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Xcèntric 2018

Female Structural Cinema. Anticipation, Organisation And Repetition.

The CCCB's cinema


This programme offers a series of structural films made by women, working with the 16 mm film support, interspersing optical resources with material solutions.

An analysis of structural cinema generally debates the films made by US men. Yet the wealth and volume of structural films created by women show how inappropriate this approach is. One of the aims of this session is to uncover preconceived ideas, formal systems and materialist resources of filmmakers involved in the anti-illusionist discoveries of the film medium. Pieces by Canadian Joyce Wieland and Catalan Eugènia Balcells share the bill with a series of works by English women artists associated with the London Film-Makers’ Co-op.

Autumn Rush for Kurt Kren and Winter and Spring and Summer, Anna Thew, 2003, 6 min, silent (double digital screening)

Notes from Light Music, Lis Rhodes, 1975-1977, 12 min (digital screening)

Fuga, Eugènia Balcells, 1979, 20 min, silent (digital screening)

Footsteps, Marilyn Bailey, 1975, 16 mm, 6 min

1933, Joyce Wieland, 1967, 16 mm, 4 min

Deck, Gill Eatherley, 1971, 16 mm, 13 min

Slides, Annabel Nicolson, 1971, 16 mm, 11 min, silent

Directors: Lis Rhodes, Eugènia Balcells, Joyce Wieland, Annabel Nicolson, Anna Thew, Marilin Bailey, Gill Eatherley, Gill Eatherlay

This activity is part of Xcèntric 2018

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Bill Morrison, Susana da Sousa, Filipa César, Frans Zwartjes, Johann Lurf, Rose Lowder, Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Jan Svankmajer, Laida Lertxundi and Nathaniel Dorsky are some of the filmmakers featured in our programme March- April 2018 of Xcèntric. 

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