• Tresaures IV: American Avant-Garde, 1947-1986

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    Hollis Frampton - (nostalgia)The fourth volume of the Treasures from American Film Archives series, called Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film, 1947-1986 is finally scheduled to be relased March 3, 2009.

    The 2 DVD set will feature films by 27 different filmmakers, spanning nearly forty years from the post WWII period, and totalling more than 5 hours of content. Among the films included (many of them featured for the first time on DVD) are the works of artists such as Stan Brakhage, Hollis Frampton, Marie Menken, Harry Smith or Robert Breer. The set includes a 70-page booklet with film notes prologued by Martin Scorsese and new music by avant-garde composer John Zorn.

    The films were selected from the preservation work of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anthology Film Archives, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, and the Pacific Film Archive and feature new pristine transfers. Net proceeds from the sale of this set will be split with the archives to support film preservation.


  • Nuevos DVDs de Index

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    menken.jpgDel editor austríaco Index DVD nos llegan 3 nuevos títulos:

    - Obsession: Structuring Time and Space del artista multimedia croata Ivan Ladislav Galeta
    (1947). El DVD se centra en las obras en filme de los años 70 y 80 e incluye su promer trabajo en video, TV ping-pong. Incluye los filmes TV Ping Pong (1976-78, video, 2 min.), Two Times in One Space (1976-84, 35mm, 12 min.), sfaira 1985-1895 (1984, 35mm, 10 min.), Water Pulu 1869-1896 (1987-88, 35mm, 9 min.), WAL(L)ZEN (1989, 35mm, 6 min.) y PiRâMïdas 1972-1984 (1984, 35mm, 12 min.). DVD PAL, Multizona, 51 min., 28,80€

    - Flaming Ears - una película de Angela Hans Scheirl, Ursula Pürrer y Dietmar Schipek.
    "Flaming Ears is a pop sci-fi lesbian fantasy feature set in the year
    2700 in the fictive burnt out city of Asche. It follows the tangled
    lives of three woman: Spy, comic book artist; Volly, a performance
    artist and sexed up pyromaniac; and Nun, an amoral alien with a
    predilection for reptiles. ". DVD PAL, Multizona, 84 min., 28,80€

    - Notes on Marie Menken, el documental de Martina Kudlácek (In the mirror of Maya Deren) sobvre una de las pioneras del cine experimental americano. Música de John Zorn. Incluye como extras los siguientes filmes de Menken: Visual Variations on Noguchi (EEUU 1945, 16mm, B&N, 4 min.), Arabesque for Kenneth Anger (EEUU 1958-61, 16mm, color, 4 min), Glimpse of the Garden (EEUU 1957, 16mm, color, 5 min), Lights (EEUU 1964-66, 16mm, color, mudo, 6:30 min). DVD PAL, Multizona, 117 min., 28,80€

    Además de estos lanzamientos, ya a la venta, han anunciado dos DVDs de próxima publicación: The Seconds Strike Reality de Hans Scheugl y Optical Vacuum de Dariusz Kowalski. Además, grandes noticias para los interesados en el catálogo de esta editora: Index ha rebajado el precio de muchos de sus DVDs a 18 €.

  • Guy Sherwin's Optical Sound Films (1971/2007)

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    railings.jpgLux acaba de publicar un libro+DVD sobre el trabajo del artista británico y exponente del expanded cinema  Guy Sherwin. Optical Sound Films (1971/2007) (el título procede de la forma en que el sonido está impreso en el celuloide de 16mm.) cubra la obra de SHerwin sobre 'la relación sinestética ntre iagen y sonido manifiesta en el material del sonido del film' a través de 16 filmes y varias performances. El libro cubre extensamente las investigaciones de Sherwin, con dibujos y diagramas que ilustran los conceptos que dan base a sus películas y performances.

    Los filmes incluidos en este DVD son Phase Loop (1971), Sound Shapes (1972), Cycles 1(1972/1977), Newsprint (1972), At the Academy (1974), Soundtrack (1977), Musical Stairs (1977), Railings (1977), Night Train (1979), Interval (1974), Interval #2 (1974/2007), Notes (1979), Notes #2 (1979/2007), Optical Sound (2007), Spirals (1974) y Cross Section #2 (1997/2007), además de documentación sobre varias performances.

    El cortometraje Railings (1977) está actualmente disponible en la página de exhibixión de Lux. Sigue la nota de prensa oficial.

  • Dos nuevos lanzamientos en DVD

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    Sur Place (Justine Triet, 2006)lowave , en edición conjunta con el Centre Pompidou, presenta el segundo volumen de Hors Pistes, recogiendo tres trabajos de la segunda edicicón del festival del mismo nombre.

