Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen's visually accomplished and intellectually rigorous Riddles of the Sphinx is one of the most important avant-garde films to have emerged from Britain during the 1970s.
The second collaboration between Mulvey and Wollen, both of whom are recognised as seminal figures in the field of film theory, Riddles of the Sphinx explores issues of female representation, the place of motherhood within society and the relationship between mother and daughter. Composed of a number of discrete sections, many of which are shot as continuous circular pans, the film takes place in a range of domestic and public spaces, shot in locations which include Malcolm LeGrice's kitchen and Stephen Dwoskin's bedroom.
MQ2* is a publishing house specializing in experimental film and video whose main object is the promotion and publication of experimental audiovisual artists.
In its first publication MQ2* presents a selection of Narcisa Hirsch’s experimental films plus a bilingual book featuring a foreword by Victoria Sayago, a critical text by Emilio Bernini and a text written specifically for this publication by Narcisa herself.
Paul de Nooijer (* 1943) has been making films for 40 years now – an incredible achievement in a field not exactly showered by public interest and funding. His reputation is solidly based on works displaying mostly ‘illusionism’ – the interdependency of film and photography. Since son Menno (*1967) joined in this ‘family business of art’ as a full-fledged partner in 1989, the films became faster and more colourful. But more importantly, the focus of their artistic efforts slightly shifted from just photography and film to a combination with theatre and performance.
This publication offers a selective retrospective of the work of photographer and filmmaker Friedl Kubelka, known as a filmmaker under the name of Friedl vom Gröller. In addition to a selection of her fashion photographs, the book focuses on portraits of her friends and family, as well as series of images and films.
The work of Pere Portabella (Figueras, 1927) stands at the crossroads of art, film and politics. Close to the surrealist sensibility and conceptualism (he produced Viridiana by Luis Buñuel in 1962, among his colleagues are Brossa and Carles Santos), he has created since the late sixties one of the most unique filmographies of Spanish cinema, alternating with his political activity as a parliamentarian and senator. In his films, Portabella uses strategies of estrangement and dislocation that both formally bypass censorship as to enhance the expressive range of works, leading to fascinating symbolizations.
Monobrow VHS is a VHS tape publication, run by Julian Glander and Kevvy Metal in Brooklyn, which features contemporary artists working in film, video, and animation.
Release party/Screening: Thursday February 21 2013 20h
770 Hart Street, Brooklyn 11237
Come out and see some crazy stuff from the world's best filmmakers, animators and video artists, and have a beer or two.
Contents of the first volume:
- Bobby Abate, Kitty's Nite In (1995, 2 min, 55 sec)
- Dark Igloo, Sans Crap (2012, 1 min, 23 sec)
- Emily Pelstring, Skeleton Dance (2011, 2 min, 11 sec)
- Helena Frank, Heavy Heads (2010, 7 min, 39 sec)
- Helmut Smits, About 20 Times Slower than a Sunset (2012, 1 min, 11 sec)
- Jodie Mack, Unsubscribe #4: The Saddest Song in the World (2010, 2 min, 51 sec)
- Josh Kline, Camera Attack (2000, 4 min, 9 sec)
- Jules Guérin, BANG!, MAD, and Chaosmos (2012, animation loops, 5 sec each)
- Julian Glander and Kyle Sauer, Turtle Trouble in Tiny Town (2012, 1 min, 5 sec)
- Juliet Phillips, O! (2012, 1 min, 12 sec)
- Kevvy Metal, U No U Wnt 2 Kiss ME (2013, 3 min, 3 sec)
- Michael Robinson, All Through the Night (2008, 4 min (20 sec)
- Sabrina Ratté, Data Daze (Music video for Le Révélateur) (2012, 3 min, 32 sec)
- Tara Nelson, Beautiful Secrets (2010, 7 min, 34 sec)
- Timothy Fiore, Baby (Music video for The Babies) (2012, 2 min, 59 sec)
- Tim Lahan, Passing Time (2011, 22 sec)
- Yoshi Sodeoka, Psychedelic Death Vomit (Slight Return) 3d (2010, 4 min, 21 sec)
This new DVD compiles eight short films made by Peter Tscherkassky, including multi-awarded breathtaking Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine and his most recent film Coming Attractions. Along "Films from a Dark Room" (INDEX008) featuring internationally celebrated Tscherkassky's found footage trilogy - L'arrivée, Outer Space, Dream Work - this new release on INDEX offers an exhilarating excursion in Peter Tscherkassky's radical cinema.
John Woodman works with landscape as an experimental film/video maker and photographer and has exhibited work internationally over a period of 38 years. The collection of films selected for this DVD focus on his early landscape work in 16mm and Super 8 film made between 1977 to 1982. Exploring time-space and light his work concerns ways in which, through landscape, visual transformation, change and transience are represented and perceived in film. Particular emphasis is given to the way in which through time, changes in light, weather and season affect our perception of space and place.