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Xcèntric 2018

Illuminating Vision (II): Between Images

The CCCB's cinema


These two sessions (Illuminating Vision I and II) dialogue with a book of interviews with essential filmmakers for the history of Xcèntric. The publication consists in 15 conversations about the creative process and filmic vision, in image form, where the filmmakers talk about their working methods and aesthetic ideas.

This programme journeys through the artistic possibilities that come to life between images, thanks to editing inventions. Presenting images in a heterogeneous arc —with their differences and collisions— of short pieces by great filmmakers, running through characteristic ideas of their artisan work and thinking about the material: how to venture and travel though the images, interpreting them; how to reveal visions and perceptive worlds with the camera, in the face of our pictorial inheritance; how to conceive the relation between image and text, the experience of poetry and cinema; how to create an emotional time by filming bodies, nature or landscape.

Mozonosti Dialogu, Jan Svankmajer, 1982, 10 min

Unsere Afrikareise, Peter Kubelka, 1961-1966, 16 mm, 12 min

Un voyage en Mer du Nord, Marcel Broodthaers, 16 mm, 4 min

Sailboat, Joyce Wieland, 1967, 3 min

Bouquet 4, Rose Lowder, 1994, 16 mm, 1 min

4000 Frames. An Eye-Opener Film, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, 1970, 16 mm, 3 min

Video Self Portrait, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, 1971, 16 mm, 6 min

L’arrivée, Peter Tscherkassky, 1997/98, 16 mm, 2 min

Castro Street, Bruce Baillie, 1966, 16 mm, 10 min

Vivir para vivir/Live to Live, Laida Lertxundi, 2015, 16 mm, 11 min

Study of a River, Peter Hutton, 1996-97, 16 mm, silent, 16 min

Time Being, Gunvor Nelson, 1991, 16 mm, 6 min

August and After, Nathaniel Dorsky, 2012, 16 mm, silent, 18 min

Directors: Jan Švankmajer, Peter Kubelka, Marcel Broodthaers, Joyce Wieland, Rose Lowder, Arthur & Corinne Cantrill, Peter Tscherkassky, Bruce Baillie, Laida Lertxundi, Peter Hutton, Gunvor Nelson, Nathaniel Dorsky

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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