    - Company of mushrooms (Mo Gu Xiong Di Men) (Tan Chui Mui , Malasia, 2006, Video, 30 min)
    - Forst (Ascan Breuer/Ursula Hansbauer/Wolfgang Konrad, Austria, 2005, Video, 50 min.)
    - Sur Place (Justine Triet, Francia, 2006, Video, 26 min.)

    PAL, Multizona, 110 min., 4:3, Estereo, Subtitulado en inglés y francés, 20 €.

    Abrasions (Joel Schlemowitz, 1990)Joel Schlemowitz nos trae una recopilación de sus filmes en una edición en 3 DVDs. Todos los filmes han sido retransferridos y restaurados para esta edición. Los 2 primeros discos cubren su obra experimental, y l tercero está dedicado a obras en colaboración, y extras como una entrevista al cineasta por Jennifer MacMillan ; grabación de la mudanza de la Film-Makers' Coop por Brian Frye y de la instalación "Grand Magic Lantern Exhibition!" por Jeanne Liotta.

    NTSC, Multizona, 210 min., 4:3, Estereo, 59.99 US$. Este DVD sólo está disponible a través de Microcinema .

  • Stephen Dwoskin's Dyn Amo DVD now available

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    Dyn Amo



    LUX DVD RELEASE – DYN AMO a film by Stephen Dwoskin.
    Retail price £22, available from LUX and selected outlets now.



    Dwoskin's seminal 1972 film DYN AMO was borne out of the hangover that
    was left after 60's had fizzled out. The love-in was over and the
    knives were out and drawn ready to carve up the moral and psychological
    territory of the body politic, and the body in question was female.
    Based on a play by Chris Wilkinson, DYN AMO is set in a Soho
    strip-joint. The film is visually rich and emotionally intense,
    following the routines of four strippers as they divest themselves of
    their stage gear, the film pivots around a central scene that
    articulates the brutality of desire.
    film and its un-relenting, un-compromising 'gaze' positioned itself
    slap-bang in the middle of the controversy of the day. The film still
    challenges and shocks today; the audience, caught in the filmmakers'
    sights are unwittingly drawn into the contentious diagetic space of the
    film itself; '…there are not three looks, as described in Mulvey's
    article but four: the look at the viewer must be added.'[1]  At the
    core of the film itself is an age old human dilemma. In creating a
    dialogue with the ‘feminine’, we are confronted with our conflicting
    desire to merge with another and yet at the same time maintain our
    films have never shied from difficult issues. Having contracted polio
    as a child the subjects of disability, sexuality and mortality are
    prevalent in his work; his films expound existential themes. He says of
     himself,’ Film is my language and without my language I cease to be.’


    was born in New York in 1939. In 1964 he moved to London on a Fulbright
    Fellowship and in 1966 set up the London Film Makers Co-op with two
    other New Yorkers, Andy Meyer and Simon Hartog. In London, Dwoskin
    taught new generations of filmmakers at the Royal College of Art
    (1973-83) and at the London College of Printing (1983-87).


    filmmaking has spanned five decades and in Rotterdam 2006 he had a
    major retrospective when he was chosen as Filmmaker in Focus.


     For more information about all DVDs available from LUX visit, email [email protected] or call 0207 503 3979


  • The Films Of Stefan And Francizka Themerson DVD now available

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    Stefan And Francizka Themerson, 1942PRESS RELEASE


    Retail price £15, available from LUX and selected outlets now


    gave us vocal chords but neglected to give us a light-producing organ.
    We had to build it ourselves: The projective luminiferous eye.' Stefan
    Themerson, The Urge to Create Visions


    Themersons had a significant influence on the art and philosophy of the
    avant-garde of Eastern Europe during the 1930s. Their work reflected
    something of the Dada and Constructivist forms and ideas of the time,
    but what most distinguished them throughout their lives, was their
    remarkable invention and technical experiment. This was true of every
    field they became involved in: photography, literature, art, design and
    publishing, as well as film. They were the most important makers of
    avant-garde film in pre-war Poland.  After they settled in London in
    the early 1940s, they made two films under the auspices of the Polish
    Government in Exile including their first British film, Calling Mr
    Smith (1943), a rallying call to open the eyes and minds of the British
    public to Nazi atrocities in Europe.  In London they became key figures
    in the post-war cultural scene, founding Gaberbocchus Press, a major
    small press publishing first English editions of Jarry, Adler,
    Apollinaire, Schwitters, Queneau amongst others as well as writing
    novels, poems, philosophical treaties, operas, painting and theatre
    design. They died in London in 1988.


    Films of Stefan and Franciszka Themerson DVD is published by LUX and
    the Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw in January 2008. The DVD
    contains the three surviving Themerson films (all others were lost in
    Nazi-occupied Poland) subtitled in English and Polish and is
    accompanied by unpublished notes and correspondence by Stefan Themerson.


