From: Jeremy Rossen (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Nov 17 2009 - 09:28:26 PST
A last minute reminder to the people of the Northwest. Do not miss this and please note the venue change.
Cinema Project Presents
Beyond Borders Program V
November 17 +18 2009
7:30pm | $6
New American Art Union | 922 SE Ankeny | Portland Oregon
part of Cinema Project's continuing effort to bring international film
and video to Portland, we welcome UK artist and co-founder of the
London arts space No.w.here Brad Butler, to present work from two
projects, the Museum of Non-Participation and Cinema of Prayoga.
Initiated in Karachi, Pakistan and London, the Museum of Non
Participation is an ongoing project conceived of in 2007 during the
Pakistani Lawyers Movement in Islamabad. Over an 18-month period Butler
(along with no.w.here co-founder Karen Mirza) worked with street
vendors, Urdu translators, architects, hairdressers, and countless
other community members in order to play out different manifestations
of the Museum and promote dialogue among a diverse group of people.
Included in this program is Mirza and Butler's new film The Exception
and the Rule, as well as copies of the Museum of Non Participation
edition of the Urdu/English newspaper the Daily Jang.
four-year collaboration between no.w.here lab in London and Filter in
Mumbai, Cinema of Prayoga is a survey of film and video work from India
that spans more than eighty years. These rich and largely unseen
histories introduce a unique perspective on Indian culture and identity
through both historic and contemporary work. 'Prayoga' is a Sanskrit
word, loosely translated as "experiment" (it can also mean
"representation" or "practice"). Coined by film historian Amrit Gangar,
the term "cinema of prayoga" means "the eternal quest, [the] continuing
process in time and space" central to artists' creation of film and
Karen Mirza and Brad Butler have been actively
involved in the London art scene for 10 years and have participated in
many exhibitions with leading institutions in Europe and abroad. Much
of their work has been received and programmed by well-known galleries
like the Serpentine Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery, biennials like the
Architecture and Film Biennale Graz, and other distinguished film
festivals. Mirza and Butler are currently artists-in-residence at
Werkleitz Film Festival in Germany and their current collaboration, The
Museum of Non-Participation, has been commissioned by Artangel, one of
the most prestigious art commissioning bodies in London.
November 17 - The Museum of Non-Participation
Non Places [1999, 16mm, color, sound, 15 min.]
The Space Between [2005, 16mm, color, sound, 15 min.]
The Autonomous Object? [2009, 16mm, color, silent, 13 min.]
The Exception and the Rule [2009, DigiBeta, color, sound, 37 min.]
November 18 - Cinema of Prayoga
Lanka Dahan (Lanka Aflame) by D.G.Phalke [1917, video, b&w, silent, 9 min.]
Shree Krishna Janma (Birth of Shree Krishna) by D.G.Phalke [1918, video, b&w, silent, 6 min.]
And I Make Short Films by S.N.S Sastry [1968, video, b&w, sound, 16 min.]
Kalighat Fetish by Ashish Avikunthak [1999, video, color, sound, 22 min.]
BOMgAY by Riyad Wadia [1996, video, colr, sound, 12 min.]
Kshya Tra Gya by Amit Dutta [2004, video, color, sound, 22 min.]
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