Noticias generales

  • Bruce Conner (1933–2008)

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    Bruce ConnerFrom Arforum :

    Bruce Conner, a San Francisco–based artist known for his assemblages,
    films, drawings, and interdisciplinary works, passed away Monday
    afternoon. Conner moved to San Francisco in 1957 and quickly found his
    place within the city’s vibrant Beat community. His gauzy assemblages
    of scraps salvaged from abandoned buildings, nylon stockings, doll
    parts, and other found materials gained him art-world attention, as did
    A Movie (1958), an avant-garde film that juxtaposed footage from
    B movies, newsreels, soft-core pornography, and other fragments, all
    set to a musical score. (In 1991, A Movie was selected for
    preservation by the United States National Film Registry at the Library
    of Congress.) Conner was active in the Bay Area’s 1960s counterculture
    scene, designing light shows for Family Dog performances at the Avalon
    Ballroom, and in the ’70s focused on drawing and photography. Art-world
    recognition resumed in the ’80s and continued to the present: Conner
    was included in the 1997 Whitney Biennial, was the subject of a touring
    survey in 1999–2000, and is featured in the current Carnegie
    International. At Conner’s request, there will be no funeral.


  • Experimental Conversations

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    expconversations.jpgExperimental Conversations is a new 'online journal of experimental film, art cinema and video art' funded by the Cork Film Centre . Its first issue, dated Summer 2008 has the following contents:


    - Ailbhe Ni Bhriain At The Butler Gallery (2008)
    - Aftermath (2007): An Exhibition by Ailbhe Ni Bhriain by Maximilian Le Cain
    - "If you start thinking about your film being a success, you're fucked": An Interview With Vivienne Dick
    - Between the salon and the convent: Losing Face & Gaining Faith in Jacques Rivette's 'Don't Touch the Axe' by Tony McKibben
    - Cinema as situations: The 2007 Lucca Film Festival by Donal Foreman


    - The eternal now: Warhol and the Factory 1963-68
    - Jonas Mekas at the Jameson Dublin Film Festival
    - Experimental Film Club (Dublin)
    - Live @ 8 (Galway)
    - Redacted (Brian De Palma, 2008)
    - Three Projection Events in Cork


  • PARAKINO: Summer Film Workshops

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    PARAKINO: Summer Film Workshops
    28 - 30 VII 2008

    In the first meeting we can experience off movies, and, getting to know it, to understand the essence of movie language, experience what creating a multimedia picture is and how conventional forms of film are far from reality.

    Each day shall be finished with viewing independent movie productions.
    1. Independent of culture - cross review of polish off movement:
    2. Laughter of off - selection of funny movies: mocking, parodying, absurd.
    3. Punk Off - off video clips- independent music and off movies have a lot in common, and this created practically with no budget video clips, a specific esthetics. To know better the phenomenon, we present video clips, among others, of: Plastic Bag, Pornohagen, Psychocukier, Mikrowafle, Cedskie Chlopaki, Farben Lehre, Mith&Mitch and a movie. " Propaganda Utopii"

    The aim of the workshop is to introduce participants in fundamental secrets of movie production, discussion on chosen examples and on the task - producing a short movie.

    CSW LAZNIA // kurator cyklu PARAKINO
    [email protected]


  • P2P Art - E M P H A S I S

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    E M P H A S I S (Anders Weberg)P2P Art , el proyecto nacido de la mente del artista sueco Anders Weberg para la creación y distriuciónde arte en las redes p2p ha publicado un nuevo filme. E M P H A S I S, una "excursión audiovisual de 60 minutos", sólo está disponible a través de la red, ya qye el filme original, así como los materiales empleados en su creación, fueron destruídos siguiendo la filosofía del proyecto.

    Podéis descarga este filme a través de los enlaces para las redes ED2K y torrent publicados en la página del proyecto, o ver un pequeño extracto más adelante...

  • Media City 14 Awards

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    Grand Prize:

    - Bachelor Machines Part I & Part II (Rosalind Nashashibi, Scotland, 2007)

    2nd Prize:

    - Victory over the Sun (Michael Robinson, USA, 2007)

    3rd Prize:

    - Public Domain (Jim Jennings, USA, 2007)

    Honourable mentions (in alphabetical order):

    - Androa Autoportrait (Matthias De Groof and Kristin Rogghe with Androa Mindre Kolo, Belgium/ DR Congo, 2006)

    - Bay Bridge from Embarcadero (Guy Sherwin, England, 2004/2007)

    - Dislocated Smaller Parts (Bruce McClure, USA, 2008)

    - Golf House and Grey Heron II (Helga Fanderl, Germany, 2006)

    - Land of Cockaigne (Rachel Reupke, England, 2007)

    - Observando el Cielo (Jeanne Liotta, USA, 2007)

    - Room of Chromatic Mystery (Arthur & Corinne Cantrill, Australia, 2006)

    - RR (James Benning, USA, 2007)

    - Sidewalk (Karl Kels, Germany, 2008)

    - Sketch Film #5 (Tomonari Nishikawa, Japan, 2007)

    - Take into the air my quiet breath (Speculative Archive, USA, 2007)

    The jury:

    Amy Beste is Director of Public Programming for the department of Film, Video & New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she organizes the visiting artist series "Conversations at the Edge" at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

    Vincent Grenier has been making experimental films and videos since the early 1970s. His films have been exhibited at the Pompidou Centre, the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), and countless other international venues and festivals. Grenier is currently Chair of the Cinema Department at Binghamton University in New York.

