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  • Millennium Film Journal No. 61 "World Views"

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    The focus of Millennium Film Journal's 61st issue is the international artists' cinema, including articles on works from the Polynesian Islands, Japan, Eastern and Western Europe, and North America. Throughout the world, artists are turning to the moving image as a means of personal expression and thematic exploration. Whether displayed on huge outdoor public screens or hand-held devices, whether captured with tiny recorders carried by drones or huge crane-mounted super-high definition cameras, the movement to lens- and screen-based art is universal.

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  • Found Footage Magazine

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    Found Footage Magazine is an independent semi-annual publication distributed worldwide and printed both in English and Spanish, offering theoretical, analytical and informative contents related to found footage filmmaking. The contents for the first issue, to be released on October 2015, include the extensive monograph on Bill Morrison, 'A Poetic Archaeology of Cinema', by Matt Levine, plus an interview with the filmmaker; essays on the 'ethics of appropriation', and the work of Martin Arnold, Peter Tscherkassky and Santiago Álvarez. The issue also features several articles, including a recount of the most recent edition Festival of (In)appropiation by its director Jaimie Baron, and reviews of contemporary works and recently published books on found footage films.

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  • Cinéma experimental: Abécédaire pour une contre-culture

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    This month, publisher Éditions Yellow Now releases a 344-page book by French critic Raphaël Bassan on experimental cinema. This edition will contain texts written between 1977 and 2013 in newspapers like Libération, magazines like La Revue du Cinema and others in Encyclopædia Universalis and many others. Cinéma experimental: Abécédaire pour une contre-culture takes the form of an “alphabet book” but all entries are connected one with another trying to build a kind of a history of experimental cinema, with its international pioneers like Hans Richter, Walter Ruttmann, Germaine Dulac, Len Lye; the American masters like Maya Deren, Kenneth Anger, Jonas Mekas; some international contemporary figures: Frans Zwartjes, Steven Dwoskin, Werner Nekes; and featuring a huge sample of French Experimental filmmakers: Jean Genet, Isidore Isou, Maurice Lemaître, Marcel Hanoun, Adolfo Arrieta, Stéphane Martin, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, Teo Hernandez, Carole Arcega, Frederique Devaux, Nicolas Rey…, from the fifties until today.

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  • Angular: Selection Volume 01

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    Spanish DVD publisher Angular has unveiled the contents of their first release, a compilation of experimental films and artists' videos selected from the call issued last July. The DVD, to be released in the upcoming months will also feature a booklet with critical texts on the films.

    Contents:

    - Stephen Broomer
    Spirits in Season (16 mm, 12 min., 2012, Canada)

    - Scott Fitzpatrick
    Wingdings Love Letter / Places With Meaning (16 mm, 5 min., 2012 - 2013, Canada)

    - Tomonari Nishikawa
    Tokyo - Ebisu (16 mm, 5 min., 2010, Japan)
    Shibuya Tokyo (16 mm, 10 min., 2010, Japan)

    - Jennifer Proctor
    A Movie by Jen Proctor (Video, 12 min., 2010 - 2012, USA)

    - Blanca Rego
    Engram (optical sound #001) (Video, 2 min., 2013, Spain)

    - Jesse Mclean
    Remote (Video, 11 min., 2011, USA)

    - Andrés Denegri
    Aula Magna (Super 8, 7 min., 2013, Argentine)

    - Mauri Lehtonen
    Physical Examination (16 mm/Video, 3 min., 2012, Finland)

    - Anna Marziano
    The Mutability of All Things and the Possibility of Changing Some (Super 16, 16 min., 2011, France - Italy)

    - Salomé Lamas
    Encounters with Landscape 3x (Video, 29 min., 2012, Portugal)

    - Guest Filmmaker: Chris Gallagher
    Seeing in the Rain (16 mm, 10 min., 1981, Canada)

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  • Millennium Film Journal 57 Published

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    From the MFJ we are thrilled to announce the publication of Millennium Film Journal No. 57 "Violence in Artists' Cinema."  The copies arrived from the printer yesterday.

    It includes articles on the recent work of Tony Oursler, Tony Conrad, Peggy Ahwesh, Ian Olds, Anna Marziano, and Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel, an interview with Jennifer Proctor, a new analysis of works by Catherine Elwes and David Critchley. artists' pages by Pat O'Neill and Noe Kidder, and Douglas White's in-depth analysis of the effects of the London "Destruction in Art Symposium" of 1966. The full table of contents is online at http://www.mfj-online.org/mfj-57-toc/

    In reaction to another set of price increases by the US Post Office, the journal is now available in pdf format -- the very files used for printing. http://www.mfj-online.org/special_offers/

    This is the 35th year of the MFJ. The next issue, due in October, will be our anniversary issue, in which we have invited a number of writers to assess the changing condition of artists' cinema in the period of the journal's publication. It is appropriately titled "Since 78." 

