• The Wish to be a Red Indian

    On: 20 gennaio 2020
    In: 2020, Senza categoria
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    «If one were only an Indian, instantly alert, and on a racing horse, leaning against the wind, kept on quivering jerkily over the quivering ground, until one shed one’s spurs, for there needed no spurs, threw away the reins, for there needed no reins, and hardly saw that the land before one was smoothly shorn heath when horse’s neck and head would be already gone». (Franz Kafka, “The Wish to be a Red Indian”, Meditations, 1904-1912)

    NOMADICA presents
    The Wish to be a Red Indian
    a film program curated by Riccardo Re
    January 31, 2020 – h21.00 (open at h19.30)
    Menomale, via de’ Pepoli, Bologna
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    Night Horse
    Jeroen Van Der Stock, Belgium | 2019 | HD | Sound | 19’
    A horse in different shapes, obscurity, digital artefacts and an electroacoustic soundscape are the main travelers on an abstract journey through the night. ​–A short film entirely based on footage from unsecured live surveillance cameras–


    Wishful Thinking
    Allan Brown, Canada | 2017 | Super8 | Sound | 13’
    Trotters come round the bend with Immanuel Velikovsky as race caller. Why can’t we believe in “if” anymore. “the audio interference that he (Brown) whips up and cycles has the effect of sounding like a brewing storm. The stuttering images of horse-drawn chariots again evoke a coming apocalypse. Is Brown wishing for the end of the world, or for aesthetic gale winds that can bring order to chaos?” (Greg deCuir, curator/programmer)


    Dreamland
    Allan Brown, Canada | 2018 | Super8 + HD | Sound | 13’
    Accented by collaged radio audio fog of alien invasion paranoia, oneiric images from Serbia fuse with the Canadian Shield of northern Quebec. Dreamland is a conjuring of spectres through hypnotic frequencies; a journey through alien landscapes and brutalist dreams.


    The Glass Note
    Mary Helena Clark, US | 2018 | HD | Sound | 9’
    In The Glass Note, a collage of sound, image, and text explore cinema’s inherent ventriloquism. Across surface and form, the video reflects on voice, embodiment, and fetish through the commingling of sound and image.


    D’étranges vues et de joyeux vestiges
    Guillaume Mazloum, France | 2018 | 16mm | Silent | 12’
    Accumulation of worried images, which were meticulously manipulated. Those strange views are accompanied by joyful vestiges, some words gleaned from renowned or dark poets, sometimes even from the enraged walls of the city. Those proud gleams, those removable faces, those moving bodies, become the elements of a research about vision and gaze, the protagonists of a nascent dialog, the traces of times and places that we still have to observe.


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  • Weekend On the Moon 2019

    On: 17 settembre 2019
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    Nomadica – Weekend On the Moon 2019 – October 31 / November 3 2019
    Bologna, Menomale, via de’ Pepoli 1/A

     

    Rigorous, polymorphic, intimate, and explosive in the making: with such a drive this cinema investigates humankind and its gaze, work, existence, sense of self and the whole. The films we will be dealing with during this long weekend don’t display opinions or collect judgments, instead, they are gestures, acts: they are unknown and limitless images that generate multiple thoughts in front of the eyes that reach out and look at them, tie and untie them, and desire them (from the Latin de-sidera, “drifting apart from the stars”).
    This Cinema has nothing to do with the traditional ways of producing, it doesn’t attempt to capitalize a thing, and lives in another space of action: an essential authorial and artistic act.
    The Weekend On the Moon (WOM) refers to two celebrations: the moon landing of 1969 and – ten years prior – the starting of the exploration missions of the satellite (the first experiments on the Moon, and the first images that moved away from Earth). It is explorations we deal with, we who travel through the hidden corners of an underground cinema in continuous expansion.
    Tens of films, created in recent years and premiering in Italy, organized in a kaleidoscopic program that follows a continuous movement inside and outside of the screen, from day to night. And then, three mornings dedicated to the dissemination of thought and experience: Three ways of talking Cinema. All while immersed in a lunar Wunderkammer, the Menomale Space, the heart of the city.

    Un fare rigoroso, polimorfo, intimo ed esplosivo: con tale spinta questo cinema indaga l’uomo, il suo sguardo, il lavoro, l’esistenza, la percezione di sé, del tutto. Quelli che trattiamo in questo lungo weekend non sono film che espongono opinioni, potenziali sommatorie di giudizio, ma sono gesti, atti: sono immagini sconosciute, sconfinate, che generano pensieri molteplici di fronte agli occhi che le raggiungono e le guardano, le fanno e le disfano, che le desiderano (dal lat. de-sidera “mancanza di stelle”).
    Un cinema che non ha nulla a che fare con le modalità di produzione comuni, che non cerca di capitalizzare un bel nulla, che vive in un altro spazio d’azione: atto autoriale e artistico essenziale.
    Weekend On the Moon (WOM) fa riferimento a due ricorrenze: l’allunaggio del 1969 e, dieci anni prima, l’avvio delle missioni di esplorazione del satellite (le prime sperimentazioni sulla Luna, le prime immagini che si allontanavano dalla Terra). Di esplorazioni si tratta, per noi che viaggiamo negli angoli nascosti di un cinema sotterraneo in costante espansione.
    Decine di film realizzati negli ultimi anni, in anteprima italiana, strutturati in un programma caleidoscopico, in un movimento continuo dentro e fuori dallo schermo, dal giorno alla notte. E poi tre mattinate dedicate alla diffusione del pensiero e dell’esperienza:
    Tre modi di parlare-il-cinema. Il tutto immerso in una wunderkammer lunare, il Menomale, l’esatto cuore della città.

