This program of short silent films focuses on some different ways in which artists have explored spatiotemporal dimensions of cinema and the pictorial. By employing or embracing systems of organization, these five films create a rich interplay between order and chaos, inviting the energy and materiality of the physical realm to challenge their attempts to order it.
Mashup Film Festival is back! The 2017 edition will take place in June in France. Mashup cinema is one of the most emerging form of art nowadays. It combines traditional cinema with experimental filmmaking and the digital arts. You have until the 30th of April to submit your film. You can find all the details in our site. We would be very happy to receive your films !
A screening/performance and book launch inspired by the late artist and curator Ian White (1971-2013). White was an influential curator of artists’ film, particularly through his work for the Whitechapel Gallery, LUX and the Oberhausen Short Film Festival. This event brings together three artists who were important to White and whose work deals directly with the idea that the cinema auditorium is a space where films are performed or produced, rather than simply projected.
Born in Jodhpur, India, Shambhavi Kaul lives in the U.S. where she teaches filmmaking at Duke University. As skillful with found footage as with her own gorgeous landscape cinematography and hand-processed 16mm, Kaul’s films are marked by a distinctly pensive but playful character. Kaul’s cinematic constructions conjure uncanny, science-fictive non-places. They present to us other worlds – our natural world becomes surreal, familiar set pieces and settings in found-footage films are revealed to be hollow and eerie, hints of narrative threads appear and recede.
In collaboration with our colleagues in the screening collective Vertical Features, Early Monthly Segments is pleased to present two films by Su Friedrich. The Ties That Binds centres on Friedrich’s mother, Lore Bucher, who was born in Ulm, Germany in 1920. With Friedrich’s insistence, Bucher recollects her youth, growing up in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich and speaks about her own attempts to resist in whatever form she could.
Taking a unique look into the experimental Black Gate Theater, where Kusama performed and staged happenings in New York City in the 1960s, this program will include screenings of Aldo Tambellini’s Black Zero and Otto Piene’s The Proliferation of the Sun, as well as never before shown documentary footage.
This program is part of the film series Kusama on Screen.