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ATA Window Gallery Opening: Thrombotic Resurrection

The soul is the formation of a clot believed by some
to be the divine inside of an immortal intravascular mass vessel. By
obstructing the flow of mortality through the human being, some
believe it is the actual vehicle by which injury occurs. When a spirit
is injured, the body uses platelets to form a blood clot to prevent
life loss at a site distant from its point of origin and is
subsequently resurrected and ascends.

Marcelle Marais (born on July 6, 1985 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a
multifaceted artist working in the mediums of painting, music and

performance. Marcelle immigrated to the United States at the age of

eighteen and moved to San Francisco in 2004, where she attended the

San Francisco Art Institute, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts
in Painting in 2010. Her work expresses the continuous cycle of
regeneration and degeneration of the self in various forms: the
forever evolving, expanding, decaying, and rebirth through the

intrinsic qualities of human nature.

Bio: Maciej Makalowski is an interdisciplinary artist born in Poznań,
Poland and raised in Montréal, Washington DC, and central
Pennsylvania. His paintings, photographs, collages, and films explore
political histories, nostalgia, popular culture, and fringe
spirituality. He received an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco
Art Institute in 2011 and a BFA in Painting and BA in Political
Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008. He has
exhibited in San Francisco, Oakland, Long Beach, Berkeley, Chicago,
Portland, Tulsa, Russia, Pennsylvania, and Italy. He is also a
founding member of the Basement artist collective in the Mission
district of San Francisco. In his spare time, Maciej focuses on
playing music and social work. He currently resides and works in San
Francisco, CA. www.makalowski.com

Sunday, April 13at 8:00pm: TRANSPARENT THINGS: music/film conversations between Rick Bahto & Paul Clipson

An evening of experimental films, music videos, and works by Rick Bahto and Paul Clipson that feature their collaborations with sound artists and musicians. A conversations between the filmmakers will follow the screening.
The program will include:

MARIENDBAD (2012) Rick Bahto, 6 minutes, 35mm slides & 2 x 8mm on HD video, music:
Marienbad by Julia Holter
“I wanted to make something that would serve as a visual accompaniment to Julia Holter’s song “Marienbad”, but would not be strictly tied to it. I utilized multiple film projections interacting and interfering with one another in a single composition. The material seen in this video was made with Kodak Tri-X regular 8 mm motion picture film and Kodak Plus-X 35 mm still film, all of it processed by hand. The video is a single take documenting a live performance using two 8 mm projectors and a single 35 mm projector all aimed at the same space on a screen; there is no digital manipulation of the images, and no edits have been made to the recording.”

OTHER STATES (2013), Paul Clipson 6 min, Super, color, sound by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma U.S. Premiere
The third in a trilogy (with SPEAKING CORPSE and ANOTHER VOID) of films studying the hallucinatory effects of multilayered music and multi-compositional night imagery, focusing on fierce fragmentations of eyeballs, ATM machines and beer signs.
Filmed in the Lower East Side and on 42nd Street in New York, and in the Tenderloin of San Francisco.

FINALE (2013) 8 minutes, Super 8, b/w, music: Tragedy Finale by Julia Holter
A variety of translations (and re-translations), featuring the Thomases Hardy and Bernhard.

LIGHT YEAR (2013) 9.5 min., 16mm, music by Tashi Wada S.F. Premiere
A commission for the San Francisco Exploratorium that I did as part of a Cinema Artist residency, this film-collage studies the water systems and architecture of the San Francisco waterfront, in abstract and formal contexts. The musical score by Tashi Wada is performed by cellists Charles Curtis and Judith Hamann.

WORLD (2013) 5 minutes, Super 8, color & b/w, music: World by Julia Holter
Several walks around town, with Rick Bahto, Julia Holter, and Mark So.

DIFFICULT LOVES (2013) Super 8mm, color/B&W, 3.5 minutes, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
A love poem of intimate immensities, featuring a theater of waters, lights and flowers. Filmed in San Francisco’s Botanical Gardens and my backyard. -P.C.

MAXIM’S l (2013) 6 1/2 minutes, Super 8, b/w, music: Maxim’s I by Julia Holter
A desktop ballet, featuring photographs taken during the studio recordings of Holter’s third full-length album Loud City Song.

ABSTEIGEND (2012) Super 8mm, B&W, 6 minutes, music by Evan Caminiti An impression of the industrial yards of Brooklyn, New York, as well as Oakland, California.
FOR PAUL CLIPSON (2011) Rick Bahto, Super 8mm, silent
VOID REDUX (2013) Super 8mm, color, 6.5 minutes
A nervous portrait of a Zagreb train station filmed from the tracks. The imminent impact leads to seeing stars.- P.C.

Wednesday April 9, 8pm : Cream Pie Party Gallery Opening

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Small Press Traffic: LISA ROBERTSON & JEFF DERKSEN Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00 pm

SPT presents: LISA ROBERTSON & JEFF DERKSEN
hosted by former SPT Director Dodie Bellamy

Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 pm: SELECTED III: presented by Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) and videoclub

Selected 3

Chosen by the artists shortlisted for The Film London Jarman Award 2012, Selected brings together some of the best emerging film and video artists from the UK in a diverse program of new artists’ moving image.

Shortlisted artists for the 2012 Film London Jarman Award – Brad Butler & Karen Mirza; Aura Satz; Ben Rivers; Benedict Drew; James Richards; Shezad Dawood; Nathaniel Mellors; Matt Stokes; Marcus Coates and Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead – have selected work by up-and-coming, fresh filmmaking talent, to develop an invigorating new program of work.

Artists in the Selected 3 program include: Emma Alonze, Sophie Beresford, Nicholas Brooks, Mat Fleming, Piotr Krzymowski, Naheed Raza, Frances Scott, Daniel Shanken, Cheryl Simmons and Edward Thomasson.

Selected will be introduced by Jamie Wyld, director of videoclub (UK), and co-curator of the programme.

Selected has been produced in partnership with videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN).

videoclub: videoclub produces development and exhibition opportunities for artists working with film, video and digital practices; providing opportunities for the public to see, experience and engage in discourse about artists’ work. videoclub works internationally to produce touring projects, to showcase emerging artist filmmaking talent to audiences.

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Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network: Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) supports London-based artists working in moving image, working in partnership to deliver a comprehensive program including production award schemes, regular screenings, talks and events, as well as the prestigious annual Film London Jarman Award. The Jarman Award honours the legacy of avant-garde filmmaker Derek Jarman. It recognises and rewards the exceptional creativity of today’s UK artist filmmakers whose work, like Jarman’s, resists conventional definition.

www.filmlondon.org.uk/flamin