We had a terrific time with our six presenters at the AAANZ conference in Brisbane this week. We’ve posted a document over here which outlines the theme of the discussions, as well as how we divided up the conversation, and the abstracts from our presenters. Thanks to presenters Sandy Gibbs, Steven Ball, Georgia Banks, Greer […]
Australia has lost a legend of cinema. Albie Thoms’ obituary appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday. And another one from ABC MovieTime. From the Herald piece by Philippe Mora: Never bowing to overtly conventional cinema, this modest, knowledgeable and catalytic artist absorbed the history of the avant garde in Europe and became a lifelong […]
Excitement! Sue K & the Nanolab gang have announced their collaboration in presenting the Australian International Experimental Film Festival http://www.aieff.org. Put this one in your diaries! Festival dates Melbourne, 30th April, 1st-2nd May, 2010. Submissions mid Dec 2009 to 15th Febuary 2010.
The fabulously energetic Mark Williams at the NZ Film Archive is poised to screen the documentary essay Conceptual Paradise: There Is a Place for Sophistication. Unfortunately this screening is in Wellington, NZ, not much good to us at present but maybe someone in the community will be spurred to show it! Hope so! The film […]
The above photo shows Louise Curham from the TLC making a cracking point at the plenary discussion session at the end of the Disappearing Video Conference. To her right are Lyndal Jones, Andrew Frost, Stephen Jones and Danni Zuvela. It was a really interesting day. Here’s my round-up of a few random thoughts: Stephen Jones […]
[above image: Denis Beaubois “In the event of Amnesia the city will recall…” (still, detail) (Sydney) 1996-97 digital video, sound 9:12 minutes] It’s rare enough to see a serious exhibition of video art in an Aussie art museum. But accompanying the MCA’s Video Logic show, there is a super rare screening of historical Australian video […]
Our friend Sally Golding of Otherfilm is presenting this great programme up in Brisbane: Reel Rescues at the State Library of Queensland Reel Rescues is an exhibition of home movies, silent films and original newsreels, acting as a time capsule of Queensland life from the 1920s through to the 1970s in moving image form. The […]
passing along this info! Programme at the AGNSW for all fans of experimental cinema Saturday 16 June 2pm Saturday 23 June 12noon Saturday 7 July 12noon Saturday 21 July 2pm Domain Theatre, Lower Level 3 This series focuses on the enduring traditions and lasting influence of experimental and avant-garde filmmaking. This is so-called formalist cinema, […]