Films by Chris Kennedy
Wednesday, November 13th at 8:00 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale is pleased to present a program of (mostly) 16mm film work by Chris Kennedy.
lay claim to an island-13 minutes, 16mm on video, 2009
Janes Window- 10.5 minutes, 35mm on video, 2005
Memo to Pic Desk- 6.5 minutes, 16mm, 2006
Tamalpais- 14 minutes, 16mm, color, 2009
Brimstone Line- 10 minutes, 16mm, 2013
Genesee- 3 minutes, 16mm, color, silent, 2011
Chris Kennedy (b. 1977 Easton, Maryland) is an independent filmmaker, film programmer and writer based in Toronto. He programmed for the Images Festival from 2003-06 and Pleasure Dome from 2000-06. He co-founded and co-programs Early Monthly Segments and programs TIFF Cinematheque’s The Free Screen. He is the new Executive Director of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. His short experimental films have screened at over one hundred film festivals worldwide and have been featured in solo shows at the Canadian Film Institute, Los Angeles Film Forum, Nam June Paik Art Center, the La Plata Semana del Film Experimental and the Pacific Film Archive. He has presented the work of others in Belgium, Egypt, Germany, the US and Canada. He holds an MFA from an art school in San Francisco, where he was co-founder and host of a weekly film salon. His work as an artist and programmer operates in dialogue with the history of film as art, exploring the medium’s materiality in a contemporary context.
“Often combining a careful concern with the apparatus and a high degree of formal rigour with thoughtful attention to social reality and history, Kennedy’s films examine the interpenetration of a kind of phenomenology – how the things of the world appear to consciousness – with the material possibilities of film (multiple exposures, hand processing, found footage, multi-frame presentations).” - Scott Birdwise, Canadian Film Institute
Filed under: artist in attendance
, found footage
Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
Saturday, November 9th at 2:30, 5:00, & 7:30 pm
$10 per program
$30 full festival pass- includes poster by Sonnenzimmer
EYEWORKS is an invitational festival focusing on abstract animation and unconventional character animation Festival programs showcase outstanding experimental animation of all sorts: classic films, new animations and rare or overlooked works. The Eyeworks festival , directed by Alexander Stewart and Lilli Carré, was founded in 2010 and is held annually in Chicago, with additional curated programs presented in Chicago and other cities throughout the year.
The Eyeworks programs showcase a range of animation techniques, including paper cutouts, stop-motion with puppets, 3D computer animation, and a wide variety of hand-drawn methods. The content of the films is equally varied, and includes cosmic abstraction, psychedelic characters, geometric patterning, and surrealistic narratives.
Eyeworks celebrates animated moving images that express unusual vision, unusual approaches, and unusual style.
The 2013 Eyeworks Festival is sponsored by the Canyon Cinema Foundation & the Video Data Bank
The 2013 Eyeworks Festival lineup:
PROGRAM 1, 2:30 PM
Ian Cheng, bbrraattss, 2013
Yoriko Mizushiri, Futon, 2013
Jenni Rope, Tiikerimuuri, 2012
Stefan Gruber, Lightweight, 1999
Paul Bush, Furniture Poetry, 1999
Lawrence Jordan, Solar Sight II, 2012
Africanus Okokon, New Everyday, 2012
Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, The Fly Mill, 2011
Karen Yasinsky, No Place Like Home, 1998
Matt Abbiss, collected short works, 2011-2013
Lisa Barcy & Jim Trainor, The Ordovicians, 2004
Robert Breer, Man and His Dog Out For Air, 1957
Sarina Nihei, The Play of Independent Heads, 2013
Luigi Allemano, Improvisation no. 1: Cumulative Loops, 2013
Eduardo Paolozzi with Emma Calder and Susan Young, 1984 (Music for Modern Americans), 1984
PROGRAM 2, 5:00 PM
David Lebrun, Tanka, 1976
André Ruvio, O Dilúvio, 2011
Atsuhi Wada, Anomalies, 2013
Michael Frei, Not About Us, 2012
Jake Fried, Down Into Nothing, 2013
Brandon Blommaert, aaa[A]aaa, 2012
Manfred Mohr, Cubic Limit, 1973-74
Oskar Fischinger, Allegretto, 1936-43
Alexandre Louvenaz, Minotaure, 2012
Edwin Rostron, Of Unknown Origin, 2010
Paul Glabicki, Object Conversation, 1985
Michael Whitney, Binary Bit Patterns, 1969
Michaela Pavlátová, Words, Words, Words, 1991
Sawako Kabuki, Here, There, and Everywhere, 2013
Georges Schwizgebel, Rapture of Frank N. Stein, 1982
James Lowne, Someone Behind The Door Knocks at Irregular Intervals, 2011
PROGRAM 3, 7:30 PM
Harry Smith, Heaven & Earth Magic, 1961. A legendary feature-length collage animation.
