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no title - Petr Šafařík
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Artist and filmmaker Graeme Thomson is co-founder with Silvia Maglioni of TERMINAL BEACH - a cross-media art platform to investigate new configurations of image, sound, text and spectatorship (2005) - they have made films and photo-essays, sound and videoinstallations, solo and group exhibitions, performances, experimental radio shows as well as publishing numerous texts.
In 2009 they completed their first feature film, Facs of Life, which draws on encounters with a number of former students of Gilles Deleuze, navigating between the terrains of documentary, fiction, essay and video art to explore aspects of Deleuze's philosophical legacy. The film received its world premiere at FID-Marseille 2009, and has since been shown at numerous international festivals and art spaces including BAFICI, JIHLAVA, Il Vento del Cinema, Ludwig Museum, TATE Britain, Fundação Clovis Salgado, Serralves Contemporary Art Museum and 16beaver. Redeploying elements of Facs of Life and its research archive, the duo have also created a series of exhibitions exploring the idea of 'exploded' cinema: "Inarchivé – explosition d’un film", a dispersion of the film's components around the city of Marseille (Les Instants Vidéo in association with FID), "blown up ! à la recherche des élèves de Gilles Deleuze", an 'eventwork' combining multimedia installation, dance, sound art, performance, lectures, screenings and discussions in a live spatial montage (Mains d’Oeuvres Art Centre, Paris) and "twice torn from time", a four-screen installation of the film (UCSB gallery, Santa Barbara).
Together with Through the Letterbox, a high-definition 'refilming' of the video archive of Gilles Deleuze's seminar at Vincennes, and Wolkengestalt, considering September 11 and its aftermath through the prism of Goethe's meteorological diaries, their other films include Ghosts of Chance, The balade of Dèsastronaute #1 and Statues.
Their work has been presented in various international institutions and art foundations including TATE Britain, Museum Ludwig, 16beaver, Fondazione Pistoletto, European Media Art Festival, Fundação Clovis Salgado, Bétonsalon, Amsterdam Film Experience, Maison Rouge, Gasworks, Stedelijk Museum, Kunstenzentrum Z33, Telic Arts Exchange, Goldsmiths, ENS, Museu de Arte Contemporânea Serralves, UCLA, Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Museo MALBA.
Graeme Thomson is currently living in Paris where he is working with Silvia on a new feature film, GIRL FROM THE NOUVELLE VAGUE.
Statues (60´, Italy, 2003)
Wolkengestalt" (13, Italy, 2007)
Facs of Life (116´, France, Italy, United Kingdom 2009)
Through the Letterbox (125´, France, 2009)
Ghosts of Chance (7´, France, 2010)
The Girls From the Nouvelle Vague (Film in progress, 2011)
Facs of Life (Orig.) / 2009 / France, Italy, United Kingdom / 115 min
Facs of Life is a ﬁlm of conceptual/poetic dispositifs that charts trajectories of those affected by Gilles Deleuze’s laboratory of machinic thought at the Centre Expérimental Universitaire de Paris 8 – Vincennes (1969-1980).
no title - Petr Šafařík
Canadian artist Peter Mettler makes films that turn viewers across the world into addicts. By means of optical illusions, layering of images and changes of perspective, Mettler brings a brand new, so far unknown sensory experience. Watch the director’s retrospective from April 21 to May 4!
- 21.4.2014 -
How can the audience participate in a film premiere actively? DAFilms.com offers to the Czech and the Slovak viewers a unique chance to create a visual material presented during the local day and date release of SACRO GRA, the first documentary winner of the Venice Film Festival. How to do it? Here is the outline! We are very sorry, but the text is available only in Czech.
- 16.4.2014 -
How important can the role of politically engaged art in the times of political repression and wild transformation be? When does it become impossible to stay silent; and is political art the right way to speak out loud? DAFilms.com spoke about these questions with Andrey Gryazev, director of the documentary film Tomorrow.
- 14.4.2014 -