Our annual showcase Alternative Visions continues with 1990s Japanese experimental films by women, with guest curators Wakae Nakane and Miryam Sas in conversation. Collage animator Janie Geiser also presents a program of her recent films, created from a haunting array of visual and auditory fragments.Read full description
Janie Geiser: Reverse Shadow
Utako Koguchi: A Dandelion, Rosaceae
Leslie Tai: The Private Life of Fenfen
Deborah Kelly: LYING WOMEN
Nicolás Pereda: The Private Property Trilogy: A Survey of the Life and Films of C.B.
Stacey Steers: Night Hunter
Péter Lichter, Bori Máté: 8th October 2016
Al Wong: Twin Peaks
Janie Geiser’s hypnotic, elliptical collage animations are constructed from scavenged finds—potent materials that are layered, magnified, fractured, and washed with colored hues, creating new uncanny contexts and resonances, amplified by accompanying sound collages.
Janie Geiser in Person
Blurring the boundaries between public and private and inner and outer states, this program illustrates the porous and precarious nature of identity and sanity in light of the challenges confronted by three women.
Leslie Tai in Person
Guest curated by Wakae Nakane and Miryam Sas
Cosponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley
In the 1990s, a surge of women filmmakers began working in the Japanese experimental film scene. This selection of rarely seen works critically and playfully explores the ritualistic nature of women’s life.
Wakae Nakane and Miryam Sas in Conversation
Local filmmaker Al Wong presents and discusses his meditative Twin Peaks, in which he recorded driving the looping roads around Twin Peaks for a year, in different seasons and times of day, as well as his conceptual installation Screen, Projector & Film.
Al Wong in Person
This selection from the Festival of (In)appropriation—an annual showcase for experimental found media—features an array of moving-image formats while probing the limits of audiovisual remix.
Guest Curator Jaimie Baron and Filmmakers Scott Stark and Phoebe Tooke in Conversation
Acclaimed Mexican Canadian filmmaker Nicolás Pereda returns to BAMPFA with this film/performance/lecture on the life and work of “C.B.,” an artist, political activist, amateur archeologist, and anarchist.
Nicolás Pereda and Natalia Brizuela in Conversation