinefamily website.

     

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  • Steve Reinke: Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love: 14 Nov/19 Dec 2008

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    Steve Reinke: Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love
    14 November - 19 December 2008
    Preview - Thursday 13th November 7 -9pm

    LUX 28
    28 Shacklewell Lane, Shacklewell Studios, Dalston, London E8 2EZ
    Opening Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 or by appointment
    www.lux28.org.uk

    LUX 28 presents a new solo exhibition by Canadian artist Steve Reinke.

    Steve Reinke is a Canadian artist best known for his video work. Often outrageous, yet nonetheless engaging and even titillating, his themes range from introspective anxiety to bemused and appreciative voyeurism. Reinke's voice is articulate and literate and often speaks in the voice of academic or cultural authority. His work diverges into absurd, unexpected directions — paradoxes, non-sequiturs, inadequate hypotheses, cruel jokes, and contorted metaphors – delivered in Reinke' inimitably laconic and dispassionate tones.

    Reinke’s work also often invokes the idea of the anthology, along with the taxonomical urge to exhaustively catalogue existence. The exhibition at LUX 28 will present a kind of anthology of Reinke’s video work to date. This will include the ambitious project, The Hundred Videos (1989-1996), a six-year project Reinke stated would constitute his work as a young artist, and recent works such as My Rectum is Not a Grave (To a Film Industry in Crisis) (2007), Boy/Analysis: An Abridgement of Melanie Klein's 'Narrative of a Child Analysis (2008) and Final Thoughts, an ongoing series that will only be completed at the moment of Reinke’s death.

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  • Solus & Guests Nov 6-9 At Anthology Film Archives & Grace Space Brooklyn

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    Solus was formed in 1998 in Dublin with the dual aim of showing Irish short & avant-garde films abroad & international short & avant-garde
    films in Ireland. This year SOLUS celebrates its 10th anniversary with three nights of screenings & a DVD launch at Anthology Film Archives & a screening and party at the Grace
    Exhibition Space in Brooklyn.

    Along with a selection of new film & video by collective members, we're showing films by Vivienne Dick and Pat Murphy, both from Dublin,
    veterans of the New York scene in the 70s and very cool ladies altogether!

    At Grace Space:
    840 Broadway, 2nd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11206www.gracespace.multiply.com
    Thus Nov 6, 8Pm
    Alan Lambert's Ghost Stories + Solus NYC 2008 Launch Party
     
    At Anthology Film Archives:
    32 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
    Fri Nov 7, 8Pm:
    Solus Programme #1a: David Stalling & Anthony Kelly Ghost Signals and other short films

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  • Star Spangled to Death @ London Chisenhale Gallery

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    STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH
    London Chisenhale Gallery
    Sunday 2 November 2008, from 2pm to 10pm

    A free screening of STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH, Ken Jacobs’ episodic
    indictment of American politics, religion, war, racism and stupidity,
    timed to coincide with the US election and the end of the Bush regime.
    Starring Jack Smith, Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Minnie Mouse,
    Al Jolson and a cast of thousands.

    Jacobs' extraordinary epic combines whole found films, documentaries,
    newsreels, musicals and cartoons with improvised performances by the
    legendary Jack Smith and Jerry Sims. Together they picture a
    dangerously sold-out America where racial and religious prejudice, the
    monopolisation of wealth and an addiction to war are opposed by Beat
    generation irreverence.

    STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH
    Ken Jacobs, USA, 1957-59/2004, 400 minutes (plus several intermissions)
    Some refreshments available, or bring a packed lunch and a cushion!

    Presented by Whitechapel at Chisenhale, in collaboration with Mark Webber and tank.tv.
    A portfolio of 20 works by Ken Jacobs is currently online at www.tank.tv
    Send your questions to Ken Jacobs at <[email protected]>

    screening at

    Chisenhale
    64 Chisenhale Road
    London
    E3 5QZ

    Nearest Tube: Mile End / Bethnal Green
    Buses: 8, 277, 425, 339, D6

    FREE ADMISSION (all day long)

    www.whitechapel.org
    www.chisenhale.org.uk
    www.secretcinema.co.uk

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