Immagini e Suoni: studi sensoriali e disamine sociali
Thursday April 18 2013, 22h
Via degli Orti d’Alibert 1/c – Roma (Trastevere)
Curated by Piero Pala
On Thursday, April 18, 2013 there continues the themed programming of experimental and artists' films at Filmstudio. "Images and Sounds: sensory studies and social analysis' investigates the fundamental relationship between the two primary components of cinema where the autonomy of the two "languages" is at the service of audiovisual compositions without persuasive intent. Seven unique films (Manon De Boer, Pierre Hébert, Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy, Karl Lemieux, Bruno Munari and Marcello Piccardo, Bernhard Schreiner, Georges Schwizgebel) that can be appreciated consistently in a movie theater.
- Ballet mécanique (Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy, 1924, 35mm, b&w and colour, 16’)
- I colori della luce (Bruno Munari & Marcello Piccardo, 1963, 16mm on DVD, music by Luciano Berio, 5’)
- Fugue (Georges Schwizgebel, 1998, 35mm, colour, sound, 7’4’’)
- The Technology of Tears (Pierre Hébert, 2005, 35mm, b&w, 14 min.)
- Dissection (Bernhard Schreiner, 2005, DVD, b&w, sound, 5’50’’)
- Western Sunburn (Karl Lemieux, 2006, b&w and colour, music by Radwan Moumneh, 10’)
- Attica (Manon De Boer, 2008, 16mm,b&w, sound, 9’55’’)
971 Horses and 4 Zebras: Artists Apply Animation
Thursday November 29th 2012, 18:30h
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Contemporary artists increasingly are using animation techniques in a wide variety of approach and style. This international and eclectic programme celebrates the unpredictable processes of experimental animation, with a focus on how animation as a labour intensive process and form is being applied in the creation of conceptual artworks. It includes films by Geraint Evans, David Theobald, Inger Lise Hansen, James Lowne, Nathaniel Mellors, Emily Richardson, and Chris Shepherd, and the title is taken from a work by Yu Araki in which images of horses, appropriated from the internet, reference the pre-cinema animation of Eadweard Muybridge.
The screening is followed by a panel discussion on the ways in which contemporary artists approach, appropriate and apply animation techniques in their work.
971 Horses and 4 Zebras is co-curated by artist Jordan Baseman and Gary Thomas (Animate Projects). An exhibition runs at Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Art, from 2 November – 9 December 2012 and tours to CAST (Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, and The British School at Rome, in 2013.
RE-TRACKED ANIMATION: JEREMY ROURKE + THOMAS CARNACKI + QUAY / STOCKHAUSEN +
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 20:30h
Other Cinema @ Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
ATA Gallery's flagship exhibition series OTHER CINEMA, in the second iteration of its OptrOnica series, presents two live acts and several pre-recordings towards an appreciation of creative soundtracking.
Mr. Jeremy Rourke juggles guitar, voice, and singing bowls in a refreshing accompaniment to his own charming pixillations, including Rollinsville, Honey the Moon, Snow and Buffalo in SF, Eyes Hearing Stars, and more!
Greg Scharpen’s experimental ensemble Thomas Carnacki enlists Jim Kaiser, Jesse Burson, and Gregory Hagan in performing new audiotracks to Jan Svankmajer’s Poe-penned House of Usher (live vox by Dean Santomieri), and Ladislas Starewicz’ marvelous The Mascot.
PLUS Karlheinz Stockhausen’s composition for the Brothers’ Quay In Absentia, musical cartoons, and free vinyl!
Doors open at 8:00pm; Show at 8:30pm. Admission: $7.77.
Scratch Projection: Steven Woloshen - Scratchatopia!
Tuesday 13 March 2012, 20h
Cinéma Action Christine
4, rue Christine, 75006 Paris, France
Born in Montreal in 1960, Steven Woloshen began to make animated films without a camera while still a student, first in Super 8 and then 16mm. The early films of Woloshen seem to owe nothing to McLaren. Son of Dada was developed rather in reference to Kurt Schwitters, while Didre Novo, perhaps because of the Maasai rhythm of its soundtrack is more reminiscent of Len Lye's Free Radicals. He returns to filmmaking in 1996, after a hiatus of nearly 12 years. Woloshen is the origin of a work which, while evolving, remains a consistent, particularly because it denotes an attractiveness unchanged for a cinema that is both festive and formally demanding.
A must-see selection of outstanding animated and abstract experimental short films by some of the most highly acclaimed masters of the form(s). Brilliant classics utilizing collage, direct animation, visual music, and other time-space distortions that span nearly 90 years of exploration.
Featuring works by legendary filmmakers: Len Lye, Harry Smith, Mary Ellen Bute, Émile Cohl, Oskar Fischinger, Lawrence Jordan, Hans Richter, Ed Emshwiller, Stan Vanderbeek, Robert Breer, Stan Brakhage, Piotr Kamler, Jud Yalkut/USCO and more.
Showing rare 16mm prints from Canyon Cinema (San Francisco), The Film-Makers’ Cooperative (New York) and private collections (Seattle), using a 1,000-watt theatrical-grade projector. Program notes will be provided.
One show only!