• Exp 24 launch party

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    Exp24EXP24 Launch Party: Saturday 27th September 2008: 6-9pm

    @the East Street Arts Patrick Studios, St Marys Street, Leeds. UK. LS9 7EN

    Come and celebrate the launch of EXP24’s new proto film lab, at ESA Patrick
    Studios, Leeds! This is their first proper base, and we want it to
    become a space where artists, filmmakers and newbies alike can come to
    talk, learn and create together.


    • The ‘Cinema of Mirrors’, the Project Space will be transformed into a constantly changing multi-projection environment – wow!
    • Sculptural film and video installations by EXP24 filmmakers & friends
    • Archaic film museum – with interactive exhibits!
    • Collective
      film – get involved in making a 16mm experimental film in the space.
      Results will be screened at 8.30pm to bring the night to a close.
    • Film
      raffle! Top prize is a pair of tickets for the Leeds International Film
      Festival Opening Gala. Buy tickets to be in with a chance of winning a
      free EXP24 Super 8 workshop place (worth £50!), plus many more
      film-related treats.
    • La Musique! Provided by FakeHipsDisco DJs plus Violaine & friends
    • Badges! Don’t forget to pick up your first ever (and hot off the press) EXP24 limited edition badge...

    6pm - Welcome! (Collect your free drink token at the door)
    7pm to 7.30pm - Mystery films and one-off performances from the EXP24 collective
    8pm - Raffle results!
    8.30pm - World Premiere of Launch Party collaborative film

    There will also be a chance to sign up for future workshops and for ESA membership.

    After party location TBC – ask on the night!

    For more see www.exp24.org or join them on Facebook and Myspace.


  • Jonas Mekas Presents Flux Party

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    London Rio Cinema
    Friday 17 October 2008, from 11:15pm until late

    Legendary artist-filmmaker Jonas Mekas presents FLUX PARTY featuring
    the Fluxfilm Anthology as assembled by George Maciunas, rare Fluxus
    audio and surprise performances. Drinks and specially made Fluxcakes
    will be served.

    Fluxus was a provocative and humorous art movement that produced
    objects, performances and events which challenged the boundaries
    between traditional art and everyday life. Early Fluxus pieces included
    feeding a bale of hay to a piano, a painting to be stepped on, or the
    sound of dripping water.

    The Fluxfilm Anthology, showing here in its most comprehensive version
    to date, includes "Zen for Film" (clear film for collecting dust),
    "Four" (Yoko Ono’s infamous film of bare bottoms), "Smoking" (cigarette
    smoke shot with a high speed camera) and other films of comical street
    performances, counting games, x-ray movies and interference patterns.
    The Fluxfilms embodied the minimal aesthetic, playfulness and poetic
    dimensions of Fluxus and transposed its performative aspect into the

    This informal late night screening is a unique chance to see films by
    artists such as George Brecht, John Cale, Dick Higgins, Yoko Ono, Nam
    June Paik, Paul Sharits, Chieko Shiomi, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell and
    Robert Watts presented on the big screen of the Rio Cinema, East
    London's splendid art deco picture palace. Jonas Mekas will be present
    to discuss Fluxus and his friend and fellow Lithuanian émigré, the late
    George Maciunas.

    Seminal figures of the New York downtown art scene since the beginning
    of the 1960s, Jonas Mekas (b.1922) and George Maciunas (1931-78) were
    connected through many different projects. Mekas was a central force of
    the avant-garde film scene and presented early screenings at Maciunas’
    AG Gallery. Maciunas coordinated Fluxus as an international community
    of artists, whose contributors also included Joseph Beuys, Henry Flynt,
    Takehisa Kosugi, John Lennon and La Monte Young.

    Maciunas was also fundamental in the emergence of SoHo as an artistic
    centre in New York. As early as 1966, he began to purchase dilapidated
    industrial buildings and convert them into cooperative real estate,
    starting the trend for loft style living. Jonas Mekas was one of the
    first to participate in the Fluxhouse venture, acquiring space for both
    his own home and the Filmmakers’ Cinematheque / Anthology Film Archives.

    Last year, Mekas returned to Lithuania to inaugurate the Jonas Mekas
    Visual Arts Center in Vilnius, presenting his own Fluxus collection to
    the public for the first time in a joint Mekas / Maciunas exhibition.
    The centre is planning an extensive film archive and a Fluxus Research
    Institute. In 2009, Mekas will act as the Ambassador of Vilnius during
    its year as the European Capital of Culture.

