Frame & Frequency 3 is an ongoing International Video Art Exchange program that will screen concurrently in Rockville, Maryland at VisArts and at PLECTO Galeria in Medellin, Colombia. The opening is on Friday May 12th until June 11th from 7-9 PM at VisArts in Rockville, MD.
It will highlight the work of 8 international artists from Brazil to Greece to Belgium and from across North America, whose new media, experimental film and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today - including various themes such as appropriation, identity politics as well formal investigations of video as a medium.
Friday, May 12, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, June 11, 2017 (All day)
The signal is the very essence of sound and the digital image: of the material information invisible to the naked eye, codified and circulating through the filmic technologies of the age of the Net. Its access, of capital importance, is in protected mode (Friedrich Kittler).
In 1980, Gordon Ball adopted a phrase from the Irish poet William Butler Yeats, "technical sincerity," as a touchstone for his first-person filmmaking. In the next iteration of our regular Salon series, the filmmaker will arrive in San Francisco to show and discuss six films from his body of work that exemplify this mode. This event follows a reading Ball will be doing at the legendary City Lights bookstore from his collection On Tokyo's Edge on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 PM.
This program celebrates the publication of Millennium Film Journal No. 65 “Architecture On Screen and Off” with a special screening of works featured in the issue. The title refers to recent moving-image artists’ considerations of the built environment and its connection with character, politics, social norms, class, race and gender.
With the death of Werner Nekes on January 22, 2017, the world of experimental cinema loses one of its great figures whose films have been shown in numerous international festivals and museums.
A tireless activist, Werner Nekes has been involved in a number of activities throughout his career: the production of a considerable number of films, the creation of the Hamburg Film Cooperative, the Filmbüro NW, the International Center for New Cinema, teaching in different universities and art schools, and the creation of one of the world's largest collections of objects related to pre-cinema and optical phenomena.