Japanese Experimental Films and Videos will be showing from the 19th of March until the 16th of April at APNews.
The Experimental Workshop (実験工房 Jikken kōbō) was a transdisciplinary collective of composers, visual artists, a lighting designer, a printer, and an engineer in the 1950s in Tokyo. They created events that took different experimental forms – ballets, poetry readings, contemporary music recitals and vinyl-listening sessions in art environments. They also produced the world‘s first diaporamas with magnetic tapes, which were called Autoslides. The Jikken kōbō members participated in two short films in the 1950s: Ginrin, a surrealist commercial for bicycles, created in collaboration with Toshio Matsumoto, and Kiné Calligraph, an abstract film inspired by the work of Norman McLaren. The collective‘s composers, such as Toru Takemistu, Kuniharu Akiyama, or Joji Yuasa, would later collaborate on numerous and diverse film projects, from Akira Kurosawa’s epics to the underground animes of Yoji Kuri.
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The classic Belle de Jour will be having a matinee showing at the beautiful art deco Rio cinema in Dalston, London this Sunday.
You can buy tickets here and find out more: http://www.riocinema.org.uk/
Ultra exciting film event showing the likes of Karen Finley, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Richard Kern, Lung Leg, Kembra Pfahler, Casandra Stark Mele, Tommy Turner, David Wojnarowicz, Nick Zedd and close Sang Bleu contributor Lydia Lunch!
At the KW Institute in Berlin from February 19, 2012 to April 9, 2012!
Adeena Mey regular Sang Bleu contributor and future guest editor is hosting this film event at the Cinémathèque Suisse in Lausanne from the 26th til the 29th of January.
The event will be gathering Swiss and international specialists to discuss various aspects of experimental film in Switzerland since the 1950′s from many different artistic and intellectual fields. Several of the film makers will also be present to discuss their films.
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At the start of this interview Ryan Gosling leaves his seat to look behind a door. Because he thought he saw a cat, he finds out that it is actually the foot of a PR. On his realisation he responds by saying that “As long as that cat has a body we’re all right.”
Gosling is currently perceived as one of the most exciting actors around. Catherine Shoard asks him about his character in his film Drive, while he is stoned. Both him and director Nicholas Reft both took equal love and consideration into the film. He personally made the car he drives in the film and has a home made tattoo of a monsters hand on his lower arm. On one hand Gosling appears to be a stoned fame stricken young actor trying to represent three films he is staring in at once. On the other hand, a down to earth craftsman with a sensitive but macho persona who doesn’t actually seem that interested in film at all.
Ryan has also just been crowned Time magazines coolest person of 2011!
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Ken Russell, 3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011. “Hell holds no surprises for them…” What an epitaph!
almost 9 months to dare to post this short film.
In the beginning, the fetish cannot be less visible. In the end, the binding is tight as lingerie.
I reject the idea of finding skating sexually interesting. However I entertain fantasies of owning many, many skates, that would squeeze my small body like a unified muscle. Or perhaps I could just make a big pile and sleep on them.
Ok, that is not true. I’m lying, I don’t care. But what can I say? The film is beautiful.
Whose socks have smooth membraned seamings.
Whose dense and slicked down hair is dark as oil.
Hand me a huge, huge, HUGE skate.
I will live on it. I will weather the perils, the grip, accidents.
And bits of cloth falling from the wooden platform into your mouth. The wheels are your teeth.
What I get for combining skate and bed. Ok, I’m lying again.
Brand my shoulder blades on the iron pipe.
The view is nice when you slide, under your skirt.
The pipe is sharp and we die on the way down.
Stop the lies now. Can a thing lie down without legs?
Can a mind lie down?
I want wheels too. Ok, stop the lies. Watch the film.