Events

  • Unconscious Archives #17: Derek Holzer/Hangjun Lee & Chulki Hong/Ewa Justka/Rose Kallal

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    Cracked electronics, distorted luminosities and photochemical aberrations are brought into being across four intensely unique and electrify acts. Derek Holzer unleashes opti-sonic graphic scores utilising his homemade Tonewheels technology. Hangjun Lee and Chulki Hong present a brutal expanded cinema set with 16mm film projections, optical sound and turntables. Ewa Justka performs optoelectric noise with pulsing hacked light. And Rose Kallal presents immersive 16mm film projections with live modular synthesis soundscapes.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 22, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Photography? An Artifice!

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    If the end of the 1960s was marked by the American underground, it was also a particularly fecund period in the development of conceptual cinematic proposals made by artists and filmmakers who were sharing a special interest to the consubstantial components of the film. This approach, which some film historians have defined as structuralist, has drawn the outlines of a new ontology of the film based on the rejection of his illusionist nature and motivated by the deconstruction of its own means of production. Paradoxically or not, this reflexive tendency of cinema has made its dependence – firstly historical and technological - to the photography one of the central elements in the affirmation of its autonomy. By appropriating production stills photography, the American artist Morgan Fisher has displaced, in Production Stills (1970), the documentary function of these still pictures by exhibiting them successively in the front of his 16mm camera and making them both object and subject of his film. This principle of succession finds an extension in Gary Beydler’s Pasadena Freeway Stills (1974) in which the Californian artist explores the relationship between stillness and moving pictures through the scrolling phenomenon. If the films of Fisher and Beydler make from the exposure of their production process by using photography one of the theoretical clue of their reading, Wavelength (1967) by the Canadian Michael Snow achieves, through the masterful and minimalist operation of a continuous zoom movement toward a photograph hung on the wall of a studio, a new ontology of the film in which the photography would appear as a simple off-center element.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 19:00

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  • 25 FPS Festival

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    25 FPS Festival promotes independent and non-commercial films which innovatively explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art. It promotes expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film. Main festival's sections are Competition program, Jury's Choice, Expanded Cinema, Reflexes, Kino 23.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 24, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, September 25, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, September 26, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, September 27, 2015 (All day)
    Monday, September 28, 2015 (All day)
  • Courtisane Festival 2015

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    Just two days more until the beginning of the 2015 Courtisane Festival (April 1-5, Ghent, Belgium). Now in its fourteenth year, the festival keeps a solid programme as ever with their 'Artists in focus' section, dedicated to Thom Andersen and Pedro Costa. Each filmmaker will be the protagonist of a series of different events including screenings of their work, masterclasses and carte blanches. 

    The festival will also present a selection of over 50 films from the L.A. Rebellion movement, including works by Charles Burnett, Haile Gerima, Larry Clark and Billy Woodberry. The Selection strand will feature films and videos by Basma Alsharif, Mary Helena Clark, Beatrice Gibson, Ernie Gehr, Morgan Fisher, Ute Aurand and Luke Fowler, among many others. 

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (All day)
    Thursday, April 2, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, April 3, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, April 4, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, April 5, 2015 (All day)
  • Punto y Raya Academy 2015

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    Punto y Raya Academy 2015 is the first International Symposium devoted to abstract art in motion, that will be held from May 7th through 10th at La Casa Encendida in Madrid (Spain), with the participation of over 15 international guests, such as Józef Robakowski, Steven Woloshen, Robert Seidel and Sabrina Schmid, among others.

    The programme will feature several masterclasses by the guest artists, round tables, monographic screenings and various live performances.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, May 8, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, May 9, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, May 10, 2015 (All day)

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  • Unconscious Archives #16: Bruce Mcclure + Roberto Crippa

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    Bruce McClure steps off the international stage to treat an intimate audience at Apiary Studios to his durational, banging, attack and decay on overdriven celluloid with an hour long film and sound projection performance. With support from Roberto Crippa providing his special brand of corporeal-aural intensity.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Xcèntric: Tortured dust

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    Stan Brakhage, central figure in US avant-garde cinema, lived from the early sixties in Rollinsville, Colorado, with his wife and children, isolated in the mountains. There, he developed a highly personal and lyrical cinema, centred on his family: a series of autobiographical films that he entitled The Book of the FamilyTortured Dust was the end of this cycle. Filmed throughout three years in the eighties, at the heart of a household in crisis, it is his longest and most moving home movie. Using a hand-held camera, a rhythmic, intricate editing process and touches of psychodrama, the film portrays with insight and distance their everyday life. Through windows, mirrors, flashes of colour and chiaroscuro, Brakhage records his children leaving home, the lack of communication and the breakdown of his marriage.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Crossroads 2015

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    San Francisco Cinematheque announces Crossroads 2015 (April 10–12) at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre. Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is an internationally recognized arts institution and the Bay Area’s premier venue for avant-garde/experimental, underground and personally expressive film and video work.

    Crossroads 2015 will present over sixty films, videos and performance works by over fifty filmmakers from around the world screened in nine feature-length programs. Highlights of this edition include a program of live performance cinema works by OJOBOCA, Allison Leigh Holt & Kadet Kuhne, Michael A. Morris and Kerry Laitala & Voicehandler; and screeening of the latest works, many of them premieres, by Scott Stark, Karissa Hahn, Stephen Broomer, Pablo Mazzolo, Paul Clipson, Luis Macías, Malena Szlam, Abigail Child, Basma Alsharif, Jean-Paul Kelly, Jeanne Liotta and Mike Stoltz, among many others.

    Dates: 

    Friday, April 10, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, April 12, 2015 (All day)

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  • 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival

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    Ann Arbor Film Festival, the oldest festival dedicated to experimental film & video, returns next week in its 53rd edition, with a programme of over 200 films, videos and live performances. During the week-long festival (March 24th - 29th), its attendants will be able to enjoy retrospective screenings dedicated to the work of Tacita Dean (UK) and Wojciech Bakowski (Poland), as well as the two-programme selection titled Computer Age: Early Computer Movies 1952–1987, curated by Gregory Zinman and Leo Goldsmith. The festival will also feature new works by Kevin Jerome Everson, Mike Hoolboom, Sergei Loznitsa, Jennifer ReederTomonari Nishikawa, Shambhavi Kaul, Barbara Sternberg, Stephen Connolly, Robert Todd, Peggy Ahwesh and Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy, among many others.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 (All day)
    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (All day)
    Thursday, March 26, 2015 (All day)
    Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day)
    Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day)
    Sunday, March 29, 2015 (All day)

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