    DVD contents: Adventures of a Good Citizen (1937), Calling Mr Smith (1943), The Eye and the Ear (1944-5)


    To celebrate the DVD launch LUX is streaming one of the films, The Eye and the Ear on its website during January and February at


  • Resistance(s) II

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    Resistance(s) II DVDFrench publisher lowave has just released the second volume of its anthology Resistance(s), compiling recent films & videos from the Middle East and North Africa.

    This volume features nine shorts from different artists, ranging from the social and political documentaries to new aesthetic approaches.

    - Nouba (Katia Kameli , Algeria/France, 2000, 5')
    - Straight Stories part 1 (Bouchra Khalili, Morocco/France, 2007, MiniDV, 10')
    - Amer & Nasser, Iraqi brothers (Al Fadhil, Iraq, 2003, Video, 4'25'')
    - Don't do to her what you did to me (Zineb Sedira, Algeria/UK, 1998-2001, Video, 9')
    - Avant de disparaître (Joude Gorani, Syria/France, 2005, Video, 13')
    - I swam in the sea last week (Nesrine Khodr, Lebanon, 2003, Video, 2'25'')
    - Géographie imaginaire (Pauline M'Barek, Tunisia/Germany, 2005, 15')
    - Saving face (Jalal Toufic, Lebanon, 2003, Video, 9')
    - Quelques miettes pour kles oiseaux (Nassim Amaouche, France, 2005, Video, 28'30'')

    Extras: 1 Bonus Film, Interviews, Bios, Filmographies. French, English, German and Arab subtitles. 110 min., 1 DVD10, PAL/NTSC, Multizone, stereo, 4:3, 25 €.


  • Themersons' films soon on DVD

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    Next year will see the release of a DVD edition of Stefan and Franciszka Themerson's films, co-published by Lux and the Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw. To mark the coming publication, their short film The Eye and the Ear (1944-5) is available online at Luxvideo and there will be a screening at the British Library on January 9th.


  • Nuevos y próximos lanzamientos de Re:Voir

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    Marcel Hanoun- Ha sido recién lanzada la edición en DVD de Cinexpérimentaux #6: Marcel Hanoun, conteniendo el documental Marcel Hanoun, une leçon de cinéma (2003, 65 min.) de Frédérique Devaux & Michel Amarger, además de los filmes de Hanoun Des Hommes qui ont perdu racine (1956, 15 min.) y Je Meurs de vivre (1994, 50 min.). Incluye un libreto de 16 páginas con textos y fotografías. DVD, PAL.

    En diciembre:

    - Acéphale de Patrick Deval, el cuarto lanzamiento de la serie de Zanzibar (tras DeuxFois de Raynal y Le Révélateur y le Lit de la Vierge de Garrel). B&N, 1.66, 56 min., PAL. Corto de bonus Héraclite l'obscur.

    - Dyn Amo de Stephen Dwoskin (1972), masterizado a travé de una nueva copia de 16mm en colaboración con Lux. Color, sonido, 120 min., PAL. Extras: nueva entrevista a Steve Dwoskin y Maggie Pinhorn sobre la producción del filme, y un ensayo de Jacqueline Holt.

    Y en enero del próximo año:

    - Un DVD con los documentales de Patrick Bokanowski La Part du Hasard (Retrato de Henri Dimier, pintor; Ganador del primer premio en el Festival International de film d'Art de Montréal de 1984; 1984, 52 min.) y Le Rêve éveillé (Retrato de Colette Aboulker Muscat, terapista; 2003, 41 min.). Incluye libreto. Color, Sonido, 93 min., PAL.

    - La versiçon francesa completa de 1981 del manifiesto letrista de Isidore Isou, Traité de bave et d'éternité (Venom and Eternity; 1951), remasterizado en alta definición a partir de un internegattivo en 35mm y con audio restaurado.. B&N, sound, 120 min., PAL. Subtítulos en inglés, alemán, italiano y español.. Bonus: trailer original de 1951 (7 min.).

  • Robert Frank: The Complete Film Works

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    Robert Frank: Complete Film worksSteidl, la famosa editorial de libros de fotografía, publicará en DVD los 25 filmes y vídeos creados por Robert Frank. Hasta la fecha se han anunciado dos volúmenes, cada uno de ellos con 3 filmes.

    - The Complete Film Works. Vol 1 contendrá Pull My Daisy (1959, 28 minutos), The Sin of Jesus (1961, 40 minutos), y Me and My Brother (1068, 85 minutos), en una edición en 3 DVDs en cajas estándar. 50 GBP, 95 US$, 75 €.

    - The Complete Film Works. Vol 2 contendrá OK End Here (1963, 32 minutos), Conversations in Vermont (1969, 26 minutos), y Liferaft Earth (1969, 37 minutos) también en 3 DVDs, cada uno de ellos en una caja metálica de rollo de película. 82.25 GBP, 125 US$, 95 €.

    Ambos volúmenes serán lanzados en Septiembre.