The mid-1970s saw James Benning's first feature films attract the attention of critics, establishing him as a representative of the "New Narrative Movement." In films like 11x14 and One Way Boogie Woogie, he combines the structural analysis of image, sound and narrative with auto-biographical traces, as well as with an almost "classical" interest in composition, color, light and landscape. This 2-disc set features 11x14 (1977), one of the central U.S. avant-garde films of the 1970s, in a restored version.
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Newly released DVD that features much of Harry Smith’s early film work, including Early Abstractions (Film # 1 – 5, 7 & 10), Mirror Animations (Film #11) and Late Superimpositions (Film #14), as well as Untitled Seminole Patchwork (Film #15). Special extras include Percy Heath (Modern Jazz Quartet), in conversation with Rani Singh, and the Percy Heath Trio performing live to Early Abstractions, both from 2001.
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At the beginning of the new millennium, an explosion of experimental film took place in the Buenos Aires movie scene, and creators whose work attracted attention at world festivals began to appear in large numbers. In seven works by various authors the book Buenos Aires Experiment seeks to look at the conditions of experimental filmmakers´ work and to reflect on it in the context of broader artistic scene. It also follows links to Argentinean experimental authors from the late 1960s to early 1980s, which the young generation endorse.
An essential collection of groundbreaking film writing from the legendary Evergreen Review and its cutting-edge coverage of the underground, experimental, pornographic, and political mid-century film scene.
De nombreuses performances artistiques aujourd’hui se proposent de remplacer le film par son énoncé sous la forme d’une conférence illustrée ou d’une lecture. Des fragments d’un film à venir (photographies, documents, fragments de scénario) sont présentés en guise du film lui-même. On peut s’interroger sur ces nouveaux formats. De quoi sont-ils le symptôme ? S’agit-il d’un futur performatif du cinéma ?
Avant-garde filmmaker Bill Morrison has been making films that combine archival footage and contemporary music for decades, and he has recently begun to receive substantial recognition: he was the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, and his 2002 film Decasia was selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. This is the first book-length study of Morrison's work, covering the whole of his career.
Barbara Hammer is an American feminist artist known as a pioneer of queer experimental and documentary film. In concert with an exhibition of her work at the Leslie Homan Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, this volume seeks to celebrate the depth and expanse of Hammer’s five decades of art making.
Uncollected Texts draws together a number of Carolee Schneemann’s earliest writings—many exceedingly rare and several that are published here for the first time—ranging from letters to the editor, dream journals, and film criticism, to satirical poems, detailed discussions of her art, and pointed feminist critiques. Edited by Branden W. Joseph, the book includes 30 texts by Carolee Schneemann written between 1956 and 1981, as well as an introduction by Joseph.
Holon is a flipbook that creates an illusion of motion when the pages are flipped through rapidly.
The images of this artist’s flip book are taken from an eponymous abstract film made by Christian Lebrat in 1982. The book can be turned over and flipped as well; the two directions correspond to the two sections of the film. It comes in a sleeve. The resulting artwork presents the film in another form.
A flip book for the curious, for collectors, for flipbook lovers.
Limited edition of 800 copies.
Classic and rare films by the "Father of Visual Music"