Balagan presents... Mirror Stage
Monday, May 13 2013, 19:30h
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Much has been said about what is regarded as the quintessential cinematic experience: the darkened, softened, uterine surroundings, the hypnotic flicker ahead, the lulling whirr from the projection booth. It is a comfortable hiding place from which to observe others\' nightmares and desires. As much as we at Balagan embrace this fancy, we like to break the spell on occasion by channeling an earlier form of cinema, when projected images elicited bewilderment instead of reverie.
This time, we aim to shatter cinematic illusions by shifting our attention 180° away from the spectacle. As we ponder the screen, the stage and the curtains; as we gaze into the spectators\' faces and observe their body language -- entranced or impatient -- we see a reflection of ourselves. So we enter Lacan's "mirror stage": the anxious moment of catching sight of oneself for the first time and beginning to grasp the reality of one\'s existence.
Barbara Hammer:Incorporating ‘The Lesbian Museum’ and ‘The Hidden Hammer’
Friday, May 10 2013, 19h
Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498
Fresh from retrospectives at the Tate, MoMA and Jeu De Paume, the acclaimed pioneer of queer cinema Barbara Hammer will be talking/performing/showing slides and film clips on the body of work that has made her an internationally celebrated artist and feminist.
A key figure in American experimental film, she is credited with producing the earliest avant-garde films that openly address lesbian life and sexuality. Her work remainsfundamentally influential to contemporary artists exploring daring and experimental thought and film.
For a sneak peek of Barbara Hammer at the Jeu De Paume Gallery in Paris, click here.
3rd AXW Film Festival 2013 Screening
Wednesday June 5 2013, 19h
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave New York 10003
Featured NYC filmmaker Coleen Fitzgibbon will present the World Premiere of her new experimental videos.
Coleen Fitzgibbon studied with Owen Land (aka “George Landow”), Stan Brakhage, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci, and worked on film and sound projects for Dennis Oppenheim, Gordon Matta-Clark and Les Levine. She formed the collaborative X&Y with Robin Winters in 1976, The Offices of Fend, Fitzgibbon, Holzer, Nadin, Prince and Winters in 1979, and co-founded the New York based Collaborative Projects, Inc. (Colab) in 1977 through 1981, who, along with forty plus artists, created the groundbreaking Times Square Show in 1980
VIDEO ART ATTACK!
May 23 2013
Fratersplein 7, 9000 Gent; Belgium
During this VIDEO ART ATTACK! in CAMPO Victoria we present you a mash up video expo with some extraordinary names like Bill Viola, Paul McCarthy, Nicolas Provost, emerging Belgian and international video violence.
The Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film Festival will presents us an exotic film program.
Next you will also see a live movie in one single shot from Kristian Van Der Heyden, the R.I.P.O.F. Bleching as well as exotic and hot videowork from the archive of the Kula Lumpur Experimental filmfestival.
On Thursday, 23th of May 2013, we transform the theater studios of CAMPO victoria into a multi media blast of cinema, video and performance!
This would be a one-day exhibition, a mash up of contrasting video works to bring a wide concept of video art to the audience. Jonas Mekas and Ken Jacobs are sympathizing with our organization with some of their video work. Other names are Nicolas Provost, David O’Reilly, Peter Van der Es, Joeri De Mulder, Noe Kidder, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, Bill Viola, Myo Van Stenis, ...
Screening Nature Film Weekend at the Whitechapel Gallery
Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May
Zilkha Auditorium, 77-82Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
A mini-festival on cinemas of flora and fauna, at the Whitechapel Gallery (Sat 18 May 5:30-7pm; Sun 19 May 11am-7pm).
Films by the Lumière brothers, Joris Ivens, Percy Smith, Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger, Joyce Wield, Mike Marshall, Vladimir Tyulkin, Rose Lowder, Susanne Bürner, Helga Fanderl, Peter Kubelka, Ed Chell, Mike Blow, Silke Panse, Erin Espelie, Johanna Hällsten, David Chapman and David Cottridge, Chen Sheinberg, Ian Wiblin and Anthea Kennedy, Lucy Powell, Sergei Dvortsevoy, Bev Zalcock and Sara Chambers, Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, and a selection of rarely seen early films.
Book for Saturday night, or Sunday (half or full day) here: http://screeningnature.com/2013/04/17/screening-nature-schedule-18-19-may-whitechapel-gallery/