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  • The complete films of Joyce Wieland on DVD

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    The Complete Works Of Joyce Wieland 1963-86 DVD setThe Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) and Cinémathèque Québécoise have announced the edition of The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland: 1963-1986. To be released next March 25th, this 5-DVD set includes the complete film works of Wieland, spanning over twenty years and including her collaborations with Michael Snow, Hollis Frampton and Betty Ferguson. A multi-disciplinary artist, Wieland’s explorations of female sexuality, domestic life, ecology and Canadian nationalism put her at the forefront of feminist practice.

    Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and the Art Gallery of Ontario will celebrate the launch of The Complete Works of Joyce Wieland DVD Box Set with a rare special screening of her films, Friday, March 25th, 2011 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall. Guest speakers include Betty Ferguson, Su Rynard, Allyson Mitchell, Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof and Leila Sujir. The full set will be available for 141.25CAN$ and each DVD will also be available separately for 34.99CAN$ each.

     

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  • Millennium Film Journal 53: Migration/Dislocations

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    MFJ 53Millennium Film Journal 53: Migration/Dislocations (Fall/Winter 2010-2011)

    Contents:

    Introduction

    • Jessica Ruffin

    Reviews

    • Patricia CastellBranco, "A Physicalist Approach tImages: Alexandre Estella's Journey tthe Center"
    • Laura Marks, "Mounir Fatmi's Abstracting WInds"
    • Laura Marks, "Takeshi Murata's Automated Animations"
    • Tony Pipolo, "Report on 13th Annual Views from the Avant-Garde"
    • Malcolm Turvey, "Report on Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film 1947-1986"

    Interviews

    • Kim Knowles, "I'm Trying tSpeak with Light: An Interview with Peter Rose"
    • Katy Martin, "Here and There: An Interview with Vincent Grenier for an Exhibition in China"

    Articles

    • Jan-Christopher Horak, "Regarding Mekas: Avant-Garde Film and Audience Subjectivity"
    • Wanda Balzano, "Abigail Child's Mirror World: Feminist Reflections"

    In Memoriam

    • Tom Chomont
    • Gary Beydler

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  • Recent DVD releases: November-December 2010

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    ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969-2009A brief review of some (not all; stay tuned for more) recent releases in DVD:

    - The Centre of Modern Art Georges Pompidou has a fantastic addition to its publications with La Ville Moderne (The Modern City), a compilation of works related to the theme of the modern city with films by Henri Chomette, Eugène Deslaw, Moholy-Nagy and Peter Hutton, among others. PAL, 70 min., region free, 24,9€.

    - The Ann Arbor Film Festival releases the third volume with a selection of the best films presented in its 48th edition. Includes films by Semiconductor, Inger Lise Hansen, Jim Trainor,... The first 200 DVDs come in a screen-printed matteboard case, printed by VGKids, and include a set of five postcards with original artwork by filmmakers Martha Colburn, Lewis Klahr, Julie Murray, Michael Robinson and Deborah Stratman. NTSC, 106 min., region free, 18US$.

    - The Hidden Decade: Polish Video Art 1985-1995 is a book+4-DVD set published by the WRO Art Center that tries to cover 'a remarkable era in Polish art: an era when new artistic approaches were taking shape – an era full of social, political and cultural transformations'. PAL, 4 DVDs + 336p. book, Bilingual Polish/English, 490 min., region free, 35 €.

    - EAI's DVD and catalogue Vital Signals: Early Japanese Video Art is an amazing compilation of video-art produced in Japan in the 1960s and 70s. With works by Takahiko Iimura, Mako Idemitsu, Toshio Matsumoto, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, CTG and many others. NTSC, 1 DVD9 + catalogue, 162 min., region free, 50 US$.

    - And what's probably one of the most important releases this year, the 5 double-sided DVD and catalogue set ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969-2009 is a gigantic compilation of the work produced in the Residency Program of the ETC during the last 40 years. Videos by Barbara Hammer, Gary Hill, Jud Yalkut, Peter Rose, Aldo Tambellini, Marisa Olson, Kristin Lucas, Lynne Sachs, Mark Street... NTSC, 5 DVD10 + catalogue, over 19 hours, region free, 50 US$ (yes, that cheap).

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  • Filmarmalade DVD launch 2010

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    Do We Have To Play This Game? (Kristian De La Riva and Emily Russell, 2007)Filmarmalade DVD launch 2010
    Sunday October 3rd , 17h
    BFI Delegate Centre, BFI Southbank
    Belvedere Road, SE1 8XT, London UK

    Filmarmalade is a new and exciting London-based publisher and DVD label specialising in contemporary artists' film and video works. For the second year running, the Filmstore is proud to host the launch of Filmarmalade's latest batch: four new works by artists Ralitza Petrova, Kristian de la Riva, Emily Russell, Luciano Zubillaga and Aukje Dekker. To mark the launch of the 2010 series we will be screening the films at a free launch event and we're thrilled to have the artists present for the launch.

    The DVDs are offered as a limited first edition of 50 and include the artists' film and a series of specially - commissioned extended interview featurettes with Andrew Fisher, Helen De Witt, Dan Smith, Gary Colcough, Elena Crippa, Cally Spooner, Paul O’Kane and Katie Guggenheim.

