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Experimental Film


By Sandy Ding

Sandy Ding is an experimental filmmaker who lives and works in Beijing, China. He graduated from CalArts Film School USA in 2007 and started teaching in China Central Academy of Fine Arts since 2008. He produced several psycho-active films with the idea of combining ritual process in projection and sound. His work is energy patterns, telling mysteries with abstractions or powerful symbolic elements. He is equally interested in live performance of theater projections, untypical gallery projections, installations and live noise music to extend the idea of experimental film.

FILMS Mancoon 10 min, 16mm, silent, color, 2007
Water Spell 42min, 16mm, color, 2006-2007
Prisms 20 min, 16mm, color, 2012
Dream Enclosure 18 min, 16mm/Digital, b/w, 2011-2014
The Radio Wave Beneath the Dirt Ice and Flowers 10 min, 35mm, silent, b/w, 2006

River in the Castle 4 min, 16mm, silent, b/w, 2016
Original noise music: "Peacock and Ocean Erosion" by Liquid Palace 28 min, 2016.

DVD / 2016 / 132 minutes

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A collection of 12 films from the Dutch film cooperative Studio Een

In 1990, as a student, Karel Doing decided to create Studio een. Many artistic, avant-garde, underground movements and counterculture movements seemed to be over. The rise of video and its academic use began to compete with Super8. To work against the decline of the Super 8 format and techniques, Karel Doing and two of his friends (Saskia Fransen and Djana Mileta) from the art school in Arnham, started to think about creating a new space and promoting the invention of DIY techniques for filming and processing Super8 films.

In this particular context, Studio een was launched. Conceived as a actual workspace, Karel Doing, Djana Mileta and Saskia Fransen, began by establishing it within a large network of festivals, galleries and other workspaces. They bought optical printers from a professional laboratory that was set to shut down and started to learn by themselves, out of necessity, how to process film. It wasn't long before Studio een became well-known in DIY film circles and began to host various artists who come to meet each other, not only to exchange ideas and work together on the use of Super8 or 16mm, but also to experiment with diverse narrative and sound forms. Some members, Joost Rekveld for example, chose to pursue a career as a musician as well as a filmmaker.

After 7 years in Arnhem, Studio een moved to Rotterdam where it continued to thrive. It became a model for many artists in creating their own laboratories, research centers and studios dedicated to experimental cinema.

Studio een no longer exists, but the laboratory itself continues in Rotterdam under the name of Filmwerkplaats by being involved in new experimentations in filmic creation while promoting the works of members and invited artists.

This DVD edition includes works of various Dutch artists who had a main role in the early years of Studio een, from 1992 to 1996.

DVD / 2016 / 114 minutes

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By Boris Lehman

My Seven places' starts at the moment I was evicted from several places which are dear to me. They served me well as homes, both as place for living and working. This was the start of my urban wandering, which would take me ten years - a journey of 300.000 kilometers - before returning just about to my starting point. The adventure was both physical and metaphysical. Fragments of documentary films, a personal diary, bedside-table notes, piece of fiction, 'My Seven places' is an essay about passing time, embellished by a jumble of reflections both light and serious; finally, it is an attempt to simply exist. The fourth episode of my autobiographical fiction, which started in 1983

2 DVDs (French, With English Subtitles) / 2015 / 323 minutes

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Everyone who travels by themselves knows the feeling of anonymity, when no one really knows exactly where you are in the world, or what exactly you are doing. And the further you are culturally from home, the greater its intensity can feel. Photojournalist Jeff Hutchens explores that feeling in this experimental short.

Thousands of feet above the earthen crust you cruise at altitude, bathed in the exhalation of others, while wingtip strobes staccato blush the riveted metal that surrounds you.

And while you drift in and out of sleep, flying further away from home, you cross datelines, and pass through plains of lingual dominance as English grammar dissolves into unfamiliar tones.

Descending through night clouds, you look down to see the tungsten dots of naked filaments eking out their existence like dying embers spit from the shacks nesting in shadowed hillsides.

Then you wonder, did you remember to turn off your hall light?

As the tires skid and add their rubber signature to this foreign runway's hieroglyphs, you take one last breath of pressurized air, tap your passport in your pocket, and exit into a new land, a blank persona, traveling anonymously.

Ulaanbaatar. N'Djamena. Ankara. Kyoto. Manaus. Kolkata. Pittsburgh.

Once you leave, no one knows you were there.

DVD / 2015 / 6 minutes

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The film talks about movies, naturally, but mostly explores how the cinema of Boris Lehman builds and unfolds before our eyes. It is a raw and spontaneous work, seemingly a kind of first draft, because nothing is prepared, but rather, presents chance encounters and opportunities to film. Therefore, there are many hesitations, repetitions, moments that may appear boring, but which I did not wish to remove or "clean up", as they say in the jargon of cinema, because such moments are part of the work. The film is, as Patrick Leboutte once said, a thought in the middle of being formed.

