Cinema

PLACES, SPACES AND TRACES: FILMS BY MARIA MAGNUSSON

Thursday, February 28 at 8 PM

Doors 7:30 pm; $5 admission

Join us for a special presentation of new films by visiting Swedish filmmaker Maria Magnusson entitled Places, Spaces and Traces – Gathering inspiration from different locations, history, film craft, material findings and improvisation.

Maria Magnusson is a Gothenburg (Sweden) based artist/experimental filmmaker whose work explores the relation between sound and the moving picture in experimental videos and short film. She works with found footage, archival material, and combines analogue and digital filmic methods. Maria’s experimental films have screened at festivals, galleries and micro-cinemas including International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, LA FilmForum, Echo Park Film Center, The Alchemy Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, the Images Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Experiments in Cinema Festival 11.4, Crossroads 2015, WNDX-Festival of Moving Image.

Program:

Three site specific films exploring the San Isidro Mazatepec region of Jalisco and its histories, topographies and vegetation. Films are hand developed using organic plant-based film processes such as by mint, eucalyptus. Filmed at Site + Cycle 2018 at Anima Casa Rural, San Isidro Mazatepec, Mexico.

The Adobe House, 6:11 min 2018                                                                                                                                                                        Adobe is a building material made from earth and other organic materials, among the earliest building materials, used throughout the world. This film is hand processed in sage, mint, eucalyptus and compost. Sound: Linus Winstram aka DJ Bruce Leenus

Abstracto, 1:05 min 2018                                                                                                                                                                                          This film (Hi con 3378) is hands processed in eco-developer, using mint, then bleached and tinted letting the film celluloid decay in different ways and stages.

Abstractions, 2:13 min, 2018                                                                                                                                                                      Animation, clear film and an eco-processed film, tinted and bleached, the film’s celluloid decaying in different ways and stages.

The Woman’s Building 4:19 2017                                                                                                                                                                  The film is a tribute to the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles, its founders and historical place and is made to inspire and as a reminder of the importance of an ongoing activism of the feminist movement. This space, the Woman’s Building, opened in November 1973. The Woman’s Building took its name and inspiration from a structure built by Sophia Hayden for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago to house exhibitions of cultural works by women from around the world. The artist Judy Chicago, graphic designer Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, and art historian Arlene Raven founded the first independent school for women artists, the Feminist Studio Workshop that was situated in the building, Filmed analogue with Super 8 black & white and color. Voice: Leslie Robertson Sound: DJ Bruce Leenus

Shutting Down 4:19 2018                                                                                                                                                                                      Music video to Los Angeles-based band Tombstones In Their Eyes’ song Shutting Down. Super 8, slides projections, working with layers and layers and layers.

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