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Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits--and at times risking her life in the process--she creates…
Free Radicals - A History Of Experimental Film
This feature-length documentary provides a vivid, eye-opening, and appropriately personal introduction to one of the most important, yet perpetually marginalized, realms of filmmaking: avant-garde cinema. Achieving the near-impossible task of doing justice in a mere 82 minutes to this incredibly…
Discovering Luis Buñuel
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
Luis Bunuel, the father of cinematic Surrealism, made his film debut with 'Un Chien Andalou' in 1929 working closely with Salvador Dali. Considered one of the finest and controversial filmmakers with, 'L'Age d'Or' (1930), attacking the church and the middle…
Discovering Godard
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
One of the founders of the Nouvelle Vague movement, Godard was seen as the most experimental director of the time. His films often expressed his own political ideologies and quite often caused much controversy. Never short for words, Godard once…
Our City Dreams
Five Women. Five Artists. One City. In this "lyrical documentary about the intersection of location and imagination" (The New York Times), filmmaker Chiara Clemente shines a light on five women artists whose inspiration is fueled by living in the "cauldron…
After Modernism - The Dilemma of Influence
The purposeful dismantling of the modernist myth has been the central issue of contemporary art making and art criticism. Since the 1960s, other disciplines, cultures, and artists previously excluded from modernism's privileged canons have become absorbed into an ever expanding…
Hans Richter: Everything Turns, Everything Revolves - The Pioneer of Experimental Filmmaking
This documentary celebrates the life of the Dadaist, abstract painter and experimental filmmaker who was a major force in redefining art in the 20th century. In collaboration with friends including Marcel Duchamp, Sergei Eisenstein, Tristan Tzara, Mies Van Der Rohe…
Play It Again, Nam
Musician, thinker, theorist, friend of John Cage, Stockhausen and Georges Maciunas, Nam June Paik has transformed the use of electronics as an art medium, challenging our notions about what can be expected from works of art.
Derek
Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton personally conducts an intimate cinematic commemoration of the life, times, and work of UK filmmaker, artist, and renegade Derek Jarman in Derek. Both a "heartbreaking and giddily alive biopic" and an "accomplished homage" (Art Forum),…
Joan Jonas: Reanimation
Joan Jonas is a pioneer of video and performance art. As a beginning she studied sculpture, but in the mid-1960s she started exploring new media, and became one of the most influential artists. We followed her work on her latest…
Processing the Signal
A documentary made in America in 1988 and 1989 that brings together some of the most innovatory artists of program art - Bill Viola, Nam June Paik, Kit Fitzgerald, Paul Garrin, John Sanborn, Marie Perillo and Zbigniew Rybczynski among others.…
If Brains Were Dynamite
Hanging like hindquarters in a meat freezer, bloody butchered human torsos and limbs simultaneously rivet and repel viewers of this film's opening footage. Mark Prent is a Canadian artist whose exhibitions always provoke outrage and have resulted in violent reactions…
The Paradise of Cornelius Kolig
The uncategorizable artist Cornelius Kolig lives and works today in the same small community in which he was born and grew up, on the border of Italy, Austria and Slovenia. Preoccupied with the environment - both the natural, organic environment…