From the MFJ we are thrilled to announce the publication of Millennium Film Journal No. 57 "Violence in Artists' Cinema." The copies arrived from the printer yesterday.
It includes articles on the recent work of Tony Oursler, Tony Conrad, Peggy Ahwesh, Ian Olds, Anna Marziano, and Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, an interview with Jennifer Proctor, a new analysis of works by Catherine Elwes and David Critchley. artists' pages by Pat O'Neill and Noe Kidder, and Douglas White's in-depth analysis of the effects of the London "Destruction in Art Symposium" of 1966. The full table of contents is online at http://www.mfj-online.org/mfj-57-toc/
In reaction to another set of price increases by the US Post Office, the journal is now available in pdf format -- the very files used for printing. http://www.mfj-online.org/special_offers/
This is the 35th year of the MFJ. The next issue, due in October, will be our anniversary issue, in which we have invited a number of writers to assess the changing condition of artists' cinema in the period of the journal's publication. It is appropriately titled "Since 78."
The journal is entirely financed by sales and advertising . . . Every purchase helps keep us going.
Filmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of Authenticity
A BFI Shop Event
Sunday December 2nd, 16:30h
BFI Blue Room
Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 8XT
For the fourth year running Filmarmalade teams up with the BFI Shop to celebrate their 2012 artists' film and video DVD launch of Let Me Feel Your Finger First's 'Ontologically Anxious Organism', James Lowne's 'Our Relationships Will Become Radiant' and the world premier screening of Maia Conran's 'Term'.
The evening will also include a public discussion with the artists and founder of Filmarmalade, Gordon Shrigley.
Filmarmalade is a publishing and DVD label project specialising in contemporary artists' film and video works, supported by IMT Gallery, London.
no.w.here: Sequence 3 launch event
Wednesday 12th December, 19h
no.w.here, Third Floor
316 - 318 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG
Please come and support no.w.here by buying a copy of Sequence 3. Event is free, Sequence 3 publication £5 (special launch price on the night)
Please join us at no.w.here for our last event of 2012 to celebrate the launch of Sequence 3 which is jam-packed with artist's pages, interviews and essays, by Jayne Parker, Bruce McClure, Peter Kennard, A. L. Rees, Nicky Hamlyn, Joséphine Michel, Neil Henderson, Andrew Vallance, Nina Power, Esther Leslie, William Raban, Vicky Smith, Hysteriography, Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger, William English, Gustave Morin. Sequence is edited by Simon Payne.
Before we premiere the new publication we will be screening films by artist Karel Doing (new member), Jenny Baines (no.w.here member) followed by Middle Eastern and electro tunes by Fari Bradley (currently artist in residence on the no.w.here and Sound and Music Embedded residency programme).
At long last, Criterion has announced the release date and contents of A Hollis Frampton Odyssey, their long-awaited edition of Hollis Frampton's films, rumored to be in preparation since 2010. The edition will be available both in DVD (2 discs, April 10th) and blu-ray (1 disc, April 9th), which comes as a pleasant surprise, since the rumors stated only a DVD edition. The list of works included, all of them newly restored in high-definition, is divided into three parts: his early films, a two selections of the Hapax Legomena and Magellan cycles. In a similar fashion as their Brakhage DVD editions, some films are introduced by an audio commentary and remarks by Frampton. The extras include an interview with Frampton from 1978, the performance A Lecture (1968), read by Michael Snow, and a selection of stills from his xerographic series By Any Other Name. The DVDs/Blu-ray are accompanied by a booklet with an introduction by Ed Halter and texts on the films by Ken Eisenstein, Bruce Jenkins and Michael Zryd.
BFI Filmstore and Filmarmalade Present: Lehrstücke, Objet petit a and The Great Game
Thursday, December 1st, 18:30h
NFT3, BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT
For the third year running the BFI Filmstore teams up with Filmarmalade to celebrate their 2011 DVD series. Filmarmalade is a publisher and DVD label specialising in contemporary artists' film and video works. The Filmstore is proud to host the launch of Filmarmalade's latest batch: Mirza/Butler's The Exception and the Rule, Miranda Pennell's Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed and the world premiere screening of Adam Roberts' latest film Remake. The screening will be introduced by Gordon Shrigley from Filmarmalade and we hope to have all the artists present on the night.
This event is supported by the IMT Gallery, London