11/7/18 // Underground International: Kurt Kren and Tomonari Nishikawa

Posted October 31st, 2018 in Co-Presentations, Events and Screenings, News / Events

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Underground International: Kurt Kren and Tomonari Nishikawa
Wednesday, November 7th 2018 // 7:00 PM
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tickets – $13.00 General Admission ($8.00 BAMPFA members)

Tomonari Nishikawa in person!

“This program’s cinematic duet highlights the intergenerational convergences and transcontinental connections animating the structural filmmaking tradition. Through the alternately contemplative and psychedelic works of Kurt Kren, a pioneering Austrian filmmaker, and Tomonari Nishikawa, a contemporary Japanese filmmaker living in the US, we explore the social and material undergrounds in which avant-garde film has been embedded, from a co-op basement in 1970s Amsterdam to the irradiated soil of present-day Fukushima. In their films, space and time compress and distend as the dis/junctures between the human eye and camera eye are explored, excited, exploited, excoriated. The seams burst open. The differences between reality and experience, apparatus and nature deliriously dissolve.” (Megan Hoetger and Patrick Harrison, curators)

Program includes:
42/83: No Film, Kurt Kren (1983)
Ten Mornings Ten Evenings and One Horizon, Tomonari Nishikawa (2016)
31/75: Asyl, Kurt Kren (1975)
Tokyo – Ebisu, Tomonari Nishikawa (2010)
46/90: Falter 2, Kurt Kren (1990)
23/69: Underground Explosion, Kurt Kren (1969)
30/73: Coop Cinema Amsterdam, Kurt Kren (1973)
Into the Mass, Tomonari Nishikawa (2007)
38/79: Sentimental Punk, Kurt Kren (1979)
Market Street, Tomonari Nishikawa (2005)
11/65: Helga Philipp Painting, Kurt Kren (1965)
Sketch Film #3, Tomonari Nishikawa (2006)
49/95: Tausendjahrekino, Kurt Kren (1995)
3/60: Trees in Autumn, Kurt Kren (1960)
Lumphini 2552, Tomonari Nishikawa (2009)
sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars, Tomonari Nishikawa (2014)