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Derek haugen
11.07.2008   

Punto y Raya Festival US Tour - An international experimental animation festival dedicated to the point and line.

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MAD-Actions and the iotaCenter present the West Coast tour of PUNTO Y RAYA 0.4.

The festival "explores the ultimate synthesis of the form·movement duality in different spheres of human endeavor" and "uses abstraction's prime matter to reveal the limitations and achievements of our representation systems."

The US festival tour begins on November 13 in
Seattle, WA with stops in:
Eugene, OR
San Jose, CA
San Francisco, CA
and Los Angeles, CA courtesy of moviment d'alliberament digital and the iotaCenter.

The complete festival schedule: iota's full Punto y Raya page
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Derek haugen
11.04.2008   

Los Angeles Filmforum presents Stephanie Maxwell Visual Music - A co-presentation with the iotaCenter

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Stephanie Maxwell in person!!

When: Sunday, November 9, 2008, 7:00 pm
Place: The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Website: LA Filmforum; Stephanie Maxwell; The Egyptian Theatre

Stephanie Maxwell specializes in hand-painted experimental abstract animation. After performing a variety of painting, marking and engraving techniques directly onto 35mm film stock, Maxwell rephotographs each frame of the film using a digital feed camera and digital frame capture, sometimes employing additional manipulations such as bending and twisting the film, layering film frames together, and progressive alterations of the image during the frame by frame rephotography.

This screening will feature selections from Maxwell’s work from 1984 through her two newest works from 2008, as well as a twelve-minute short documentary about Maxwell’s filmmaking process, with footage of the artist at work.

The aesthetic of Maxwell’s films has changed since she began creating films in the 1980’s, and the transformation of her techniques and style will be apparent by viewing her films chronologically. The themes and imagery in her films vary widely – from that of a biological nature (GA, 1984), to staged, but painterly, graphical works (Somewhere, 1999) to interpretations of the metaphysical – time, reality, existence (Time Streams, 2003 and Runa’s Spell, 2007).

Some of the combinations of sound and imagery in Maxwell’s work are haunting and lovely, as in Runa’s Spell where a close-up of what appears to be a colorful microscopic organism is accompanied by the distant sound of a woman lamenting in musical form. In Reflecting Pool (2006), a dark, ominous background is lit up with neon reflections of sand animation combined with images of microscopic organisms in a watery matrix. The music reflects and reacts to the evolving revelations in this three-movement work.

“Stephanie Maxwell's work gets me. Her work is fuelled by a breathless, giddy energy and passion that seeps through every whore of a pore. Like a child, she is excited by a seemingly minute discovery — like an anthill, river or a rock. Maxwell's work is an extension of that explorative part of our childhood. She has a tenacious fascination with the natural world; a world that too many of us (myself included) have left behind in favor of simulated realities.”

– Chris Robinson, Animation World Magazine



Films include:

GA (1984, 5 mins, miniDV)

Please Don’t Stop (1989, 5 mins, miniDV)

Outermost (1998, 5 mins, miniDV)

Somewhere (1999, 5 mins, miniDV)

Fragments (2000, 7 mins, miniDV)

terra incognita (2001, 4 ½ mins, miniDV)

passe-partout (2002, 6 mins, miniDV)

Time Streams (2003, 5 ½ mins, miniDV)

Reflecting Pool (2004, 9 mins, miniDV)

Second Sight (2005, 5 ½ mins, miniDV)

All That Remains (2006, 6 mins, miniDV)

Runa’s Spell (2007, 3 ½ mins, miniDV)

Currents (2008, 6 mins, miniDV)

End To End (2008, 4 ½ mins, miniDV)

The Art Form of Stephanie Maxwell (2007, 12 mins, miniDV)

Total Running Time: 89 minutes



Stephanie Maxwell is Professor in the School of Film and Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Her teaching includes courses in film, video and animation production (including experimental processes), and history of animation. She has curated and presented film programs internationally and taught abroad on several occasions. Ms. Maxwell has been producing her unusual animated works for over 20 years. Numerous exhibitions of her award-winning work include international film, multimedia, and television programs and festivals. Her works are collected by museums and universities as works of art.
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Derek haugen
10.07.2008   

LA Freewaves 11th Festival of Experimental Media Arts - Three Nights of Visual Music Events in Los Angeles, CA

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles Presents:
Style in Motion - DJ Christine Lang w/VJ Safy Sniper


Christine Lang, since the 90s, she has been working as independent filmmaker, curator and DJ. Her short films and music videos have been shown at international film festivals. She is currently curating the exhibition 'FEMMES 'R' US - Feminism In Pop, Music, Art, Film Today' in Berlin and is preparing her first feature film.

Safy Sniper is one of the pioneers of video scratching with a unique technique and style. He was born in 1960 in Haifa, Israel, and has been working and living in Berlin since 1985.

Time: 10:00pm-Midnight
Place: The Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Website: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles; The Knitting Factory




Friday, October 10, 2008

Opening of Uncensored

A program of uncensored Freewaves’ videos

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Place: World of Wonder, 6650 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Website: Freewaves; World of Wonder


Goethe-Institut Los Angeles Presents:
Style in Motion - Music Videos 2002-2008


A screening of artistically exceptional music videos from 2002 – 2008 curated by Christoph Dreher.

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Place: Musicians Institute-The Green Room, 6752 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Website: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles; Musicians Institute


Goethe-Institut Los Angeles Presents:
Style in Motion - Pfadfindereie


A Berlin-based design collective exploring various visual styles, they set their individual mark in each project they are involved in. Always creating a more than unique style with their seamless mixture of graphic design, video, typography, print, photography and of course vjing.

