Views from the Avant-Garde 2010

Another bittersweet announcement, this time out of New York, where the line-up for the fourteenth annual Views From the Avant-Garde, as programmed by Mark McElhatten and Gavin Smith, was revealed.  As has come to be expected there is a mouth-watering mix of established masters and those a little bit further under the radar, leaving little doubt as to the revelatory nature of the weekend.  More descriptions/pictures to come as the details of the program are fleshed out...



The list is as follows:

Curated by Mark McElhatten and Gavin Smith. For its 14th year, Views offers an expanded edition, presenting four nights of New York and world premieres from the frontiers of innovative moving image making. Highlights include Robert Beavers’s The Suppliant, James Benning’s Ruhr, Nathaniel Dorsky’s Pastourelle, a restoration of Manoel de Oliveira’s Rite of Spring, and Phil Solomon’s three-screen American Falls. Also expect new work by Thom Andersen, Ute Aurand, Stephanie Barber, Mati Diop, David Gatten, Janie Geiser, Lewis Klahr, Dani Leventhal, Jeanne Liotta, Matt McCormick, Tomonari Nishikawa, Michael Robinson, Fern Silva, Deborah Stratman, Peter Tscherkassky and many others, plus nightly special Furman Gallery projection performances by Paul Clipson and Bruce McClure.

Thursday September 30

6:30 in the Furman Gallery

Pierre Clémenti: Inédite Bobines

Outtakes from the 16mm films of actor-director Pierre Clémenti France, c. 1965-75; 104m.

Friday October 1


Jean-Marie Straub

O somma luce Jean-Marie Straub, France, 2009, 18m.
Corneille–Brecht Jean-Marie Straub & Cornelia Geise, France, 2009, 80m.


Helga Fanderl
Super 8 to 16mm blow-ups


Birds at Checkpoint Charlie (Vögel am Checkpoint Charlie)
East Berlin (Ostberlin)
From the Empire State Building (Aus dem Empire State Building)
Wild Waters (Wilde Wasser)
Polar Bear (Eisbär)


Porte St. Denis
Columbus Circle
Rue Labat Mourning (Rue Labat in Trauer)
Mirrored Café (Spiegelcafé)
Hut (Hütte)
Tropical Garden in Spring Time (Jardin tropical im Frühling)


Tea Time (Teetrinken)
Red Curtain (Roter Vorhang)
c. 7m.

Dancing Water II (Wassertanz II)
For M. (Für M.)
Butterflies (Schmetterlinge)
After the Fire II (Nach dem Feuer II)
Sculpture and Water (Skulptur und Wasser)


Mist II (Nebel II)
Dancing Water I (Wassertanz I)
Mist I (Nebel I)
Künettegraben short (Künettegraben kurz)
Ingolstadt at Night (Ingolstadt nachts)
Oranges, Moon and Sun (Orangen, Mond und Sonne)
Cobwebs and Fishes (Spinnweben und Fische)


History is Homemade at Night: The Crazy, Beautiful World of Jeff Keen

Marvo Movie U.K., 1967, 5m.
Cineblatz, U.K., 1967, 3m.
Meatdaze U.K., 1968, 10m.
White Lite U.K., 1968, 3m.
Wail U.K., 1961, 5m.
Rayday Film U.K., 1968-1970/1976, 13m.
White Dust U.K., 1970-72, 33m.


Jennifer Montgomery

The Agonal Phase U.S., 2010, 42m.
Transitional Objects U.S., 2000, 19m.


Phil Solomon

American Falls Phil Solomon, U.S., 2010, 55m.
What’s Out Tonight Is Lost (restoration) U.S., 1983, 8m.


James Benning
Ruhr Germany/U.S., 2009, 120m.

Saturday October 2

12 noon

Mirror of Shadow and Cinders

Photofinish Figures (Il finish delle figure) Paolo Gioli, Italy, 2009, 9.12m.
A Thousand Julys Lewis Klahr, USA, 2010, 7m.
Marie Karen Yasinsky, USA, 2010, 5m.
Dissonant Manon de Boer, Netherlands/Belgium, 11m.
Ape of Nature Peggy Ahwesh, USA, 2010, 24m. double-screen version
The Soul of Things Dominck Angerame, USA, 2010, 15m.
Destination Final Philip Widmann, Germany, 2010 9m.
Valleys of Fear Erin Espelie, USA, 2010, 22m.
SHU (Blue Hour Lullaby) Philipp Lachenmann, Germany, 2008, 12m.


Station to Station

Crosswalk Jeanne Liotta, USA, 2010, 25m.
Servants of Mercy Fern Silva, Portugal/USA, 2010, 14m.
Rite of Spring (restoration) Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal, 1963, 99m
Print courtesy of Cinemateca Portuguesa-Museu do Cinema, presented in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art.


Visibility Unknown

The Flight of Tulugaq (O Voo de Tulugaq) André Guerreiro Lopes, Brazil, 8m.
New Year Sun Jonathan Schwartz, USA, 2010, 3m.
Trypps #7 (Badlands) Ben Russell, USA, 2010, 9.30m.
Burning Bush Vincent Grenier, USA, 2010, 9.5m
Materia Obscura Jürgen Reble, Germany 11.29m.
a loft Ken Jacobs, USA, 2010, 16m.
Mamori Karl Lemieux, Canada, 2010, 7.44m.
Union Paul Clipson, USA, 2010, 10m.
Parties visible et invisible d’un ensemble sous tension Emmanuel Lefrant, France, 2010, 7m.
Drifter Timoleon Wilkins, USA, 1996-2010, 26m.


