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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

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 7:30 pm–Landscapes/Durations/Distances: Films of Lois Patiño

Lois Patiño In Person

presented by SF Cinematheque in association with the San Francisco International Film Festival

Patiño´s work, like Peter Hutton’s might be said to fuse ethnography with philosophical ruminations via the singular aesthetics of cinema…—Tony Pipolo, Artforum

On the occasion of premiering his feature work Costa da Morte (Coast of Death) at the San Francisco International Film festival (screening May 2 & 3), San Francisco Cinematheque welcomes Spanish filmmaker Lois Patiño in his first Bay Area apprerance presenting a selection of earlier short works. Frequently shot from “seemingly impossible godlike perspective[s],” and sensuously depicting the varied landscapes of his native Spain, Patiño’s films of human figures moving through landscapes evoke mountainous immensities and overlap human, geologic and even planetary timeframes simultaneously. Works to screen include Na vibración (Into the Vibration)En el Movimiento del Paisaje (In Landscape’s Movement)Paisaje—Distancia (Distance—Landscape)Paisaje-Duración (Duration—Landscape)Montaña en Sombra (Mountain in Shadow)La Imagen Arde, Paisaje—CarreteraNa vibración da auga and Rocas.