Animate OPEN: Digitalis

19.05.11
Image: Digitalis © Sebastian Buerkner Animate OPEN: Digitalis A fresh open for experiments in animation Animate Projects – the champion of experimental animation – announces a call for its first online exhibition to be selected from an open submission. The Animate OPEN is part of Digitalis, a strand of activities throughout 2011 that sets out to explore, question, subvert or confound our expectations of art and the ‘digital’. ...
Courtisane Festival 2011

27.02.11
Gerhard-Jan Claes & Olivia Rochette The Courtisane Festival is this year preparing to celebrate it’s tenth anniversary in style. Courtisane, in search for relevant and alternative cinematographic forms and experiences brings once again this year a number of surprises. Resistant and poignant, experimental and reflexive, complex and sensual : the selection of works in the programme represent a kaleidoscopic mosaic of styles, media, gestures, languages and emotions; ...
Cinenova: Reproductive Labour

05.02.11
5050, 1997, Ruth Novaczeck Cinenova: Reproductive Labour, an exhibition and programme of events that profiles the work of Cinenova – a volunteer-led organisation dedicated to preserving and distributing the work of women/feminist film and video makers, artists and activists. The exhibition will present film and video works and paper materials, as well as a series of screenings and events, offering a rare opportunity to watch and ...
Kiron Hussain

21.01.11
Slick Horsing, Kiron Hussain We caught up with Kiron Hussain – winner of the Animate Projects Award for Best Experimental Film at this year’s London Short Film Festival – seeking enlightenment on the inspiration behind Slick Horsing… You’re currently studying Fine Art at Newcastle – how would you describe your art practice? Have you made any other films during your time there or going by your artreview ...
Martha Jurksaitis

17.11.10
Red Shift, Gunvor Nelson We spoke to Martha Jurksaitis, Deputy Programme Manager of the Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) and founder of independent experimental film organisation, Cherry Kino. The Cherry Kino programme at LIFF continues this week with a selection of wonderful shorts, including Sarah Turner’s Perestroika on Friday 19th, Guvnor Nelson’s Red Shift on Saturday 20th and a Warren Sonbert retrospective on Sunday 21st. How did Cherry Kino come about? Back in 2007, inspired ...
Ajay RS Hothi on Experimenta 2010

21.10.10
Ruhr, James Benning, 2009 In 1998, the year of the inaugural Experimenta element at the London Film Festival, then-Festival Director Adrian Wootton called it “…a distinct strand to showcase perhaps more radical, challenging and innovative work from filmmakers throughout the world.” Nine years later in 2007, curator Mark Webber described, in his introduction to the weekend, the strand as “…an island drifting away from the BFI Southbank.” ...
Lewis Klahr by Colin Perry

19.10.10
Nimbus Series, Lewis Klahr Lewis Klahr – “One of the most evocative, accessible, and culturally aware experimental filmmakers alive and working” (Village Voice) –  is at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. In the USA, Lewis Klahr has been feted with accolades: Critic J Hoberman has named him the ‘reigning proponent of cut and paste’; his work has appeared in three Whitney Biennials and can be found ...