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Scratch Projection / 11 décembre 2018

FOUND SOUNDS - A RETROSPECTIVE OF BARBARA METER’S AVANT-GARDE FILMS

Screening introduced by Mónica Savirón

In the early 1970s, in need of a critical response to the commercialization of film production and programming, Barbara METER (Netherlands, b. 1939) co-founded the Electric Cinema. Run by members of the Amsterdamse Film Coop, and STOFF (the Studio for the Development of Film and Film Manifestations), the theater became the epicenter of Dutch independent and avant-garde filmmaking. At the Electric Cinema, Meter curated international avant-garde and expanded cinema programs. After that, she co-created POLKIN (Political Kinema) and made documentaries as part of activist and feminist movements.

In her avant-garde films, Barbara METER pushes the cinematic medium forward with her unique way of repurposing documents and audio recordings, utilizing an innovative, masterful application of optical printing techniques. She manipulates the images and reworks found sounds to find and create a personal expressive mode. Her essay ‘Looked for and Found: On Archival and Found Footage Film’ was written in 1995 for the London School of Printing, and continues to be of radical importance. After many years of work, the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, working closely with the artist, has preserved Meter’s films in all their delicacy and complexity. This all-celluloid program has been curated by Mónica Savirón, and organized in partnership with EYE Filmmuseum.

Mónica Savirón wishes to thank Simona Monizza, Edith van der Heijde, Marleen Labijt, Guy Edmonds, Karel Doing, Emmanuel Lefrant, and Barbara Meter.

FOUND SOUNDS

Tuesday 11 December 2018 at 20h30 - 6.80 € (tarif unique)



LAMENTO
by Remco CAMPERT
2012 / enregistrement son / sonore / 2' 49
ARIADNE
by Barbara METER
2004 / 35mm / couleur / sonore / 12' 00
APPEARANCES
by Barbara METER
2000 / 16mm / n&b / sonore / 18' 00
CONVALESCING
by Barbara METER
2000 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 3' 00
SONGS FOR FOUR HANDS
by Barbara METER
1970 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / 4' 00
STRETTO
by Barbara METER
2005 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / 6' 00
PORTRAITS
by Barbara METER
1972 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / 6' 00 / double écran
A TOUCH
by Barbara METER
2008 / 16mm / couleur / sonore / 13' 00

MORE INFORMATION

address Studio des Ursulines
10, rue des Ursulines
75005 Paris
France
email lightcone@lightcone.org
related links www.barbarameter.com
FOUND SOUNDS - Programme de Eye Filmmuseum
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