This week [February 26 - March 5, 2006] in avant garde cinema

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This week [February 26 - March 5, 2006] in avant garde cinema

"Six Bullets" by Jon Kline
"_grau" by Robert Seidel
"The One and the Many" by Andre Silva

2nd piXelDANce ViDeo aRt feStiVaL (Thessaloniki, Greece; Deadline: March 20, 2006)
National Queer Arts Festival (san francisco, ca 94110; Deadline: March 15, 2006)
PEC Independent Film Championship (Colorado Springs, CO; Deadline: November 30, 2006)
Call for filmmaking stories (Toronto, Canada; Deadline: June 01, 2006)
Billyburg Short Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY, USA; Deadline: April 01, 2006)
Antimatter Underground Film Festival (Victoria, BC, Canada; Deadline: May 31, 2006)
ARTSFEST FILM FESTIVAL (Harrisburg, PA USA; Deadline: April 07, 2006)
Cornerhouse (Manchester, UK; Deadline: March 10, 2006)

Solstice Film Festiestival (St. Paul, MN USA; Deadline: March 01, 2006)
Her Shorts: 1st Annual Women’s International Video Festival and Symposium (Tucson, AZ, USA; Deadline: March 01, 2006)
Microcinema International (Houston, TX, United States; Deadline: March 31, 2006)
Victoria Erotica Film Festival (Victoria BC Canada; Deadline: March 15, 2006)
The Delta International Film and Video Festival (Cleveland, MS USA; Deadline: March 01, 2006)
Rio Cinema (London, England; Deadline: February 28, 2006)
Microcinema International (Houston, TX, United States; Deadline: March 30, 2006)
Pioneer Theater (New York, NY; Deadline: March 01, 2006)
The Journal of Short Film, Volume 3 (Columbus, OH; Deadline: February 28, 2006)
Calgary ImaginASIAN 2006 Film Festival (Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Deadline: March 13, 2006)
Festival Images Contre Nature (Marseille, France; Deadline: March 01, 2006)
the white space/scsi-morlock (Den Haag, the netherlands; Deadline: March 31, 2006)
ten minutes older (London, UK; Deadline: February 28, 2006)
Silverlake Film Fest - Lost Weekend (Los Angeles, CA USA; Deadline: March 15, 2006)
Open APPerture Short Film Festival (Boone, NC, USA; Deadline: March 01, 2006)
Studio 27 (San Francisco, CA USA; Deadline: March 31, 2006)
2nd piXelDANce ViDeo aRt feStiVaL (Thessaloniki, Greece; Deadline: March 20, 2006)
National Queer Arts Festival (san francisco, ca 94110; Deadline: March 15, 2006)
Cornerhouse (Manchester, UK; Deadline: March 10, 2006)

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 * Two By Bruce Baillie: Quick Billy and Valentin De Las Sierras [February 26, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Looking At Surveillance [February 26, Los Angeles, California]
 * Luis Recoder & Sandra Gibson [February 26, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania]
 * <I>Lion's Love</I>: Varda Responds To Warhol [February 26, San Francisco, California]
 * Limited theatrical Release / Pieces of A Dream [February 27, Chicago, Illinois]
 * How To Be A Canadian [February 27, Houston, Texas]
 * Patrick and MichèLe Bokanowski: Angel's Flight [February 27, Los Angeles, California]
 * The Digital Film Event [February 28, Berkeley, California]
 * Abstraction and visual Music: Contemporary Animation From Los Angeles
    Artists [February 28, Los Angeles, California]
 * Pawel Wojtasik's Hd video "The Aquarium" [February 28, New York, New York]
 * Eyes Without A Face [February 28, Reading, Pennsylvania]
 * The Free Screen - Karl Kels In Person! [March 1, Toronto, Ontario, Canada]
 * Flick Harrison's Marie Tyrell [March 1, Vancouver, British Columbia]
 * The Sharpest Point [March 2, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Sound videos: visual Music [March 2, Miami Beach, FL]
 * Sandra Gibson + Luis Recoder: Recent Film Installations [March 2, New York, New York]
 * Guy Sherwin In Person [March 2, Paris, France]
 * Split Pillow Showcase: Chicago360 [March 3, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Firestarter: A Biofeedback Performance [March 3, Houston, Texas]
 * The International Domefest [March 3, Oakland, CA]
 * Split Pillow Showcase: Chicago360 [March 4, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Are You Talking To Me, New video From Los Angeles, Volume 7 [March 4, Houston, Texas]
 * Lifi [March 4, Los Angeles, California]
 * Gregg Biermann Program [March 4, New York, New York]
 * Sandra Gibson + Luis Recoder: Recent Film Installations [March 4, New York, New York]
 * Arthur Lipsett Revival [March 4, San Francisco, California]
 * Split Pillow Showcase: Chicago360 [March 5, Chicago, Illinois]
 * Guy Debord Film Retrospective [March 5, New York, New York]
 * <I>Making History In Avante-Garde Film</I>: GuzmáN's <I>Chile</I> and
    Eisenberg's <I>Cooperation of Parts</I> [March 5, San Francisco, California]

