Article Expanded Cinema Unowned: Noise and Liveness in the Contemporary, published by the San Francisco Cinematheque, 2016
Authors: Steve Polta, Sally Golding; Editor: Steve Polta; Layout & Design: Tooth
Perpetual Motion documents San Francisco Cinematheque’s massive series of contemporary Performance Cinema, presented September–December 2016 at San Francisco’s Gray Area. The largest undertaking in Cinematheque’s 55-year history, this series convened Performance Cinema practitioners from around the world—including arc, Scott Arford, Biege, John Davis, Trinchera Ensamble, Keith Evans, Sally Golding, Ken Jacobs, Kerry Laitala & Voicehandler, Karl Lemieux & BJ Nilsen, Hangjun Lee & Jérôme Noetinger, Michael A. Morris, Bruce McClure, Greg Pope & Sult, Raha Raissnia & Panagiotis Mavridis, La Révélateur and Jürgen Reble—for 7 incredible convergences of once-in-a-lifetime sight and sound.
Dynamically designed by tooth, the hand-made Perpetual Motion ‘zine includes a live cinema manifesto by series curator Steve Polta, an essay surveying the field by renowned curator/historian (and performance cinema practitioner) Sally Golding and copious images of series participants. Available exclusively at the 2016 screenings, the Perpetual Motion ’zine publication is now available worldwide as a FREE digital download in pdf format.
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Issues In Contemporary Expanded Cinema
Issues in Contemporary Expanded Cinema: A discussion with Sally Golding and James Holcombe chaired by Cathy Rogers is a platform for thinking through concerns in materiality, presentation, community and politics in expanded cinema.
In this article Golding, Holcombe and Rogers discuss ideas of community, politics and the practical strategies of contemporary live film performance from both a practitioner’s and curator’s perspective.
The Contact Festival included the work of over 70 artists and filmmakers, featuring single-screen films, multi-screen/performance-related works and site-specific installations. Accompanied by a publication including discussion pieces by Luke Aspell and collective-iz (on collective practices), Sally Golding, James Holcombe and Cathy Rogers (on different manifestations of contemporary expanded cinema), and short essays by Maria Palacios Cruz (LUX, Deputy Director), William Fowler (BFI, curator of artists’ moving image) and Nicky Hamlyn (filmmaker and writer), plus complete listings.
Contact is a series of screenings, events and exhibitions, involving contemporary experimental film/video and other art forms, organised by Andrew Vallance and Simon Payne. Contact Festival took place in May 2016 at Apiary Studios, London. Funded by Arts Council England.