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  • Light Industry: An Evening with Carolee Schneemann

    Presented with The Artist's Institute

    Throughout her career, Carolee Schneemann has produced moving images on film and video intended as cinema, installation, and used as elements in her Kinetic Theater productions. Fuses, Viet-Flakes, and Plumb Line are united by her varied manipulations of the filmstrip, focus on intersubjective—and interspecies—relationships, and the intersection of emerging feminist politics with protest against the Vietnam War. Across all three, Schneemann explores the incorporation of visions other than her own into the space of film.

    Dates: 

    Monday, May 4, 2015 - 19:30

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  • Kevin Jerome Everson: Sound That— Recent Short Films

    Based on extensive historical research and embodying a strong sense of place, the films of Kevin Jerome Everson combine scripted and documentary moments with a rigorous formalism, with his filmic subjects inspired directly by gestures, tasks, and conditions of working class African American life.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 19:30

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  • ARKIPEL International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival - Grand Illusion

    In its third occasion, ARKIPEL will present the theme GRAND ILLUSION which departs from a film produced in 1937 by one of the world cinema masters, Jean Renoir. The idea of this film was coming from the book The Great Illusion, A Study of the Relation of Military Power to National Advantage by Norman Angell in 1910. The book was about humane criticism during World War I. Renoir and Angell’s idea was to look at how the problem of humanity in our civilization had been banished by conflict and political choices.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 8, 2015 (All day)
  • Kevin Jerome Everson: The Island of St. Matthews

    Based on extensive historical research and embodying a strong sense of place, the films of Kevin Jerome Everson combine scripted and documentary moments with a rigorous formalism, with his filmic subjects inspired directly by gestures, tasks, and conditions of working class African American life.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 19:30

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  • Close-Up Teaser Screening #7: Here Is Always Somewhere Else – The Disappearance Of Bas Jan Ader

    For part six of our Teaser Screening series, writer, cultural critic and journalist Juliet Jacques will introduce a documentary on the life and work of artist Bas Jan Ader. The film will be followed by a selection of Ader's film and video works during which Jacques will read a short text relating to Bas Jan Ader's decision to cross the Atlantic on a 13ft boat.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 21:00 to 23:30

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  • Normal Animal: Steve Reinke + Stephanie Barber

    In Steve Reinke’s newest long-form video, Rib Gets in the Way, the irreverent artist and essayist ruminates upon mortality, creative (and other) impulses, PrEP and Nietzsche. Assembling a free-form series of vignettes, the final and longest section of the video presents an animated children’s adaptation of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883–85), with colorful creatures animated with frequent collaborator, Jessie Mott.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 20:30

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  • Xcèntric: US experimental animation of the eighties

    A selection of US experimental animation from the eighties. The films of Jane Aaron, Brady Lewis, Gary Schwartz and Al Jarnow play with the contrast between animation and real spaces, principally using pixelation techniques for playful and experimental purposes. Protovin and Backus’s City Scapes trilogy is a documentary portrait of observation of places in Manhattan, mixing photography and animation. The films form part of the collection of the Public Library of New York, a major focus of independent animation in the seventies and eighties.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 20:00

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