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  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2019 – Towards the Temenos

    November 1, 2019 - January 8, 2020

    The 60th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival will feature Towards the Temenos, a section dedicated to the Temenos with screenings by both Markopoulos and Beavers as well as a special event: a conversation between Robert Beavers and Mark Webber, of the Visible Press, editor of Film as Film: The Collected Writings of Gregory J. Markopoulos.

    The screenings take place on November 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th – see schedule below.

    The series is curated by writer, curator, and photographer Georgia Korossi whose Devotion (screening on the 3rd) documents the 2016 screenings of Markopoulos’s Eniaios in Greece.

    November 1st

    17:00 The Suppliant (Beavers)
    Pitcher of Colored Light (Beavers)
    Early Monthly Segments (Beavers)
    Among the Eucalyptuses (Beavers)
    19:30 The Illiac Passion (Markopoulos)

    November 2nd

    15:00 Christmas U.S.A. – (Markopoulos)
    Ming Green (Markopoulos)
    Twice a Man (Markopoulos)

    November 3rd

    12:30 Devotion (Korossi)
    Portrait of Gilbert & George (aka Gibralta) (Markopoulos)
    The Mysteries (Markopoulos)

    November 8th

    19:30 The Illiac Passion (Markopoulos)

  • Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum – Gäste im Kino: Ute Aurand und Robert Beavers

    September 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
    Schaumainkai 41, Frankfurt DE 60596, Germany

    Saturday September 14th, 2019
    6:00pm
    Films by Robert Beavers
    Ruskin – USA 1975/97, 45 min, 35mm
    The Suppliant – USA 2010,  5 min, 16mm
    Listening To The Space In My Room – Germany / Switzerland / USA 2013, 19 min, 16mm

    Guest: Robert Beavers
    Saturday September 14th, 2019
    8:30pm
    Rushing Green with Horses
    Film by Ute Aurand – 82 min, 16mm

    Guest: Ute Aurand



  • Kunstmuseum Basel – Robert Beavers program curated by Maja Naef

    March 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Kunstmuseum Basel
    St. Alban-Graben 8, Basel CH-4010,

    Kunstmuseum Basel will host Robert Beavers for a special screening of his films followed by a discussion on Wednesday, March 20th, at 6pm.

    The following films will be screened:

    • Early Monthly Segments, 1968-70/2002 16mm, (Sw./Gr./Ge.), color, 33min
    • Pitcher of Colored Light, 2007, 16mm, (USA/Sw./Ge.), color, 23min
    • The Suppliant, 2010, 16mm, (USA/Sw./Ge.), color, 5min
    • «Der Klang, die Welt…», 2018, 16mm, (Sw./Ge.), color, 4min

    After the screening, Robert Beavers and Maja Naef (from the University of Basel’s department of Art, Media, Philosophy) will discuss the films, the importance of the archive for analog film, and the museum as a venue for his films.


  • Edit Film Culture! – Portraits (II) – Arsenal

    July 22, 2018 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art e.V.
    Potsdamer Straße 2, Berlin 10785, Germany

     

    Portraits (II)

     

    Jack Smith Birgit und Wilhelm Hein FRG 1974 3 min
    *Hulda Zumsteg Gregory Markopoulos USA 1969 16 mm 3 min
    *(nostalgia) Hollis Frampton USA 1971 16 mm 36 min
    *Her Mona Klaus Telscher Germany 1992 16 mm 7 min
    *Hollywood Killed Me Christoph Janetzko, Dorothee Wenner FRG 1988 16 mm 18 min

    *Birgit Hein and Dorothee Wenner in person

    From the 5th to the 22nd of July, 2018, the Edit Film Culture! festival and exhibition is taking place at silent green Kulturquartier and Arsenal. It incorporates different event formats involving international experts and artists to raise questions about the conditions of film cultures today and their relevance for society. The magazine Film Culture, which was started by Jonas and Adolfas Mekas in New York in 1955, was regarded as a platform for dialogue between filmmakers and their audiences, between theory and practice, between film and art. 79 issues were published through 1996.

    For more information:

    https://www.arsenal-berlin.de/en/arsenal-cinema/current-program/single/article/7324/2796.html

     

     

     

  • Gregory J. Markopoulos and the Cantrills – MELNYC – Melbourne

    July 2, 2018 - July 10, 2018

    Part of the MELNYC celebration of Melbourne and New York

     

    This program was a reflection on the under-explored relationship between Markopoulos and the Australian experimental film pioneers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill.

    Markopoulos was one of the leading figures of the New American Cinema of the 1960s. During these years in New York, he created a singular, mythic, and poetic body of work, and made films with numerous leading NYC figures—Andy Warhol, Taylor Mead, Jasper Johns, W.H. Auden, Susan Sontag, Shirley Clarke, Allen Ginsberg, Jonas Mekas, and several others. But, by 1967, disillusioned with the American underground cinema, Markopoulos left for Europe with his partner Robert Beavers. He began to pull his films from distribution in the US and, in the early ‘70s, publicly announced his dissociation from New York’s Film-makers Co-operative and the New American Cinema. In Europe, he would develop his vision for a film archive and projection space for, and commensurate to, both his and Beavers’ films. This would be founded in the Temenos, near Lyssarea in Greece, which was conceived of as the fimmakers’ gift to future ideal viewers of their films, the “New Cinema Spectators”.

    The removal of his films from distribution is partially why Markopoulos remains so overlooked and under-seen. However, quite surprisingly, and luckily for all of us, as part of his exile from America, Markopoulos offered his films to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. In fact, during the early ‘70s, when Markopoulos was cutting his ties with New York’s film culture, he also started to publish for the newly-initiated, Melbourne film journal, the Cantrills Filmnotes (1971-2000), run by Arthur and Corinne Cantrill. The largely forgotten story of Markopoulos, and his less recognised connections with Australian film culture (and the Cantrills especially), inspired this program. This is a really rare opportunity to see Markopoulos’s and the Cantrills films—which are born of a similar commitment to the cathode medium itself; to “film as film”—in their intended, material formats.

    We hope you can join us for some or all of the screenings in July. Please share with anyone who may be interested.

    With best wishes,
    Audrey Lam and Keegan O’Connor

     

    1. Gregory J. Markopoulos: Mythopoet, Artist-Physician
      Monday, July 2, 6.30 start. Approx. 102 mins.
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    2. Gregory J. Markopoulos: The Illiac Passion
      Thursday, July 5, 6.30 start. Approx. 92 mins.
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    3. Markopoulos and the Cantrills: Portraits
      Monday, July 9, 6.30 start. Approx. 82 mins.
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    4. Markopoulos and the Cantrills: A Sense of Place
      Tuesday, July 10, 6.30 start. Approx. 91 mins.
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    More details: https://thelanguageoftheimage.tumblr.com/

     


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