Events are sorted by CITY within each DATE.


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
8:00pm, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  Two little-seen classics (plus some extras!) by the great experimental
  filmmaker Bruce Baillie. Valentin De Las Sierras (1967, 10 mins.) Skin,
  eyes, knees, horses, hair, sun, earth. Old Song of Mexican hero
  Valentin, sung by blind Jose Santollo Nasido en Santa Cruz de la
  Soledad; Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. Quick Billy (1967-70, 56 mins,) "is a
  personal meditation conducted across an American landscape. 'I consider
  Quick Billy a kind of interior documentary,' writes Baillie. The
  filmmaker translates The Tibetan Book of the Dead into a dream-like
  diary and meditation on American space. This meditation concludes with a
  sepia-toned mini-Western—'Set in Kansas in 1893'—featuring Baillie
  himself as the eponymous gun-slinging hero. Baillie describes the film
  as both 'A Horse Opera in Four Reels' and as a film that offers 'The
  experience of transformation between life and death, death and birth, or
  rebirth in four reels.' It is, therefore, something of a Western and an
  Eastern." (UWM) Showing with 6 uncut camera rolls. Numbered 14, 41, 43,
  46, 47, and 52 (16 mins.) The 'rolls' took the form of a correspondence,
  or THEATRE, between their author and Stan Brakhage, in the winter of
  1968-69. They're kind of magic cousins of the film.

Los Angeles, California: Filmforum
7:00 pm, Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.

  Featuring Rebecca Baron's "How Little We Know of Our Neighbors" (2005,
  video, 49 minutes) - her experimental documentary on London's history of
  surveillance - and Michael Gitlin's "The Birdpeople" (2004, 16mm, 61
  min), his multi-faceted look at bird watchers. Both filmmakers in

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Filmmakers
7:00 pm, Melwood Screening Room – 477 Melwood Ave, Oakland

  These two New York artists will present an innovative performance &
  installation using film and light. Gibson and Recoder have shown their
  collaborative film performances and installations at film festivals,
  museums and galleries around the world. Their work explores the physical
  properties of the film medium itself: sculptural, painterly, and
  tactile. From the inventive ways they create images on the actual
  celluloid strip, to the use of multiple projection that incorporates
  site-specific space and live performance, they are two of the most vital
  young artists working in the field of expanded cinema today. Their light
  installation Light Spill, will be on view in the gallery until March 19.

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
7:30, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St

  A "meta-Warhol movie" according to Vincent Canby, Lion's Love (1969) is
  the fruit of Agnès Varda's foray into 1960s US pop and avant-garde
  culture. While Viva (of Warhol fame), Rado, and Ragni (both of Hair) are
  a ménage-à-trois looking for a future in LA, Shirley Clarke, played
  somewhat unwillingly by Shirley Clarke, attempts to leave behind her
  experimental work in New York (see The Connection above) for a Hollywood
  career, and Bobby Kennedy is assassinated on television. Varda takes on
  a few Warhol tropes, but Clarke's uneasy presence and Varda's whimsy
  shift the tone. The film is playful and witty, spicing up its
  fascination with a bit of cynicism in this tribute to a '60s American
  way of life


Chicago, Illinois: One Way Prodyuctions
7pm, 210 W. 87th St.