    Free, but booking is essential. Please call the BFI Box Office on 020 7928 3232 to book. Not suitable for under-15s.

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  • Stephanie Barber's 'These Here Separated' reprinted

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    These Here Separated to See How They Standing Alone or The Soundtrack of Six Films (Stephanie Barber, 2008)Filmmaker and poet Stephanie Barber's out-of-print book and DVD These Here Separated to See How They Standing Alone or The Soundtrack of Six Films (Publishing Genius, 2008) is being reprinted:  'The book presents the soundtracks to six of Stephanie Barber's conceptual, poetic films and videos, which are included in an accompanying DVD so they can be experienced separately. Together, reading the text while watching the films augments and enriches the understanding of Barber's dense and lovely work. Out of the pairing comes a distinct, engaging literary and cinematic experience.'

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  • John Latham: Films 1960-1971

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    John Latham: Films 1960-1971LUX comes back from vacation with a new DVD presented in collaboration with the Lisson Gallery. John Latham: Films 1960-1971 collects all the films made by the british multifaceted artist in the period, exploring his concepts of 'time-base' and 'structure in events'. The DVD will be officially launched at Whitechapel Gallery on 4th September, after a specially-commissioned performance by the sound artist David Toop coinciding with the end of the gallery's show 'John Latham: Anarchive'. The works included in this compilation are Unclassified Material (1960), Unedited Material from the Star (1960), Talk Mr Bard (1961), Speak (1962), Encyclopedia Britannica (1971) and Erth (1971). The DVD comes with many extra features, including audio commentaries, and film documentation of other Latham projects and performances, and a booklet with a specially commissioned essay on Latham’s films by Mark Webber. Latham's work was the subject of an exhibiton last year at online gallery tank.tv. PAL, multizone, 20 GBP.

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  • Some recent releases on DVD

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    Sylt - The Land Where The Ground Shrinks DVD- Lowave releases Samuel Bester's multimedia work "Sylt - The Land Where The Ground Shrinks". Produced by Cumulus & Les Editions du réel.
    - Other Cinema DVD is offering the 5-DVD pack Media Mash-Ups containing Johan Grimonprez' "dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y", TV Sheriff's "Not 4 $ale", Animal Charm's "Golden Digest", Negativland's "Our Favorite Things", and Craig Baldwin's "Mock Up On Mu" for 75US$.
    - Re:voir reissues on DVD format their formerly available only on tape "Fluxfilm Anthology" and Berthold Bartosch's "L'idee". They're currently working on new titles by Peter Emmanuel Goldman, Gunvor Nelson and Jonas Mekas.
    - Pat O'Neill has two new DVDs for sale in his website, "Water and power" and "Seven Three Six Two".

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  • Resistance(s) III

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    Resistance(s) III DVDThe third installment in Lowave's anthology series Resistance(s), presenting experimental films and videos from the Middle East and North Africa, launches next May 29th. BFI Southbank celebrates the release with a screening of the programme curated by Silke Schmickl and Christine Sehnaoui, followed by a Q&A with Silke Schmickl and a reception at the BFI Filmstore. DVD includes 9 films, interviews, bios, (runtime 118 minutes, PAL/NTSC, region free, stereo, 4:3/16:9), plus a booklet with a text by Olivier Hadouchi, RESISTANCE[S] III : Body poetry, politics of space and time. 25€.

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  • Jeff Scher's Best of Times

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    L'eau Life (Jeff Scher, 2007)Best of Times is Jeff Scher's new project: a video-book compiling fourteen of his films and articles previously featured in his New York Times blog, 'The Animated Life'. This video-book is available for portable devices such as the iPad/iPhone or simply as an application for your PC/Mac computer.

    The films included are L'eau Life (2007), Fly by Night (2008), Train of Thought (2008), You Won't Remember This (2002), The Parade (2009), While you were sleeping (2008), White Out (2007), Welcome back (2009), Postcards from Warren (1998), Tulips (2008), You Won't Remember This Either (2009), The Shadow's Dream (2009), and Summer Retreat (2009).

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  • Pat O'Neill: 4 DVDs

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    Trouble_DVDFilmmaker Pat O'Neill through his company Lookout Mountain Studios, has released a first batch of four DVDs, from his early silent 16mm films to his latest digital works.

    - Silent Works presents five films, both 16mm and 35mm, including the installation works Two Sweeps (1979) and Let's Make A Sandwich (1978) presented as continuous loops; plus Screen (1969), Squirtgun/Stepprint (1998) and Coreopsis (1998).
    - Five Films centers in his 16mm films from the 70s, with Sidewinder's Delta (1976), Saugus Series (1974), Down Wind (1973), Foregrounds (1979) and Runs Good (1970).
    - Trouble includes the 35mm works Trouble In The Image (1996), Horizontal Boundaries (2008) and the 16mm short film Runs Good (1970).
    - And last, but not least, Starting to go bad contains three recent digital works, Starting To Go Bad (2009), I Open The Window (2009) and I Put Out My Hands (2009).

    NTSC, Region free, 30US$ each, available in his website's store.

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