Discovered: INSURGENT ARTICULATIONS
October 02 only
Presented by Canyon Cinema, as part of its Canyon Cinema Discovered curatorial fellowship program.
Curated by Ekin Pinar
A strong interest in the social, political, and cultural contexts has always been part and parcel of a good variety of experimental filmmaking practices, even though canonical works on experimental cinema tend to focus solely on the formal explorations that supposedly reflect the filmmaker’s own (hermetic) subjectivity. Because of this exclusive focus on formal experimentation, the socio-historical, cultural, and representational politics, ethics, and concerns of much experimental work remained unnoticed until recently. Focusing on the theme of the aesthetics of socio-political unrest and protest, this program showcases examples of experimental filmmaking that fictionally constructed or experimentally reconstructed in formally explorative and reflexive ways demonstrations, rallies, marches, and sit-ins.
Single Spark Film, 1969, 6 minutes, b&w, sound, 16mm
Dominic Angerame, 1968-74, 4 minutes, color, silent, 16mm
Joyce Wieland, 1973, 11 minutes, color, sound, 16mm
Barbara Hammer, 1973, 8 minutes, color, sound, 16mm
New Left Note
Saul Levine, 1968-82, 26 minutes, color, silent, 16mm, 18fps
Gay Power, 1971/2007/2012
Sharon Hayes, Kate Millett, and The Women’s Liberation Cinema, 2012, 33 minutes, color, live sound, 16mm
On the Nature of the Bone
Elena Pardo, 2018, 2 minutes, color, sound, digital video
A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message
Rhea Storr, 2018, 12 minutess, color, sound, digital video
Toney W. Merritt, 2020, 1 minute, b&w, sound, digital video
Approximate running time: 100 minutes
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