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  • Guy Sherwin - Short Film Series 1975-2014

    Available for the first time on DVD, Guy Sherwin's acclaimed Short Film Series, a unique collection of interconnected 16mm 3 minute films started in 1975. The series is held together by certain formal considerations: each film is three minutes long, i.e. the length of a roll of 16mm film, all films are b/w and silent, and the order in which they are shown is flexible. Apart from this there is a range of imagery from portraiture to still life to travel. The films operate on the border between movement and stillness, revealing their inner logic through an active engagement in looking.

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    Average: 5 (4 votes)

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    20 GBP

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  • Visual Music 1947-1986 from the CVM Archive

    Thirteen rare films featuring pre-computer abstraction, using a variety of techniques including early oscilloscope experiments, color organs, hand-drawn sound, animation drawn directly on film, painted scrolls, and optical printing. Films from the archive of Center for Visual Music.

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    Average: 5 (3 votes)

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    30 USD

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  • Jonas Mekas - Walden

    Mekas' first completed diary film, this is an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the 60s and a groundbreaking work of personal cinema.

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  • On the Eve of the Future. Selected Writings on Film

    The celebrated critic and film scholar Annette Michelson saw the avant-garde filmmakers of the 1950s and 1960s as radically redefining and extending the Modernist tradition of painting and sculpture, and in essays that were as engaging as they were influential and as lucid as they were learned, she set out to demonstrate the importance of the underappreciated medium of film. On the Eve of the Future collects more than thirty years’ worth of those essays, focusing on her most relevant engagements with avant-garde production in experimental cinema, particularly with

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    Average: 5 (2 votes)

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    Hardcover - 39.95 USD
    Paperback - 32.95 USD

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  • Gravity Spells: Bay Area New Music and Expanded Cinema Art

    Produced by Bay Area filmmaker and sound artist John Davis in conjunction with a fellowship and residency at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley CA, this limited edition of 100 includes two hand-silkscreened gatefold LPs and four silkscreened DVDs of original film and music, plus a 50-page booklet of writing and images bound in a hand letterpressed cover. The project was conceived to publicly showcase emerging and established strains of expanded cinema and music collaboration in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as to create a physical document that captured that energy.

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    Average: 5 (2 votes)

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    90 USD

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  • Experiments in Cinema v10 DVD Collection

    8-DVD compilation celebrating Experiments in Cinema festival's 10th anniversary.

    DISC 1

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    50 USD

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  • Stan Brakhage - By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volumes One and Two

    Working outside the mainstream, the wildly prolific, visionary Stan Brakhage made more than 350 films over a half century. Challenging all taboos in his exploration of “birth, sex, death, and the search for God,” he turned his camera on explicit lovemakin

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    Average: 5 (2 votes)

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    79.95 USD

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  • After Uniqueness: A History of Film and Video Art in Circulation

    Images have never been as freely circulated as they are today. They have also never been so tightly controlled. As with the birth of photography, digital reproduction has created new possibilities for the duplication and consumption of images, offering greater dissemination and access. But digital reproduction has also stoked new anxieties concerning authenticity and ownership.

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    Average: 5 (2 votes)

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    Paperback - 35 USD
    Hardcover - 105 USD
    E-book - 34.99 USD

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  • Movement as Meaning in Experimental Cinema

    Movement as Meaning in Experimental Cinema offers sweeping and cogent arguments as to why analytic philosophers should take experimental cinema seriously as a medium for illuminating mechanisms of meaning in language. Using the analogy of the movie projector, Barnett deconstructs all communication acts into functions of interval, repetition and context. He describes how Wittgenstein's concepts of family resemblance and language games provide a dynamic perspective on the analysis of acts of reference.

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    Average: 5 (2 votes)

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    130 USD - Hardback
    117 USD - Epub

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  • Hilary Harris - The Films of Hilary Harris

    “Hilary is unquestionably one of the most original and talented filmmakers of the American independent cinema … he is in a class by himself, a master of his craft.”
    — Amos Vogel, founder of the NY Film Festival

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    Average: 5 (2 votes)

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    29.98 USD

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