“GEDRÄNGEL AM SCHAUFENSTER”
Filmscreening und Ausstellung
+ live concert von GEDRÄNGEL (Punk,Köln)
mit Beiträgen von
Benjamin Ramírez Pérez
Henning Frederik Malz
Lena Ditte Nissen
Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
- SCHALTEN UND WALTEN – & – UndoFilm / Platform For Experimental Moving Image- präsentieren:
“CELLULOID & NOISY LIGHT”
Expanded Cinema Performances from Asso Mire/Nantes and
Filmwerkplaats Rotterdam on Friday the 5th of June.
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Carole Thibaud and Mariane Moula
from Nantes (FR)
30 min 4 projections 16mm live performance with sound
4 16mm projectors and film only made with a sewing machine and a printer.
Film without camera, an experience about the analogue film, and how the hole, moving and crossed by the light create pictures, sound, and talks about cinema.
from Rotterdam (NE)
30 min 3 projections 16mm and Overhead live performance
disappearing in the formless,
present in the moment,
moving or still,
going forwards or backwards,
afterwards BAR and MUSIC.
Eintritt gegen Spende für die Anreise und Unterkunft der Künstlerinnen!
Organisiert von SCHALTEN UND WALTEN – Lina Sieckmann , Miriam Gossing
und UndoFilm / Platform For Experimental Moving Image – Peter C. Beyer.
Cinéma de Résistance: aux ateliers de Paris
L’Abominable and l’Etna, the two artist-run film labs of Paris, stand at the forefront of a global movement. As and increasing number of commercial laboratories end their operations, the means of those dedicated to working in the photochemical mediums of Super-8 and 16mm (among several other formats) are thrown into question. Largely out of necessity, the filmmaker must take on the dual role of artist and technician. Yet through this imperative many creative doors are opened, as the filmmaker is given the freedom to experiment and fine-tune their craft in ways not afforded to them by the traditional practice of having a commercial lab working as an intermediary.
Marcel Duchamp once said that, “A tube of paint that an artist uses is not made by the artist; it is made by the manufacturer that makes paints. So the painter really is making a readymade when he paints with a manufactured object…” Observed in such a way, film is even more of a prefabricated medium, relying heavily on industrial manufacturing practices and a strict uniformity of the final product. Yet one could make a comparison of the DIY approach of these labs being almost like a return to mixing one’s own paints from raw pigments, thus allowing certain levels of nuance not be had when working solely with pre-mixed colors. Filmmakers are liberating themselves from the industry on some level by taking control of processes that were until recently outside their domain.
The works in this program represent just a small sampling of those created by filmmakers working at l’Etna and l’Abominable, but the hands of the filmmakers can truly be felt in each film. Several of the films are hand-processed originals, in fact – ephemeral and unique, building a history with each successive showing as they persevere against the dust, the scratches, and the ravages of time that leave so many video formats obsolete.
After the screening: exquisite french chansons and fancy drinks
Folia,Victor de las Heras & Anaïs Ibert, 2014
Como Crece la Sombra Cuando el Sol Declina, Camilo Restrepo, 2014
Dead Seas, Tomaž Burlin, 2013
The Action, David Matarasso, 2012
Terminus For You, Nicolas Rey, 1996
Ether, Philippe Cote, 2003
SCHALTEN UND WALTEN presents:
16mm Experimental Film Screening
UNDER 8 FEET OF SNOW: FILMS FROM BOSTON AND PROVIDENCE
As onerous amounts of snow continue to bury the city of Boston and it’s surrounding areas,
a nascent film collective is incubating beneath the frozen mantle. The goal, outlined in a meeting
this past January, is to facilitate the continued practice of 16mm and Super-8 filmmaking by uniting
the community and creating a shared workspace with access to resources that may be otherwise
Thanks in part to the numerous educational institutions which regularly draw in fresh students
and established artists alike, Boston has long been a hub for experimental and avant-garde film;
Yet these same institutions often leave the community feeling fragmented and precarious, as people
leave when they are finished with the schools or when the schools finish with them. Still, as anyone
working in the physical medium of film today can attest, there is a certain level of uncertainty that is
intrinsically bound to the craft, and one must be tenacious to continue working in a medium constantly
threatened with extinction.
The eight films in this program represent a small sampling of recent works by members of Boston’s
local community. While each is quite different in approach – whether utilizing a homemade optical printer,
direct-animation and photogram techniques, chemical manipulation of the emulsion, or in-camera editing –
together they exemplify the enthusiastic resilience and high-degree of talent visible in Boston today.
Curated by Stefan Grabowski, filmmaker and co-programmer of the Balagan Film Series.
75 min. mit Pause
Musik im Anschluss
und Visuals von Peter Conrad Beyer
Um eine kleine Spende für Reisekosten wird gebeten.
Hay Algo Y Se Va, Kimberly Forero-Arnias, 2013
Falling, Robert Todd, 2015
Rewards, Mariya Nikiforova, 2014
Oracle, Douglas Urbank, 2014
Introduction to Living in a Closed System, Brittany Gravely, 2001
Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: I Want to Paint It Black, Saul Levine, 2011
Isemond, Xander Marro, 2006
Making Space, Matthew McWilliams, 2010
BOLEX 16-mm WORKSHOP von Peter Miller
Mit Filmen von:
Miriam Gossing, Jaemin Lim, Kiril Nikolov, Lina Sieckmann
und Peter Miller