INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM SIX
Friday, November 10 at 9:30pm Films by: Nathaniel Dorsky / Robert Beavers / Ute Aurand / Helga Fanderl
The Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave. W, Windsor
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Friday, November 10 at 9:30pm
Films by: Nathaniel Dorsky / Robert Beavers / Ute Aurand / Helga Fanderl
Naos, Nathaniel Dorsky, USA, 16mm, 12 min, 2022
A naos is the inner room of an ancient Greek temple in which the image of the deity celebrated by that temple is depicted (usually in the form of a statue of that deity). Jacob, a young filmmaker, offered to help me with some shooting and became the centre of the film itself.
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist and Canyon Cinema © Nathaniel Dorsky.
About Nathaniel Dorsky
Nathaniel Dorsky (1943). 60+ films since 1964; screenings at venues including Austrian Film Museum, Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, Media City Film Festival, Filmoteca Española, New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, and Whitney Biennial (2012); complete retrospective at New York Film Festival (2015). Author of Devotional Cinema (2003). Emmy Award (1967), Guggenheim Fellowship (1997). Lives in San Francisco, California.
The Sparrow Dream (2022)
The Sparrow Dream, Robert Beavers, USA/Germany, 16mm, 29 min, 2022
Filmed in Berlin and Massachusetts. The turning pages of a child’s version of The Odyssey and the site of a Korean War monument in my hometown, Weymouth, suggest different sides of the same subject: nostos, or homecoming. The vision of Greece, first awakened in my childhood, remains a source. Despite different histories, one culture reflects another.
Each morning in Berlin, I remove the ashes from the ceramic oven in my room before lighting the new coals; each time I look at the new flames a different thought arises. It seems that there are an infinite number of qualities in fire.
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist © Robert Beavers.
About Robert Beavers
Robert Beavers (1949). 25+ films since 1966; screenings at all major venues for artists’ film, including EXPRMNTL, Whitney Biennial (2017), and solo presentations at The Museum of Modern Art and Austrian Film Museum. Guggenheim Fellowship (1972); MCFF Grand Prize (2014). Founder of Temenos, an archive and screening series in Zürich and Greece dedicated to the films of Gregory Markopolous. Lives in Berlin, Germany.
To Brasil (2023)
To Brasil, Ute Aurand, Germany, 16mm, 18.5 min, 2023
A filmic encounter with Brazil, which Aurand visited for the first time in September 2022 for screenings of her films and Margaret Tait’s in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
[Aurand’s] work builds out from fragments, detours, refrains, and returns; her camera picks up discarded gestures and suspends them in time. Films are always moving, always fleeting, her work reminds us. These qualities are as fundamental to lived experience as they are to the cinema. Throughout Ute Aurand’s work we encounter a world animated by her mobile and dynamic camera, following, chasing, leading, and dissecting space.—George Clark
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist © Ute Aurand.
About Ute Aurand
Ute Aurand (1957). 45+ films since 1980; solo screenings at venues including Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Austrian Film Museum, Tate Modern, and (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico. Curator (1990–95) of Filmarbeiterinnen-Abend, a series of experimental films by women at Arsenal in Berlin; co-founder (1997) of Filmsamstag monthly film series at Kino Babylon in Berlin; editor and publisher of books on Marie Menken (1992) and Margaret Tait (1993). Lives in Berlin, Germany.
Super 8 Constellations (2015–2023)
Super 8 Constellations, Helga Fanderl, Germany, S8mm, 20 min, 2015–2023
A suite of eight recent films by the acclaimed German artist, all exhibited on the original Super 8.
Spring Images, 3 min, 2023
Swings, 1 min, 2022
Playing Dogs, 1 min, 2021
Conversation at the Beach, 1.5 min, 2023
Ironing in the Street, 3 min, 2015
Pictures of Paris for Dr. G., 3 min, 2021
Zoo Animals and Architectures, 2 min, 2019
Circulation Tank, 3 min, 2017
Image credits: unless otherwise noted all artworks, portraits and stills courtesy of the artist © Helga Fanderl.
Helga Fanderl (1947). 1000+ Super 8 films since the early 1980s; screenings at venues including Auditorium du Louvre, German Film Institute and Film Museum, New York Film Festival, Austrian Film Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema; films in permanent collections of Centre Pompidou and The Museum for Modern Art Frankfurt. Coutts Contemporary Art Award (1991). MCFF retrospective artist (2006). Lives in Berlin, Germany.
This program is co-presented with Common Ground Gallery, San Francisco Cinematheque and Canyon Cinema.