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Photograph Of Jesus at Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Posted by Laurie Hill at 17:49, December 6th, 2017

Director:
Laurie Hill

Photograph Of Jesus screened at this year’s Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Budapest as part of the Photofilm: Sampling the Archives programme.

14th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
Budapest, Hungary
14-19 November 2017

Here’s the explanatory blurb on the programme from the website:

‘Photofilm: Sampling the Archives Conference and film series curated by Gusztáv Hámos, Katja Pratschke and Thomas Tode
Organised by the Concrete Narrative Society e.V.

Supported by: Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst (Bonn), Liebelt Stiftung Hamburg, AG Kurzfilm, German Films and the Goethe-Institut Budapest.

Reinterpretation work within an archive is based on the experience of memory; we can reach the origin of a fact or circumstance by means of “documents”. An encounter with the archaic is also an archaeological activity — recollection work that involves the personal unearthing of various materials at a place endowed with authority (the search for a lost time). It is concerned with the personal, subversive reinterpretation of official documents from the archeion (ancient Greek for the building in which the magistrates’ archives were stored), and questions the official writing of history. It also examines the emergence of memories that result from the programmatic processing of photographic archival material, the archaeological excavation of previously stored “impressions”, and the personal decoding of registering and reading records and documents: the communicating and processing of archives. Exactly this processing of the archives permits us to produce a connection with the filmic. The associative aspect is that films can be viewed as an archive and archives can be considered in a cinematographic context because of digital media.


Digital devices have fundamentally reshaped the “handling” of non-moving and moving images over the last decade. On the one hand, we are now able to record and play back both non-moving and moving images on our smartphone, tablet, computer, photo or video camera. On the other hand, we no longer regard the photo as an enlargement, but rather as something at hand, presented in a device. With a tablet, we are able to hold moving images that were once un-touchable. Our relationship with moving and non-moving images is thus being essentially altered by mobile recording and playback technologies that allow us to immediately observe, process, and forward or broadcast the recorded materials. The merger of image-producing devices, which calls for a conscious decision whether to shoot photos or film, is evidently having a clear impact on today’s artistic work.


The program consists of three blocks of short films, a conference, and additional screenings of feature-length films. Filmmakers, media artists and theorists will discuss the exciting new developments in audio-visual media, specifically, the fusion of the image-creating apparatuses, tablets, smartphones and internet cross-media which demands a conscious decision on whether to use photo or film, and the influence this has on how artists work today.’

http://verzio.org/en/2017/program/Photofilm_Sampling-the-Archives

Laurie Hill animates 2ManyDjs visuals

Posted by Laurie Hill at 17:46, December 6th, 2017

Director:
Laurie Hill

The summer festival season 2017 and more 2ManyDjs Under The Covers shows - June and August sees lots of beautiful live visuals!

Photograph Of Jesus at Cologne City Library

Posted by Laurie Hill at 17:45, December 6th, 2017

Director:
Laurie Hill

Photograph Of Jesus screened at the city library in a special programme put together by the folks from the Short Film Festival Cologne - KFFK: Frames & Letters.

Stadtbibliothek Köln
Cologne, Germany
19 May 2017

The blurb:

‘Manche Filme kann man lesen, manche Texte sind so nah am filmischen Realismus, dass die Bilder nur so vor den Augen vorbeiziehen. Sowohl Literatur als auch Film erschaffen ein Abbild unserer Welt, das wir zu konservieren versuchen. Wir zeigen Euch eine besondere Kurzfilmnacht an einem Ort, an dem gesammelt, archiviert und daraus Neues geschaffen wird: Die Stadtbibliothek Köln. Und wir zeigen Euch, was passiert, wenn sich beide Erzählformen zusammentun. Eva Marianne Kraiss liest dazu Texte aus der Weltliteratur.

Das Programm wird in der vierten Etage (Medienetage) der Stadtbibliothek Köln gezeigt. Der Eintritt ist frei.’

(And Google-translated)

‘Some films can be read, some lyrics are so close to the cinematic realism, that the pictures just pass in front of the eyes. Both literature and film create an image of our world that we seek to conserve. We will show you a special short film night in a place where collecting, archiving and creating something new out of it: The Cologne City Library. And we’ll show you what happens when both narrative forms come together. Eva Marianne Kraiss reads texts from world literature.

The program will be shown on the fourth floor (Medienetage) of the Stadtbibliothek Köln. Admission is free.’

https://www.facebook.com/events/1299957460053872//

Photograph Of Jesus at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Posted by Laurie Hill at 17:41, December 6th, 2017

Director:
Laurie Hill

I was very very chuffed to have Photograph Of Jesus screened in this special programme by Gary Meyer.

It was held (and sold out!) at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, as part of the Cinema Mon Amour series.

Gary Meyer Selects: Trailers and Short Films
17 August, 2016
BAMPFA, USA

Here’s the description from the BAMPFA website:

‘Join us for a tour through my life of going to the movies. The selection ranges from George Méliès to Gunvor Nelson, Norman McLaren to Stan Brakhage, Alfred Hitchcock to Mel Brooks, and much more in a program of classic and contemporary short films guaranteed to be hilarious, experimental, thought-provoking, animated, outrageous, and inspiring. Many are about the experience of cinema itself. There will also be rarely seen trailers that defy our expectations of what we expect from “previews of coming attractions.” An evening of surprises! —Gary Meyer’

https://bampfa.org/event/gary-meyer-selects-trailers-and-short-films/

In this article, Gary explains a bit about his thoughts behind programming the show:

https://eatdrinkfilms.com/2016/08/10/eatdrinkfilms-publishers-cinema-mon-amour/

About BAMPFA:

https://bampfa.org/about/about-bampfa

‘The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley, the nation’s leading public research university. Our mission is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film, engaging audiences from the UC Berkeley campus, the Bay Area, and beyond. Each year BAMPFA presents more than twenty art exhibitions, 450 film programs, and dozens of performances, as well as lectures, symposia, and tours.’ 

More 2ManyDjs live visuals

Posted by Laurie Hill at 17:35, December 6th, 2017

Director:
Laurie Hill

OK transmission resumed and a bit of catching up to do!

Summer 2016 came and went and more 2ManyDjs live visuals!