Millennium Film Workshop Personal Cinema Series at The New School
Intimate Projections: Experimental Diary Films
Featuring: Barbara Hammer, Peter Hutton, and Amie Siegel
Wednesday, April 17 2013, 19h
65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street), New York
The final program in a three-part series presenting personal visions of cinema’s potential as an artistic medium, “Intimate Projections,” features three internationally exhibited filmmakers whose meditative, insightful, and critical engagements with the diary form speak volumes about the aesthetic, political, and historical dimensions of this cinematic mode. From Peter Hutton’s lyrical reverie in the day-to-day to the charged, poetic feminism of Barbara Hammer’s Psychosynthesis Trilogy to Amy Siegel’s examinations of performed and projected identities in appropriated Youtube videos, the works presented in this program explore the vast reach of the diaristic gesture. The screening will be introduced by Howard Guttenplan and followed by a discussion with the artists.
Presented by the Millennium Film Workshop in partnership with The School of Media Studies and The New School for Public Engagement. The Millennium Film Workshop is a non-profit media arts center located on the Lower East Side. Since 1965 it has promoted the exhibition, production and study of avant-garde and alternative film, video and media art.
Millennium Film Journal No. 57 Publication Screening and Celebration
Saturday May 4 2013, 20:30h
Grahame Weinbren Studio
119 West 22nd Street, 3rd floor, 10011 New York
A screening to celebrate the publication of Millennium Film Journal No. 57 "Violence in Artists' Cinema"
The program consists of works featured in MFJ #57:
- There is a Myth (Catherine Elwes, 1984, 8.5 min)
- I Am Micro (Shai Heredia & Shumona Goel, 2011, 14 min)
- Kuíuipo (Noe Kidder, 2013, 15 min)
- The Mutability of All Things and the Possibility of Changing Some (Anna Marziano, 2011, 16 min)
- Ojo Calientes (Pat O’Neill, 2012, 4 min)
- A Movie (Jennifer Proctor, 2010-12, 12 min)
- TBA, some of Tony Oursler’s videos from the 1970s
Admission: $14.00 (includes copy of MFJ 57); $8.00 (admission only)
Studio Two Three: "Emerging Filmmakers" Event
Deadline: May 3 2013 (postmark)
The Studio Two Three Film + Video Series is now accepting submissions for our "Emerging Filmmakers" event. We are seeking submissions for found footage films and videos. This includes all walks of found footage work, including internet videos, mashups, montage compilations, you name it!
We are seeking short videos, under 10 minutes in length. This is a call for student work as well as established film and video makers, please email with any questions.
The Event will be held on April 25 from 7-9pm, in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
HASENHERZ N° 10: Rose Lowder
Saturday, April 13 2013, 11h
Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten
Mariahilferplatz 3, 8020 Graz, Austria
Born in 1941, french experimental filmmaker Rose Lowder is considered as one of the most influential European figures in experimental film. Starting as a painter and sculptor, studies took her to Lima and London. After many years of work as an editor at the BBC she intensely turned towards experimental filmmaking in 1976. In 1987 she presented some of her work as her thesis The experimental film as an instrument towards visual research. Along these lines she investigates her environment and its perception with a scientific view, using cinematographic tools.
In 2012 artists Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond start their series HASENHERZ. Imagine the format the following way: International artists are being shown. Duration: Approximately one hour. In the style of Schönberg's Association for private musical performance (founded in 1918) the concept of wanting to understand the new, is now transferred to the medium of experimental film and lyricism:The movies on display are being repeated and in between screenings they are discussed.The same form of presentation applies to readings. As it was the goal of the format`s model “to provide artists and art lovers with a real and profound knowledge of modern music“, similiar should be achieved for the experimental film/video and lyricism. If the artists whose work is being shown, are not present, they can be cut into the discussion via skype or telephone.
Close-Up: Star Spangled to Death
Sunday 28 April 2013, 13h
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
42-44 Pollard Row London E2 6NB
- Star Spangled to Death (Ken Jacobs, 2004, 402 min, Colour & B/W, DP)
We are very excited to present a rare screening of Ken Jacobs's epic, six-and-half-hour "perverse reach for the intolerable" Star Spangled to Death.
"Star Spangled to Death is an epic film shot for hundreds of dollars! combining found-films with my own more-or-less staged filming, it pictures a stolen and dangerously sold-out America, allowing examples of popular culture to self-indict. Racial and religious insanity, monopolization of wealth and the purposeful dumbing down of citizens and addiction to war oppose a Beat playfulness.
A handful of artists costumed and performing unconvincingly appeal to audience imagination and understanding to complete the picture. Jack Smith's pre-Flaming Creatures performance as The Spirit Not Of Life But Of Living (the movie has raggedly cosmic pretensions), celebrating Suffering (rattled impoverished artist Jerry Sims) at the crux of sentient existence, is a visitation of the divine." – K.J.