IFI & PLASTIK FESTIVAL 2017: IS IT ABOUT A BICYCLE?

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Humour is difficult to do well in art. It takes many forms and approaches, and there are countless attempts and examples; some of them exhilarating, some of them stupid, some of them even exhilaratingly stupid. In so-called experimental film, humour can often be a refreshing component in a cinematic mode.  This programme explores a particular, eclectic approach to humour in artists’ films, in which the mechanics of the medium itself play some role in the articulation of comedy and meaning.  Guest curated by filmmaker, curator and film preservationist Mark Toscano (USA), this programme features a diverse range of works by artists including Karissa Hahn, Dean Snider, Gus Van Sant and Lori Felker.

SCREENING PROGRAMME:

Karissa Hahn Regal (2015) 16mm  / 2.5min

Lori Felker Broken New: Disaster (2012) digital  / 4 min

Dean Snider HEY! (1981) 16mm  /  1fr

Alee Peoples & Mike Stoltz Spotlight on a Brick Wall (2016)  16mm  / 8 min

Curt McDowell A Visit to Indiana (1970) 8mm + 16mm / 10 min

Mariah Garnett Signal (2012) 16mm / 7 min

Chris Langdon The Last Interview with P. Passolini (ca.1975-76)  16mm / 6 min

Susan Rosenfeld Now Playing (1983) 16mm / 8 min

Mike Henderson Pitchfork and the Devil (1979) 16mm / 15 min

Robert Nelson The Awful Backlash (1967)  16mm / 14 min

Gus Van Sant Little Johnny (1972) 16mm /  1 min

Run time: 75 minutes

CURATED BY: Mark Toscano

This film is screening as part of the IFI & Plastik Festival of Artists Moving Image (March 24th – 26th) in association with the IFI, Lux and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

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