    Mike Sperlinger is Assistant Director of LUX, London, which holds the UK's most significant collection of artists' film and video. He has contributed to publications including Frieze, Radical Philosophy and Art Monthly, and recently edited the book "Afterthought: New Writing on Conceptual Art (Rachmaninoffs, 2005)


  • Double Negative Collective screen own work at Ex-Centris

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    The Double Negative Collective, a dedicated group of Montréal-based filmmakers and curators of cinema, plan to screen an evening of new, original work Thursday, March 20th at 9:30pm at Cinéma Parallel (Ex-Centris, 3536 St. Laurent). After curating several successful avant-garde film and video programs and exhibiting an exciting group installation show at CTRL LAB (June 2007), the Double Negative Collective have returned to the black box this time with a program of their own experimental film and video, for the first time in three years. Collective members whose work will be included are Christopher Becks, Lucia Fezzuoglio, Amber Goodwyn, Steven Ladouceur, Karl Lemieux, Lindsay McIntyre, Eduardo Menz, Mike Rollo, Daichi Saito and Malena Szlam.

    The past couple of years have been an exciting time indeed for the Double Negative Collective. In January they screened Jack Chambers’ Hart Of London to a sold out room at The Cinémathèque québécoise and hosted the Canadian part of TIE (The International Cinema Exposition) in November 2007. Other recent programs of note include screenings of work by Vincent Grenier (Québec), Nicky Hamlyn (London, UK), Guy Sherwin (London, UK) and the ETNA Collective (France).

    Double Negative Collective – An Evening of Experimental Film and Video
    Thursday, March 20th at 9:30PM
    Ex-Centris (Cinéma Parallel)
    3536 Boul. St. Laurent
    Montreal, QC

    For reference purposes:


  • MoCC Foundation 2008 Grants

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    The Museum of Contemporary Cinema Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2008 grants. Two grants in the amount of 4,000 Euros each are available this year. The grants are open to experimental films, as well as experimental film installations and
    performances. The deadline is May 15th, 2008. The entry form and information can be downloaded at :


  • LIFT - Visiting Artist in Residence 2008/2009

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    Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
    Call For Submissions — Visiting Artist in Residence 2008/2009

    The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is seeking
    residency applications from international artists for 2-6 week
    individual production residencies to take place between fall 2008 and
    spring 2009. LIFT is a member-driven non-profit organization that
    provides affordable access to equipment, education and space for those
    who want to make films, out of a passion for, and commitment to, the
    practice of filmmaking on celluloid. We offer a wide range of film
    based technologies ranging from 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, Super 16mm, and
    35mm production equipment, editing equipment, optical printers, contact
    printers, animation stands, a darkroom and more. Toronto also offers a
    wide range of lab facilities, including Niagara Custom Lab, which can
    meet nearly any film-related need.

    LIFT’s residency program focuses on the production of film-based works
    with equipment and facilities to which the artist would not have access
    in their local region. Artists are expected to be at an established
    point in their practice (although not necessarily working predominantly
    with film). Applicants should also consider what they would bring to
    the Toronto community in terms of community collaboration, teaching,
    artist talks and/or presentation activities.

    The maximum cash funding for projects is $3,000 (CND) for travel,
    accommodation and per diems. Equipment and facilities will be provided
    by LIFT to a maximum of $5,000 (CDN), LIFT equipment rates can be found
    at The artist is responsible for the costs of all film
    stock, chemicals, lab fees and other expendables.

    Interested artists should submit proposals, including:
    •    Proposal/Artist statement (including how they intend to engage the
    local community during their stay and how coming to LIFT will create
    access to equipment or facilities not available at their home location)
    •    curriculum vitæ
    •    Proposed budget (including funding sources for materials)
    •    Visual support material of past work (do not send originals, documentation will not be returned)

    Interdisciplinary projects are welcome, however film (celluloid) must
    play a central role in the project. Applicants should have an
    established artistic practice, although artists previously working in
    other media are welcome. Applicants are not required to be English
    speakers however all applications must be submitted in English.

    Submissions must be received by mail no later than April 15, 2008.
    Proposals are submitted on the understanding that the project’s
    execution is contingent on funding yet to be secured.

    Questions to: Ben Donoghue – Executive Director: [email protected]
    Send applications to: LIFT, 171 East Liberty Street – Suite 301, Toronto, ON, M6K 3P6


  • Ann Arbor Film Festival reaches its fundraising goal

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    Endangered campaign September 18, 2007 - February 3, 2008: $75,000 goal reached

    In September 2007 we announced that the Ann Arbor Film Festival was an endangered species, threatened with extinction by funding cuts and government censorship. Thanks the incredible and generous support of our worldwide community, our campaign to financially recover succeeded.

    As part of the Endangered campaign, the volunteers and staff of the Ann Arbor Film Festival performed several Acts of Audacity, which can be viewed here. The acts were chosen by donors, who voted each time they made a contribution (as explained in our instructional video).

    The third and final donor-decided Act of Audacity will be executive director Christen McArdle going on a quest to "kidnap" Jon Stewart and hold him hostage until he writes and performs an original haiku. We expect this to go online by mid-March. To keep abreast of fest updates, news and goings on, sign up for our eNewsletter PROJECTIONS here.

    While the festival is currently restored to health, we continue to work hard to champion independent filmmakers, artists, and showcase the most daring, visionary, inspired cinema in the world. Join with us to support the artists and ideals of the AAFF!


  • Mejor film experimental de 2007 de la NSFC

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    rofit Motive and the Whispering WindLa obraProfit Motive and the Whispering Wind (USA, 2007, 58 min, DigiBeta) de John Gianvito fue elegida como el Mejor FIlm Experimental del año 2007 por la National Society of Film Critics last Saturday en una ceremonia celebrada el pasado sábado.
    Podíes encointrar un gran artículo de Michael Sicinski sobre este film en Cinemascope