Since You Were Here …
Dust Studies Michael Gitlin, USA, 2010, 9m.
Washes Norbert Shieh, USA, 2010, 8.40m.
Get Out of the Car Thom Andersen, USA, 2010, 35m.
Obscurando el Apartiemento Rosario Sotelo, USA, 2010, 3m.
Cry When it Happens (Llora cuando te pase) Laida Lertxundi, USA, 2010, 17m.
Night Shift Gretchen Skogersen, USA, 2010, 5m.
Future So Bright Matt McCormick, USA, 2010, 30m.

10:30pm in the Furman Gallery

Paul Clipson & Bruce McClure: two projection performances
Paul Clipson Super-8 projection performance with live music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
followed by

Sunday October 3

12 noon

Sea Scrolls

Atlantis Pieter Geenen, China/Netherlands, 2008, 11.18m.
Dining Cars Arianne Olthar, Netherlands, 2009, 15.5m.
Sea Series #7: Naufrage aux îles de Madeleine John Price, Canada, 2010, 3.39m.
Atlantiques Mati Diop, Senegal/France, 2009, 11m.
Distance Julie Murray, USA, 2010, 12m.
Travelogue Vincent Grenier, USA, 2010, 8.8m.
Shrimp Boat Log David Gatten, USA, 2010, 6m.
Blue Mantle Rebecca Meyer, USA, 2010, 34m.


Landing on the Edge

Place for Landing Shambavi Kaul, USA, 2010, 6m.
Hearts are Trump Again Dani Leventhal, USA, 2010, 14m.
Ray’s Birds Deborah Stratman, USA, 2010, 7m.
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails Fern Silva, Brazil/USA, 2010, 13m.
Slave Ship T. Marie, USA, 2010, 4m.
Someone Should Be Happy Here April Simmons, USA, 2010, 5m.
Razor’s Edge Stephanie Barber and Xav LePlae, USA, 2010, 44m.


bust chance Stephanie Barber, USA, 2010, 7m.
Love Rose Bobby Abate, USA, 2010, 13.7m.
Kindless Villain Janie Geiser, USA, 2010, 5m.
So Sure of Nowhere Buying Times to Come David Gatten, USA, 2010, 9m.
April Snow Lewis Klahr, USA, 2010, 10m.
Facts Told at Retail (after Henry James) Erin Espelie, USA, 2010, 7m.
Ghost Algebra Janie Geiser, USA, 2009 7.5m.
Tokyo–Ebisu Tomanari Nishikawa, Japan, 2010, 5m.
Possessed Fred Worden, USA, 2010, 8m.
These Hammers Don’t Hurt Us Michael Robinson, USA, 2010, 13m.


Song Cycle

Pastourelle Nathaniel Dorsky, USA, 2010, 16.5m.
Ouverture Christopher Becks, France, 2010, 5m.
The Suppliant Robert Beavers, USA/Switzerland, 2010, 5m.
Hanging upside down in the branches Ute Aurand, Germany, 2009, 15m.
Film for Invisible Ink, case no. 323: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST David Gatten, USA, 2010, 20m.
In a Year with 13 Deaths Jonathan Schwartz, USA, 2008, 3m.
One Eve Heller, USA/Austria, 2010, 4m.
Shibiyu-Tokyo Tomanari Nishikawa, Japan, 2010, 10m.
Beneath Your Skin of Deep Hollow Malena Szlam, Chile/Canada, 2010, 3m.
Gesturings Peter Herwitz, USA, 2010, 5m.
Day Dream Jim Jennings, USA, 2010, 7m.


Fatal Attractions: An Introduction to Black and White Magic

These Blaezing Starrs Deborah Stratman, USA, 2010, 14.4m.
Tranquility Sigfried A. Fruhauf, Austria, 2010, 6.30m.
To Another Josh Mabe, USA, 2010, 48sec.
Sugar Slim Says Lewis Klahr, USA, 2010, 7m.
Sorry Luther Price, USA, 2010, 14m.
Shutter Alexi Mani, Canada, 2009, 7m.
Floor of the World Janie Geiser, USA, 2010, 8m.
Toads Milena Gierke, Germany, 1997/2008, 6m.
Pigs Pavel Wojtasik, U.S., 2010, 7.45m.
Shadow Cut Martin Arnold, Austria, 2010, 4m.
Coming Attractions Peter Tscherkassky, Austria, 2010, 23.40m.
Total running time: 105.5m

10:30pm in the Furman Gallery

Paul Clipson & Bruce McClure: two projection performances
Paul Clipson Super-8 projection performance with live music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
followed by



David said...

Looks like there's probably going to be Dorsky in the NY area that week...

Jacob Waltman said...

For some reason I can't get the link to pull up, but yeah I've been told about it. It is going to be on Oct. 4, 6 and 8th. If only*...

*(as a consolation though the film study center will have his films)

Unknown said...

Is that site run by Dorsky himself?

Jacob Waltman said...

No it's not, it is maintained by a close friend of his...