This conference aims to reach further into understandings of what experimental animation is and has been since Robert Russett and Cecile Starr defined this territory in 1976. Of the subsequent multiple investigations since, few have claimed to research experimental animation specifically as Hamlyn and Smith have sought to do in their volume: Experimental and Expanded Animation: Current Perspectives & New Directions, the recent publication of which has catalysed this research day. This event aims to further focus our project and to develop findings from the publication through more immediate methods of open dialogue and/or film practice.
L’OEil d’Oodaaq is a French non-profit organisation that researches on video art and other forms of images in contemporary art, thanks to artists’ productions. In 2019, L’OEil d’Oodaaq will organise its 9th Festival Oodaaq. It will be held from 25 April to 12 May in Saint-Malo and from 15 to 26 May in Rennes. It will be composed of: exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, moments of encounter.
Moscow International Experimental Film Festival MIEFF will run for the third time in Moscow on September 26-30, 2018. The festival has significantly expanded geography, and this year shows and special events will be held on the most famous venues in Moscow - at the Stanislavsky Electrotheater, Documentary Film Center and the New Space of the Theater of Nations. Also, a special program of shows will be held on the site of the Museum of Modern Art "Garage", which became a strategic partner of the festival this year.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, September 30, 2018 (All day)
Claes Söderquist is a prominent figure of Swedish experimental film whose visually appealing and personal films revolve around slow cinematic reflections on architecture, landscape, strata, time and space. With influences from and interests in Land-Art, minimalist music (like Charlemagne Palestine) and structural film processes, Söderquist's dystopian and desolate scenery is sometimes reminiscent of the films by Michael Snow and Larry Gottheim.
British-Australian live cinema artist Sally Golding, winner of the 2017 Oram Award, and UK electronic musician and creative technologist Spatial work together to create an immersive space situated between cinema and club. Their performances unravel in the spirit of a ‘happening’ – an encounter between audiences, space and the elements of cinematic abstraction – which they explore via their interest in expanded cinema and sound system culture.
Delete TV investigates the captivating nature of images with the specific aim to look up to new approaches by taking distance from the conventional film making method.
The program opens a window to the world of art and offers strong, wild and uncensored works from upcoming artists and film-makers. Delete TV highlights contemporary issues in a global context, highly educational and deeply focused on intercultural exchange and visibility.
Between the lines and under the make up of a brave new world.
Microscope is excited to welcome Berlin based filmmakers Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy, most commonly known as OJOBOCA, for an evening of screening of their latest 16mm films “The Skin is Good” (2018) and “Comfort Stations” (2018) as well as performance with their double, flipped 90° 16mm projection work “New Museum of Mankind” (2016). The latter also involves the use of external motorized shutters and color strobe lights.