Sonic Acts: The Dark Universe
February 21-24, Amsterdam
The 2013 edition of Sonic Acts, the festival that explores the 'developments at the intersection of art, music and science', begins tomorrow (February 21-24) in Amsterdam. Titled The Dark Universe, this fifteenth edition comes filled with music and expanded cinema performances, including Makino Takashi's latest 3D, William Raban's 1977 performance Wave Formations or Rose Kallal's 16mm abstract work Apeiron. Several screenings and installations include showings of works by Bruce Conner, Peter Tscherkassky, Aldo Tambellini, Joost Rekveld, Jürgen Reble and Nenad Popov & Klara Ravat, among others.
For further details, you can browse the full programme in the Sonic Acts website.
Expanded Cinema / Live Soundtracks
Friday, January 4th, 22:30h (doors 22h)
Elsenstr. 52, 12059 Berlin
Salon Bruit and LaborBerlin begin the New Year with an exciting evening of expanded cinema and live soundtracks at NK Projekt, Elsenstr. 52, 12059 Berlin. The program features a spectrum of different styles and formats, with musicians improvising to films, films driven by sound, and sound transforming images.
Chloe Griffin, Michael Busch
Guillaume Cailleau + Jan Slak
Christopher Becks + Axel Dörner
Doireann O’Malley + Okkyung Lee
Sylvia Schedelbauer + Jeff Surak
Paul Clipson + Aidan Baker
Red Over the Right Eye: A Performance with Found Footage and Flicker Film
Thursday, December 13, 20h
Millennium Film Workshop, 66 E 4th Street, Basement, New York, NY
Crater (Luis Macías and Adriana Vila) with Optipus
- Red Over the Right Eye (Performance) – Didactically informing about the origins of 3D with a super 8 and 16 mm intervention of different abstract yet simple forms, executing space in a twiddling and anxious doubt of retina’s capacities. Other dimensions are invoked…
- completely out of their elements (Peformance) – Optipus, a New York film/music/performance will join Crater
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.
Bozar: Hangjun Lee / Benjamin Altermatt
Friday October 26, 20h
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles
Two playful performances redefine the audiovisual medium in an unexpected and refreshing way. Filmmaker Hangjun Lee (South Korea) - who performed at Bozar in 2011 together with Jérôme Noetinger - is back with a piece that examines the sculptural qualities of four 16 mm projectors used as musical instruments, amplified by four guitar amps... without projecting any image. Multidisciplinary artist Benjamin Altermatt (Chile/Italy/Germany) invents an intimate and hypnotic journey built around VHS footage he shot during a trip to China, which is mixed on the spot and combined with sound recorded on audio cassettes. A monitor is the sole visual and sound source of his performance.
Flash Brides: Performances by Bruce McClure
From Saturday September 15th to Sunday September 30th 2012
France and Switzerland Fall 2012
'My projection performances celebrate the incandescent beauty of 16 mm projectors and their role in driving desirable reactions in the metabolism of energy from one form to another. Light is modulated at the front gate by the limbic roll and chatter of loops patterned with emulsion. Once screened for the eye these patterns are commented on by the optical sound system from every corner of the room. Itinerate, the two projector works that accompany me on this tour accommodate themselves to any space and are measured only by attention. The territory of provisional occupancy by this work is well known but any familiar feature can become distorted making orientation difficult and likely to be abandoned. As they say, “How can something be missed if it never goes away?”' - Bruce McClure
(2) Eiki SSL-0 optical sound projectors
(2)10 Amp variable transformers for dimming the lamps on my projectors.
(8) Low voltage guitar effects pedals:
(2) MT-2 (metal zone)
(2) DD-6 (digital delay)
(2) DD-3 (digital delay)
(2) GE-7 (graphic equalizer)
(1) Mixer (Alesis Multi Mix 6FX)
Millennium Film Workshop: Tejido conectivo
Luís Macías and Adriana Vila
Friday March 9, 2012 20h
Millennium Film Workshop 66E 4th Street, New York
Luís Macías and Adriana Vila present a night of expanded cinema focusing on three converging threads; found footage performances, light environments created through film loops, and movie-less projection. The project is conceived in the form of changeable installations and / or film performances made of found home movies. Projected as simultaneous overlapping stories, Tejido Conectivo focuses on the creative recycling of unknown memories, and celebrates the materiality of cinema making visible the hole process of projection and manual intervention, creating the appearance of visual and audio atmospheres live.
Atelier Impopulaire #1: Bruce McClure
Bruce McClure: The 16 mm Lecture for Film & New Media
Thursday March 1st 2012, 10-13h & 14-17h
NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti), Milan
Bruce McClure: Performance
Friday March 2nd 2012, 20.30h
O’ via pastrengo 12, Milano Isola
O' and Die Schachtel inaugurate Atelier Impopulaire, a new cycle of events starting from March, curated by Pia Bolognesi and Giulio Bursi.
Atelier Impopulaire is a contamination of research practices, editorial and site-specific curatorship that arises from direct collaboration with the artists. In its first phase, Atelier Impopulaire will focus on the study and reinterpretation of Structural Cinema, Avant-garde, Performative and Expanded, to address cross-cultural path on the film device in its experimental forms, through a program that includes performances and screenings of artists and filmmakers of different generations: Bruce McClure, Morgan Fisher and Ben Russell.
Atelier Impopulaire starts next March 1 with a seminar by Bruce McLure 'The 16 mm for Film & New Media Lecture' at the Department of Film and New Media NABA, Milan, and a performance by the artist on Friday, March 2 at 20:30 in the O' space.
Investigator of the cinematic apparatus, architect and 'performer of light and darkness', among the most prominent names in American Expanded Cinema, host of the most famous festivals in the world (Rotterdam, Toronto, New York) Bruce McClure (NY, 1959) presents a performance projection for the O' space and the cycle Atelier Impopulaire. "Its events immerse the viewer in the complete darkness of the room, lit by flicker shots(the pulsing image of the projector light): sound beats and visual loops synaesthetically drag the viewer into a space dominated mostly by the sound and the force of the flashing and flickering lights of the image. Darkness and light are palpated, you can taste and see: a battery of 16mm projectors, modificated by him" -for the performance of Milan he will use two simultaneously-projected film loops generating cones of light which are then synchronized with sounds and noises (...). Mixer and electronic pedals help him to create a sound / optical universe with high-impact and fully immersive. His live performances are very close to the expanded cinema, a film that dominates the space beyond the screen, not the fictional diegesis of the film, but the universe palpable and effective, though virtual, a room made from darkness and light, a shared space between the projectionist and the viewer, between those who create and those who receive the light " (by Massimiliano Fierro).
Mono no aware llega a su quinta edición el próximo 3 de diciembre con una velada repleta de performances de cine expandido. Fieles a su filosofía de promover la experiencia cinemática, los eventos incluyen una parte de proyección de celuloide y otra de elementos performativos en directo, como performances musicales, danza, poesía, instalaciones, proyecciones múltiples y participación de la audiencia. Los artistas que participan en esta edición son: Lindsay Mcintyre, Edward Merton Casey, Monica Baptista, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens, Joey Huertas aka Jane Public, Patricia Ordoñez, Morgan Nance, Luke Munn, Eric Ostrowski, Jodie Mack, Jasa Baka, Julia Thomas, Tyr Jami, Alex Mallis, Hunter Simpson, Theodore Rex King, Jordan Stone, Alex Cunningham y Amanda Long.