In the 1960s, WERNER NEKES (1944-2017) began making films and experimenting with different film stocks to scale the possibilities of the medium. Free from narrative and psychological aspects, the films are organized according to temporal units and structural systems as they focus on aspects of representation. In a direct dialogue to pre-cinematographic optical techniques – with different ways to create illusion of movement - Nekes referred to his films as ”light theater”.
The Pursuit of Wholeness pays tribute to seminal avant-garde filmmaker Gregory Markopoulos, with rare 16mm screenings of two of Markopoulos’ most acclaimed films and an exclusive preview of film critic Georgia Korossi’s documentary Devotion, a film that gives precious testimony of the 2016 edition of Temenos, the quadrennial event of screenings of Markopoulos’ monumental Eniaios. Curated by Eleonora Pesci this programme especially focuses on the ongoing, profound bond between the filmmaker’s works and his Greek heritage.
Wheeler Winston Dixon presents a screening of his new video work at OT301 Cinema of the Dam'd : Overtoom 301, 1054HW Amsterdam, Netherlands on December 15, 2018 at 7PM (19:00). More information: facebook.com/events/2094928384169980/
An evening of Surrealism, animation, political videoart, and handmade experimental short films (often incorporating archival materials) made in response to the shock and trauma of the 21st Century. Highlighting punk, no budget, eco/feminist, lgbtq+, post-structuralist, hand-painted, hand-processed, etched and scratched films, agit-prop, personal films; détournements, and 3D animation; from Dadaism to one-of–a-kind dreamy Surrealist cine-poems. Screening and Q & A at 19:30.
OT 301 and Cinema of the Dam'd is excited to present Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, who will present, in person, a selection of her punk, queer, experimental handmade feminist films including new, previously unscreened, films and videos made in 2018.
Nick Collins’ films consists of an indeterminate, poetic, and observational statement that, combined with a phenomenal sensitivity to light, movement and stillness - offers a space for reflection on landscape, cinema, sound and image.
"Film will only become an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper." (Jean Cocteau)
Films-examples of the former statement of Cocteau. Films -not necessarily low budget, but films that don't accept the film production's example of the film industry, the academic forms, and the relative institutes, that want a film an expensive production field of many specialists and professionals. In this program you can watch films that have been produced with the free use and overuse of a mix made by personal expression, material, human beings and ideas.
Futur Antérieur is a new cycle of meetings proposed at the Cinéma L'Archipel. Every two months, films from the so-called "experimental" cinema will be shown in connection with the editing work of Re: Voir, these sessions will each be tailored to the works and their authors. This cycle opens with a focus on filmmaker Robert Todd, who died last August.
These words come from Scottish artist and filmmaker Margaret Tait (1918–1999), who would have turned 100 on November 11th. With 11 short films on 11.11 and her only feature on 17.11, we are honoring her uniquely poetic work. The unique thing about Tait’s films is their interest in the unspectacular: “Her images are accessible (a thistle is inevitably a thistle), they are of the everyday and, on this level, a representation of things as they are.