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2013 / 02:31 / BE


L'Inhumaine ("the inhuman woman") is a 1924 French drama-science fiction film directed by Marcel L'Herbier. It was notable for its experimental techniques and for the collaboration of many leading practitioners in the decorative arts, architecture and music. The film gave rise to much controversy on its release. Filming began in September 1923 at the Joinville studios in Paris and had to be carried on at great speed because Georgette Leblanc was committed to return to America in mid-October for a concert tour. L'Herbier often continued shooting through the night, making intense demands on his cast and crew. In the event, Leblanc had to leave before everything was finished and some scenes could only be completed when she returned to Paris in spring 1924. One evening of location shooting became famous (4 October 1923). For the scene of Claire Lescot's concert L'Herbier hired the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and invited over 2000 people from the film world and fashionable society to attend in evening dress and to play the part of an unruly audience. The audience is said to have included Erik Satie, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Léon Blum, James Joyce, Ezra Pound and the Prince of Monaco.

1923 / 20:00 / FR

SHIRLEY-VISIONS OF REALITY (making of)Gustav Deutsch

13 of Edward Hopper’s paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman, whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations lets us observe an era in American history. Shirley is a woman in America in the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and early ‘60s. It took Deutsch seven years to make Shirley – Visions of Reality. One criterion he used selecting the paintings he wanted to use was that the scene in the painting had to be easily reconstructable in a studio space. “Some of his paintings would have been too huge to reconstruct, and I also wanted to tell a story – the story of a woman. In many of Edward Hopper's paintings you see a woman. He actually painted his wife, and had her as a model. The women that are depicted in his paintings are always his wife, although these women do not look like his wife. But she posed for him and modeled for him. This gave me the idea to tell the story of one woman."

2014 / 03:26 / AU

SO FAR SO GOUDE (fragment)

For more than thirty years, through drawing, poster design, photography, cinema, video and event design, Jean-Paul Goude has made an impression, in every sense, on our imagination – from the fops of the ’60s to the legendary Esquire magazine of the following decade, from the New York of Andy Warhol and mixed cultures, to Grace Jones, for whom he was Pygmalion, from the spectacular Bicentennial Parade in Paris in 1989 to the celebration of 'Style Beur' (Arab Style), from ads for Kodak and Chanel to working with the latest supermodels.

2005 / 03:00 / FR


The "Reasons to be Creative" conference in Brighton is mainly focusing on creativity and code. One constant are the great opening titles. This year they were produced by Dutch creative agency From Form. Jurjen Versteeg, Ashley Govers and Wouter Keijzer, the founders of the Rotterdam-based film & design studio, have diverse backgrounds in film making, interior design and advertising. This is the basis for their signature style which combines contemporary digital techniques with good old-fashioned craftsmanship. To that effect they integrated their own workshop into the studio to enable them to custom build set designs and hand craft the props that are a common factor throughout our work. The opening sequence for Reasons to be Creative is a great example of the studio’s approach. The titles are built (in a quite literal sense) around the concept of a fun fair. Names are revealed through old-style games, with letters falling, spinning and tumbling into the proper order. At the end the camera zooms out and we discover that all the elements are in fact part of one construction that ended up being displayed on the stage at the conference.

2014 / 02:32 / NL


Member of Fluxus, PAUL JEFFREY SHARITS (1943-1993) was an American multimedia artist, best known for his experimental or avant-garde filmmaking. His film work primarily focused on installations using infinite film loops, multiple projectors, and experimental soundtracks. Trained initially as a painter, and a prolific theoretical writer, he was really an artist working within the medium of film, not in storytelling, but in directly visual ways. Word Movie depicts the ability of film editing to change and shape the meaning of individual images and sounds—which was the main idea of Sergei Eisenstein’s theory of montage. Much like Hollis Frampton’s Nostalgia, Word Movie examines asynchrony between sound and images (while Chris Marker’s La Jetee did the opposite). And just like Hollis Frampton did in Carrots and Peas, Paul Sharits’ further distorts the linearity of sound in order to examine how the relationship between the individual elements creates and shapes the meaning of a sequence.

1966 / 03:52 / US

Sister Corita Kent (fragment) Central Office
Sister Corita Kent

Sister Mary Corita Kent, was born Frances Elizabeth Kent in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Kent was an artist and an educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping to establish it as a fine art medium. Her artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. Kent designed the 1985 United States Postal Service annual "love" stamp.

2009 / 02:42 / IT

MAGNUS-SINGING MAN feat. Thomas Smith

De Nederlandse videokunstenaar Sander van de Pavert heeft een videoclip gemaakt bij Singing Man, de nieuwe single van Magnus, het dance-project van dEUS-frontman Tom Barman en CJ Bolland. Sander van de Pavert is de man achter Lucky TV, de filmpjes aan het einde van de Nederlandse talkshow De Wereld Draait Door. De man gaat meestal aan de slag met bestaand beeldmateriaal. Dat deed hij ook voor Magnus. Hij monteerde fragmenten uit oude videoclips en concertopnamen op de muziek van Magnus.

2014 / 03:57 / NL

FILM IST. (Movement and time 1.1 – 1.3)GUSTAV DEUTSCH
FILM IST. (Movement and time 1.1 – 1.3)

"Film ist" is a multi-year project by Gustav Deutsch, assembled to show the phenomenology and the affordances of the medium of film. The first 6 chapters are devoted to the scientific laboratory as the first birth place of cinematography. In the first chapter, "Movement and Time," Deutsch juxtaposes scientific images (an x-ray of a throat and face from a side angle, a stop-motion sequence discus thrower, a slow-motion animation of projectiles hitting obstacles and walls, animals running) with sound (the x-rayed man explains the change of the movement rate of film, the sound of projectiles hitting their targets). In the end of this clip, however, the animations of projectiles hitting their targets in slow-motion is juxtaposed with animals that are known for their ability to sprint. In the very of this first chapter, Deutsch adds yet another twist and rewinds images we have seen before, thus showing how film can easily reverse movements and times.

