Conversations at the Edge: Spin/Verso/Contour
An Evening with Hannes Schüpbach
Thursday, April 4 2013, 18h
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Hannes Schüpbach in person!
The films of renowned Swiss artist Hannes Schüpbach are lyrical, often transcendent portraits of people, spaces, and everyday life. A painter, performance artist, and expert on textile art, Schüpbach weaves together light, gesture, and a keen attentiveness to the material world into meticulously structured compositions. His films, notes curator Haden Guest, open onto “a multi-layered world, where superimpositions and reflections suggest the hidden depths of the places and people evoked within them.” For this program, he presents Spin/Verso/Contour (2001-2011), an affecting trilogy about his parents, and L’Atelier (2008), a portrait of an artist’s studio in Paris.
Organized with the support of SWISS FILMS–The Arts Council of Switzerland.
Hannes Schüpbach (b. 1965, Winterthur, Switzerland) is a painter, performance artist, filmmaker and curator of artists’ films. Schüpbach is best known for his 16mm films, which have been shown at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur; the Centre Pompidou; the Biennale de l’image en mouvement, Geneva; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Tate Modern, London; and the Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Antimatter 2013 Call for entries
Early Deadline: May 31, 2013
Final Deadline: July 19, 2013
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.
Since 1998, the quality and creativity of its programming, commitment to audience development, and respect for artists and their work have made Antimatter one of the most important media arts events in Canada, and the world.
The 16th annual Antimatter runs October 18 to November 3, 2013, an extended timeline to allow for an expanded focus on media installations.
Mono no aware: ‘One Hundred Foot’ program
20 films by international filmmakers and artists – Live score by Dennis McNany
Friday, April 5 2013,19:30h
The Center For Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Curated and Produced by UK-based artist, Jim Hobbs. Presented by MONO NO AWARE
As an industry standard, 100 feet of film (just under 3 minutes) is the given length for a small spool of 16mm film. This given/standard/restraint remains a pertinent form/format for creating films. In understanding that film, as opposed to digital, is measured in this tactile and physical form of length, the filmmaker/artist must address the issue of time through the measurement of a material length. For some, this constraint is seen as a time limit; for others, it becomes a finite amount of physical material in which to construct a work, similar to a sculptor’s material; and again, for others, their considerations may combine or reach beyond these deceptively simple approaches. The concerns around this issue are as idiosyncratic, subjective, and varied as the artists’ work itself – yet it is within this standardized and objective limit of 100 feet of film, that each maker must compose their subject matter through an exercise of economy. Whatever the filmmaker’s or artist’s intent, there is no doubt that this specific measurement is an actualized consideration for any artist working with film.
Holding true to this interest, and while still being open to interpretation, Jim Hobbs has collected films by artists and filmmakers whose work falls within the parameters of One Hundred Foot. Collage, found footage, handmade processes, film manipulation, short sketches, finished works, end of reels, rushes, and cans that haven’t been off the shelf in years – these films offer up a type of B-side mentality and a glimpse into many of the artists working process.
25 FPS Festival 2013
Deadline: May 15 2013
25 FPS Festival is looking for expressive original concepts, progresses in terms of theme, idea and aesthetics, as well as works that perpetuate the tradition of avant-garde and experimental film. Innovative films that explore the possibilities of cinematic language, narration and the medium itself, cross film types and genres and broaden the notion of film as art.
For the Competition Programme we accept films completed after 1st January 2011, and not longer than 60 minutes. Submissions can be made via link or DVD, and deadline is 15th May 2013.
WNDX 2013 Call for entries
Deadline: May 31 2013
WNDX seeks new Canadian and international films and videos for our next edition, to be held Sept 26 to 29, 2013. WNDX pays special attention to the most innovative and ground-breaking works created by moving image artists. In the past, WNDX has featured spotlights on Guy Maddin, Joyce Wieland, George Kuchar, Steve Reinke, Barbara Sternberg, Phil Hoffman and John Price, a well as the work of the Loop Collective. Our website’s archives section provides an overview of how we program the festival.
Founded in 2005, WNDX places special attention on the most innovative and ground-breaking work by Canadian filmmakers and video artists, with a special focus on the work of Manitoba and prairie artists. We celebrate the impetus to create in motion pictures as a means of artistic expression and bring to the forefront works that may be overlooked by the mainstream.
We consider all moving image art practices, including film, video, performance, installation and new media forms. WNDX is a film festival that was created by filmmakers, in support of filmmakers.