2013

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Lizzie Borden Double Feature

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“[Born in Flames] came out of the contradictions I saw in the feminist movement where white women, black women, Asian women, lesbians, prostitutes, and others were just not working together. Many of them didn’t even consider themselves feminists, although they were all engaged in separate but similar struggles. The whole point of Born in Flames […]

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Experimental Gothic – Part Two

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A cold dungeon crawling with vermin, statues or portraits endowed with a mysterious life, a ruined castle or estate, instruments of torture left over from the Inquisition, sadistic criminals marked by peculiar deformities, incestuous or forbidden desire and mad pacts with the forces of evil—these are the tropes we associate with Gothic fiction, and it […]

The Color of Love by Peggy Ahwesh

Experimental Gothic – Part One

Black Box Theater @ AS220

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A cold dungeon crawling with vermin, statues or portraits endowed with a mysterious life, a ruined castle or estate, instruments of torture left over from the Inquisition, sadistic criminals marked by peculiar deformities, incestuous or forbidden desire and mad pacts with the forces of evil—these are the tropes we associate with Gothic fiction, and it […]

Ericka Beckman, "Switch Center"

An Archive of Intersections

The Film-Makers' Coop (NYC)

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The Film-Makers’ Cooperative was founded during a period of vertiginous crossover and exchange within the arts.  Its expansive collection speaks to the lasting influence of this interdisciplinary spirit.  A treasury of artistic collaborations that span individual disciplines, it also serves as a repository of cinema’s own transactions with various artistic forms since mid-century – a […]

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Temporary Ocean (in Light and Sound) — Night Two

The Brattle Theatre (Cambridge, MA)

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An undulating cine-installation where flicker films give way to experiments with audio-visual feedback, optical soundtracks, and the materiality of light and sound.  Aleatory and programmed images emerge on-screen from an evolving field of color and movement in a room swelling with reflected waves and strangely affective resonances.  With film and video works by Paul Sharits, […]

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Temporary Ocean (in Light and Sound) — Night One

Machines with Magnets (Pawtucket, RI)

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An undulating cine-installation where flicker films give way to experiments with audio-visual feedback, optical soundtracks, and the materiality of light and sound.  Aleatory and programmed images emerge on-screen from an evolving field of color and movement in a room swelling with reflected waves and strangely affective resonances.  With film and video works by Paul Sharits, […]

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Consuming Spirits by Chris Sullivan

Consuming Spirits

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131 minutes – USA – 2012 – Not Rated Chris Sullivan’s Consuming Spirits is the product of 15-years of work, and it shows. Formally, the film is like an inventory of animation technique, gliding effortlessly between stop-motion, pencil drawing, collage and cut-out animation. This visual dexterity is equally matched by Sullivan’s fractured, yet textured, narrative, […]

0106 by Xander Marro & Mat Brinkman

Gatherings

Le Petit Versailles (NYC)

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The second installment of the Collective Cinema screening series, “Gatherings” approaches cinema’s relation to collectivity by examining film as a technology of collection, or a medium especially equipped for gathering together disparate objects, persons, locales, & events to construct new forms & establish new modes of connectedness. Combining perceptual syntheses & visible inventories with collaborative […]

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Los Angeles Plays Itself by Thom Andersen

Los Angeles Plays Itself

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Los Angeles Plays Itself, Thom Andersen, 2003, video, 169 min., color/b&w, sound “Los Angeles Plays Itself is a video essay about how movies have portrayed the city of Los Angeles.  The first section (The City as Background) is about buildings and places, famous and obscure, and how they get typecast and transformed by movies.  The […]

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Monster Movie by Takeshi Murata

Self-Obliteration

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In 1965, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama began an installation series titled “Infinity Mirror Rooms.” The viewer enters a space entirely made up of reflective surfaces, which indeed infinitely mirror one another in a dizzying mise-en-abîme. This impulse to dissolve the visitor in a play of pure color or shimmering light was carried over into Kusama’s […]

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Redshift by Emily Richardson

Time/s/pace

Black Box Theater, AS220

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Animating space through the projection of cinematic temporalities.  Measuring, extending, confusing time; watching the times pass by. FEATURING: “Off the Sync,” Yo Ota, 2002, 16mm, color, sound, 9 min “In [Off the Sync], Yo OTA filmed the same actions simultaneously with three 8mm cameras running at 3 different speeds (12 fps, 24 fps, 48 fps). […]

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Leviathan by Lucien Casting-Taylor and Verena Paravel

Leviathan

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A groundbreaking, immersive portrait of New England’s contemporary commercial fishing industry, Leviathan is a truly genre-bending work of cinema.  Produced as a documentary, it has nevertheless been lauded as “the best horror film of the year,” “an action movie par excellence,” and a “spectacular… optic-aural overload whose aim [is] to knock us off our bearings…”* Made by Lucien […]

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Print Generation by J.J. Murphy

Print/Process

Black Box Theater, AS220

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Film, tape and digital video are all subsets of cinema, much like oils, acrylic, egg tempera, spraypaint and watercolor are all included under the heading of painting. Nevertheless, while sharing the predominant qualities of what we generically call “cinema,” each material has its own specific aesthetic materiality that is perhaps best revealed in the event […]

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Money2 by Lorna Mills and Yoshi Sodeoka

From the Cloud

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In February 2005, YouTube was launched and forever changed our relationship to moving images, both as viewers and producers.  But even well before then, the web had made a large variety of new materials accessible to see and to download, as well as upload. “From the Cloud” is a video program that looks at found footage “films” in the Internet […]

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Resisting Paradise by Barbara Hammer

Resisting Paradise

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Upon his death in 1972, the American filmmaker Jerome Hill established the Camargo Foundation – a cultural center located in southern France that supports the study of French culture and provides a residency program for artists.  Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from a small fishing village named Cassis, which boasts 300 sunny days a year, the […]

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Reverse Television—Portraits of Viewers, Compilation Tape by Bill Viola

The TV Show

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We all spend lots of time with it… but what is TV? A dream machine for producing pleasure or a Pandora’s Box for releasing terror? A signal that grabs our attention or noise that drives us to distraction? A containment environment that envelops us, determining our thoughts and affects for its own economic ends, or […]

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