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.
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.
Antimatter [Media Art] is now accepting submissions for the 18th annual festival, October 16 to 31, 2015. In addition to single channel works for screening programs we invite proposals for media-based performance and installation projects, as well as curated programs. Contact us for more information.
Dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of diverse forms of media art, Antimatter is one of the premier showcases of experimentation in film, video, audio and emerging timebased forms. Encompassing screenings, installations, performances and media hybrids, Antimatter provides a noncompetitive setting in Victoria, British Columbia, free from commercial and industry agendas.
Submissions are currently being sought for Altered States, an immersive exhibition of visionary experimental film and artists' film and video work at the Electro Studios Project Space in St. Leonards-on-Sea, U.K. The exhibition will form part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival, which takes place between the 28th of August and the 13th September 2015.
In curating this programme we are searching for works that articulate film's power to initiate or approximate heightened states of consciousness, transporting us across the threshold into a dream-state. We are looking for works that imaginatively reshape the base materials of the everyday world into something rich and strange. Applicants are encouraged to interpret this broad theme as freely as they like.
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.
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 Family. Tortured 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.