  Thursday, March 2 at 7pm ICE Theaters: Chatham 14 210 W. 87th St.
  Chicago, IL 60620 Check theater listings at 773-783-8711 for additional
  showtimes running thru March LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD BY HOLLYWOOD! Visit
  the movie industry website to rate the film & post
  comments! Tickets on sale February 24th @ box office
  RIGHTHERE,,*** to see movie trailer

Houston, Texas: Aurora Picture Show
8:30pm doors open, 9pm screening, Aurora @ Clark's, 314 Main Street near Preston

  Guest Curator Astria Suparak with Brett Kashmere The second largest
  country in the world, Canada houses a population less than California's
  34 million. The birthplace of You Can't Do That on Television, Tom
  Green, and the inspiration for American Pie, Canada has been a chief
  exporter of adolescent gross-out comedy for two decades. No MTV,
  Madonna, Mister Roger's Neighborhood or melting pot, but Much Music,
  Alanis Morissette, Mr. Dressup's tickle trunk and government-mandated
  Multiculturalism. Works by Brett Kashmere, Jake Kennedy, Shari Boyle,
  Jubal Brown, Daniel Barrow, Jon Sasaki, Dorion Berg, Jim Munroe, Jeremy
  Bailey, Daniel Cockburn, Paige Gratland, and Tom Sherman.

Los Angeles, California: Redcat
8pm, 631 W. 2nd St.

  L'Ange (The Angel, France, 1977–82, 70 min., 35 mm), directed by Patrick
  Bokanowski. Preceded by Pour un pianiste, composed by Michèle Bokanowski
  L'Ange, the legendary opus by French filmmaker and artist Patrick
  Bokanowski, offers new adventures in perception in its depiction of the
  climbing of a giant stairway—where the characters seem to be prisoners
  of an endlessly repeated action on each floor. The film features a score
  by Michèle Bokanowski, whose intricately composed musical textures endow
  the visuals with a mysterious meaning. Defying all traditional
  boundaries, this distinctive collaboration between the Bokanowskis opens
  cinema to alternative possibilities of expression: a purely mental
  vision and a radical metamorphosis of reality. In person: Patrick and
  Michèle Bokanowski


Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
7:30, 2575 Bancroft Way @ Bowditch

  Introduction and Booksigning by Trinh T. Minh-ha Filmmaker and UC
  Berkeley professor Trinh T. Minh-ha's most recent book The Digital Film
  Event looks at how technology changes our perception of reality and
  sense of self. To mark its publication, we present a selection of her
  digital works. Two recent videos relate to the installation The Desert
  Is Watching, presented at the Kyoto Biennale: The Desert Is Watching
  (2003, 11.5 mins) is a meditation on the desert landscape; Bodies of the
  Desert (2005, 20 mins) features vivid body art and land art by Jean-Paul
  Bourdier in which both the desert and the human figure are transformed
  by pattern and color. "In the desert, everything moves. Nothing is ever
  the same. . . . Otherwise, in the desert, nothing moves" (T. T. M., J-P.
  B.). The Fourth Dimension (2001, 87 mins), Trinh's first videotape,
  explores the culture of Japan. She "finds great visual pleasure in the
  everyday, composing and decomposing the social landscape, while
  constructing a poetic grid of temporalities, symbolic meanings, and
  ritual. Time is essential—the time of the video frame, the time of the
  ritualized past, the time of culture speeding toward its consummation"
  (Steve Seid). • (Total running time: 118 mins, Color, DVCAM, From the

Los Angeles, California: iotaCenter
7:30 pm, UCLA James Bridges Theatre (Melnitz 1409)

  Screenings of films followed by discussion with the artists who made
  them: Michael Scroggins, Mar Elepano, Jim Ellis, Vibeke Sorensen, JWalt
  Adamczyk, and Mondi. Additional films by Jules Engel, Adam Beckett, and
  Kathy Smith. Discussion moderated by Jim Latham.

