Weekend On the Moon 2019

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

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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)

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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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