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  • Collectif Jeune Cinéma - LGBTIQ call for entries

    The Collectif Jeune Cinéma calls for media-based works from LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex and Queer) filmmakers. Created, among other purposes, to defend non-standard aesthetics, politically engaged films and different sexual representations within moving image practices, the Collectif Jeune Cinéma seeks to enrich its catalog of contemporary works to give continuity to its history.

    The works we seek are not limited to the themes of gender and sexuality ; this call concerns all filmmakers who invoke and/or defy these identities in demand of a fresh and original view of the world and that seek a unique language through formal, narrative and poetic experimentation.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (All day)
  • Room 10 Rants: Daniella Dooling & Les LeVeque

    Microscope is very pleased to welcome artists Daniella Dooling and Les LeVeque for the NYC premiere of their 2014 collaborative performance Room 10 Rants. In the piece, Dooling reads from her teenage drug diaries while Les LeVeque accompanies on an analogue video/audio synthesizer generating a psychedelic mix of body, words, colors and sounds.

    At 14 years old, Daniella Dooling attempted to meticulously document her thoughts while experimenting with large doses of hallucinogenic drugs (primarily LSD). These drug diaries articulate her multiple transitions through stages of consciousness that reflect the anxieties, ecstasies and worldly revelations of a very stoned adolescent in 1981. Room 10 Rants is an exuberant, personal, often funny and hallucinatory 50-minute reenactment.

    Dates: 

    Friday, December 19, 2014 - 19:30

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  • Lux Salon: I burn the way money burns

    In her poem The Breast Anne Sexton ends with the line, “I burn the way money burns,” suggesting the complex and contradictory nature of female desire and its structurally dictated dual role—as lover but also care-giver and mother. These five films selected from LUX and Cinenova collections (1978-1994) not only confront this dual nature of women’s work. Through formal experimentation of both sound and image tracks, they also envision what Susan Stein describes in She Said as the “geometry of creeping lines” that inscribe the social relation of reproduction onto space itself.

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 19:00

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  • Comparing Experimental Cinemas

    Comparing Experimental Cinemas, an international symposium on experimental moving image practices. Presented by the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster, and Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, in collaboration with Experimenta India.

    Comparing Experimental Cinemas is the first event in a British Academy-funded research project which proposes to map histories and modes of global connectivity of artists' moving image across localities in Asia and beyond, and to theorise the regionality of experimental moving image practices. This symposium also intends to facilitate the establishing of a network of exchange and support among artists and other practitioners, who are largely, but not exclusively, based in the Asia-Pacific region. The long-term goal of the research project and network is to establish a sustainable infrastructure for disseminating experimental and artists' moving image.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, December 18, 2014 (All day)
    Friday, December 19, 2014 (All day)

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  • The 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival 16mm Tour

    The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a pioneer of the traveling film festival concept, having launched an annual tour program in 1964. The AAFF selects films from the past years festival to screen in art house theaters, museums, universities, cinematheques and media art centers. All filmmakers participating on the tour are paid to screen their work, providing direct support to these independent artists. 

    Dates: 

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 19:00

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  • Space Material, Immaterial Place: Films by Jeremy Moss

    Filmmaker Jeremy Moss, whose work has screened around the globe from the Crossroads Film Festival in San Francisco to the Arkipel International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival in Indonesia, brings a 60-minute program of recent moving image work. In the summer of 2011, Moss began expanding beyond his narrative training to fully explore lyrical and structural tendencies, creating the Super8 surrealist documentary Those Inescapable Slivers Of Celluloid, the abstract hand-made 16mm films produced at the Independent Imaging Retreat, The Sight and Cicatrix, the dance for camera pieces in collaboration with choreographer Pamela Vail, (Un)Tethered, Chroma, and That Dizzying Crest, and the essay film in collaboration with writer Erik Anderson, The Blue Record. As a program, these works cohesively embody an immersive optical and sonic experience revealing cinema’s capacity for both meditative expression and the rigors of collaboration.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 19:00

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  • Experimental Film Club: Films by Henry Hills

    Henry Hills has been making short, intensely rhythmic experimental films since 1975. Primarily New York-based (where he frequently collaborates with composer John Zorn, choreographer Sally Silvers, and poet Charles Bernstein), he has been living half-time in Vienna since 2008, teaches at FAMU in Prague and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2009.

    This programme, curated by seminal Irish filmmaker Vivienne Dick, represents many highlights from Hills’ career, and has been similarly presented in recent months at the Austrian Film Museum, REDCAT in L.A. and Media City in Windsor, Ontario. His work, which seeks abstraction within sharply focused naturalistic imagery and the ethereal within the mundane, promotes an active attentiveness through a relentlessly concentrated montage.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 18:30

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