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Friday, July 27, 2018, 8:00 pm, $7-$10, $7-$10, 12334, 2018-07-08


ANALOGICA is a yearly international festival for disseminating and learning about analog technologies (film, music, photography). It takes place during the first weekend of October in northern Italy, in Ora (BZ) a small town in the Alps. All works will be digitally presented.

Everything Turns…
Aaron Zeghers // 12′:12” / 2017 / Canada / Super8 / experimental
The mythology of numbers, from 1 to 12. Scientific tradition is adopted then eschewed for rumours, legends and defunct theories from across the ages. This almanac of anthropomorphic numerology is recorded in-camera onto Super 8, using open exposure photography, light painting, light table animation, paper animation, hand drawn animation and more. Aaron Zeghers is a Canadian artist working in film, video and photography. He’s also the founder and co-director of the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival.

Farewell Transmission
Mike Rollo // 14′ 05” / 16mm / 2017 / Canada
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opened the doors of the CBK Transmitter Station in 1939 to serve the prairie region of Canada. Farewell Transmission is equal parts an indexical record of the demolition of CBK in 2015 and a subjective response to the residual media documenting the event. The building is framed with tension preceding its destruction: emulsion pulsates as if with
decades of radio transmission, creating an unsettled eulogy for a cultural institution. Mike Rollo’s work explores alternative approaches to documentary cinema — methods which thematize vanishing cultures and transitional spaces through references to memory, history, religion, and autobiography. Mike is a Lecturer of film production at the University of Regina.

Ignacio Tamarit 4′ / 2016 / Argentina / animation . Found footage
¡PíFIES! (from the Spanish slang “mistake”) is the kind of film I would like to see when I screen home movies, but that I never end up finding. From clippings of my own collection of home-movies, I built a rhythmic collage where at first the focus was placed on the films’ technical problems: violent pans, out of focus, insane zooms, abrupt cuts or what would have been discarded by the
cineaste instead of being kept in the final cut. However, ¡PíFIES! ends up being an eulogy to the home movie filmmaking, to the construction of these amateur handmade films, to the filmmakers who shoot their families, their exotic trips and their daily lives so that they can be remembered. IgnacioTamarit is a filmmaker, teacher and musician. He studied at the Centro de Investigación
Cinematográfica and at the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has given film workshops at the Big Sur Contemporary Art Gallery, C3 Centro Cultural de la Ciencia y Lumiton Museo del Cine Usina Audiovisual, where he also works as an archivist, programmer and film curator.

Atoosa Pour Hosseini // 8′ / Super8 / 2017 / Ireland
Super-8 memories emerge and vanish into the imageless texture of scratched celluloid, an object at once very present and channelling long absent moments of ambiguity. A soldier allows a little girl to handle a gun, a machine like the camera that links a calm present with war and death. But who is watching this film? Whose footsteps are pacing? Who is invading and appropriating these
memories? Atoosa Pour Hosseini (b. Tehran, Iran 1981) is an artist-filmmaker based in Dublin, Ireland. Her work, which is influenced by historical avant-garde cinema, explores questions about illusion, reality, and perception through the media of film, video, installation and performance art. She works with the material textures of 8mm film as well as digital processes to explore layers of space and time, superimposing imagery and creating entrancing patterns of repetition with startling

The Garden of Delight
Michael Fleming // 11′ 36” / 2017 / the Netherlands / super8, found footage, 35mm /experimental
Three scenes reflecting on paradise, lust and hell. In ‘the Garden of delight’ beauty and evil go together like in a dream. We dive into a world of erotic derangement, inhabited by dancing lovers, lustful mutated baboons, tropical birds, deformed pin-ups, butterflies and body-builders. This hand-manipulated collage film, made entirely out of 35 and 8mm found-footage, explores the marriage between heaven and hell, our irresolvable endless conflict that goes with human nature. Inspired on the triptych ‘the Garden of Delight by Jheronimus Bosch. Music composed, recorded, mixed, and edited by: Aaron Michael Smith. Musicians: Timothy Paek – Cello Yeji Oh – Piccolo Elisabeth Shafer – Trombone John Demartino – Double Bass Shanon Rubin – Clarinet & Bass Clarinet Janny Joo – Violin Sean Gill – Percussion. Michael Fleming is an Amsterdam based visual artist. In essence his work appropriates iconic cultural images, altering them to highlight underlying issues. His ‘moving paintings’ are primarily made out of found footage, using feature films,
advertising and pop-cultural scenes completed into a mesmerising montage of images. Flemings work has been featured in exhibitions and film festivals internationally.

Sabine Gruffat // 10′ 14” / 2017 / Usa / 35mm / experimental
Framelines is an abstract scratch film made by laser etching patterns on the film emulsion of negative and positive 35mm film. The strips of film were then re-photographed on top of each other as photograms then contact printed. The soundtrack filters and layers the noise made by the laser etched optical track. Sabine Gruffat is an artist who works with experimental video and animation, media-enhanced performance, participatory public art, and immersive installation. She is also a filmmaker with a special interest in the social and political implications of media and technology. Sabine’s films and videos have screened at festivals worldwide. She has also produced digital media works for public spaces as well as interactive installations that have been shown at the Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, Art In General, Devotion Gallery, PS1 Contemporary Art Museum, and Hudson Franklin in New York. Currently she is Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Samira Guadagnuolo // 1′ / 2017 / Italy / 16mm – found footage
Animation with found footage shot in 16mm . No sound Samira Guadagnuolo was born in Tanzania and is currently based in Milano where she graduated in Painting at Brera’s Fine Art Academy and at Civica Scuola di Cinema. She is presently working on a series of perpetual animation films and poems: images born of a symbiosis of personal and collective imaginary.

Gallery Exhibitions

Monday, July 30, 2018, 11:59 pm

The Dogs and Crocodiles, Sunlamps

Artist: Michelle Brandemuehl
Michelle spent her formative years in Wisconsin where she studied painting and received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She now lives and works in San Francisco making paintings. Michelle has been a resident of the Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY and has exhibited her work in Chicago, Brooklyn, New York City and San Francisco.
My work is a conversation about the whatness of people, places and things. I rely on restraint and minimal form as a point of entry, exploring the relationship between subtlety and the sublime. I’m interested in the qualities of opposites and how two opposing forces hold the same space, as examined through my choice of materials – the grit of spray paint on linen, black on white, the defined lines of the rectangle and the soft glow of fog. The object responds to and changes based on these contradictions. The materials and structure I choose form an emotional architecture, creating a dialogue with the viewer that invites them to explore these paradoxes. My recent work explores the idea of landscapes in outer space: using the vantage point of looking through a window, the border framing this other world, questioning what we think we see and the possibilities that lie in the unseen.

About Artists' Television Access

Artists' Television Access is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) artist-run screening venue and gallery located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. ATA is supported in part by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The Christensen Fund, individuals members, donors and volunteers.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA: Join ATA as a member and receive exciting gifts, including the 2008 DVD compilation, T-shirts, and free admission to screenings and more! Artists on the 2008 DVD compilation include: Yin-Ju Chen, Mike Rollo, Marthaxiv, Sam Manera, Wago Kreider, Federico Campanale, Paul Clipson and Carl Diehl.

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