New York, New York: Alona Kagan Gallery
11AM-5:30PM (Tues-Sat), 540 West 29th Street, (bet 10 & 11 Ave)

  Runs every day (except Sundays and Mondays) till MARCH 4.// PAWEL
  WOJTASIK is a 2005 artist-in-residence of the LAB HD Outreach Program of
  the VOOM HD Networks. His work has been shown at Rotterdam Int. Film
  Festival, Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Spain, and is included in the
  upcoming San Francisco Int. Film Festival (through Pacific Film
  Archives). THE AQUARIUM is a 22-minute HD video art piece shot mostly in
  Alaska, in the area affected by the Exxon Valdez oil spill and at the
  aquarium built by Exxon on the site. THE AQUARIUM incorporates images of
  Alaskan landscape and of sea mammals on exhibit at the aquarium. It is
  accompanied by text and electronic music.// THE AQUARIUM is on view
  every day (except Sunday and Monday) until March 4.

Reading, Pennsylvania: Berks Filmmakers, inc
7:30 p.m., Albright College Center for the Arts

  Eyes Without a Face (1959, 90 min.) by GEORGES FRANJU. A true classic of
  the horror genre, this film "is for me the most chilling expression in
  cinema of our ancient preoccupation with the nature of identity. Its
  core motif is the mask, here an uncanny thing of smooth, hard plastic
  worn by a young woman (Christiane) to conceal a face destroyed by an
  auto accident…. Her father, an eminent Parisian surgeon, is obsessively
  engages in an attempt to reconstruct that face. But his cosmetic project
  is a travesty of the impulse to heal, and Christiane, despite her
  disfigurement, remains in possession of what her father has lost…- a
  spiritual faculty, an idea of the good: a soul.… This is a story about
  the potential for evil of science in general and of medicine in
  particular, and not coincidentally it's also about patriarchy… the
  father's tyranny over his daughter."- Patrick McGrath (French with
  English subtitles)


Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Cinematheque Ontario
6:30 p.m., Art Gallery of Ontario’s Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas St. West

  Cinematheque Ontario presents THE FREE SCREEN (formerly The
  Independents). The Free Screen is your window on the vast and rewarding,
  but often overlooked, world of unconventional, non-commercial cinema –
  those films and videos made by committed artists working outside of
  mainstream channels of production and distribution. These artists prefer
  to work free from the restrictive aesthetic conventions and commercial
  concerns of the movie business, a position which allows them to explore
  the possibilities of the art of cinema to the fullest. The Free Screen
  presents work by artists engaged in fields ranging from avant-garde film
  and animation to hybrid documentaries, essay films and video art, often
  with the artists in attendance to present their work. – Chris Gehman,
  Programmer, The Free Screen. KARL KELS IN PERSON! For more than two
  decades, German filmmaker Karl Kels has produced a series of unique and
  uncompromising films that explore the interactions between animals
  (including people), the spaces they inhabit, and the temporality of
  film. A former student of Peter Kubelka and Robert Breer, Kels works to
  exacting standards, which led him to build his own laboratory to process
  his films. Employing a highly restricted working method – fixed camera
  positions, no sound, unstaged subject matter – Kels explores the
  fictionalization of time in cinema, and the tensions between documentary
  footage and plastic editing. Kels's subjects range from haystacks in a
  field to hippopotamuses in a zoo or alcoholics on the streets of New
  York, but his sensibility is consistent, often humorous, and always
  refreshing. "To look at the films of Karl Kels is to discover anew the
  extraordinary potential of cinema as a visual language. . . . [They]
  become intelligent plays with order and chaos, repetition and change,
  expectation and the unforeseen" (Miryam Van Lier, Millennium Film
  Journal). Most of the films are Toronto premieres. Special thanks to the
  Media City, Windsor, for their assistance with this programme. Kels'
  films in tonight's programme include: HAYSTACKS (West Germany 1981 2
  minutes 16mm); CONDENSATION TRAIL (West Germany 1982 3.5 minutes 16mm);
  SLUICE (West Germany 1983 5 minutes 16mm); BOWERY/FRAGMENT (West Germany
  1987 7 minutes 16mm); RHINOCEROSES (West Germany 1987 9 minutes 16mm);
  STARLINGS (Germany 1991 6 minutes 16mm); HIPPOPOTAMUSES (Germany 1993 35
  minutes 35mm); and PRINCE HOTEL (Germany 1997 7.5 minutes 16mm).
  Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut Toronto. Karl Kels will present a
  Carte Blanche programme of short films at the Goethe-Institut's Kinowelt
  Hall, 163 King St. West, on Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. See for more information. All screenings in THE FREE
  SCREEN are FREE, non-ticketed events. Programming suggestions and
  submissions are welcome. All Cinematheque Ontario screenings are held at
  the Art Gallery of Ontario's Jackman Hall, 317 Dundas St. West, Toronto
  (McCaul Street entrance). All screenings are restricted to individuals
  18 years of age or older, unless noted otherwise. For more information,
  visit the Official website,, the year-round Box
  Office at Manulife Centre (55 Bloor Street West, main floor, north
  entrance), or call 416-968-FILM.