Whaty by Barry Doupé will preceed all three screenings.
$10 per program
$30 for festival pass including 2013 EYEWORKS poster by Sonnenzimmer
Filed under: animation
16mm Films by Ian Curry
WRECKED by Ian Curry (2012, color/sound, 16mm performance, 8 minutes)
Saturday, November 2nd at 8:00 pm, $7-10
The NIGHTINGALE is delighted to present an evening of all 16mm work by Ian Curry. Show will include new work and several performative pieces including new work for 3 interlocking 16mm projectors.
Ian Curry is a filmmaker whose work celebrates the sensuality, magic, and history of the physical medium of 16 millimeter film. His work focuses on manipulating film through experimental processes and testing its limits by way of designed apparatuses for presentation. He often uses hand processing, optical printing, contact printing, and in-camera editing to reveal a passing moment’s brilliance or a presented moment’s faltering truth. Previously of Bridgewater, MA, and Boston, Curry has exhibited his works in gallery, screening, and performance contexts. He earned a BFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and an MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
(2009, color/silent, 16mm, 7 minutes)
HAVING HER BABY
(2009, color/double system sound, 16mm/18fps, 6 minutes)
GOOD MORNING, MY NAME IS MIKE
(2010, b&w reversal/double system sound, 16mm double projection, 13 minutes)
(2012, color/silent, 16mm/18fps, 8 minutes)
(2013, color/sound, 16mm projector performance, 8 minutes)
(2013, color/double system sound, 16mm interlocked triple projection, 10 minutes)
REMAINS TO BE SEEN
(2013, color and b&w/sound, 16mm interlocked triple projection, 6 minutes)
And other goodies!
Filed under: experimental
, found footage
Experimental Films from Argentina
Presented by C8FF
Pablo Marín in person!
Saturday, October 19th at 8 pm, $7-10
“O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a King of infinite space”. With this famous line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Jorge Luis Borges opened his masterpiece The Aleph, a story about the (inexplicable) possibilities of exploring the universal through a small point in space. In a less mystical but equally enigmatic way, Argentine experimental cinema has been a similar case of achieving a virtually infinite exploration of vision by means of a technology as limited and substandard as 8mm film. Almost all of the experimental filmmaking in Argentina was done –and still is being made– in Regular 8, Super 8 or Single 8 formats; and although economics played a great part here, this decision has proved to be an aesthetic one: to embrace the amateur while pushing a medium to its most complex boundaries. These are some of the stars in this miniature yet dazzling constellation called Argentine Experimental Cinema, presented by the Chicago 8 Fest in many cases for the first time in the US. -Pablo Marin.
Come Out, by Narcisa Hirsch (1971, Super 8, Magnetic Sound, 9 min.)
El ver de los árboles, by Sergio Subero (2012, Super 8, Silent, 6 min.)
El inmortal, by Jorge Honik (1968, Super 8, Silent, 7 min.)
Conjeturas, by Pablo Mazzolo (2013, Super 8, External Sound, 4 min.)
Un enano en el jardín, by Claudio Caldini (1981, Super 8, Magnetic Sound, 12 min.)
untitled trilogy, by Pablo Marín (2008-09, Super 8, Silent, 12 min.)
Denkbilder, by Pablo Marín (2013, Single 8mm, Silent, 5 min.) (shown above)
TRT 55 MIN.
Pablo Marín was born in 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Besides teaching and writing on film he’s a film/video curator, translator and filmmaker. His films were premiered at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, International Film Festival Rotterdam, London Film Festival, TIE (USA), Austrian Film Museum, Anthology Film Archives (USA), Starting from Scratch (Netherlands), Millennium Film Workshop (USA), Pleasure Dome (Canada), Malba (Argentina), Avanto Festival (Finland), no.w.here (England), Pacific Film Archive (USA), Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, The 8 Fest (Canada), Onion City Film Festival (USA), $100 Film Festival (Canada), The FLEX Fest (USA), Chicago 8 Fest (USA) and Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (Argentina), among others. In 2009 he was invited as visiting artist to FAC’s Found-footage Workshop in Montevideo, Uruguay, and as filmmaker and lecturer to the exhibit Displacement: Cinema out of site, Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Pablo’s visit is made possible by Amy Beste, CATE, & SAIC and his program at C8FF will be preceded by GHOST ANTHOLOGY @ CATE on October 17th. For more information about his show at CATE go to:http://www.saic.edu/cate/
Filed under: artist in attendance