Close-Up and Rattis Books pay tribute to the visionary artist Peter Hutton, one year on from his passing. Presenting the first substantial screening of Hutton’s works in London in a decade, this two-night programme focuses on a cross-section the filmmaker’s intimate and lush portraits of urban, rural and marine environments.
Magasinet Walden and Filmform present Oleg Tcherny at Filmform
Born in Minsk, Belarus, Oleg Tcherny has been making films and videos since the 1990s. In his more recent work, influenced by Giorgio Agamben, he suspends the progression of images through a process of vertical editing. Usually shot in HD, his videos sound out the thickness of time, pushing the boundaries of visual, auditory, and conceptual abstraction. Tcherny has studied cinema in the editing room with Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet; he was an assistant to the filmmaker Daniel Schmid.
Basement Films’ annual international film festival is proud to announce our call for submissions for Experiments in Cinema v13.6 (April 10-14, 2018). Experiments in Cinema seeks new and old work that moves beyond traditional narrative, experimental, and documentary forms.
We are interested in cinema that "steps on toes", questions authority, complicates traditions, experiments with form and content, and provides us with a view into the world that we have never seen before—challenge us (if you dare)!
Fovéa is an experimental film program based in Nice, France. For its next projection night, which will take place on October 13th 2017, Fovea will focus on found footage short films practice using super8, 16mm 35mm and digital films. There is no artist fee and the application is free.
In partnership with the Barbican Centre in London Video Jam will be commissioning one London based artist filmmaker to join six other artists based between New York and London on a unique project. Each artist will create an original moving image work, between 10 - 20 minutes in length, in response to Basquiat: Boom for Real, the first major UK retrospective of work by legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat which runs from 21 September 2017 - 28 January 2018 at the Barbican.
As the primary mode of experiencing moving images has drifted from the silver screen to home entertainment and digital devices, cinema’s role in popular culture must be interrogated. Just as the digital age has forced physical film onto the brink of extinction, so too has the movie theater become a place of decreasing significance. Simultaneously, definitions of cinema continue to expand. As disciplines have coalesced around terms like “new media” and “digital media,” the increasing ephemerality of cultural objects in the digital realm should be questioned.