Vancouver, British Columbia: Spartacus Books
7:00pm, 319 West Hastings (2nd floor)

  1974 meets 2006: Underground Vancouver filmmaker Flick Harrison adapts
  D.M. Fraser's tour de force, Marie Tyrell VANCOUVER PREMIERE! Marie
  Tyrell is a humanizing portrait of a woman on death row, from
  inquisitive teen to uncompromising revolutionary leader. Like the 1974
  short story by legendary local author D.M Fraser, Harrison's film weaves
  multiple perspectives, splintered time and forceful poetic language into
  a startling examination of the politics of dissent. * BEST NARRATIVE
  FILM - Northwest Film & Video Fest * Mixing painterly compositions,
  traditional narrative, and a richly-layered bombardment of symbols and
  imagery, Marie Tyrell hijacks the aesthetics of high-art and
  hostage-video, of indymedia and indiewood. "This film really knocked me
  out; it's a great story, and the style is appropriately rad." - Sam
  Green, Director, The Weather Underground Cineworks Independent
  Filmmakers Society and Spartacus Books present Film Interactive: a
  Cinematic Salon with Flick Harrison Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - 7pm At
  Spartacus Books, 319 West Hastings - admission by donation Vancouver's
  premiere screening of Marie Tyrell, a short film and interactive video
  based on a short story by D.M. Fraser followed by conversation with the
  filmmaker and Camille Baker, artist and interactive media instructor.
  Interactive DVD: Buttons in the video can also "interrogate" the
  narrative, and the politics of the film's production, by calling up
  documentary segments: for instance, an interview with Erik Paulsson, who
  sat on a BC Arts funding jury which rejected Marie Tyrell. Including
  original footage of Noam Chomsky, Svend Robinson, Larry Campbell, the
  Woodwards Squat, Arts Council Jurists, and antiwar protests. After
  screening the video, the Cinematic Salon will see and discuss the
  interactive elements. "?Psychedelic polemic? recalls the whole spectrum
  of 1970s political energy?" - Geist Magazine Rare Screening: Premiered
  at Portland's Northwest Film and Video Fest in November, 2004 - and
  awarded Best Narrative Film. Marie Tyrell has since been passed hand to
  hand samizdat-style. In the days since the 2003 closure of micro cinema
  the Blinding Light, Vancouver has been without a venue to exhibit, and
  therefore foster, the work of local, non-mainstream film artists. "Films
  by Flick promise to provoke a range of reactions, from simple disgust to
  something as noble as social enlightenment." - Katherine Monk, Vancouver


Chicago, Illinois: Conversations at the Edge
6:00 p.m., 164 N. State St.

  Book launch and screening. Curators and authors Chris Gehman and Steve
  Reinke in person! In celebration of the publication of School of the Art
  Institute of Chicago faculty member Steve Reinke and Chris Gehman's
  recent animation anthology, THE SHARPEST POINT, tonight's program spans
  the entirety of animation history, tracing subterranean cinematic
  currents peculiar to the form. Curated by Reinke and Gehman, the works
  range from Emile Cohl's pioneering FANTASMAGORIE (1908, 2 min.) and the
  mind-boggling jazz age surrealism of the Fleischers' SNOW-WHITE (1933, 7
  min.) to classic and contemporary works of cameraless abstraction and
  recent videos created for gallery exhibition. FREE RADICALS (Len Lye,
  1959, 5 min.); ELEMENT OF LIGHT Richard Reeves, 2004, 5 min.); ZUSE
  STRIP (Caspar Stracke, 2003, 8 min.); A FEATHER STARE AT THE DARK (Tsuji
  Naoyuki, 2002, 17 min.); THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (Stephen Andrews, 2004,
  2 min. loop); JAPANESE KITCHEN: THREE STORIES (Tabaimo, 2000, 9 min.);
  (Jude Norris, 2001, 4 min.). 35mm, 16mm, and BetaSP video. There will be
  a book signing in the café/gallery before and after the screening.
  1908-2005, Canada/France/Japan/UK/USA, 70 min.

