Archive for the ‘Cinema and Video’ Category
Cult film-maker Sion Sono plays judge, jury and executioner on this reliably eccentric tale of three women (bourgeois housewife, married cop, ice-cool madame) in search of sexual ecstasy. Guilty of Romance is the final and most exhilarating part of Sono’s “hate” trilogy.
During next October and November 2012, Barcelona celebrates the WeArt Festival, an independent Contemporary Art event in Barcelona.
WeArt Festival opens a call in 7 disciplines: New Media, Video Art, Photography, Visual Arts, Illustration, Graffiti / Street Art and Written Word (Words), each one taking place in a different space, coordinated by an expert curator.
Are you interested in participating? You can apply on the festival website.
Durante los meses de octubre y noviembre de 2012 Barcelona celebrará el WeArt Festival, un festival independiente que abordará las distintas manifestaciones del Arte Contemporáneo en Barcelona.
WeArt Festival abre una convocatoria general con 7 disciplinas a concurso: New Media, Video Arte, Fotografía, Artes plásticas, Ilustración, Grafiti/Street Art y Palabras, presentando cada disciplina en un espacio diferente, que será coordinado por un comisario especializado.
¿Quieres participar? Puedes inscribirte en la página del festival.
“On the occasion of Berlin Gallery Weekend 2012 Peres Projects is very proud to present Whatever is Clever,, a solo exhibition by Belgium based Leo Gabin. Leo Gabin (Lieven Deconinck, Gaëtan Begerem and Robin De Vooght) have worked as a collective since the early 2000′s in media such as video, painting, drawing and sculpture and have taught as a collective at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent where they received their Fine Art degrees.
Leo Gabin take inspiration from the proliferation of user generated media on the internet and the until now undefined space straddling the public and private realms. Themes of sex, violence and celebrity which dominate these users’ experiences are filtered though Gabin’s collage based aesthetic and confrontational means of production. Gabin captures images from their video mash ups to silkscreen onto their paintings and ultimately incorporate the acetate used to create the silkscreens in their collages and totem like sculptures.
This recyclical use of imagery and media draws on the very function of social media and the ownerless, shared content which it consists of. Created in a singular moment of violent, collaborative exertion, these works shed light on the social media space and our collective identities within it.For their first solo show at the gallery, Leo Gabin will present a new body of work consisting of paintings, collages, sculpture and video works.
Whatever is Clever will be on view at Peres Projects Berlin (Mitte) from April 27th through June 23rd, 2012. Opening hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm and by appointment. ”
Via Peres Projects
La vie sexuelle des dinosaures by delphinehermans
The real-life relationship between two of the most controversial literary figures of the 20th century forms the basis for this drama. Anaïs Nin (Maria de Medeiros) is a struggling author trying to finish her first book, a study of the work of D.H. Lawrence. She also has a keen sexual curiosity that is not being satisfied by her sweet but unexciting husband, Hugo (Richard E. Grant). Through Hugo’s friend Richard (Kevin Spacey), Anaïs is introduced to Henry Miller (Fred Ward), a writer from America who shares Anaïs’ passion for both eros and literature; she is later introduced to June (Uma Thurman), Henry’s wife and a practicing bisexual.
While Anaïs is attracted to Henry, to her surprise, she’s even more strongly drawn to June; June, however, must return to America, and with her approval, Henry and Anaïs begin an affair. Anaïs’ newfound sense of sexual liberation leads her to several new lovers over the next several months, but she and Henry find themselves pursuing the same object of affection when June returns to Paris. Henry & June’s frank but tasteful treatment of sexual themes led the MPAA to threaten the film with an X-rating; instead, the film became the first feature released with the revised NC-17 classification.
Directed by Philip Kaufman; screenplay by Mr. Kaufman and Rose Kaufman, based on the book by Anais Nin; director of photography, Philippe Rousselot; edited by Vivien Hillgrove, William S. Scharf and Dede Allen; production designer, Guy-Claude Francois; produced by Peter Kaufman; released by Universal Pictures. Running time: 140 minutes. This film is rated NC-17.
Henry Miller…Fred Ward
June Miller…Uma Thurman
Anais Nin…Maria de Medeiros
Hugo…Richard E. Grant
Read the full review in the New York Times
This claustrophobic picture (aka L’Apollonide – Souvenirs de la maison close) is a frank, unexploitative account of life in a smart Parisian brothel in 1899 and 1900.
It demonstrates that la belle époque was less belle for the girls than for their wealthy clients, though better than walking the streets or working in a sweatshop. The film is superbly designed to suggest the oppressive, hypocritical haut-bourgeois decor, the obsessive eroticism that excludes real desire, and the languorous timelessness that makes one day like another. There is enough detail about money, cosmetics, hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases, theatrical deportment and authentic camaraderie to qualify the film as a kind of documentary. But a final coda offering a glimpse of whores in present-day Paris, waiting in the streets for passing motorists to pick them up, shows that plus ça change, plus c’est le même commerce. The movie’s most startling image is of an abused, once beautiful prostitute who imagines her client’s sperm turning into tears and flowing from her eyes.
Via The Guardian
Christopher Cumingham a través de sus vídeos provoca la reflexión sobre el sexo, la seducción e incluso la belleza. Las chicas protagonistas -obedientes- se exponen a las inquietudes del artista.
“Our society tends to draw distinctions between pornography and erotica, art and sex. On GIM@ we allow them to intersect without exclusivity as we seek to cross the boundaries between these categories to create a one-of-a-kind visual experience. Our content meditates on the value of the explicit and the unseen, the realities of hidden sexual desires and the beauty of actually making them come true.”