In this third installment of the X-Ray series hosted by the Department of Media Art of Ghent's Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), guest curator Sebastian Buerkner (UK) together with Courtisane personally presents a program featured around spatiality.
Buerkner's computer animated work guides us through an ambiguous universe of abstract interiors, stylized forms and fluid color fields. He situates his films Triband and The Chimera of M within an experimental context that misleads viewers in its spatiality, with work by Ken Jacobs (Capitalism: Slavery), Blake Williams (Red Capriccio), Takashi Ito (Spacy) and Alexandre Larose (Brouillard Passage #14).
PAF - Festival of Film Animation's section Film Labor presents contemporary experimental productions and activities by filmmakers from so-called artist-run film labs (film laboratories run by the artists themselves). There are more than fifty such groups all over the world dealing with film, in the sense of working with film material. Thanks to the technological and institutional transformation of cinematographic infrastructure, independent artists may now use industrial equipment and instruments that were previously only available in institutions. The aim of the cycle is to reflect their activities, which significantly change the options for film production and are often referred to as “experimental film.” Film Labor will introduce artists from film labs in Grenoble, Barcelona and Berlin.
De Jueves, Diciembre 1, 2016 - 17:00 hasta Domingo, Diciembre 4, 2016 - 20:00
Un programa de proyecciones en paralelo a la exposición “La máquina de pensar. Ramon Llull y el «ars combinatoria»”
Antes de que los artistas trabajasen con ordenadores, una serie de pintores de vanguardia, como Oskar Fischinger, Harry Smith y Jordan Belson, crearon un cine no narrativo que tenía en cuenta la geometría, las posibilidades de combinaciones matemáticas y también la espiritualidad. Tras estos visionarios, otros artistas como John Whitney abrazaron el nuevo medio de la imagen sintética para seguir indagando en la animación abstracta. Muchos otros autores y autoras han seguido su estela hasta nuestros días.
Televizinho is an ongoing project of re-enactments of soap operas in different contexts in Brazil. Its first edition took place in 2014 when Veridiana Zurita worked together with the riverside community 'Santa Isabel' in the Amazon. During 4 months she lived together with different families along the Tupana river, eating what they ate , sleeping as they did, watching what they watched: soap operas. Every night they looked at the soap together and picked out a scene to re-enact the next day. While using the participants' houses as movie set, the re-enactments took the form of something between fiction and documentary. The way soaps seem to order language and physicality was disturbed by those re-enacting it while different logics of appropriation were inaugurated.
Mana Contemporary Chicago, in collaboration with Chicago Dancemakers Forum and montom arts, is accepting entries for the first annual Mana Contemporary Body + Camera Film Festival.
This dynamic new festival celebrates the intersection between the moving body and the moving image, focusing on risk-taking and independent artists, with contemporary, experimental projects that push traditional mediums to their edge.
First of their new strand of screenings at Close-Up, and programmed by Arindam Sen, Rattis Books presents Storm De Hirsch's rarely screened Goodbye in the Mirror on a beautiful 16mm print, "A dramatic feature shot on location in Rome. Centred around the adventures and illusions of three girls living abroad, the film explores their restlessness and personal involvements in assuming the role of woman as hunter".