Black Rectangle by Rhayne Vermette

“Time has not been kind to Kasimir Malevich’s painting, Black Square. In 1915 when the work was first displayed the surface of the square was pristine and pure; now the black paint has cracked revealing the white ground like mortar in crazy paving.”

This film documents a tedious process of dismantling and reassembling 16 mm found footage. The film collage imitates functions of a curtain, while the recorded optical track describes the film’s subsequent destruction during its first projection.

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UDON by Usaginingen (Klaus Dinger + JAPANDORF)

Krautrock pioneer Klaus Dinger sadly passed away in 2008, but we haven’t heard the last of the former Kraftwerk member/Neu! co-founder/La Düsseldorf leader. In his later years, Dinger worked on a collaborative project under his La Düsseldorf banner that spawned the album Japandorf. Continue reading “UDON by Usaginingen (Klaus Dinger + JAPANDORF)”

Magia by Gérard Cairaschi

A young boy molds objects with clay that he then manipulates, combines and associates, in an obscure ritual. As the objects/representations he creates combine and develop a narrative, the fast alternation of images on the screen imbricate and shape images/apparitions that only the “lanterna magica” of cinema and the magic of editing allow. Magia means enchantment.

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