Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Film

Film Series "Not A Place, An Outlook" curated by Regine Basha

A schedule of short films titled Not a Place, An Outlook, curated by Regine Basha, will consider No Longer Empty's site-specific curatorial framework. A collection of ten films will be shown in two viewings, each lasting for half an hour. Films in consideration include Julieta Aranda’s Film on Kiribati Island and Javier Tellez’s Caligari and the Sleepwalker. Also films by Jenny Perlin, Steve Roden, Alan Michelson and Erin Shirreff.

The films will reflect on place as a state of mind, temporal dislocations, simultaneity, history running backwards, and slowness. Included in the Sunday program is a rare set of screenings by experimental filmmaker, Luke Fowler, selected by invited guest, Christoph Cox.

 

SCHEDULE: FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS

12-12:30

Alan Michelson

‘Shattemuc’, 2009

HD video, with soundtrack by Laura Ortman

30 mins

A video shot at night from a boat on the Hudson retracing part of Henry Hudson’s 1609 voyage in which the crew had a bloody encounter with the local natives.

 

1-1:30

Steve Roden

‘Three Landscapes (a glacier for Peder Balke, a waterfall for bjornstjerne bjornson, a cabin for edvard grieg)’ 2007

Ink on clear 16mm film transferred to video

29 mins

Three short evocative film/sound works mapping a glacier, a text, and a

piece of music, all related to the Norwegian landscape and to composer Edvard

Grieg.

 

2-2:30

Javier Tellez

‘Caligari and the Sleepwalker’, 2008

16mm film transferred to HD video black and white

27 mins

Referencing the 1919 film, ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’, Tellez works with actor/patients from a Berlin psychiatric institution and builds a narrative about hypnosis, and extraterrestrial somnabulists.

 

3-3:30

Erin Shirreff

‘Ansel Adams RCA Building Circa 1940’, 2009

Color HD video, silent

6:10 mins

A subtle filmic portrait of the famous photograph comprised of hundreds of her own stills of the image, resulting in a kind of time-lapse film in the studio.

 

Patricia Esquivas

‘Folklore III’, 2009

Single-channel video

14 mins

An unofficial and quirky spoken history about ’Land’s End’ or Finisterre a remote part of Northwest Spain where sea-faring emigration often took place.

 

 

4-4:30

Jenny Perlin

‘Dust of Snow’, 2009

16mm transferred to DVD, color and b/w,  sound

6:45 mins

Weaving together a musical score by Elliot Carter, a poem by Robert Frost and color rods invented in the 1920s and used to learn both math and music, Perlin creates a rhythmic sound film inspired by a country landscape.

 

Julieta Aranda

‘"If you tell the story well, it will not have been a comedy", 2009

16 mm film, silent

11: 25 mins

The artist travels to the archipelago of Kiribati (a former nuclear test site) to investigate how time was  ‘moved’ (the Greenwich time zone was shifted to detour around it) in the interim, a remarkable abstract film is unearthed.

 

 

 

SUNDAYS

 

Invited guest Christoph Cox screens a selection of Luke Fowler films, an acclaimed Glaswegian experimental filmmaker whose films pose questions about the relationships between looking and listening, film and sound art, and the politics of listening.

All films originally shot on 16 mm film and shown as digital version unless otherwise noted. Check the website for updates: www.nolongerempty.org

 

12-12:30

‘Bogman Palmjaguar’

A beguiling portrait of a man whose struggles with the mental health establishment led him to became distrustful of people and to withdraw into nature. Interview segments intertwine with images and sounds of the Scottish Flow Country Bogman strives to protect.

29 mins

 

1-1:30

‘An Abbeyview Film (Warriors)’, 2008

This elegantly minimalist sketch of a Scottish housing estate is set to a haunting song by Richard Youngs. The film resists traditional documentary and cinematic representation, striving instead to build an aesthetic of ambivalence and hope.

17 mins

 

2-4-:30  (part 1, 2, 3 with intermissions)

‘A Grammar for Listening’, 2009

A collaboration between the filmmaker and three sound artists, this trilogy attempts to create a meaningful dialogue between looking and listening, examining the convergences and divergences between these two aspects of cinematic experience.

21 mins

 


Related Exhibition:  The Sixth Borough

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