Film Co-op: London seventies
Tuesday april 29, 7.15 pm: John Smith special. The Film Co-op London flourished in the 1960s and 1970s. This was a unique and vital period in which film was under the complete control of the artists: they had their own production company, equipment, optical printer and a distribution network of like-minded people with their own cinemas. Smith has always been fascinated by the competitive relation between language’s denoting an object and an image’s representing it. Filmmaker John Smith is present.
Peeping Tom + presentatie Derek Ogborne
Friday, may 2, 7.00 am: This will send shivers down your spine: to have to witness your own death being recorded on camera. In Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, camera assistant Mark literally kills women using his camera. The film was taken out of circulation almost immediately and the reputation of director Powell was only rehabilitated in the 1980s. British artist Derek Ogbourne will give a presentation on his ‘Museum of Optography’ project.
Departure and Absence
Tuesday may 13, 7.15 pm: Absence & Departure, Departure & Absence will be the starting point for the collaboration between students in the MA in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image at the University of Amsterdam and students of VAV, the Audio-visual Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
The Sky on Location
Wednesday may 21, 7.00 pm: During the openingnight of the event A Point in the Making, Babette Mangolte’s film The Sky on Location will be screened, afterwards there will be a Q&A with the filmmaker. The Sky on Location (1982, 78 min) is like meditating on the American landscape in which visual experiences of nature and social historical heritage are being explored.
Cinema Remake – art & film
From 23 March to 1 June, the exhibition Cinema Remake – art & film at EYE shows the work of filmmakers and artists who use iconic feature films as a basis with which to create something radically new. Cinema Remake reveals how the phenomenon of the remake has produced exceptional results, both within cinema and on the interface between film and visual art.