    Curated by Anne-Sophie Dinant and Mark Webber. Presented by the South
    London Gallery. With thanks to Benn Northover, Serpentine Gallery,
    Re:Voir and the Rio Cinema.


    Rio Cinema
    107 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London, E8 2PB

    Nearest Train: Dalston Kingsland (London Overground)
    Buses: 30, 38, 75, 149, 242, 243
    Night Buses: N38, N149, N242, N243

    Tickets: £6 (includes drink)
    Box Office: 020 7241 9410



  • video_dumbo Festival 2008

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    SEPTEMBER 26 - 28, 2008
    Galapagos Art Space: 16 Main Street D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn NY

    September 26th, 7:30pm screening of "in complete" by Shelly Silver
    followed by the 2008 presidential debate in 3D! with interactive
    audience participation via current TV / twitter. Plus after-debate live
    audiovisuals by Zarah Cabañas (aka Lady Firefly)

    presenting video works by:

    KAPADIA, eteam, Sharon HAYES, BOLING/MORALES, Shelly SILVER, Jenny
    YERUSHALMI, Kendel BENNETT, Torsten BURNS + Darrin MARTIN, Han Moo
    KWON, Penny LANE/Annmarie LANESEY, Gabriela MONROY, Richard GARET,
    Elizabeth SMOLARZ, Andrew WILSON, Julie C. ROTH, Barbara KLUTINIS,
    Guatam KANSARA, Kota EZAWA, Nancy Jean TUCKER, Richard GARET, Melanie
    CREAN, Arthur KLEINJAN (NL), Jannicke LÅKER (NO), Nicholas PROVOST (B),
    Meiro KOIZUMI (JAP), Effie WU (D/TW), Neil BELOUFA (ALG), Einat AMIR
    (ISR) Fanny ALLIÉ (FR), Manuel SAIZ (UK) Mike HOOLBOOM/ Fred PELON
    (CAN/NL), Jean-Luc VIELMOUTH (B), Jeremy BERNSTEIN (D) ) John SMITH

    four channel video loops by:
    BALDINO, Katherine LIBEROVSKAYA, Scott PAGANO, Sean CAPONE, Barbara

    special programs:
    the Peter (Three from St Petersburg), "About The City" guest curated by
    Bettina Johae /Elizabeth Smolarz and "1800 Frames Take 4" cWoW, curated
    by Norene Leddy/Liz Slagus

    7:30pm Screening of "in complete world" by Shelly Silver followed by
    8:30pm HACK THE DEBATE IN 3D! + after debate audiovisuals by Lady Firefly

    Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street:
    video_dumbo presents Current TV's "Hack the Debate," an interactive broadcast of the first presidential debate. For visual enhancement, video_dumbo will transform the Broadcast into 3D! "Hack the Debate" will, for the very first time, integrate real-time Twitter messages (aka "tweets") over major portions of a live television broadcast. As Twitter users tweet throughout the course of the live broadcasts, Current and Twitter will collect comments regarding the debate and layer the individual messages over the debate feed. In addition, the debate will appear in three-dimensional space, based on a new polarized filter technique called Chroma-depth®. Ironically, this stereoscopic system is based on the colors RED and BLUE. Each object displayed in those colors will create the illusion of either protrude out of the screen, or retract behind the screen - creating a true stage for this political theater.

    More information about "Hack the Debate" is available at:



  • TIE Retrospective: The Shivering Eyelash (Houston, TX)

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    TIE Retrospective: The Shivering Eyelash
    9/20/08 (8:PM) & 9/21/08 (3:PM)
    Aurora Picture Show
    800 Aurora St., Houston, Texas

    - X-Ray Film I - The Alimentary System (Fleisch Archive, 1936, 16mm, silent, 11 min., 22fps, Germany)
    This is the first of several of Prof. Robert Janker’s x-ray films. The
    filmmaker was a pioneer of x-ray cinematography. The film was featured
    in a TIE-2005 festival program, showcasing educational films that were
    released during the Third Reich in Germany.

    - Un Chant D'Amour (Jean Genet, 1950, 16mm, silent, 23min., 24fps, France)
    One of the most memorable avant-garde films ever made, Un Chant D'Amour
    is also one of the most controversial. Made by the famed writer, Jean
    Genet, it features uncensored, sensual, jail-house scenes. Two
    prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls,
    and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of

    - Spectator (Frans Zwartjes, 1970, 16mm, optical sound, 11min., 24fps, Netherlands)
    Hidden safely behind his camera, the photographer can't get enough of
    what the glamorous model, with her long eye lashes, has to offer him.

