The Film-Makers' Cooperative Presents
Double Your Pleasure: 16mm Films by Jennifer Reeves and MM Serra
Friday, June 28 2013, 20h
124 S. 3rd Street, Brooklyn 11211
Artists in attendance!
- The Girl's Nervy (Jennifer Reeves, 1995)
- Soi Meme (MM Serra, 1995)
- Darling International (Jennifer Reeves & MM Serra, 1999)
- Fear of blushing (Jennifer Reeves, 2001)
- Double your pleasure (MM Serra (sound by and starring Jennifer Reeves), 2002)
Independent Film Show 13th edition, an international show dedicated to experimental cinema, anticipates the annual event on Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June, planning the three programs and the two expanded cinema performances on the Museo Nitsch’s terrace.
The Independent Film Show focuses on the multiple processes that film/video-makers create to give structure to the intense relationships that exist between the devices used for projection and the interpretative participation of the audience. Past editions have often highlighted the special capabilities of experimental cinema, which does not impose a standardised view, but requires the spectator to watch with conscious application, in order to appreciate the intricate formal representations, the complex social codes, and extensive cognitive aspirations that extend beyond the screen. The immersive possibility of establishing direct contact with independent cinematic philosophies and highlighting the alternatives and innovations that subvert the logic of the standard production is the key to the approach required to access these complex visual patterns. The interference of the lights of the milieu, the position of the projectors, the reflective quality of the screen, the line of vision and its position within the field of vision contribute to the creation of the film, and it is at the moment that the viewer becomes aware of the solidity of the photons, which impress upon his gaze and envelop the body, that the cognitive process able to form complex mental structures is activated.
MRES Art: Moving Image 2013-2015
A Unique Masters degree devoted to the study of Artists' Moving Image
Open for applications
Over the past two decades, artists moving image has proved itself a dynamic and thriving area of art practice, to be encountered in the gallery, museum, cinema auditorium, and a host of other unexpected venues. But what about the rich and fascinating histories, theories and aesthetics that have led artists to turn to film and video? And what insights can a study of artists moving image offer us for understanding the diverse practices that now fill art spaces internationally as well as in the UK?
A unique association between LUX and Central St Martins College of Art has created a research led masters degree to address these questions. The course is focused on nurturing a discursive culture around moving image art, and offers a number of unique features for students interested in studying and working in the field of artist's moving image.
As the only course of its kind dedicated solely to the study of artist filmmaking, the pathway offers an in depth insight and understanding into the theories, aesthetics and histories that have contributed to its rich and diverse culture and filmmaking practices. Seminars are led by eminent scholars in the field: including Dr Maeve Connolly, Melissa Gronlund, Dr Rachel Moore, Uriel Orlow, Filipa Ramos and Dr Duncan White. Visiting lecturers include Dr Ros Gray, Jonathan Walley, Federico Windhausen and Dr Maxa Zoller, as well as Benjamin Cook, Mike Sperlinger and Gil Leung from LUX.
The Curator and Ruminate Magazine are pleased to host a competition for contemporary artists who create work with moving images. Submissions will be considered on a competitive basis first by a selection panel and then final jury process.
We invite submissions in two categories: Short Film and Video/ or alternative Time-based media.
Submissions are open to any theme, subject, or concept. The only requirement is that work be intended or designed for presentation through digital video projection.
The winner in each category will receive:
- Their work posted on both Ruminate Magazine & Curator’s websites
- Publication of still images from their work in Ruminate Magazine’s Winter 2013 or Spring 2014 issue
- Screening of their work at the CURATOR International Arts Movement (IAM) conference in NYC, October 3rd-5th, 2013.
- $250 cash prize
Deadline: August 1, 2013
Entry Fee: $18
Visual Errata + Other Bent Forms
The Selected Works of Clint Enns
Monday June 17th, 19h
4 Charles Place, Brooklyn NY 11221
Artist in person
Microscope Gallery is very pleased to welcome visiting Canadian filmmaker Clint Enns for his first U.S. solo screening. Enns’ video works often feature glitch and circuit-bending experiments, remakes of classic avant-garde films, and bizarre appropriations. His 2012 video remake of James Benning’s film “Ten Skies”, featuring only the cloud sections, was shown as part of Microscope’s multi-program event “Now What” this January.
Clint Enns is a video artist and filmmaker from Toronto, Ontario, whose work primarily deals with moving images created with broken and/or outdated technologies. His work has shown both nationally and internationally at festivals, alternative spaces and microcinemas including Onion City, Images Festival, He has recently received a Master’s degree in Cinema and Media from York University. His writings and interviews have appeared in Millennium Film Journal, Incite! Journal of Experimental Media and Spectacular Optical.