Tuesday, 29 November 2011

OLSEN | Sunday 4th December 2011 | Hyde Park Picture House

We're looking forward to OLSEN this week!

Sunday 4 December 2011
Food from 12pm, films/music from 12.30 – 2pm

Hyde Park Picture House
Leeds, LS6 1JD

Programmed by … ANDREW LAMPERT
Videos by … GEORGE KUCHAR
Live music by … MICHAEL FLOWER

And … homemade food (cake, stew and bread-veg/vegan) for small donation

Entry … £4/5

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After a short hiatus, Olsen returns to the Hyde Park Picture House with a more regular series of Sunday afternoon screenings. For our next run, we've invited different artists and curators to guest programme part or all of each event, thereby continually offering fresh outlooks on the field of artists' film and video.

For this event, ANDREW LAMPERT (New York artist and film archivist at Anthology Film Archives) has selected some rarely screened videos from the 80s and 90s by the legendary GEORGE KUCHAR, who passed away in early September. The videos will be interspersed with live music performances by MICHAEL FLOWER (of Flower/Corsano Duo).

"I, An Actress" (1977) George Kuchar [image: forthedishwasher.blogspot.com]

George Kuchar was a leading star of the American underground cinema ever since he first picked up an 8mm camera as a teenager in the 1950s. Working with his twin brother, Mike, and later on his own, George produced hundreds of films and videos that are as inventive as they are insane. One of the forefathers of camp, and an early inspiration for John Waters among many others, Kuchar is perhaps best known for his 1966 film, 'Hold Me While I'm Naked.'

"Hold Me While I'm Naked" (1966) George Kuchar [image: themovienotwatched.blogspot.com]

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Further details soon, at: http://www.olsenorsen.org

Partly supported by Leeds City Council

The Illuminated Room: THOM ANDERSON & REDMOND ENTWISTLE | Thursday 1 December 2011 | 5pm

The Illuminated Room
FILMS BY THOM ANDERSON & REDMOND ENTWISTLE

Leeds College of Art, Vernon Street Lecture Theatre, LS2 8PH
Thursday 1 December 2011, at 5pm
FREE and open to all

The Illuminated Room is a series of free screenings that survey the field of artists’ film and video. Contemporary moving image work is screened alongside films and videos from the histories of experimental/avant-garde film, video art and underground cinema.
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The two films in this screening employ different strategies to navigate and comment upon the urban and suburban landscape of North America.

In Thom Anderson's GET OUT OF THE CAR, Los Angeles is portrayed through static shots of neglected advertising signs, building facades, murals and the undeclared sites of vanished cultural landmarks. The images are activated by a soundtrack of street conversations and indigenous music – ranging from '50s jazz to '90s corrodes.

Get out of the Car [2010] Thom Anderson (image credit: filmmakermagazine.com)

In Redmond Entwistle's MONUMENTS, conceptual artists Robert Smithson and Gordon Matta-Clark are revived from the dead and ejected from their makeshift mausoleums in New York by the forces of redevelopment. Led through New Jersey by a young Dan Graham, they debate their artistic positions with the non-actors they encounter at the former sites of their work.

Monuments [2010] Redmond Entwistle (image credit: sheshark.blogspot.com)

Films:
GET OUT OF THE CAR, Thom Anderson, 2010, 34min, 16mm
MONUMENTS, Redmond Entwistle, 2010, 30min, 16mm
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Programmed by Will Rose

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Unravel Documentary!

A great documentary about the story of Unravel so far, featuring Maria talking about the project, plus photos and video clips of workshops at most of the places we've visited over the past year!  Thanks to the filmmaker, Rat Commander, who made this documentary for www.delete-tv.com.

Enjoy!...

Friday, 18 November 2011

Unravel at the Chisenhale Gallery [London], this weekend!

UNRAVEL: Screening of edited highlights at the Chisenhale Gallery on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November...

Unravel are thrilled to be able to invite you all to a special weekend this Saturday and Sunday at the Chisenhale Gallery in East London to screen some of the edited interviews and films from our workshops so far.



Come at any time between 1-6pm to find out what some of our participants have offered in their perspectives on the places where they live, whilst enjoying the filmic results generated at the respective workshops.

The Chisenhale is located in Mile End, East London near Victoria Park - a map of the location can be found by following the link below:

http://www.chisenhale.org.uk/visit.php

In December 2010, Chisenhale Gallery hosted one of the 75 workshops facilitated by Unravel – the longest hand painted film in Britain. Participants were invited to paint, scratch and directly manipulate 16mm film, and talk about their experiences of living in their home town/city.

One frame of the completed film represents one metre in the 874 mile distance between Land’s End and John O’Groats.  Sound recordings, interviews and perspectives on each location have been collected and compiled– mapping a metaphorical journey through collective memory and identity. These collaged autobiographical accounts speak of individual experience(s) in different locations, times and spaces to offer a non-linear, psycho-geographical exploration of the country made for and by the people of Britain.

Check out the Unravel blog for more info and documentation of the workshop and screening tour!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The Illuminated Room: FILMS BY ANTHONY MCCALL / ANDREW TYNDALL & STEPHEN SUTCLIFFE | Thursday 17th November 2011

This Thursday in Leeds...

The Illuminated Room:

FILMS BY ANTHONY MCCALL / ANDREW TYNDALL & STEPHEN SUTCLIFFE
Leeds College of Art, Vernon Street Lecture Theatre, LS2 8PH
Thursday 17 November 2011, at 5pm
FREE and open to all

The Illuminated Room is a series of free screenings that survey the field of artists’ film and video. Contemporary moving image work is screened alongside films and videos from the histories of experimental/avant-garde film, video art and underground cinema.

Argument [1978] McCall & Tyndall - image: argosarts
ARGUMENT is a dense and provocative long-form essay examining a single issue of the New York Times magazine. Three male voices rigorously dissect the publication and simultaneously reflecting on the role of the filmmaker and the possibility of radical film practice. Reading image as text and text as image, ARGUMENT is relentless in its analysis, and stylistically beautiful.

Writer in Residence [2011] Sutcliffe - image: frieze
WRITER IN RESIDENCE continues Sutcliffe’s interest in collage as a means by which to shake certainty and to surreptitiously undermine. Taking the form of a a TV-style interview, Sutcliffe deftly combines and complicates references from the writing of Thomas Mann and Colin Wilson.

Films:
ARGUMENT, Anthony McCall & Andrew Tyndall, 1978, 80min, 16mm on video
WRITER IN RESIDENCE, Stephen Sutcliffe, 2010, 3min, video
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Programmed by Will Rose

Monday, 14 November 2011

UNCONSCIOUS ARCHIVES #3 | London | Tuesday 15th November 2011

If you're in London... oko recommends this!

A rare chance to catch Australian/UK experimental film, noise and performance.