    - The Secret Cinema (Paul Bartel, 1968, 16mm, optical sound, 30min., 24fps, USA)
    The Secret Cinema is a black-comic tale of a woman whose fears that her
    life is being filmed for the entertainment of her friends turn out to
    be true. The film presaged the sardonic tone of most of the maker's
    later work (Eating Raoul), though he would mostly abandon The Secret
    Cinema's experimental aspects in favor of linear narratives with
    perverse touches.

    More info:
    TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition
    1400 16th Street, Suite 400
    Denver, CO 80202


  • Crossroads: A Tribute to Bruce Conner at Light Industry

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    Light Industry

    Crossroads: A Tribute to Bruce Conner

    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 8pm
    55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor
    Brooklyn, New York

    The passing of Bruce Conner in July of this year allowed for reflection on his influence, which proves substantial and pervasive as we continue through the first years of the 21st century. In the expansion of American experimental filmmaking in the 1950s and 60s, Conner pushed the emerging practice of re-editing found footage to new heights of wit and profundity with films like A Movie (1958), Cosmic Ray (1962) and Report (1967), continuing his mastery of the idiom in subsequent years with works such as Crossroads (1976), which will undoubtedly stand as one of the definitive artistic statements of the nuclear age. Alongside Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol, Conner also served as one of the major innovators in conjoining art and pop music, making Breakaway (1966) with then-girl-group singer Toni Basil, and collaborating with Devo, David Byrne and Brian Eno. Today, Conner¹s accomplishments reverberate throughout contemporary creative culture, from the popular practice of internet mash-ups to the predominance of found-footage re-use in today¹s 16mm filmmaking, assemblage and collage in gallery spaces, and media remixing in the electronic arts.
    To honor his legacy, Light Industry invited an intergenerational roster of 25 artists from multiple disciplines to create and present works inspired by and in tribute of Conner.

    Participating artists: Peggy Ahwesh, Animal Charm, Craig Baldwin, Stephanie Barber, Dara Birnbaum, Roger Beebe, John Michael Boling, Bryan Boyce, Martha Colburn, Bradley Eros, Kevin Everson, Ernie Gehr, Michael Gitlin and Jacqueline Goss, Ken Jacobs, Kent Lambert, Oliver Laric, Jeanne Liotta, Eileen Maxson, Jenny Perlin, Luther Price, Michael Robinson, Keith Sanborn, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Deborah Stratman, Aaron Valdez

    Tickets - $6, available at door. Part of the evening's proceeds will go to benefit Anthology Film Archives's preservation of Bruce Conner's films.

    builds a sustainable community in a context that integrates cultural and industrial production.


  • Stephan Dillemuth – Selected Films

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    DillemuthStephan Dillemuth – Selected Films
    LUX 28, 28 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London E8
    Exhibition: 18 – 28 September 2008. Opening hours: 12 - 6, Wednesday - Saturday
    Free entry

    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.

    Colliding performance footage, TV documentary, archive material and pirated costume drama, Dillemuth's shrewd and often darkly humorous films evince the seriousness of his research and the deftness with which he handles historical material. He avoids didactic explanations or direct comparisons with the present, his work settles in the gap between a contemporary and an historical reading.


  • 3rd ATA Film and Video Festival

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    jackparsonscomic.jpgArtists' Television Access celebrates independentand underground film with the 3rd ATA Film and Video Festival on October 2, 3& 4, 2008.

    On Thursday, October 2, the festival opens with Craig Baldwin's latest feature,Mock Up On Mu. Don't miss the intro act by Mu-vie star, Stoney Burke as JohnMcTaint (think McCain).

    On Friday and Saturday, October 3 & 4, the festival will showcase 20 shortfilms that run the cinematic gamut – from former SF rocker Jibz Cameron'smercurial "The Quiet Storm" and the controversial "Visions of Wasted Time," byNeil Ira Needleman, to the gorgeous flicker of Paul Clipson's "Sphinx on theSeine" and Telemach Wiesinger's "3x1."

    In addition to the screenings, the work of 11 experimental film and videoartists will be displayed as installations throughout the gallery during thefestival and in the ATA Window in October.

    ATA is at 992 Valenciaat 21st Street. Doors openat 7:30pm every night. Screeningsstart at 8pm. Tickets are $10.Limited amount available online.

    For complete information, including interviews of the filmmakers visit http://festival.atasite.org/2008


  • 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.