    THURSDAY OCT 31

    ***

    h 18.00 – 19.00
    Selection 1

    h 19.00 – 20.30
    WOM focus: Sky Hopinka
    h 21.30 – 23.00
    Music sounds better with you
    h 23.00 ->
    Selection 2
    FRIDAY NOV 1

    h 10.30 – 13.00
    Three ways of talking Cinema #1
    breakfast with Found Footage Magazine, Revista Lumière, Walden Magazine

    h 16.30 – 18.00 🎥
    Selection 3
    Selection 4

    h 18.00 – 20.00 🎥
    Field Studies:
    Rose Lowder and Scott Hammen

    h 21.00 – 22.30
    WOM focus: Luca Ferri
    h 22.30 ->
    Dark with excessive bright
    SATURDAY NOV 2

    h 10.30 – 13.00
    Three ways of talking Cinema #2
    breakfast with Luca Ferri

    h 16.30 – 18.00
    Alcatraz revisited
    h 18.00 – 19.30 🎥
    Found Footage Cinema:
    Painting with film and light

    h 19.30 – 21.00 🎥
    WOM focus: Bruno Delgado Ramo
    h 22.00 – 23.00 🎥
    Nervous twitching
    h 20.00 – 24.00 🎥
    Canti Neri
    (new version for 2-4 projectors)

    installation by WarshadFilm,
    artistic duo from UnzaLab
    SUNDAY NOV 3

    h 10.30 – 13.00
    Three ways of talking Cinema #3
    breakfast with Chiara Seghetto – “Marco Melani, the man with the golden eye”

    h 16.30 – 17.30
    Between Trancendence and Immanence
    (Contemporary Turkish Exp. Films)
    h 18.00 – 19.30
    Selection 5
    h 19.30 – 20.30
    Selection 6
    ***

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    Nomadica – Weekend on the Moon 2019
    is created by / with the presence of / with the programs by / and thanks to:

    Francisco Algarìn Navarro, Zeynep Ayaşlıgil, Samantha Angeloni, Mattia Biancucci, Gianna Carbonera, Rinaldo Censi, Bruno Delgado Ramo, Federico Epifanio, Cecilia Ermini, Luca Ferri, Elena Fusconi, Martin Grennberger, Yavuz Gözeller, Tommaso Isabella, Christian Kühne, Fiona Lejosne, Marco Mago Magagnoli, Cristina Martinez, Sofia Mazzaglia, Giulia Mazzone, Stefano Miraglia, Naomi Morello, Alessandro Negri, Riccardo Re, Sofia Russo, Ines Schiller, Chiara Seghetto, Giuseppe Spina, UnzaLab, César Ustarroz.

    “Aspect of an eclipse of the Sun by the Earth, as it would appear as seen from the Moon.” Illustrated by James Nasmyth, 1874.

    With films by:

    Martin Arnold, Dianna Barrie, Prantik Basu, Alessandra Beltrame, Sarah Bliss, Dan Browne, Adrián Canoura, Linda Christanell, Charlotte Clermont, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Helena Deda, Bruno Delgado Ramo, Théo Deliyannis, Roger Deutsch, Lena Ditte Nissen, Tiziano Doria, James Edmonds, Zachary Epcar, Alex Faoro, Laurence Favre, Pedro Ferreira, Luca Ferri, Siegfried Fruhauf, Ariana Gerstein, Miriam Gossing, Tim Grabham (aka iloobia), Brittany Gravely, Samira Guadagnuolo, Vincent Guilbert, Sinan Güldal, Scott Hammen, Sky Hopinka, Roger Horn, Lara Kamhi, Chris Kennedy, Josh Lewis, Ken Linehan, Simon Liu, Rose Lowder, Jodie Mack, Jean-Jacques Martinod, Bori Máté, Ross Meckfessel, Luján Montes, Daniel Murphy, Naz Önen, John Price, Annalisa Donatella Quagliata, Lee Ranaldo, Georges Rey, Jay Rosenblatt, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Lee Anne Schmitt, M.M. Serra, Paul Sharits, Lina Sieckmann, Guli Silberstein, Claes Söderquist, Mike Stoltz, Deborah Stratman, Malena Szlam, Richard Tuohy, Esther Urlus, Zeno van den Broek, Josh Weissbach, Steven Woloshen.

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    Three ways of talking Cinema (breakfast with *) includes:
    Found Footage Magazine / Revista Lumière / Walden magazine; Luca Ferri; Chiara Seghetto (with the project dedicated to Marco Melani)

    ***

    In collaboration with:
    Menomale, UnzaLab, Revista Lumière, Magasinet Walden, Found Footage Magazine, Movimcat / The Moving Image Catalog,
    Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, La Camera Ardente

    Special thanks to:
    Lightcone, Sixpackfilm, The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    The moon, by Henry Draper (1863)

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