An article about filmmaker Bob Nelson by Mark Toscano.
Shot enitrely on Kodachrome Super 8mm, and interpolating some vintage 8mm home movies of Mexico…
A different way of doing a music (performance) video. :)
Robot readable world from Timo on Vimeo.
What I like about this one is that it makes me think of Dziga Vertov’s mechanical man, and how this is a logical outcome but about as far from his intent as possible. It’s like his kino eye ripped itself out and started deconstructing him.
How about some Michael Robinsons? The man has top-notch technical chops and is a master of playing with viewer’s expectations.
My favorites are The General Returns from One Point to Another and Victory over the Sun; the first is a mysterious and beautiful sensual experience and the second attempts at deconstruction of modernism. I also think they represent two modes of his film-making the best, the type that asks you to just let it wash over and the type that makes you to turn on your brains.
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THESE HAMMERS DON’T HURT US from Michael Robinson on Vimeo.
And here’s your link to the cinema scope article.
These Hammers Don’t Hurt Us was incredibly beautiful and evocative, Sy. Thanks so much for posting this!
DiB — the Timo video was fun!
Papillons from Lillian Schwartz on Vimeo.
Featured on Bad Lit.
Speaking of which, Bad Lit also has a channel on vimeo here.
Interesting Rothko inspired composition, mechanical voice and then use of a “real” view toward the end.
It’s fun to find curated channels for experimental video (from Bad Lit’s on vimeo, link above). YAY! :D
Number 6 from Usama Alshaibi on Vimeo.
i just finished a new experimental film. it is video of a photo shoot i did in animal masks with audio by dr. kamau kambon. i’ve been working on experimental films, working on my own style of “white trash avant garde”. please check it out and let me know what you think!
this film is an exploration of my obsession with the show ‘Family Ties’.
“I think of experimental film and narrative film as cousins who should be in direct dialogue more often.”
Very well put, and I agree completely. This is a very cool thread, with some good discussion and some really good videos. Job well done, everybody!
Also, I don’t know if this is a god place to put it, but this is an experimental short I made recently that I am particularly proud of, and I’d love to get some feedback from you guys and gals.
THIS is why I love experimental film:
This film has made my day!!!
I enjoyed it too. Reminded me a bit of Sharits.
Desistfilm, which is going to have a website soon. AWESOME!!!
Posting this here. Experiments in Cinema V7.9 is running April 16th to April 22nd. I will probably report back with my thoughts as I am on the guest list and will be totally abusing the free entertainment. Anybody in the area is encouraged to come and say ‘Hi’, if not totally see some rad avant-garde movies.
^ awesome, DiB! Looking forward to your review!
courtesy of Monieurr Zom on STL:
Both of these films are nice.
Dib, I’m also looking forward to your festival reports. Please share the links when you publish.
Hey Greg, there was a piece showing last night that showed at your festival! I forget what it’s called because it’s title is a latitude/longitude measurement (something like 33.xxxx, 14.xxxx or whatever) but it’s by an Irish artist who shot footage at a destroyed UN site in Syria and made these mirror images of it that he cut together. It was really fun watching it again and remembering seeing it for the first time in Belgrade!
(I’ll track down the exact title and author later, I have it written down somewhere, but I’m just here in passing so…)
33.116667, 35.816667 — dir Niall Farrell
Oh, hey guys look what I just found.
Yes, I just discovered Bad Lit myself a few months ago. I’ve read some good articles there. And yes, not only did Farrell’s film play at our festival but I noticed another film at Experiments in Cinema that we ran at our fest last year. We’re in solidarity with regards to aesthetics!
Bad Lit is fantastic. I know I’ve mentioned it here on Mubi before.