2002 / 02:55 / AU


Play It Again, Sam is a 1972 film written by and starring Woody Allen, based on his 1969 Broadway play. The film was directed by Herbert Ross, which is unusual, in that Allen usually directs his own written work. The film is about a recently-divorced writer of film commentary, Allan Felix, being urged to begin dating again by his best friend and his best friend's wife. Allan identifies with the movie Casablanca and the character Rick Blaine as played by Humphrey Bogart. The film is liberally sprinkled with clips from the movie and ghost-like appearances of Bogart (Jerry Lacy) giving advice on how to treat women.

1972 / 03:23 / US


Following the unveiling of its collaboration with New York-based art icon Raymond Pettibon, Supreme has released an insightful video portrait in light of their upcoming release. Coming to prominence in the early 1980s in the punk rock scene, Pettibon was visited by the brand in his studio to discuss his work and find out exactly how he feels about his influence on today’s culture. Well-known for the legendary Black Flag “Four Bars” logo, as well as original artwork for Sonic Youth and Foo Fighters, Pettibon’s signature handstyle is at times more recognized than his illustrations and it’s something he briefly addresses in the clip

2014 / 02:21 / US

Brumby Boylston

Brumby Boylston is a commercial video artist who applies his skills to an old-fashioned toy ad in “Cruising Electric (1980),” which imagines a world where Friedkin’s movie generated ancillary merchandise. The simple-but-funny joke and uncannily accurate retro look of “Cruising Electric (1980)” are worthy of vintage Saturday Night Live, but that isn’t the main reason why a film that’s barely over a minute long made it into this year’s Sundance Film Festival. This fake commercial works as a sharp piece of film criticism, taking Friedkin’s film to task for trivializing a gay subculture by turning it into the seedy, dangerous backdrop for a policier.

2013 / 01:22 / US


Semiotics of the Kitchen is a feminist parody video and performance piece released in 1975 by Martha Rosler. The video, which runs six minutes, is considered a critique of the commodified versions of traditional women's roles in modern society. Featuring Rosler as a generic cooking show host, the camera observes as she presents an array of kitchen hand utensils, many of them outdated or strange, and, after identifying them, demonstrates unproductive, sometimes, violent, uses for each. It uses a largely static camera and a plain set, allowing the viewer to focus more on Rosler's performance and adding a primitive quality.

1975 / 06:30 / US


Wonder Showzen is an American sketch comedy television series that aired between 2005 and 2006 on MTV. It was created by John Lee and Vernon Chatman of PFFR. The show's format is that of educational PBS children's television shows such as Sesame Street and The Electric Company (e.g. use of stock footage, puppetry, and clips of children being interviewed), parodying the format with adult-oriented content. In addition to general controversial comedy, it satirizes politics, religion, war, sex, and culture with black comedy. A young girl believes she is dying the first time she experiences her period, until she gets a lesson in life from Aunt Flo one of the Wonder Showzen characters!

2005 / 02:00 / US

Tal R - The VirginMartin Munch
Tal R - The Virgin

A film about visions. Tal R is one of Denmark´s star artists, who has painted, sculpted and expressed himself to the top of the international art scene. In Daniel Dencik´s portrait ´Tal R - The Virgin´, we get to know the artist through a series of tableaus. Tal R was a haunted boy and his nightly visions still is a driving force in his work. A film full of charm and everyday magic, where characters, colours and shadows appear like fantasy figures onto the screen.”

2014 / 08:15 / DK


This video reveals the quiet excitement that comes of opening and inspecting a new work of art. Familiar as a book in shape and presentation, but captured as much more through narrative sound, color, and light. Shot and directed by Sam Fleischner, Tauba Auerbach‘s latest 6 volume book series presents a beautiful array of pop-up art. Enjoy the video and click here to learn more about this simple and complex series!

2014 / 02:16 / US


Against the current backdrop of continuing attacks on Gaza, Nina Paley’s “This Land Is Mine” is the sort of acerbic satire that leaves a mark after its initial sting. It was released over a year ago but has resurfaced as timely commentary, going viral once again. Technically speaking, it’s a simple animation played out with characters that look as if they were lifted from a Greecian urn. And if you’re curious about the soundtrack: This Land Is Mine is a PARODY of “The Exodus Song.” That music was sort of the soundtrack of American zionism in the 1960′s and 70′s. It was supposed to express Jewish entitlement to Israel. By putting the song in the mouth of every warring party, Nina Paley is critiquing the original song.

2012 / 03:32 / US

WAR IS OVER (if you want it)YOKO ONO
WAR IS OVER (if you want it)

"War Is Over" was the culmination of more than two years of peace activism undertaken by John Lennon and Yoko Ono that began with the bed-ins they convened in March and May 1969, the first of which took place during their honeymoon. The song's direct antecedent was an international multimedia campaign launched by the couple in December 1969 – at the height of the counterculture movement and its protests against America's involvement in the Vietnam War – that primarily consisted of renting billboard space in 12 major cities around the world for the display of black-and-white posters that declared "WAR IS OVER! If You Want It – Happy Christmas from John & Yoko".

1969 / 10:05 / JP