Independent Film Show 2012
Thursday November 8th - Sunday November 11th 2012
Fondazione Morra (palazzo Ruffo di Bagnara, Piazza Dante, 89 - Napoli)
Thursday 8 november at 19:30h
- White film by Inal Sherip - les Frères Lumière Prize set up by European Academy of Arts
- Matthias Müller & Christoph Girardet curated by Matthias Müller
Friday 9 November at 19:30h
- Le premier cercle de Light Cone curated by Emmanuel Lefrant
- Ex-Machina expanded cinema performance by Les Nominoë
Saturday 10 November at 19:30h
- Collection Vivante curated by Emmanuel Lefrant
- Zoo[trope] expanded cinema performance by Les Nominoë
Sunday 11 November at 19:30h
- Cinema Inside Out curated by Karel Doing
- Darkloupe audio-visual performance by Karel Doing & Michal Osows
The inexhaustible passion for film frames and the compositional processes of these minute particles in significant structures unites artists, film/video-makers and musicians, represented in the Independent Film Show 12th edition involved in the materialization of visionary and poetic interactive sensory experiences to suggest and amplify new and unexpected relations.
The first program reveals the incredible creative potential achieved through the selective collecting of images and the brilliant assembly of these immobile and ethereal fragments in imaginative and introspective pathways into the macro cosmos. The films Alpsee (1994) and Phantom (2001), realized by Matthias Müller experimenting with various analogue techniques of filming and composition, illustrate through his distinctive visual vocabulary the transition into childhood, the tensions and moments of calm addressed, and painful educational development. Together with Christoph Girardet, chapters # 4 Why Don’t You Love Me? and # 5 Bedroom of Phoenix Tapes (1999) and the films Locomotive (2008) and Meteor (2011) explore a wide variety of cinematic representations in search of established codes and surprising digressions, reinforcing their creative energy, vitality and emotion.
Black Sun Cinema: White Noise
A film programme curated by Florian Wüst
in association with Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, and Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin
Saturday September 22nd 2012, 19h
TDC, Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St., Cork
Black Sun Cinema is partnering with Cork Film Centre this September 22nd to present a very special evening of experimental films from Berlin’s famous Arsenal archive. We are delighted to welcome Florian Wüst, Berlin-based artist and film curator, who programmed and will present this selection of works with the theme ‘White Noise’.
‘White Noise’ centres on legendary German underground film icons Wilhelm and Birgit Hein and gives Cork audiences the rare opportunity of seeing four of their films.
The programme as a whole reflects the deconstruction of cinema and television not only as a monolithic system of representation and a dream factory, but also as an instrument of corporate power and social control. Images of (human) disfigurement and the mysteries of childhood mix with the penetration of the senses on different levels. The combination of poetic collage, critical analysis, and radical abstraction intends to challenge the emotional as well as physical capacities of the audience. ‘White Noise’ also features works by internationally acclaimed artists and filmmakers: Thorsten Fleisch, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Sharon Lockhart, Gunvor Nelson, Richard Serra & Carlota Fay Schoolman, and Wolf Vostell.
Where possible, films in this programme will be projected from 16mm film prints.
La última edición del Festival International de Cine de Gijón dedicó una retrospectiva a los cinetas experimentales alemanes Matthias Müller y Christoph Girardet, un tándem artístico, que en la mayoría de su obra utiliza la técnica del metraje encontrado o 'found footage' para descifrar la ideología masculina dominante en el cine clásico. Esta entrevista realizada para Blogs&Docs es el resultado de una breve charla con los artistas durante el festival, ampliada posteriormente a través de correo electrónico.