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INTERNAL SYSTEMS: films by Brakhage-Kren-Lowder-Rekveld-Sonoda
Echo Park Film Center
Los Angeles, CA
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INTERNAL SYSTEMS: films by Brakhage-Kren-Lowder-Rekveld-Sonoda
April 10, 2017 @ 8:00pm

Los Angeles Filmforum presents

films by Brakhage-Kren-Lowder-Rekveld-Sonoda

At Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N. Alvarado Blvd., LA, CA 90026

Featuring a rescheduling of #7 by Joost Rekveld!

This program of short silent films focuses on some different ways in which artists have explored spatiotemporal dimensions of cinema and the pictorial.  By employing or embracing systems of organization, these five films create a rich interplay between order and chaos, inviting the energy and materiality of the physical realm to challenge their attempts to order it.

The program begins with the extremely rarely seen 1973 Stan Brakhage film GIFT, representing the prolific masters only exercise in found-object filmmaking.  Rose Lowders Bouquets 1-10 (1994-95) and Kurt Krens 31/75 Asyl (1975) propose an approach to landscape akin to impressionism and cubism in which time has been exhilaratingly destabilized.  Eriko Sonodas Space is the Place (2011) deconstructs the corner of a room into puzzle-like fragments which are recomposed into a transforming spatial abstraction.  And finally, in a rescheduled appearance from our March 12 screening with him, Joost Rekvelds early epic #7 (1996) is a radically formalist hand-painted film which engages in a constantly shifting tension with the unruly materiality of its own making.

Curated by Mark Toscano.

Special thanks to Joost Rekveld and Light Cone for letting us reschedule the screening of #7!


Stan Brakhage, 1973, 16mm, color, silent 24fps, 2.5min.

Bouquets 1-10
Rose Lowder, 1994-95, 16mm, color, silent 24fps, 11.5min.

Space is the Place
Eriko Sonoda, 2011, digital, color, silent, 5m

31/75 Asyl
Kurt Kren, 1975, 16mm, color, silent 24fps, 8.5min.

Joost Rekveld, 1996, 16mm, color, silent 24fps, 32min.

Tickets: $10 general admission; $6 students (with ID)/seniors; free for Filmforum members.  

For more event information: www.lafilmforum.org, or 323-377-7238

This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and Bloomberg Philanthropies. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.  

Los Angeles Filmforum is the citys longest-running organization dedicated to weekly screenings of experimental film, documentaries, video art, and experimental animation. 2017 is our 42nd year.

Coming soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:
April 30  INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./] with Adam Khalil and Steve Holmgren in person! (@ Spielberg)

Memberships available, $70 single, $115 dual, or $50 single student
Contact us at lafilmforum@yahoo.com. Find us online at http://lafilmforum.org. Become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @LosAngFilmforum!


Echo Park Film Center (View)
1200 N. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
United States


Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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