Miami Beach, FL: Subtropics Experimental Music Festival
9 PM, Miami Beach Cinematheque

  This year's Subtropics videos celebrate Visual Music, an art form that
  merges the VJ and the abstract film tradition. Some of these works, such
  as Emile Tobenfeld's, were originally performed live as concert-style
  presentations, while others, such as those by Bill Alves and Beth
  Warshafsky, produce interactive relationships between computers, music,
  and human gestures. The cutting edge program also includes works by
  Andrew D. Lyons, Michael Betancourt, Michael Mantra, Mavie Cahn, Nancy
  Herman, and Miami's Rey Parla.

New York, New York: Diapason Gallery
Opening reception: 6 - 8pm, 1026 Sixth Avenue

  Diapason Gallery presents Sandra Gibson + Luis Recoder: Recent Film
  Installations. Reception for the artists: March 2 from 6 - 8pm
  Exhibition dates: March 4, 18, 25 - 6pm - Midnight

Paris, France: Collectif Jeune Cinema
8:00 pm, 21 rue de la Clef

  Guy Sherwin has been making films in London since the 1970s. These are
  organic, serial works in which the filmmaking apparatus engages concepts
  of space and time. His films, installations and performances have been
  featured in many festivals and international avant-garde film events.
  Short Film Series 1975-1998 7x3mins silent 21mins Night Train 1979 sound
  2mins Views from Home 2005(1987) mini dv 10mins Animal Studies 1998-2003
  silent 27mins


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
8:00pm, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  Selected Filmmakers in Person at Each Screening! Co-Presented by Split
  Pillow. Chicago360 (2005, 60 mins.) - the premier of an innovative new
  documentary by Chicago's own Split Pillow. A time-lapsed history of
  Logan Square, a performance art group that turns discarded toys into
  musical instruments, a look at how lives and space intersect in
  Lakeview, the role of race and class in the changing landscape of Pilsen
  and the thought-provoking public art of a late night El rider intersect
  in this unique creative documentary collaboration. Join Chicago's
  award-winning film incubator Split Pillow as filmmakers CJ Dugan, Jill
  Bzibziak, Casey Clark, Erik Gernand and Jim Vendiola take you on an
  eclectic tour of some of Chicago's more obscure and interesting places
  and personalities.

Houston, Texas: Aurora Picture Show
8pm, Brasil Cafe's Patio, 2604 Dunlavy

  Firestarter (written by Stephen King, staring the young Drew Barrymore)
  is screened. Later viewers are invited to strap themselves into our
  biofeedback device. Device reads pulse, blood pressure, galvanetic skin
  response. By various techniques--meditation, visualization,
  hyperventilating--participating viewers can control data coming out of
  device. Biodata from device is sent to visual display so users and
  audience can see what's going on. Biodata controls movement of a spark
  device located across the courtyard. By lowering energy level, users can
  lower spark device to ignition area. Once spark device is lowered into
  place, users can start fire by raising energy level. First person to
  start fire wins! About the Curator Mark Allen is the Founding Director
  of Machine Project Los Angeles, a non-profit organization investigating
  the connections between art, science, and technology. He is an assistant
  professor of art at Pomona College, and artist in residence at the
  California Institute of the Arts, Center for Integrated Media. He
  currently has possession of five deep fat fryers, and is a table tennis

Oakland, CA: Chabot Space & Science Center
7pm and 9pm, 10000 Skyline Blvd.

