AVANT 2014 – Found and Excavated

La Cosa Nuestra Canas
Image from La Cosa Nuestra – Maria Cañas 2005

2014.09.26 – 2014.09.27

Karlstad, Cinema Arenan
Thimar/Westling Gallery

The theme of the 11th edition of AVANT is Found and Excavated. Films, videos and live performances based on re-edited found footage, or films that have been going through processes of decay and destruction, film that is in constant transformation, aesthetically or politically.

Friday evening begins with a selection of films by the German collective Schmelzdahin and continues with a live performance of the film Materia Obscura, made by the film alchemist and former Schmelzdahin member Jürgen Reble and with live music by the multimedia artist Thomas Köner.

Saturday opens with four films by Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet who have excavated new stories from well-known movies by re-editing and assembling them anew. After this follows a complete retrospective of the films by Schmelzdahin and a screening of Wolfgang Lehmann’s one hour long intense flickering journey into the fantastic world of nature documentaries. Saturday concludes with two programmes: The Spanish artist Maria Cañas’ political collages and a unique program with Soviet and Russian found footage film, curated by Masha Godovannaya.

During AVANT a selection of Maria Cañas’ videos will be exhibited in THIMAR/WESTLING GALLERY. The filmmakers and the artists are present during the screenings.

AVANT has been organized since 2002 and the 11th edition is arranged by Världsalltet and Film Studies at Karlstad University. “Found and Excavated” is sponsored by Karlstad University, Karlstad Municipality, Region Värmland and the Goethe-Institute.

For information and inquiries: john.sundholm@ims.su.se



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AVANT 2014: Found and Excavated/Karlstad 26-27.9. 2014.
Biograf Arenan/Cinema Arenan, Karlstad

Fredag/Friday 26.9

19.00 Öppning/Opening

Schmelzdahin I (Jochen Lempert, Jürgen Reble, Jochen Müller)

Stadt in Flammen (5 min) 1984
15 Tage Fieber (14 min) 1989
Flamethrowers (4 min) 1989

Jürgen Reble and Thomas Köner: Materia Obscura (45 min), live performance.

Lördag/Saturday 27.9

9.30 Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet

Locomotive (20 min) 2008
Meteor (15 min) 2011
Contre-jour (11 min) 2009
Cut (13 min) 2013

11.00 Wolfgang Lehmann

Dragonflies with Birds and Snake (61 min) 2012

13.30 Schmelzdahin (Jochen Lempert, Jürgen Reble, Jochen Müller)

Schmelzdahin II
In Diep Hust (5 min) 1984
Krepl (7 min) 1988
Schildmeyer Darlaten (9 min) 1989
Weltenempfänger (5 min) 1984
Exquisit Western (13 min) 1989

Schmelzdahin III
Aus den Algen (9 min) 1986
Weisspfennig (6 min) 1988
Der Trip (6 min) 1986
Der General (12 min) 1987
50°45’ N – 7°9’ E (4 min) 1983
Rumpelstilzchen (14 min) 1989

15.30 Maria Cañas

Holy Thriller (2 min) 2011
God is Laughing in the Sky (2 min) 2011
The Perfect Pig (16 min) 2006
Kiss the Fire (6 min) 2007
Kiss the Murder (8 min) 2008
La CosaNuestra (15 min) 2005

17.00 A Feast in Time of Plague, Russian found footage films curated by Masha Godovannaya

Boris Kazakov: The Nestlings Of The Sea (6 min) 1996
Yevgeny Yufit: Suicide Monsters (6 min) 1988
Masha Godovannaya: A Feast in Time of Plague (13 min) 2014
Kirilll Shuvalov and Vladimir Rannev: Room 3806 (5 min) 2004
Nodari Fedorov: Road of Life (12 min) 2005
Boris Kazakov: The Stakes (6 min) 1999
Yevgeny Yufit: Spring, (10 min) 1987
Masha Godovannaya: Give Me Back The Propeller (19 min) 2010
Boris Kazakov: Alphabet (4 min) 2004-2011
Irina Evteeva: A Horse, A Violin… And A Little Nervously (24 min) 1991

Under AVANT visar galleri Thimar/Westling utställningen “Of Archives and Animals”, videon av Maria Cañas During AVANT Gallery Thimar/Westling shows the exhibition “Of Archives and Animals”, videos by Maria Cañas.

Saturday 27.9 20.00-22.00

Mingle evening at THIMAR/WESTLING GALLERY. 100 kr including wine and something small to eat.

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