WHAT TO LOOK AT THE MIEFF EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL IN THE ELECTRO-THEATER
From July 20 to July 23, Moscow's "Electrotheater Stanislavsky" will host the II Moscow International Festival of Experimental Cinema. In addition to the actual film and video art in his program, multimedia events like the performance of Dmitry Volkostrelov or the widget set by the Dutch researcher Esther Ulrus, who is engaged in the reconstruction of fossil film manufacturing and processing technologies (in Stanislavsky she will create a video composition on four 16 mm projectors). In general, the program of the festival is very extensive (there are only four retrospectives here). Vasily Koretsky - about what movie can not be missed on MIEFF under any circumstances.
Retrospective of Toshio Matsumoto
Toshio Matsumoto, one of the important figures of the Japanese "new wave" of the 1960s, is known primarily for his feature film "Funeral procession of roses" - a rather scandalous (at one time) picture describing the world of Tokyo's bohemian and half-light (the main character of the expressive "Procession" is a transvestite prostitute). In addition to the "Procession" in the filmography of Matsumoto - three more full-length paintings; However, the director's experiences in the big cinema had a character, rather sporadic and inconsistent. Exercises in the tight frame of the film format are only weak reflections of Matsumoto's experiments in video art and multimedia theater. His video works, on the contrary, demonstrate the meaningfulness of the method and the integrity of the reception. In the first half of the 1960s he was a documentaryist trying to give the social dock a poetic and not a publicistic form (similar black and white chronicles of the working people Tkachi Nishizdin and Stone's Song, a color film-essay "Mothers" shot on creative business trips In the USA and France). By the end of the decade, Matsumoto switched from poetic realism to pop art, parodying Duchamp and Warhol ("Metastasis") with the help of Scanimate's latest visual synthesizer or by assembling a chronicle of parties in a chaotic semblance of a music video. In 1973, the "Mona Lisa" was brought to Japan from the Louvre, and Matsumoto removed his most probably video work - "Mona Lisa", composed of a series of various reproductions of the portrait, processed by Scanimate.
translated from Russian by Dejan Stojkovski
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