Ultimately, this film is about the art of being together. It is a gallery of portraits interwoven with the watermark of the self-portrait.

My Conversations on Film are composed of three chapters. The first, from 1995, includes fifteen interviews and is accompanied with six movie clips. The second is composed of seventeen interviews conducted between 1995 and 1998 (+ seven extracts). The third covers from 1998 to 2010 and contains thirteen interviews (+ five extracts).

3 DVDs (French, English, With French, English, German Subtitles) / 2014 / 404 minutes

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Director: Dave Davidson

HANS RICHTER: Everything Turns - Everything Revolves celebrates the life of the Dadaist, abstract painter and experimental filmmaker who was a major force in redefining art in the 20th century. In collaboration with friends including Marcel Duchamp, Sergei Eisenstein, Tristan Tzara, Mies Van Der Rohe and Hans Arp, Richter was at the leading edge of the European Avant Garde. His 1920s experimental films "Rhythmus 21" and "Ghosts Before Breakfast" established film as a unique art form, liberated from the theatrical conventions of script and actors.

After being forced out of Europe by the Nazis in 1941, Richter escaped to the U.S. where he became a prophet of modernism for a generation of young American artist/filmmakers, who would galvanize into the New American Cinema movement.

DVD / 2013 / 57 minutes

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By Stephen Dwoskin

AGE IS... is a new feature meditating on the subjective experience and cultural concepts of ageing. The film is an ode to the texture, the beauty, the singularity of aging faces and silhouettes, a hypnotic poem in the Dwoskinian meaning of the term which is long observations of very tiny details. A gesture, a pause, a look, a moment. Throughout his films intimacy has always played the leading role and this is also true for Age is... , all the faces being those of close friends, of their relatives and sometimes even of Stephen himself. - House on Fire

DVD (No dialogue) / 2012 / 75 minutes

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A documentary on the Lebanese experimental filmmaker Christophe Karabache by Frederique Devaux and Michel Armager.

Christophe Karabache is an independent French-Lebanese filmmaker born in Beirut in 1979. In 2000, he began exploring various film formats at l'Etna, an alternative workshop in Paris. He shifts between documentary and fiction formats, bringing to mind the wounds of Lebanese society, displaced beings, the fragmentation of identity. Pulsating scenes and jolting cuts demonstrate his desire to destroy cliches. The shock of the imagery in his feature-length films, made after 2010, bears witness to a penetrating critical eye on Lebanon's cultural shifts and the rupture of meaning.

DVD (French, With English, French Subtitles) / 2012 / 74 minutes

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By Richard Foreman

"Once every day" takes you into another world that is consistently energizing, largely pleasurable, occasionally baffing and altogether unexpected. With most movies, you may not know where you will end up. Convention dictates, as does the marketplace, that there are only so many things that can happen after boy meets girl, or even boy meets boy, as a lifetime of movies teaches you. Mr. Foreman, by contrast, doesn't play with established forms; he invents his own. I suspect that he would agree with the principle behind one of Bertold Brecht's script ideas: "Boy meets girl, so what". (Manohla Dargis - The New York Times)

DVD (With English, French Subtitles) / 2012 / 81 minutes

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By Anne Maregiano.

This documentary takes the form of an intimate confession backed up by historical archives.

DVD (With French Subtitles) / 2011 / 175 minutes

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A documentary film by Pip Chodorov on the history of experimental film.

Here is a film that shines with its cast: Hans Richter, Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, Maurice Lemaitre and other "star" experimental filmmakers (mostly americans, up through the '70s) parade in majesty. They do so with no false modesty (their candidness and confidence are rather surprising, sometimes humorous), and with a clear pleasure at having their turn in front of the camera, to be projected and listened to. - LES CAHIERS DU CINeMA

Touching and personal, this documentary will serve as a guide for all those who are touched by the desire to plunge into this era, taking them for a journey. The "free radicals" of the title are artists that, beginning in the 1920's and through the 1970's, have pushed cinema toward experimental visual poetry. [...] The film pays worthy homage to this fringe of cin- ema, too often reduced to a hermetic citadel rather than a space open to the winds, where chance, a do-it-yourself ethic, and humor have often played a large role. - LE MONDE

DVD (English, French, With French, English, Spanish, Serbian, Czech, Lithuanian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean Subtitles) / 2011 / 83 minutes

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By Jonas Mekas

This film originated from my readings of the One Thousand and One Nights. But unlike the Arabian tales, my stories are all from real life, though at times they too wander into somewhere else, beyond the everyday routine reality.

There are some twenty-five different stories in my movie. Their protagonists are all my good friends and I myself am an inseparable part of the stories. The storyteller of the Arabian Nights was also part of his or her tales.

