Experimenta Film Society is here
Please join us for the launch of the Experimenta Film Society on September 11, 2010, 6.15pm onwards at Jagaa Creative Common Ground, Bangalore (http://www.jaaga.in/) where Ross Mclaren, the founder of the underground Funnel Experimental Film Theatre (1977-1989) in Toronto, will treat us to his “awkward, jarring, disjunctive, and, of course, ironic” films. Also, our friends from the Images festival, Toronto Canada, Scott Miller Berry and Pablo De Ocampo, will showcase new experimental work and discuss recent developments in contemporary moving image culture.
The Experimenta Film Society is for all those interested in deep watching, deep listening and deep hanging out. We are open to all those who are open to all things experimental. We will host screenings and performances as and when the weather demands. Attendance is FREE but contributions to keep the society going are welcome. Food and drink are also welcome at all screenings.
Please do come, please spread the word and please scroll down for programme details…..
For more information on Ross Mclaren, read the TimeOut Bengaluru issue of September 3-16:
See you there
11th September | Saturday | 6:15 pm | 105 mins
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: ROSS MCLAREN
For over 30 years, Ross McLaren has worked as a filmmaker, scholar, teacher, and curator. In his native Canada, he founded and was first director of the Funnel Film Centre in Toronto, an institution devoted to the production, exhibition, and distribution of film. Currently, McLaren teaches film and video courses at Cooper Union, Fordham University, the Millennium Film Workshop, and Pratt Institute. McLaren is an alumnus of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. His films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Documenta VI, the Biennale du Paris XI and XII, the Third Annual Avant-Garde Film Festival (London), Avant Garde Film Practice: Six Views at the Pacific Cinémathèque (Vancouver), and the Ann Arbor, Edinburgh, Oberhausen, and Toronto Film Festivals.
Weather Building 1976, 16mm, 10.5 min
Summer Camp 1978, 16mm 60 min
Wednesday, January 17, 1979, 16mm, 4.5 min
9 X 12, 1979-81, 16mm, 1 min
Sex Without Glasses, 1983, 16mm, 12.5 min
Dance of the Sacred Foundation Application, 2003, video, 15 min
11th September | Saturday | 9:00 pm | 61 mins
Presented by Scott Miller Berry (Images Festival Director) & Pablo De Ocampo (Images Festival Artistic Director); Toronto, Canada
This selection of films was presented as a part of the 23rd annual Images Festival in Toronto bringing together work by both emerging and more established artists. Bookended by two short videos from Toronto artist Jon Sasaki, culled from a series of works shot on a high speed 16mm scientific camera. In these works, the camera captures the artist in the midst of seemingly potent action, which when projected back at 24 frames per second, the extreme slow motion of the actions on screen has the effect of abstracting the movement as well as drawing out, and heightening the drama and the anticipation of a moment the audience all knows is about to happen. This program delves into varied states of these same cinematic evocations of the body and the potentiality of action, danger, and drama. Here, the physical space of the characters on screen is removed, obscured, disembodied through memories and melodrama.
Wick Jon Sasaki Canada, 2009, video, 2 min
Prologue: Waiting for the light that never lights.
Sound Over Water Mary Helena Clark USA, 2009, 16mm, 6 min
Whose Toes Barry Doupé Canada, 2010, video, 33 min
Four Seasons Keren Cytter Germany, 2009, video, 14 min
My Tears Are Dry Laida Lertxundi USA/Spain, 2009, 16mm, 4 min
Lightbulbs Jon Sasaki Canada, 2009, video, 2 min
Epilogue: There is a light and it never goes out. Until it goes out.