Each of Michael Snow's works, spanning across painting, sculpture, video, film, photography, holography, drawing, publishing and music, invites us to experience, question and contemplate the representation, its process and material. Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen illustrates his research both in the visual arts and in sound: "For me, it is an authentic 'talking picture,' built from the true units of the syllable and the frame. All the possible image/sound relationships centering around people and speech generate the movie-audience relationships: a wide range of emotional possibilities; the experience of seeing/hearing this film. 'Speech,' 'Language,' 'Culture' - their sources, their nature... recorded, imaged, prove (?) that in this case a word is worth 1000 pictures.
Founded in 1994 under the name Light Cone Video, the RE:VOIR video project is to make available a colection of videotapes of experimental films, a rich and diverse yet fragile body of work both classic and contemporary.
Experimental cinema as a daring artistic form deserves a place beside its more commercial counterparts. Each cassette is conceived of as an object of discovery and reflection; the films are often accompanied by a booklet of explanatory texts about the films or unpublished writings by the authors themselves on their work. The cassettes are widely disttributed in Europe and in America where applicable.
Stephen Dwoskin was born in New York in 1939 and began making independent shorts there in 1961. In 1964 he followed his research work to London where he settled and participated in the founding of the London Filmmaker’s Co-op. His experimental films, for which he himself does the camera work, play with ideas of desire, sexual and mental solitude and the passage of time. In his films he also explores representation in cinema, performances, personal impressions and his own physical handicap which has been a source of inspiration for him throughout his career. His sensitive and emancipating works have been the subject of various international presentations.
"In September 1947 I disembarked in Haïti, for an eight-month stay, with eighteen motley pieces of lugage; seven of these consisted of 16-millimeter motion-picture equipment (three cameras, tripods, raw film stock, etc.), of which three were related to sound recording for a film, and three contained equipment for still photography." - Maya Deren