    The journal is entirely financed by sales and advertising . . .  Every purchase helps keep us going.

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  • Filmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of Authenticity

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    Filmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of AuthenticityFilmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of Authenticity
    A BFI Shop Event
    Sunday December 2nd, 16:30h
    BFI Blue Room
    Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 8XT

    For the fourth year running Filmarmalade teams up with the BFI Shop to celebrate their 2012 artists' film and video DVD launch of Let Me Feel Your Finger First's 'Ontologically Anxious Organism', James Lowne's 'Our Relationships Will Become Radiant' and the world premier screening of Maia Conran's 'Term'.

    The evening will also include a public discussion with the artists and founder of Filmarmalade, Gordon Shrigley.

    Filmarmalade is a publishing and DVD label project specialising in contemporary artists' film and video works, supported by IMT Gallery, London.

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  • no.w.here: Sequence 3 launch event

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    Sequence 3no.w.here: Sequence 3 launch event
    Wednesday 12th December, 19h
    no.w.here, Third Floor
    316 - 318 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG

    Please come and support no.w.here by buying a copy of Sequence 3. Event is free, Sequence 3 publication £5 (special launch price on the night)

    Please join us at no.w.here for our last event of 2012 to celebrate the launch of Sequence 3 which is jam-packed with artist's pages, interviews and essays, by Jayne Parker, Bruce McClure, Peter Kennard, A. L. Rees, Nicky Hamlyn, Joséphine Michel, Neil Henderson, Andrew Vallance, Nina Power, Esther Leslie, William Raban, Vicky Smith, Hysteriography, Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger, William English, Gustave Morin. Sequence is edited by Simon Payne.

    Before we premiere the new publication we will be screening films by artist Karel Doing (new member), Jenny Baines (no.w.here member) followed by Middle Eastern and electro tunes by Fari Bradley (currently artist in residence on the no.w.here and Sound and Music Embedded residency programme).

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  • A Hollis Frampton Odyssey

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    A Hollis Frampton Odissey DVD coverAt long last, Criterion has announced the release date and contents of A Hollis Frampton Odyssey, their long-awaited edition of Hollis Frampton's films, rumored to be in preparation since 2010. The edition will be available both in DVD (2 discs, April 10th) and blu-ray (1 disc, April 9th), which comes as a pleasant surprise, since the rumors stated only a DVD edition. The list of works included, all of them newly restored in high-definition, is divided into three parts: his early films, a two selections of the Hapax Legomena and Magellan cycles. In a similar fashion as their Brakhage DVD editions, some films are introduced by an audio commentary and remarks by Frampton. The extras include an interview with Frampton from 1978, the performance A Lecture (1968), read by Michael Snow, and a selection of stills from his xerographic series By Any Other Name. The DVDs/Blu-ray are accompanied by a booklet with an introduction by Ed Halter and texts on the films by Ken Eisenstein, Bruce Jenkins and Michael Zryd.

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  • BFI Filmstore and Filmarmalade Present: Lehrstücke, Objet petit a and The Great Game

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    Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed (Miranda Pennell, 2010)BFI Filmstore and Filmarmalade Present: Lehrstücke, Objet petit a and The Great Game
    Thursday, December 1st, 18:30h
    NFT3, BFI Southbank
    Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT

    For the third year running the BFI Filmstore teams up with Filmarmalade to celebrate their 2011 DVD series. Filmarmalade is a publisher and DVD label specialising in contemporary artists' film and video works. The Filmstore is proud to host the launch of Filmarmalade's latest batch: Mirza/Butler's The Exception and the Rule, Miranda Pennell's Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed and the world premiere screening of Adam Roberts' latest film Remake. The screening will be introduced by Gordon Shrigley from Filmarmalade and we hope to have all the artists present on the night.

    This event is supported by the IMT Gallery, London

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  • Antennae Collection

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    Esplín o errar o sin embargo (Hernán Khourian, 2007)Antennae Collection is a newly-stablished independent publisher based in New York whose aim is to is to release '(unpublished) artistic film and print works... (from) both established and little known artists.' Its first release, 'Dialéctica en suspenso: Argentine Experimental film and video' is a 2-DVD set presenting a selection of eighteen film and video works from Argentina, curated by artists and scholars Pablo Marín and Andrés Denegri. The set includes a 230-page bilingual book with essays written by the curators, biographical information about the artists and film notes. The set will be released next July 15th in a limited edition of 1000 copies.

    Antennae Collection's second release will be a blu-ray compilation of experimental films by Claudio Caldini.

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