On the occasion of the first Biennial of Art of Alentejo (BIALE), Italian avant-garde filmmaker Gianmarco Donaggio has been invited to present a collection of new works. Operating in a unique manner, Donaggio’s films are fine-crafted cinematic experiences; atmospheres of dancing light, in which the poetic overtakes the conceptual and the literal. Donaggio’s camera transgresses assumptions allocated to cinematic expression by ascending above optical representation and dwelling in the realm of emotions.
For the third consecutive year, the OBSKURA festival is launching its call for entries ! Initiated by Zero de Conduite and Labo K, the OBSKURA festival celebrates contemporary analog film practices around the world. The festival will be held between the 28th of June and the 1st of July 2023 at the Théâtre National de Bretagne and La Parcheminerie, in Rennes, France.
As part of its IN SITU series, la lumière collective presents on March 9, 2023, in collaboration with Vidéographe and Groupe Intervention Vidéo (GIV), films by Sarah Seené and a selection of videos by Anne Golden as well as a live sound performance by Magali Babin.
In presence of the artists.
IN SITU II is a series of events that presents singular audiovisual works and live sound performances by local artists with a passion for film material, audiovisual experimentation and sound art.
Real time cartographic improvisations using projected, manipulated digital maps by Eric Theise, in live collaboration with Derek Gedalecia (Headboggle) and his layered keyboard compositions. A visual wash of street grids, land masses, water bodies, and curiosities from built and natural environments. Saturated colors. The subtlest of tints. Glitches in crowdsourced data. Jittery zooms and pans. Orphaned information and free-floating symbology.
Auguries for a Non-Hierarchical Framing and Flourishing pieces together traces of a series of communal experiments undertaken by the anarchist António Gonçalves Correia in southern Portugal: Comuna da Luz (The Commune of Light), in Vale de Santiago/Odemira (1917-18) and Comuna Clarão (The Blaze Commune) in Albarraque/Sintra (1926). The filmmaker writes, “Choral and in the making, the film is a tool for conviviality; it folds and unfolds in bewilderment, guided by the fulgor, or the potential for flourishing in non-hierarchical frames.”