  The International Domefest at the Chabot Space & Science Center is the
  Bay Area premiere of the finalists & winners of the 2004-2005 "Domie"
  Awards. The programs feature inspiring examples of immersive digital
  art, science, entertainment, education and experimental works created by
  artists around the world for digital "full dome" theaters. All shows
  will be presented on Chabot's newly installed ultra high definition
  state of the art immersive 70' dome environment. In addition, all
  attendees are invited to participate in a Sunday morning workshop to get
  a more hands-on look at the tools and technology used to create full
  dome content and to hear more about the real-time capabilities of the
  platform. Sign-ups will be taken at the screenings. Doors open at 6:30.
  $1.00 Beer and Pizza will be served. Bring your friends and associates
  who are interested in the NEXT BIG THING in animation, film-making,
  gaming and experimental art and visualization. Additional discount rates
  available for groups of 8 or more. Tickets $13.00. $2.00 discount for
  students, Chabot members, or just bring in a copy of this posting. Call
  the box office 510 336-7373 to reserve or book online at:


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
8:00pm, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  See March 3.

Houston, Texas: Aurora Picture Show
8pm, Aurora Picture Show, 800 Aurora Street

  Returning to Aurora for round seven, Mark Allen, founder of Machine
  Project, Los Angeles, brings a selection of new video works. Subjects
  include being lost in the desert waiting for the shuttle bus, Yeti
  psychedelia, speech therapy doppleganger, mechanical horses and a tragic
  cowboys, childhood hot dog trauma, and two men named wolf and daffodil.
  Videos by Takeshi Murata, Kelly Sears, Julie Lequin, Harry Dodge and
  Stanya Kahn, and Adam Lassey and Holly Vesecky.

Los Angeles, California: Raid Projects
7-10pm, 602 Moulton Ave., The Brewery

  Raid Projects presents, In the main gallery: LoFi Steve DeGroodt & Brian
  Bosworth, In North Gallery: recent work by Kiel Johnson, In the Project
  Room: Ellen Hedberg March 4 – April 4 Opening Reception: Saturday, March
  4th, 7-10pm. Raid Projects cordially invites you to the opening of LoFi
  featuring the work of artists Brian Bosworth and Steve DeGroodt. Both
  artists work with common materials including found objects, transforming
  them through specific juxtapositions while never disguising their
  origins. LoFi describes a particular nature of sound favored by both
  artists, one which favors a lack of transparency in the instrument as
  opposed to a highly refined, illusionary resolution. As in the work of
  John Cage, boundaries which formerly separated intention from accident,
  music from noise, and especially the fourth wall between audience and
  performer begin to crack and crumble. Steve DeGroodt has shown locally
  and internationally, building a reputation in the Los Angeles Art scene
  for over twenty years. His work is currently represented by Carl Berg
  Gallery in LA. Brian Bosworth is a local California artist who has shown
  all over the state since earning his Master's Degree at Claremont
  University in 2002. His kinetic work is influenced heavily by the work
  of Samuel Beckett. Also in the North Gallery: recent cardboard sculpture
  and drawing work by Kiel Johnson. Johnson is represented by Mark Moore
  Gallery in Los Angeles. In the Project Room: The sculpture of
  artist-in-residence Ellen Hedberg.

New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop
8pm Saturday evening, 66 East 4th Street (Between 2nd Ave. & the Bowery)

  min.-2005), THE WATERS OF CASABLANCA (6 min.-2002), CINEMA STUDY (7
  min.-2003), HACKENSACK MOTET (5 min.-2006), GOAT SONG (5 min.-2003),
  PARADISO (23 min.-2003) Gregg Biermann studied filmmaking, video and
  film criticism at SUNY Binghamton, went on to the San Francisco Art
  Institute and then to Chicago where he helped organize an experimental
  film/video showcase. He has been living in New Jersey since 1998 where
  he teaches computer animation production and cinema studies. "My current
  work often deals with the power of cinema to transform the familiar
  through particular and unusual digital production and editing
  strategies. These strategies often reveal unexpected and obscure
  qualities of the subject matter, as well as essential features of the
  production process or viewing experience itself. My recent works can
  only have been achieved in a digital age and so they reflect the often
  hidden nature of new media. Examples of this are my epic computer
  animated MATERIAL EXCESS as well as the various animated shorts
  including ORANGE and WATERS OF CASABLANCA. All of these pieces make
  extensive use of the obscure 'filmstrip' function in photoshop. This
  strange digital technique is in some ways related to the cameraless
  animation techniques of directly manipulating the surface of the strip
  of film, which has been practiced in the film avant-garde since Len
  Lye's work of the 1930s. However, my own recent works are deeply rooted
  in computer graphics, computer animation and digital video and therefore
  the look and feel of my recent work also diverges significantly from
  that of film. This is especially true of my recent SPHERICAL COORDINATES
  which was created with the same 3D animation software used to create
  character animation features like SHREK."- Gregg Biermann.

