• Women’s Experimental Screening Series

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    This fall, ISSUE Project Room will present “Women’s Experimental” an
    historical survey of experimental films and videos made by women in the
    United States from 1940 to the present. The series will run for three
    consecutive evenings, at 8 p.m., Oct. 1-3, at ISSUE Project Room on the
    3rd floor of (OA) Can Factory, 232 3rd Street in the Gowanus
    neighborhood of Brooklyn. Admission for each evening is $10.

    The first screening, on Wed., Oct. 1, will include films from the
    1940s through the 1970s selected by guest curator M.M. Serra, filmmaker
    and director of the Film-Maker’s Cooperative. On Thurs., Oct. 2, the
    program will include videos from the late 70s through the early 90s
    culled by Rebecca Cleman Director of Distribution of Electronic Arts
    Intermix. The series will culminate on Fri., Oct. 3, with film and
    video work from the 1990s through the present, selected by Marie
    , filmmaker and film programmer at FIAF and Ocularis.


  • Kinopixel: Exploding the Image

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    Spinning Vertov

    Kinopixel: Exploding the Image

    19 September 2008
    - 11 January 2009

    Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 5.30pm
    Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Galleries 2 and 3
    Free admission
    Suitable for all audiences

    is a screen-based installation curated by Darryl Georgiou. It makes
    links between experimental film avant-gardes and new media art.
    Kinopixel also marks the 30th anniversary of the pioneering 'Video Art
    78' exhibition at The Herbert which showcased early work by artists
    central to the video art movement in the late 1970s. Kinopixel provides
    a timely review of experimental moving image as it migrates from film
    and video to digital.

    The work presented is free from narrative. The content explodes on
    screen, revealing fragments, shaping material, light, process and time
    to create free aesthetic forms. The results are open to interpretation
    and reveal themselves through inspection

    Kinopixel is an artist-led project with an ongoing research and production programme.


  • Stephan Dillemuth - Exhibition and Screenings

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    A rare opportunity to see the recent films of Munich-based artist Stephan Dillemuth presented for the first time with English subtitles.Curated by Anja Kirschner. Stephan Dillemuth is an artist who sees art as a tool for artistic research and critical reflection on the circumstances of contemporary life. His inquiry into recent changes in the idea of the public sphere takes place against the backdrop of our globalised, localised and fragmented publics. Considering the impact of ‘lifestyle’ as a new ideology of self-fulfilment and liberation, Stephan Dillemuth has investigated the German Lebensreform movements at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Avoiding didactic explanations or direct comparisons with the present, Stephan Dillemuth’s work settles in the gap between a contemporary and a historical reading.


  • This is Experimental

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    tienz.jpgExperimental or avant-garde film is set to take centre-stage at the Film Archive during This is Experimental: A Festival of Experimental Film and Film Makers.

    The event, organised by Film Archive Exhibitions Manager Mark Williams is an exciting three days of screenings, talks and a workshop – presented by, and featuring, local and international guests from the outer edges of cinematic adventure.

    Highlights include: a screening and workshop by Guy Sherwin, one of the pre-eminent British film artists of the last 40 years; Free Radical: The films of Len Lye, a collection of work by New Zealand's most internationally successful film maker, that returns to New Zealand from a successful North American tour; and The Michael Nicholson Studio Visual Music Project Stage 3: Ops 1–4, a video installation that pays homage to the abstract expression paintings of Wassily Kandinsky.

    Michael Nicholson, Martin Rumsby, Guy Sherwin, Len Lye

    Thu 14 Aug 08 - Sat 16 Aug 08, every day, All day event

    New Zealand Film Archive - Wellington, Cnr Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets, Wellington City


  • Measures: Politics and the experimental film

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    The War Game, Peter WatkinsMeasures is a new series of seminars that use screening, reading, discussion and analysis to look at critical assumptions about the image and its meaning once a week over a 10 week period. The first series ‘Politics and the Experimental Film: a sense of urgency’ will by led by AL Rees with one session led by Patrick Keiller who will discuss his film Robinson in Space. The second series will be led by curator Maxa Zoller and will be advertised in January 2009.

    Rees will examine key passages of work by (amongst others): Bunuel, Anstey, Richter, The Duvet Brothers, Vertov, Watkins, Le Grice, Gidal, Eatherly, Rhodes, Straub-Huillet, Conner, Debord, Welsby and Ivens seeking the elusive union of film and politics in the last half-century to question what a contemporary political cinema might be?


  • Tank tv : 'The Young and Evil' curated by Stuart Comer

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    William E. Jones / Mansfield 1962  'The Young and Evil' on www.tank.tv
    Curated by Stuart Comer

    14th July 2008 - 21st September 2008

    The digital glow of the internet has largely replaced the dark space of the cinema as the site where furtive desires are first expressed and encountered on flickering screens. Consequently, the web continues to evolve into an uncanny hybrid of personal longing and collective interaction where configurations of watching and being watched take on radically new form. Reconsidering the historical contours and shifting relationships of sex and community in the digital age, a range of artists has been invited to select two works: one contemporary video shown to be shown online, and one historical film to be screened in the cinema. Selectors include Andrea Geyer, William E Jones, Carlos Motta, Emily Roysdon, Akram Zaatari, Daria Martin, Karol Radziszewski and Bruce Yonemoto.


