• She Puppet
  • Iterations
  • Last Days in a Lonely Place

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Hollywood, Video Games, and the Avant-Garde

Often avant-garde filmmaking is seen as opposing mainstream cinema, but in tonight’s selection artists engage with Hollywood films from Sunset Blvd. to The Entity. Film images are multiplied, slowed down, splintered, and otherwise manipulated by filmmakers Gregg Biermann, Peter Tscherkassky, Matthias Müller, Jerry Tartaglia, Rebecca Baron, and Douglas Goodwin, bringing forward latent content, analyzing sexual politics, foregrounding materiality, or scrutinizing cinematic language. Likewise, Phil Solomon and Peggy Ahwesh rework footage culled from playing the apocalyptic video games Tomb Raider and Grand Theft Auto to create powerful reflections on identity and mortality.

Films in this Screening

Out There in the Dark

Gregg Biermann, United States, 2016

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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 4 mins
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  • Gregg Biermann

She Puppet

Peggy Ahwesh, United States, 2001

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 15 mins
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  • Video Data Bank

Passage a l'acte

Martin Arnold, Austria, 1993

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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 12 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Home Stories

Matthias Müller, Germany, 1991

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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 6 mins
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  • Canyon Cinema

Remembrance

Jerry Tartaglia, United States, 1990

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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 5 mins
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  • Film-Makers' Cooperative

Last Days in a Lonely Place

Phil Solomon, United States, 2007

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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 22 mins
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  • Phil Solomon

Lossless #5

Rebecca Baron , Douglas Goodwin, United States, 2009

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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 3 mins
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  • Video Data Bank

Iterations

Gregg Biermann, United States, 2015

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 5 mins
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  • Gregg Biermann

Outer Space

Peter Tscherkassky, Austria, 1999

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  • B&W
  • 10 mins
  • Canyon Cinema