Latest news

  • Bozar Cinema: VALIE EXPORT

    By on

    Screening & Talk - In the presence of VALIE EXPORT

    VALIE EXPORT (Austria, 1940) is a highly influential figure in the field of conceptual media art, performance and film. Her impressive body of work encompasses all media, including film, video installation, body performance, expanded cinema, photography and sculpture. From the invention of her artist name in 1967, she started using her own body as one of the most important tools for her practice. VALIE EXPORT considers her art as a political tool in order to react against society and the establishment. Many of her performances have achieved an iconical status. Due to their highly provocative nature, some of them have raised violent polemics.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 20:00

    Venue: 

  • Early Experiments - German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit

    By on

    Sight Unseen is pleased to partner once again with The Baltimore Museum of Art, in conjunction with the closing of German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit, to present a rare screening of early experimental cinema produced during the extremely evocative era of German Expressionist art. Featuring the first abstract film, Walther Ruttmann's Lichtspiel Opus I, Opus II, Opus III and Opus IV, followed by the first animated film, Lotte Reiniger's The Adventures of Prince Achmed, this special event stands the test of time as a celebration of the livelihood and longevity of avant-garde cinema.

    Oliver Shell, Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, will introduce the screening and explore the cross-pollination of visual art and cinema in 1920s and 30s Germany. 

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 19:00

    Venue: 

  • Balagan presents... Outré Montréal

    By on

    Montreal continues to be a source of innovative experimental cinema that is rooted in hands-on, formally adventurous production -- thanks, in part, to the exuberant activities of the Double Negative filmmakers' collective. Co-presented with Bright Lights (Emerson), this program highlights a number of works from Double Negative members and their friends completed in the last several years.

    Guest Filmmakers Daïchi Saïto and Eduardo Menz will discuss the screening with the audience in a post-screening Q&A.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 19:00

    Venue: 

  • Balagan's Electric Bioscope Show: fundraiser screening and workshop

    By on

    Come one, come all – to Balagan’s Electric Bioscope Show! (at 128 Brookside Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA)

    Witness a magnificent collection of “living photographs” in a carnivalesque program of ephemeral shorts, curated by local film collector Albert Steg (creator of Zampano’s Playhouse)! Feast your ears on the live musical accompaniment of “The Russian Band”!

    Dates: 

    Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 17:30
  • Field Broadcast/LUX Collection Residency

    By on

    Field Broadcast and LUX are delighted to announce a new collaborative residency programme based at LUX in association with Field Broadcast's live broadcast programme. Proposals are invited from artists and curators to undertake a research-based residency within the LUX collection, Europe's largest collection of artists' film and video, leading to the creation of a live broadcast screening event during the residency period at LUX.

    Founded in 1966, the LUX Collection represents over 6000 works by more than 1500 artists dating from the early twentieth century to the present day. Originally established with a policy of open access submission, the changing nature of the organisation and its acquisition policies over the decades have created an eclectic combination of well-known and near unseen works, spanning experimental film, performance, essay film through to contemporary digital video.

    Dates: 

    Friday, September 5, 2014 (All day)
  • LaborBerlin´s Summer Screening 2014

    By on

    As has become our custom, this summer LaborBerlin presents a program of new and recent films and performances by its members. Though ranging widely in their approach they all show a commitment to exploring the possibilities of film as an artistic language. The evening is organized in two parts: the first one starts at 8 pm and consists of single screen films made at the lab. The second part, starting at 10pm, consists of live film performances.

    Come celebrate with us the beauty of hand-processed, do-it-yourself film! Doors open at 7pm. Please feel free to come early, meet the makers, and hang out at the bar!

    With works by Miguel Mariño, Anja Dornieden & J.D. González Monroy, Andreas Kebschull & Andreas Zech, Oscar Kranc, Björn Spiedel, Jakob Kirchheim, Sadashivam Rao, Viktor Dill, Distruktur, Doireann O'Malley, Klara Ravat mit Circuit Splash & robin oo /black2 and Nikolaus Tscheschner.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 19:00

    Venue: 

  • Dallas Medianale

    By on

    In 1986, the program Video As A Creative Medium was presented at the Dallas Museum of Art. That weekend of screenings quickly grew into what has become the Dallas VideoFest, now in its 27th year, and the Video Association of Dallas, an organization committed to the exhibition of independent, alternative, and non-commercial media. Since those early years, the association has worked hard to make a place for the hard to define field(s) of media art that go by many inadequate names: “video art”, “experimental film and video”, or “new media”. In January of 2015, the VAD will work with the McKinney Avenue Contemporary to present The Dallas Medianale, a group of exhibitions focused on presenting the various forms of moving image practice in a more ideal environment than the traditional “film festival” model can provide. 

    Dates: 

    Monday, September 22, 2014 (All day)
    Monday, September 22, 2014 (All day)
    Monday, October 6, 2014 (All day)
  • AVANT 2014: Found and Excavated

    By on

    The theme of the 11th edition of AVANT is Found and Excavated. Films, videos and live performances based on re-edited found footage, or films that have been going through processes of decay and destruction, film that is in constant transformation, aesthetically or politically.

    Friday evening begins with a selection of films by the German collective Schmelzdahin and continues with a live performance of the film Materia Obscura, made by the film alchemist and former Schmelzdahin member Jürgen Reble and with live music by the multimedia artist Thomas Köner.

    Saturday opens with four films by Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet who have excavated new stories from well-known movies by re-editing and assembling them anew. After this follows a complete retrospective of the films by Schmelzdahin and a screening of Wolfgang Lehmann’s one hour long intense flickering journey into the fantastic world of nature documentaries. Saturday concludes with two programmes: The Spanish artist Maria Cañas’ political collages and a unique program with Soviet and Russian found footage film, curated by Masha Godovannaya.

    Dates: 

    Friday, September 26, 2014 (All day)
    Saturday, September 27, 2014 (All day)
  • Film Farm 20th Anniversary Screening

    By on

    For 20 years The Independent Imaging Retreat or ‘Film Farm’ has been developing a hands-on, artisanal approach to filmmaking that is far removed from the costly, hierarchical and inaccessible industrial model.  Each summer it brings to Mount Forest Ontario a small group of interested filmmakers – some novices and some highly experienced – for an intensive week of shooting, hand-processing, tinting/toning, watching and editing film — most of the action taking place in and around an old barn on the Normanby Township property, in rural Ontario.

    The Film Farm L.A. 20th Anniversary Show includes early and recent films (16mm and digital), and concentrates its light on those `film farmers’ who have graced the west coast scene with their exquisite, playful and committed works on celluloid.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 20:00

    Venue: 

  • Life Is an Opinion: Films by Mary Helena Clark & Karen Yasinsky

    By on

    Artists Mary Helena Clark and Karen Yasinsky in person

    Between the Idea and the Reality Falls the Shadow. An uneasy wind blows through these films. With aesthetic interests in magic, illusionism and deception, local filmmaker Mary Helena Clark creates films permeated with mysterious associations, ineffably assembled according to dream logics into fragmentary formations of distant or lost lives. Clark’s films resonate at a seemingly quantum level with recent films by the Baltimore-based Karen Yasinsky whose works evidence a similar interest in the fragment using puppetry, animation, cinematic quotation and hints of narrative to trigger emotive positions of discomfort and empathy.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 19:30

    Venue: