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TIE at ICA/Boston
Saturday, February 20, 1:30 PM
Tickets: $10 general admission; $8 members, students, and seniors.

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) presents a new edition of TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition – a one-day screening of experimental films by innovative and renowned avant-gardists on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at 1:30 PM.

This two-part program, curated specifically for the ICA, illuminates the continuing vitality of experimental cinema with 16mm and 35mm films, several of which are world premiers. The show includes a section of films by Boston artists. Filmmakers in both parts join TIE curator, Christopher May, to answer questions.

Part I:


- 22Arroba (Maximiliano Viale , 35mm, sound, 4 min., España-Argentina, 2008)
22ARROBA is an experimental documentary. It was filmed using a Super 8mm camera, in 2007, from the epicenter of the new Poblenou’s district of Barcelona called 22@.
Maximiliano Viale: Viale was born in Córdoba, Argentina, 25/03/1978. He has lived in Barcelona since 1990, participating in film festivals and experimental film exhibitions, including London East End Film, Tanger Cinemathèque, Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona Loop Festival, Anthology Films Archives and National Gallery of Dublin.

- To be regained (Zach Iannazzi ,16mm, live sound, 10 min., 2008)
Factless documents of questionable wildness, artificial spawning of salmon shooters- oh! numerous fish flop.
Zach Iannazzi: “My gaze is clear. A wide-eyed child-like wonder at the variety of nature, wedged into a pyramidal ray of light.”
Filmmaker in attendance

- Journal and remarks (David Gatten ,16mm, 15 min., silent, 2009)
JOURNAL AND REMARKS, the second reel of the ongoing Continuous Quantities series, contains 700 shots, 29 frames each, shuttling between the 1839 version of what later became Charles Darwin’s A Voyage of the Beagle (1845) and images gathered on a recent trip to the Galapagos Islands. Space and time, word and image, animal and landscape, divided and drawn together in accordance with Leonardo’s Notebook instruction No. 918.
David Gatten: Gatten is a filmmaker, Henry James fan and recent Guggenheim fellow.

- Tree (Tony Balko, sound by Nick Falwell, 16mm, 3 min., 2009)
Light, water and air coax a tree out of the soil in a manner foregrounding time’s relativity to different forms of life on Earth.
Tony Balko: Tony Balko is a media artist living and working in Pittsburgh , PA. His films, videos, and projection performances have been seen across the United States and internationally.
Filmmaker in attendance

- Sacred space (David Chaim Cohen ,15 min., sound, 35mm, 2007)
A hand-painted Lamentation concerning the destruction of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem. These are the materials of a decayed place, with blood stains still smeared across the walls. A prophecy in dirge form.
David Chaim Cohen: A graduate of Cal Arts, Cohen is an electronic musician and filmmaker, currently residing in Southern California.
Filmmaker in attendance

Part II:


- Fall (Kathryn Ramey, 5 min., sound, 35mm, 2006)
From Icarus to Plato through the fragile materiality of hand processed 35mm film, Fall relates the pain of knowledge acquisition as a girl becomes a woman and one turns into two.
Kathryn Ramey: Ramey is a filmmaker and anthropologist whose work operates at the intersection of experimental film processes and ethnographic research.
Filmmaker in attendance

- Happy birthday (Jonathan Schwartz, 10 min., sound, 16mm, 2010)
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Jonathan Schwartz: Schwartz has made numerous 16mm films that have shown in festivals, museums, and micro-cinemas.
Filmmaker in attendance

- The gathering (Robert Todd, 4 min., 16mm, silent, 2009)
…traces of spring, a gathering of images in silence, featuring the Newshams, Maria Day, Robert MacLaughlin and Tessa Day.
Robert Todd: A lyrical filmmaker as well as a sound and visual artist, Robert Todd continually produces short works that resist categorization. He teaches at Emerson College.
Filmmaker in attendance

- Note To Pati (Saul Levine, 8 min., silent, 16mm, 1969)
(The exhibited print is a newly restored 16mm blow-up of the original 8mm film, made possible by the National Film Preservation Foundation, Anthology Film Archives and BB Optics.)
Part of a series of films celebrating daily life, Note to Pati concerns images of winter, children playing in snow, trees, a bird flying through branches... the red hats of the children in the snow have the intense luminosity of a Renoir.
Saul Levine: A legend of small gauge filmmaking, Saul Levine's practice includes film, video, live performance, collage and installation.
Filmmaker in attendance

- Thighs upside down (Noah Stout (3 min., silent, 16mm, 2010)
"Turn the legs upside down, by looking at the picture through your eyes, and how agreeable is the landscape." -Person Whom All Read
Noah Stout: Stout graduated from Emory and MassArt. He lives in San Francisco making movies, and is enrolled in an Anatomy class. He just dissected his first cadaver.

- Shelley Winters (Luther Price, 16mm, sound, 15 min., Boston vintage piece, 2010)
Clear cool waters run straight through my veins. I'm so ashamed so I pop-up and wake-up and put on a wig and scream I'm Shelley Winters, over and over and over again.
Luther Price: Price is an experimental filmmaker whose work has been widely screened in the United States, South America and Europe at such venues as the Austrian Film Museum, MALBA - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Filmmaker in attendance

More info:

TIE Facebook (RSVP here!): http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cowboy-TIE/168473512774?v=wall
ICA/Boston: http://www.icaboston.org/programs/film/tie-2010/
TIE: http://www.experimentalcinema.org


Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston - Boston, Estados Unidos


Sábado, Febrero 20, 2010 - 13:30



Sábado, Febrero 20, 2010 - 13:30
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