Some of the people in the movie you'll recognize, some not. The fact that some of them you'll recognize has no bearing on the stories: after all, we all recognize John Wayne or Annette Bening, but in their stories they are no longer the people we know.

The subjects of the stories cover a wide range of emotions, geographies, personal anxieties, anecdotes. These are not very big stories, not for the Big Screen: these are all personal big stories... And yes, you'll also find some provocations... But that's me, one 'me' of many. The very question "What is a story?" is a provocative question.

DVD (With French, German, Lithuanian Subtitles) / 2011 /

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By Boris Lehman

"Story of my Hair is a journey, both in space and in time"

The story of my hair can be told in two lines. My hair was long and black. It has turned white. It hasn't been cut since 1982, almost thirty years ago. Story of my Hair is a journey, both in space and in time. Anyone looking for truths, whether geographical, scientific or historical, will be disappointed. After looking at real events and real places the film very soon distances itself from them, preferring poetry and fiction. In his own fashion the auteur has combined the story of Samson and Delilah, the journey of those condemned to the death camps, the science of hair and a few thoughts about the meaning and fragility of life.

DVD (French, Russian, With English, German Subtitles) / 2011 / 91 minutes

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By Lucas Oleniuk

Created with 20,000 photographs and a haunting soundtrack, Airsick plays out like an unsettling dream. Photographer Lucas Oleniuk examines our addiction to fossil fuel - and its consequences.

In Airsick: An Industrial Devolution Toronto Star Photographer Lucas Oleniuk tackles the global issue of climate change through a local approach.

With the exception of two images, all 20,000 photographs were shot in Ontario, Canada. But they illustrate a global problem.

With a haunting original score by Randy Risling and evocative quotes, Airsick plays out like an unsettling dream.

DVD / 2010 / 5 minutes

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4 films on Andy Warhol by Jonas Mekas, Willard Maas & Marie Menken

Scenes from the life of Andy Warhol, as seen by three pioneer avant-garde filmmakers and close friends of the Pop artist.

Jonas Mekas, the irrepressible force behind the promotion and preservation of experimental film, is also known for his rapid-fire diary films. Award Presentation to Andy Warhol documents Mekas giving Warhol the Film Culture Independent Film Award. His Scenes from the Life chronicles not only Andy Warhol, but also the social and cultural excitement that swirled around him, throbbing to a hypnotic Velvet Underground beat.

Willard Maas was husband of filmmaker, painter and actress Marie Menken. Together, they were, for Warhol, "the last of the great Bohemians." Their films have in common a lyric lightness and a love for jolting visual rhythms.

DVD / 2008 / 68 minutes

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Documentary about films and experimental practices in the world.

This journal was compiled between 2005 and 2009 on four continents. This is a subjective journey through the approaches and experimental procedures to show the magnitude of this research and to honor filmmakers who participate in the history of cinema: Jonas Mekas (USA), Peter Kubelka (Austria), Boris Lehman (Belgium), Joseph Morder (France), Peter Tscherkassky (Austria), Guy Sherwin (UK) among others. These byways lead us to the places of production and distribution networks created specifically for experimental films.

2 DVDs (French, English, With French, English Subtitles) / 182 minutes

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A documentary film by Frederique Devaux and Michel Amarger about 4 experimental filmmakers: Martine Rousset, Nicolas Rey, Vivian Ostrovsky & Pip Chodorov.

The strength of contemporary experimental cinema has encouraged us to meet and to film the most active filmmakers, distributors, movers and shakers in this art form. This developed into a number of autonomous portraits, forming a series demonstrating the plurality of approaches and practices in experimental film. Our independent productions introduce or complement the work of the artists, technicians, distributors and programmers who participate in the life of contemporary art cinema.

Frederique Devaux and Michel Amarger have been making experimental films and documentaries since 1980. Frederique Devaux is film critic and professor. Michel Amarger is a journalist, specializing in cinema, for Radio France International.

This DVD is a collection of the first four Cinexperimentaux titles by Devaux and Armager

DVD (French, With English Subtitles) / 168 minutes

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A documentary by Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger on the filmmaker Rose Lowder. Includes 12 films by Lowder.

Rose Lowder is an artisan of cinema. Her 16mm camera takes the place of a loom for the weaving of images. She has consecrated her life to these tapestries, these embroideries whose motifs have for many years come from nature, in a state of incessant becoming. Like her elders, the Impressionist painters, she renders her bouquets stroke by stroke, image by image, color after color, to give life to her pointillist compositions in motion.