  • Arthur Lipsett Screening - Cinematheque quebecoise

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    June 4th, 5th, 6th, 12th
    Cinémathèque québécoise
    335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est (Metro Berri-UQÀM
    Price - Adult 7$  Student (13-30) 6$

    The Double Negative Collective, a dedicated group of Montréal-based
    filmmakers and curators of cinema, in collaboration with the
    Cinémathèque québécoise and the National Film Board of Canada, invite
    curator Brett Kashmere to present a film retrospective 0f Canadian
    filmmaker Arthur Lipsett.  The exhibition takes place at the
    Cinémathèque québécoise on June 4th, 5th and 6th.  Eric Gaucher’s
    documentary on Arthur Lipsett screens on June 12th at 7pm.

    Propelled to international attention through an Oscar nomination at the
    age of 25, the legendary National Film Board artist Arthur Lipsett
    remains an anomaly within avant-garde film histories. Uneasily
    oscillating between a personal, artisanal tradition and the NFB’s
    institutional mandate “to interpret Canada for Canadians,” he was a
    popular experimental filmmaker whose eccentric, satirical collage films
    were renowned around the world. Lipsett’s films were admired by diverse
    film patriarchs such as Stanley Kubrick, Stan Brakhage, and George
    Lucas.  The exhibition Arthur Lipsett: About Time presents an overdue
    retrospective of Lipsett’s short but influential career, re-assembling
    his dazzling collage work alongside correlative Canadian media artists
    from the past half-century.

    Brett Kashmere is a filmmaker, curator, and Visiting Assistant
    Professor of Cinema Studies at Oberlin College in Ohio, USA.  Kashmere
    has organized programs for the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
    Strasbourg, Light Cone, Cinémathèque québécoise, Eyebeam Center for Art
    and Technology, Cinema Project, Vtape, and Cinematheque Ontario.


  • ATA Film & Video Festival awarded grant by the Trust for Mutual Understanding

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    ATA logoThe ATA Film & Video Festival will receive a grant from the Trust for Mutual Understanding to present the ATA Film and Video Festival at the CINE FANTOM CLUB
    in Moscow, participate in the Renowned Discussions that CINE FANTOM
    hosts with authors and audiences, and to conduct a professional
    exchange through a series of inter-organizational meetings in
    partnership with CINE FANTOM.

    The Trust for Mutual Understanding is an
    American foundation supporting cultural and environmental exchange
    between the United States, Russia, and Eastern and Central Europe. This
    exchange aims to facilitate the cooperative presentation, appreciation,
    and production of Experimental Cinema in Russia and in the United

    The screening in Moscow is part of an on-going
    exchange between CINE FANTOM and ATA. In June 2007, ATA screened a
    program of films from CINE FANTOM, "CINE FANTOM: Experimental Russian Film,"
    which included the work of filmmakers Olga Chernysheva, Olga
    Stolpovskaya, Dmitriy Troitskiy, Grigoriy Dikkert, Lenka Kabankova,
    Igor & Gleb Aleinikov, Alexander Doulerain, and Jamie Bradshaw .
    Many Russians living in the Bay Area visited ATA, many for the first
    time. They, and others, saw personal and idiosyncratic visions of
    Russia that they would have seen and heard nowhere else in the world,
    except through CINE FANTOM. The audience was amazed to see artistic
    points of view seldom if ever represented in any media, especially in
    the US.

    CINE FANTOM's mission is to bring film
    professionals, artists, and others together to experience, and learn
    about the practice and relevance of Experimental Cinema. The name and
    the history of the club comes from samizdat, an originally handwritten
    magazine by Igor Aleinikov issued by CINE FANTOM since 1985, dedicated
    to history and theory of cinema. CINE FANTOM was associated with the
    Soviet underground cinema, Parallel Cinema (Parallelnoe Kino), and
    became known for its leading role in media openness during Glasnost.
    CINE FANTOM believes that discussion is an integral part of the
    presentation and enjoyment of Experimental Cinema.

    The screening of a selection of short films from
    the 2nd ATA Film & Video Festival will take place at CINE FANTOM
    Club in the FITIL Movie Theater on June 11th. ATA's 5 primary
    participants — filmmakers Sylvia Scheldebauer and Paul Clipson, ATA
    Film & Video Festival directors Shae Green and Isabel Fondevila,
    and ATA's Programming Director Fara Akrami — will be present and will
    also be part of the Renowned Discussions that will follow the
    screening. According to CINE FANTOM, "The aim of these weekly sessions
    is to help create a new criticism capable of understanding new film
    language." A transcript of the discussion will be published online as
    well as included in the book CINE FANTOM: Selected Discussions, to be
    published in 2008/2009.

    The program includes:

    Window (Lukas Lukasik); 1,2,3 Solution (Tommy
    Becker); Candy Apple (K.Laitala's S.F.A.I. Optical Techniques class);
    Echo Park (Paul Clipson); The Apollos (Nick Parker & Jazmin Jones);
    I Am The Eggman (Sam Barnett); False Friends (Sylvia Schedelbauer);
    Pursuant To The Subsection (Gordon Winiemko); I, A Director (Rachel
    Manera); 5 Cents A Peek (Vanessa Woods); To Watch After The White House
    Press Briefing, Or With The Apathetic (Mack McFarland); Sissy Boy Slap
    Party (Guy Maddin); Phantom Canyon (Stacey Steers); Flight Home
    (Tadashi Moriyama); Paradise Drift (Martin Hansen).

    During their stay in Moscow, the 5 primary
    project participants will also conduct inter-organizational meetings
    with CINE FANTOM, members of their affiliate organizations, and
    affiliate artists. The meetings will concern the incubation, expansion,
    and production of Russian and American experimental film and video. The
    results of the project will be evaluated and disseminated in several
    ways, including an experimental documentary and experimental film night
    about our experience that will be held at ATA in August 2008. In the
    spirit of CINE FANTOM, the screening will be followed by a discussion,
    and the discussion published online at atasite.org.