Time: 10:00pm-Midnight
Place: The Knitting Factory, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Website: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles; The Knitting Factory




Saturday, October 11, 2008

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles Presents:
Style in Motion - Panel Discussion


Christoph Dreher, Christine Lang, and Safy Sniper will be joined by Alan Calzatti to discuss the effects of music video on international culture.

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Place: Musicians Institute-The Passage, 6752 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Website: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles; Musicians Institute
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Derek haugen
09.09.2008   

Jules Engel Tribute - Virtual Event

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Everyone is invited to post comments, start discussions, upload videos, or simply tell some stories about Jules, whether you personally knew Jules or not ... it's a day of remembrance to honor a mentor to four generations of students as the Founding Director of Experimental Animation at Cal Arts.

September 6, 2003 is the fifth-year anniversary of Jules' death. In null, on Saturday, September 13, 2008 please tell us a story you have to tell ... and many likely have one! Add to the discussion already started, start a new discussion thread, or post drawings or animations or photos or video tales to share with those who knew him and with those who did not. If you want to be inspired, re-read the AWN tribute edition from 2003.

Especially if you didn't have an opportunity to contribute to the AWN publication, contribute to this event.

PLEASE ENTER YOUR STORIES ON THE ENGEL APPRECIATION PAGE PAGE RATHER THAN THE EVENT PAGE.

If you are not a Facebook member and you don't want to be, please go to the IIACI site and enter stories to be told there in the Guestbook. Once julesengel.com launches in November, those comments on IIACI will be either duplicated or transferred to the dedicated Engel site to serve as a living archive.

Hope you'll participate!

[A Message From Dr. Janeann Dill]



When: September 13, 2008
Where: Facebook Event Page; The Engel Appreciation Page; Institute for Interdiscplinary Arts and Creative Intelligence Guestbook
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Derek haugen
09.05.2008   

Edward Zajec: "ORPHICS" - Exhibition at the WRO Art Center, Wrocław, Poland

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"Orphics" is a two-decades old cycle of graphical compositions inspired by music. The works are interpretations of renowned 20th century composers (Satie, Bartók, Ravel) in terms of form and color, however, not in the manner of traditional animation, but through systemic transformation. The result is a relationship between elements in space and time: every frame of the compositions portrays exactly these two dimensions of sound organization of subsequent metres.

The exhibition also includes "glAmor," a visual ode to the powers making the geometry move us in emotional, cerebral and spiritual ways.

[WRO Art Center]



When: Opening: September 12, 2008, 6:30pm;
Exhibition: September 13, 2008 - October 11, 2008
Place: WRO Art Center, Wrocław, Poland
Website: WRO Art Center
Email: info@wrocenter.pl

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Larry cuba
08.05.2008   

Northeastern University Visual Music - Free Screening in Fort Wayne, IN

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"Selections from the Northeastern University Visual Music Special Collection" will travel to Fort Wayne, IN this week. Concert #4 of the Sweetwater Electroacoustic Music Concert Series will be presented on Friday, August 8th @ 8:00 pm in the Performance Theater at the Sweetwater facility. The concert is free and the public is encouraged to attend. This program of innovative, cutting edge music videos was curated by Dennis Miller from NEU's special collection of visual music which grew out of his Visual Music Marathon held in April of last year.

Date: August 8, 2008
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Sweetwater Performance Theater, Fort Wayne, IN
Website: Visual Music Marathon; Sweetwater Theater
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Larry cuba
07.14.2008   

Happy Birthday Cecile Starr! - Cecile Starr turns 87

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Throughout her life Cecile has been a been a devoted guardian and advocate of independent film. Her writing, teaching, promoting, and preserving of independent film has helped pave the way for many artists, filmmakers, and writers working within independent cinema. She is perhaps best known to many for her invaluable text, Experimental Animation (1976, reprinted in 1988 and now out of print) co-written with Robert Russett. Her career began in the news industry, which led to writing about films. She soon realized that there were works – art films and shorts – that were being overshadowed and ignored; films by people such as Hans Richter, Len Lye, Mary Ellen Bute, and Oskar Fischinger.

Her love of such films and her spirited work to see that they have an audience and that they endure is her great gift to all of us.

We invite you all to raise a glass, light a candle, or perhaps project a film in her honor.

From your friends at iota - Happy Birthday Cecile!
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Dawn h
03.12.2008   

New DVD Release from iota: Stephanie Maxwell, Animated Works (1984-2007) - Audio-visual roller-coaster ride

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iota is proud to announce its latest release in the Kinetica Video Library series:
Stephanie Maxwell, Animated Works (1984-2007)

This collection of short films is a testament to the artist's ingenuity. Experimental music scores by collaborators such as Allan Schindler and Greg Wilder, in tandem with Maxwell's propulsive vision, make for truly exhilarating viewing.

Full description and purchase information


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Dawn h
02.01.2008   

Six Axioms - Visual Music by Randy Jones

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Six Axioms is an intricate work created using Max/MSP/Jitter. Working from the awe-inspiring experience of scientific discovery, Jones explores the overwhelming breadth and variety of the universe, based on the mathematical axiom. Six basic motives are mixed and matched to create this elegant visual music world.

DVD: 33min
Website: Randy Jones
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Dawn h
01.28.2008   

Sabinium (2007) by Harvey Goldman - Music by Ken Ueno

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From the Artist's Website:

Sabinium is a short abstract animation loosely based on an early Roman mythological tale: the historical legend of the founding of Rome by Romulus and his followers.

DVD: 9min
Website: www.harveygoldman.com
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