Courtisane Festival 2018March 29, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:50 pm
03: Robert Beavers – recent filmsSPHINX CINEMA
A new ‘order’ of recent films by Robert Beavers (Courtisane Artist in Focus 2011). Often, the editing of one film is interlaced with the shooting of the next one, proposing an endless cycle of watching, filming, viewing, living. As he has said “A continuity develops for the filmmaker between the physical structure of the medium and each action involved in the filming, whether simple or complex and this bodily sense is extended in other ways during the editing”. The program includes two new films, Among The Eucalyptuses (presented at the Whitney Biennial in 2017) and “Der Klang, die Welt…”.
In the presence of Robert Beavers.
Robert Beavers will meet and talk with students of KASK media arts department on FRI 30 March.
MASTERCLASS KASK / School of Arts
In collaboration with KASK media arts department.
Galaxie – Punto de Vista festival – Pamplona, SpainMarch 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmBALUARTE Congress Hall and Auditorium of NavarreBaluarte Square, Pamplona Navarre 31002, Spain
Section: Correspondences: Films as LettersProgram 1: Emotional Constellations
Jonas Mekas, Susan Sontag, Shirley Clarke, Allen Ginsberg, the Kuchar brothers and Jasper Johns are some of the 33 subjects Markopoulos visited in their homes or studios to portray in Galaxie. Winding back every time the reel came to an end, their identities grew with each layer. For the seventh shoot, he asked each to choose a personal object (a drawing, a postcard, a photo, a toy, a mask, a crucifix). The constellation of emotions arises from the encounter between the confined actions of those portrayed and the filmmaker’s single frames, fades, occasional ham-fisted lens work, sinuous movements and in-camera editing.
GALAXIE. Gregory Markopoulos.1966. 16mm., 82’, sonora.
Galaxie – Metrograph Cinema – New YorkMarch 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - March 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pmMetrograph7 Ludlow Street,, NYC United States
Gregory Markopoulos, one of the most revered and acclaimed of American avant garde filmmakers, decamped for Europe in 1967, and, angry at the state of exhibition, removed his works from distribution in the mid-1970s. To this day, every screening of a Markopoulos movie is an event—and this one is no exception. Screening one night only and presented by filmmaker Robert Beavers, Galaxie is among Markopoulos’ supreme achievements: silent save for the chime of a ritual bell, it collects disarming filmed portraits of thirty men and women of the New York art world in the mid-’60s, including W.H. Auden, Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg, Shirley Clarke, and Jasper Johns, and pillars of the filmmaking community like Jonas Mekas and the Kuchar brothers, images edited and overlaid in-camera by Markopoulos and his trusty Bolex. A singular celebration of an extraordinary, brilliant, and fiercely uncompromised body of film art.
Cairo & BarcelonaFebruary 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Film Implosion – Cairo
Films by Gregory Markopoulos and Robert Beavers were shown at the Film Implosion exhibition at the Medrar Center for Contemporary Art in Cairo, Egypt.
Film Implosion is an exhibition dedicated to Swiss experimental cinema, curated by Temenos friends François Bovier and Adeena Mey.
Xcèntric – Barcelona
On February 22nd, 2018, our friends at Xcentric (the film society of the CCCB) will present Markopoulos’s portrait film Eros, O Basileus along with three more films by Robert Beavers. For more information please visit Xcèntric’s website.
Films by Gregory Markopoulos – Projections of Memory – Museum of the Moving ImageJanuary 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmMuseum of the Moving Image36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria NY 11106, United States
Part of Projections of Memory, a series of screenings curated by Richard Suchenski, based on his book Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film (2016, Oxford University Press)
Ming Green (1966, 7mins. 16mm)
Sorrows (1969, 6 mins. 16mm)
Bliss (1967, 6 mins. 16mm)
Eniaios IV, Reel 2 (Bliss re-edited, 40 mins.)
Gregory Markopoulos was a legendary and essential figure in the film avant-garde, making exquisite work that was purely cinematic in form, but also deeply tied to the mythological and poetic strands of the history of art and literature. His 16mm films have been lovingly restored and preserved by Robert Beavers. This is a rare opportunity to see a selection of his finest work.