FACT: Another Version of Events: Liverpool Biennial 2016
Dates: 09/07/2016 - 16/10/2016
Another Version of Events
Every Thursday, 6pm, £7 / £5, book at www.biennial.com
A selection of films influenced by feature film genres including sci-fi, mockumentary, pseudo-documentary, mockbuster and ethnofiction is being screened every week throughout the Biennial. The programme looks at alternative realities, history and ‘sampling’, together with ethnography and social anthropology. Several Biennial artists have been invited to select and introduce feature-length works. Elsewhere, thematic screenings address distinct subjectsdrawn from themes arising in the Biennial artists’ practices, including choreography, ethnography, design and technology.
THURSDAY 14 JULY
News From Home
Dir. Chantal Ackerman, 1976, Belgium/France/USA, 85 min
A portrait of 1970’s New York City, punctuated by a monologue of letters to the filmmaker’s mother, alluding to the loneliness and isolation of the big city.
THURSDAY 21 JULY
Remote… Remote… Group Screening: To Camera
Dir. Michelle Deignan, 7 min
Jennifer Where Are You?
Lesley Thornton, 10 min
Dir. Valie Export, 10 min
My Name is Oona
Dir. Gunvor Nelson, 10 min
Man, Woman and Animal
Dir. Valie Export, 8 min
Selected by Jesse Jones. Short films exploring representations of the body and identity in public and private spaces.
THURSDAY 28 JULY
Dir. Juzo Itami, 1985, Japan, 114 min
Selected by Oliver Laric. Comedy ensues when a truck driver helps a young widow named Tampopo improve her roadside noodle restaurant.
THURSDAY 4 AUGUST
Stop Motion Group Screening:Jump (Hysterique Bourreé)
Dir. Charles Atlas in collaboration with Philippe Découflé, 1984, France, 14 min. 43 sec
Dir. Shahryar Nashat, 2014, Germany, 38 min
Two films that capture dance on screen and unique interactions with the camera.
THURSDAY 11 AUGUST
Celine and Julie Go Boating
Dir. Jacques Rivette, 1974, France, 193 mins
Selected by Mark Leckey. Celine, a magician, and Julie, a librarian, meet in Montmartre and wind up sharing the same flat, bed, fiancé, clothes, identity and imagination.
THURSDAY 18 AUGUST
Castle for Home Group Screening: H is for House
Dir. Peter Greenaway, 1976, UK, 9 min
At the House of Mr X
Dir. Elizabeth Price, 2007, UK, 20 min
Letter of Complaint
Dir. Rachel Reupke, 2015, UK, 9 min. 54 sec
Dir. Chris Marker 1985–90, France, 9 min. 4 sec
Short films by artists and filmmakers on the theme of domestic, interior and artificial habitats.
THURSDAY 25 AUGUST
Dir. Chris Marker 1983, France, 104 min
This mind-bending free-form travelogue charts late French filmmaker Chris Marker’s journey from Africa to Japan.
THURSDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
Paris Is Burning
Dir. Jennie Livingston, 1991, USA, 71 min
A cult classic following a community of Black and Latino gay and transgender New Yorkers, who find sustenance, creativity and family through dance and performance. Screening accompanied by a special performance.
THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
Dust Group Screening: The Coming Race
Dir. Ben Rivers, 2007, UK, 5 min
The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness
Dir. Basim Magdy, 2014, 11 min
Dir. Rosa Barba, 2014, UK/Germany, 40 min
Short films by artists and filmmakers on the theme of histories and landscapes.
THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World) AKA Turkish Star Wars
Dir. Çetin Inanç, 1982, Turkey, 91 min
This cult science fiction film is affectionately known as the Turkish Star Wars due to its bootleg use of clips from the official movie.
THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
Circuit Breaker Group Screening: Seduction of a Cyborg
Dir. Lyn Hershman-Leeson, 1994, France/USA, 8 min
Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen
Dir. Cecile B. Evans, 2014, 22 min. 30 sec
Dir. Jon Rafman, 2013, 14 min
Dir. Lu Yang, 2016, 15 min
Short films by artists who use new technologies in their work.
THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore
Dir. Mark Leckey, 1999, UK, 15 min
Taking found footage of British dance halls, discos and raves of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Leckey charts changes in style through the decades. Followed by other short works.
THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER
Nothing More (NADA +)
Dir. Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, 2001,Cuba, 88 min
Selected by Coco Fusco. Depicting the social and political struggles in present day Cuba, the film follows a young postal worker who dreams of joining her parents in Miami.
THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER
Dir. Ulrike Ottinger, 1981, Germany, 126 min
Set in former West Berlin, this uncompromising fantasy explores society’s outsiders in a boundary breaking cinematic epic of experimentation and visual extravagance.