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Experimental cinema

 
 
Nicole Brenez - Nous sommes d’accord avec tout ce qui a lutté et lutte encore depuis le début du monde - Introduction au cinéma lettriste
2020
French edition
Light Cone
forthcoming
A presentation of the key figures and the basic concepts of Lettrist cinema, which prefigured the breakthroughs of the nouvelle vague and the experiments of expanded cinema.
Germaine Dulac - What is cinema?
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Light Cone
forthcoming
The first published edition of Germaine Dulac's What is Cinema?, almost 75 years after its creation, illuminates the vital role of this pioneer of the 1920s French avant-garde, as an innovator of modern cinematic thought, who was reflecting, early on, in a sustained and analytical way about what cinema is.
Paolo Gioli - Impressions sauvages
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
forthcoming
Retrospective monograph of the photographer and filmmaker Paolo Gioli, an active member of the Italian avant-garde of the 1970s: an overview of his work, with a dozen essays, an interview and the artist's writings.
Minor Cinema - Experimental Film in Switzerland
2020
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
An archeology of Swiss experimental film.
Jonas Mekas - Transcript 04 44\' 14\
2020
bilingual edition (English / Lithuanian)
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
Full transcript of Mekas's Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR: a five-hour-long film made up of footage from US television newscasts covering the independence of Lithuania and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Stephen Barber - Film\'s Ghosts - Tatsumi Hijikata\'s Butoh and the Transmutation of 1960s Japan
2019
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
An essential book for readers engaged with film and performance, urban cultures and architecture, and Japan's experimental art and its histories.
Antonio Grulli - Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Diary
2019
English edition
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
A travel diary / a screenplay.
Emmanuelle K. - L\'oiseleur
2019
French edition
Supernova - Books
A courtly tale that takes the form of prose poems, dedicated to Surrealist artist Benjamin Péret. Written by Emmanuelle K., poet, storyteller, video artist, and companion of the Situationist International.
Babette Mangolte - Selected Writings - 1998-2015
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
A collection of texts by the French-American photographer and filmmaker in which she reflects on her artistic practice and discusses her collaborations with other filmmakers, artists, dancers and choreographers such as Marina Abramović, Chantal Akerman, Trisha Brown, and Yvonne Rainer.
Michael Snow - The Last LP (vinyl LP)
2019
Song Cycle Records
Michael Snow's The Last LP is an extraordinary collection of tracks “of rare music derived from threatened, obsolete, or now-extinct cultures from around the world” that although the claiming of being field recordings of ancient musical experiences, are in fact pieces played, conceived and recorded by the artist himself.
Dziga Vertov - Le ciné-œil de la révolution - Écrits sur le cinéma
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
A collection of texts by Soviet avant-garde filmmaker and theoretician Dziga Vertov, including a critical apparatus and visual documents.
Ellen Cantor - A history of the world as it has become known to me
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Publication focusing on Cantor's final project Pinochet Porn (2008–16)—an epic experimental film taking the form of a soap opera about the intimate life of people under the military dictatorship of Chile. A dramatic, transgressive and explicitly feminist work, embodying and radically extending Cantor's multifaceted artistic practice.
Montage - Une anthologie (1913-2018)
2018
French edition
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
sold out
An anthology of texts devoted to cinematographic editing (Eisenstein, Tarkovski, Bazin, Godard, Wiseman, van der Keuken, Deleuze, Agamben...), from the beginning of the 20th century to today.
Keren Cytter - The Brutal Turtle
2018
English edition
CEC (Centre d'édition contemporaine)
Second in a trilogy of children's books, The Brutal Turtle tells the story of a Turtle wandering in the desert, trying to reach the animal farm. Facing cruel obstacles during his journey, he becomes angry and terrorizes the farm's people once he arrives at the farm. A tale on power's relativity, hate, violence, and on the importance to be nice.
Keren Cytter - The Furious Hamster
2018
English edition
CEC (Centre d'édition contemporaine)
The last in a trilogy of children's books, this publication tells the story of a hamster stuck between the pages of a book. Wishing to escape to discover the animal farm, he will find the help of his own fleas. A story about caring and learning, by artist Keren Cytter.
Gianfranco Baruchello - Archive of Moving Images - 1960-2016
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The publication is the first comprehensive study of Baruchello's relationship with the moving image from the sixties on.
Paolo Gioli - Etruschi Polaroid 1984
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
This publication features an unpublished series of artworks by artist Paolo Gioli based on polaroid images of etruscan funerary sculptures set in the Italian city of Volterra. The volume is supplemented by a text on Volterra by novelist D. H. Lawrence, and an essay by historian of photography Roberta Valtorta.
 Workshop of the Film Form / Warsztat Formy Filmowej -
2018
bilingual edition (English / Polish)
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
An overview of the works of the avant-garde group Warsztat Formy Filmowej (WFF), pioneers of video art in Poland and structural cinema in Central and Eastern Europe between 1970 and 1977. The publication examines all of the aspects of the WFF's activity, as well as their pedagogical heritage.
Ben Rivers - Ways of Worldmaking
2018
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First comprehensive monograph on British experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers.
Robert Breer - Robert Breer A à Z
2018
French edition
Light Cone
currently out of stock
A self-portrait (a collection of Robert Breer's interviews, correspondence and statements over fifty years).
Du film performatif
2018
French edition
it: editions
Mapping the practices of performative cinema today.
Józef Robakowski - Nearer–Farther
2017
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First major catalogue dedicated to one of the biggest representatives of Polish art and experimental cinema, Józef Robakowski. The publication presents some of the artist's most significant works and his research on the language of film and montage. It includes and interview with Marina Abramović, one of Robakowski's colleague at the time of the Soviet Union.
Érik Bullot - Le film et son double - Boniment, ventriloquie, performativité
2017
French edition
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
An investigation on the performative future of cinema, followed by two studies on Lettrist's cinema and on the end of the projectionist.
Early Video Art and Experimental Films Networks
2017
English edition
ECAL (Lausanne University of Art and Design)
currently out of stock
An international history of video art and experimental cinema networks in the early 1970s: the volume casts a new eye on various exhibitions, broadcasts and production and distribution structures, including a case study on Jonas Mekas' Anthology Film Archives.


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