For the release of issue No. 2 of the magazine Les saisons, une part discrète du film, we are organizing a 16 mm screening of a series of films (2007-2011) by João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva and of Event for a Stage (2014) by Tacita Dean - artists and filmmakers that we publish in this issue alongside Deborah Stratman, Lav Diaz, Mauricio Freyre and Margaret Tait.
The BFI are delighted to announce the rediscovery of Bauhaus teacher and artist László Moholy-Nagy’s long ‘lost’ optical sound film, Tönendes ABC / ABC in Sound (1933), missing for over 80 years. The experimental film, from one of the most influential figures of the avant-garde, was found at the BFI National Archive and correctly identified by BFI Curators.
Filmforum hosts filmmaker, cultural theorist, and film and digital historian Wheeler Winston Dixon for his first-ever screening in Los Angeles! Based in Nebraska, and most known as a writer, Dixon has been producing eye-opening films and videos since the late 1960s. The program will include a pair of his earlier films, Serial Metphysics, “an examination of the American lifestyle recut entirely from existing television advertisements” (Joshua Siegel) and Stargrove, a dense collage work. We’ll be featuring a wide array of his digital work of the past four years, a remarkable array of digital manipulations of appropriated footage to produce works of social and aesthetic reflection, using technological means to critique the technological and consumerist obsessions of today.