|Hollis Frampton 'Nostalgia' 1971|
Open City Docs Fest are proud to make space for the exploration of avant-garde. The Experiments in Time: Artists’ Documentary strand pushes boundaries of cinematic time, form and content, queer aesthetics and the challenge of documenting live performance.
We celebrate the cross-section of 'L'artiste, le savant et l'industriel' in relation to film with six specially curated programmes. This includes:
Aesthetic Queeries with works investigating the psychology and recording of queer lives, Elegies for Ideologies, of melancholia entwined with questions: what is left, of the political Left?
We're proud to work with The Slade School of Fine Arts' to screen the Emerging Artist Showcase,
which includes four short video works by artist Sehauan Roh entitled 'Buying Eggs in Korea, Fucking Chinese, Apple Jam, Pork/Fork' promising 'a view of London and Britain from the perspective of an outsider and through the filter of a bitter humour'.
|Slade School of Fine Art, Emerging Artists Showcase |
Faint / Marianna Simnett / 4'
A reflection upon personal and cultural memory
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If Chris Marker's La Jetee became a morbidly beautiful decomposing artist's diary, Hollis Frampton’s 38-minute 1971 film 'Nostalgia' would fit that spot. Black and white photographic stills of Hollis' early artworks are slowly burned on the element of a hot plate, with a commentary that connects the past to the present of each successive image read by artist Michael Snow.
|Experimental filmmaker, Barbara Hammer|
Other highlights include: Phil Collins’ 'Marxism Today', Vivienne Dick’s 'Visibility Moderate', Peter Kubelka’s 'Our Trip to Africa', the late George Kuchar’s 'Mongroloid' and Youmna Chlala and Larissa Sansour’s 'Trespass the Salt.'