2002, 24min. Followed by 12 films by Rose Lowder : CHAMP PROVENCAL 1979, 16mm, color, 9' VOILIERS ET COQUELICOTS : 2001, 16mm, color, 2' BOUQUETS ECOLOGIQUES #21 a 30 : 2003-2005, 16mm, color

DVD (French, With English Subtitles) / 50 minutes

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A documentary by Frederique Devaux and Michel Amarger
+2 films by Marcel Hanoun

Marcel Hanoun, one of the most innovative of filmmakers, gives us what he names "a lesson in cinema." Frederique Devaux and Michel Amarger filmed this piece at his country house, composing an abundantly rich portrait. Film clips and sparks of theoretic bravura testify to the feverish creativity and the drunken agitation behind which lurks the ever-composed voice of the filmmaker.

DVD (French, With English Subtitles) / 150 minutes

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A documentary film by Frederique Devaux and Michel Amarger
+ 3 films by Stephane Marti

Stephane Marti is a teacher and film-maker who, since 1976, has been expounding the plasticity of experimental cinema, freeing it from the dominant codes of narrative cinema. An avid defender of Super-8mm film (which he has been using for 30 years), he has fought for the acknowledgement of its excellence as a film-making tool. His work, which screens in festivals and at international events, has been the subject of numerous interviews and articles. Flamboyant, baroque and sensual, his work revolves primarily around the question of the body and the sacred.

+ 3 films by Stephane Marti
Allegoria 1979 Super8 14min
Diasparagmos 1980 Super8 13min
Mira Corpora 2004 Super8 45min

DVD (French, With English, French Subtitles) / 98 minutes

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A documentary by Frederique Devaux and Michel Amarger with 4 bonus films.

Light Cone is an experimental film distribution cooperative, founded in Paris in 1982. This film covers different moments of its existence, showing its spirit, practice and daily routines, thus shedding light on one aspect of the french experimental cinema community.

The strength of contemporary experimental cinema has encouraged us to meet and to film the most active filmmakers, distributors, movers and shakers in this art form. This developed into a number of autonomous portraits, forming a series demonstrating the plurality of approaches and practices in experimental film. Our independent productions introduce or complement the work of the artists, technicians, distributors and programmers who participate in the life of contemporary art cinema.

Frederique Devaux and Michel Amarger have been making experimental films and documentaries since 1980. Frederique Devaux is film critic and professor. Michel Amarger is a journalist, specializing in cinema, for Radio France International.

Cinexperimentaux #8: Cooperative Light Cone
2002-2008, 22min by Devaux & Amarger.
Germaine Dulac Arabesque 1929, 6min2
Robert Breer Eyewash 1959, 2min10
Gill Eatherley Hand Grenade 1971, 5min15
Metamkine ACIDFILMDA 1992, 5min25

DVD (French, With English Subtitles) / 54 minutes

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A documentary by Frederique Devaux and Michel Amarger
+2 films by Stephen Dwoskin

Stephen Dwoskin was born in New York in 1939 and began making independent shorts there in 1961. In 1964 he followed his research work to London where he settled and participated in the founding of the London Filmmaker's Co-op. His experimental films, for which he himself does the camera work, play with ideas of desire, sexual and mental solitude and the passage of time. In his films he also explores representation in cinema, performances, personal impressions and his own physical handicap which has been a source of inspiration for him throughout his career. His sensitive and emancipating works have been the subject of various international presentations.

DVD (French, With English Subtitles) / 114 minutes

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Meshes of the Afternoon 1943 16mm 15min
At Land 1944 16mm 16min
Ritual in Transfigured Time 1945-1946 16mm 16min

DVD / 47 minutes

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4 films by Gunvor Nelson

The Swedish-American artist Gunvor Nelson figures among the most important experimental filmmakers of her generation. Her work considerably influenced the New American Cinema at the end of the 1960s, as much by its themes (women, the body, memory, dreams) as by its formal investigations (animation, collage, found footage).

The films and the essay contained in this box set reflect a half-century of evolution in media and technique. From her first experimental films made in California to her more recent Swedish films and video, material fictions joyously exalt in a fireworks of sensations.

DVD (With French Subtitles) / 110 minutes

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By Isidore Isou

Isidore Isou arrived in Paris from Romania in 1945 where he founded the Lettriste movement and published many books. Letterism attempted to break down poetry into letters and syllables, and then all arts into their constituent parts, to build up new languages for each art form. LE TRAITE DE BAVE ET D'ETERNITE (On Venom and Eternity) was the first Lettrist film manifesto. Isou brought it uninvited to the Cannes Film Festival (1951) where it won the audience prize for the avant-garde. Jean Cocteau's poster promoted the 1952 release on the Champs-Elysees. The film is Isou's "revolt against cinema": the sound and the picture are purposefully unrelated, and the images are destroyed by bleach and scratched. The film is a landmark work that prefigured the letterist and situationist cinema to come and influenced many experimental filmmakers.

DVD (French, With English, German, Italian, Spanish Subtitles) / 123 minutes

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