New York, New York: Diapason Gallery
6pm - Midnight, 1026 Sixth Avenue

  Diapason Gallery presents Sandra Gibson + Luis Recoder: Recent Film
  Installations. Reception for the artists: March 2 from 6 - 8pm.
  Exhibition dates: March 4, 18, 25 - 6pm - Midnight

San Francisco, California: Other Cinema
8:30pm, 992 Valencia Street

  We’re honored to present an extremely rare program of films by
  legendary Canadian collagist Arthur Lipsett, the found-footage essayist
  of the ‘50s and ‘60s who tragically took his own life before
  his legacy could be secured. The LA-based Global A group (Johannes and
  Lars Auvinen) jet up for an in-person launch of their painstaking
  preservation of the Lipsett catalogue core, seriously at-risk with the
  crumbling of the Canadian National Film Board stewardship. Re-mastering
  in Berlin’s best sound studios, they have gone to the extraordinary
  measure of making vinyl pressings of the soundtracks to 21-87; Very
  Nice,Very Nice; A Trip Down Memory Lane; and Free Fall. The Brothers
  Auvinen will play turntable selections before these titles receive the
  very best digital projection from our gallery’s newly-acquired
  unit; the collectible records will be available during the show. After
  intermission, Lipsett’s half-hr. Fluxes is screened in its original
  16mm format.


Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
8:00pm, Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

  See March 3.

New York, New York: NOT BORED!
5 pm tomidnight, Chashama, 217 42d Street NYC

  NOT BORED! presents— GUY DEBORD FILM RETROSPECTIVE Sunday 5 March 2006
  In response to the way he was slandered in the French press during its
  coverage of the murder of his friend, Gerard Lebovici, on 5 March 1984,
  Guy Debord withdrew all six of his films from world-wide distribution.
  It wasn't until shortly after his death (a suicide) on 30 November 1994
  that two of Debord's films were finally screened on French TV. Finally,
  in November 2005, Debord's films were re-released as a collection. Most
  of these films have never been screened in New York. In this
  retrospective, all six of Debord's films will be shown in chronological
  order and in the original French. No subtitles. Translations and other
  relevant printed materials will be available. 5 pm Hurlements en faveur
  de Sade (1952) 7 pm Sur le Passage de Quelques Personnes (1959) 8 pm
  Critique de la Separation (1961) 9 pm La Societe du Spectacle (1973) 11
  pm Refutation de tous les Jugements (1975) midnight In girum imus nocte
  et consumimu igni (1978) Tickets: $30 for the whole evening, $20 after 9
  pm, $10 after 11 pm. Doors open at 4:30pm. CHASHAMA 217 East 42d Street
  (between 3rd and 2d Ave.) New York City. NOT BORED!

San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
7:30, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St

  Back in the Bay Area to take a position at UC Berkeley, longtime
  Cinematheque collaborator Jeffrey Skoller joins us to introduce two
  evenings of films discussed in his new book, Shadows, Specters, Shards:
  Making History in Avant-Garde Film. Tonight's program features two very
  different modes of excavating autobiographical and historical memory. In
  Chile, Obstinate Memory, Patricio Guzmán returns to Chile after 25 years
  to examine re-membered traces of the Allende coup and its horrific
  aftermath, while Daniel Eisenberg journeys across Europe to revisit his
  parents' experience surviving the Shoah in Cooperation of Parts. In
  both, filmmaking becomes a process of mourning and a means of tracing
  the past's continual resurfacing. Please join us for a small reception
  and book signing after the screening.

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