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Athanasia (2017) | Film now available

Athanasia (2017)
Project by Fred L’Epee
Music composer Rey Eisen
Produced by Helicon Films

Genre Experimental fiction
Year 2017
Duration 05mn. 30s

Synopsis
“When this corruptible body has assumed its incorruptibility, and this mortal body has clothed itself with immortality (athanasia), then the word that is written will be fulfilled: Death has been engulfed in victory”
(1 Corinthians 15 : 54)


Helicon Films 

Executive producer:
Fred L’Epee
Co-producer:
Jean-Baptiste Lozac’h

Filed under: Art, Avant-garde, Cinema, Concept, Copyleft, Creative Commons, Digital, Experimental, Films, Movie, Music, Online, Production, Project, Sound, Uncategorized, Video, Videoart

Official selection | Film ‘Fahrenheit 4.33’ MADATAC 8th Edition (Madrid, Spain)

Fahrenheit 4.33 (2016)
MADATAC 8th Edition
From January 12 to February 5, 2017
Cultural Center Conde Duque
Madrid (Spain)

MADATAC is an independent and non-profit springboard, with an cultural diversity approach for cutting edge experimental and new media audio-visual culture, that particularly values innovation, originality and risk-taking art projects.

This unique and leading international event take ‘s place in Madrid (Spain) each December within the city Mile of Art. Our objective is encourage the participation of citizens in the fields of audiovisual art, video art, digital new media art culture and to promote the exchange of knowledge between professionals with collaborative projects which serve as a collective laboratory were artists can present their most recent creations to the greater public, critics, commissioners, scholars from university institutions, curators, collectors, institutions and companies, as well as other trained members the community.

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This is intended to support and spotlight rising investigations, research work and papers on this field employing new technologies, awarding creative excellence of artists who best fuse in a single work technology and imagination and challenge conventional cinematic narratives, in order to build worldwide networking intercultural bridges between regions, artists and organizations overturned towards the most transforming future art.

Program: Festival guide to audio-visual digital art in Madrid: https://issuu.com/madatac/docs/catalogo_madatac_08_lectura

Website: http://madatac.es/

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Work in Progress ‘Athanasia’ (2017)

Athanasia (2017)
Film by Fred L’Epee
Music Composer Rey Eisen
Helicon Films
Soon released in the upcoming weeks.

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Helicon Films is an independent film production company based out of Switzerland and the United States that produces short films. The films are three to twenty-four minutes in running time. The films are in black and white, in color, or in a combination of both. The genre for these films is experimental with an emphasis on exploring existential themes. We produce three or four films per year. There are three divisions of our production company: production, preproduction, and postproduction.

Helicon Films
Executive producer:
Fred L’Epee
Co-producer:
Jean-Baptiste Lozac’h

Website: https://fred-lepee.com/production/

 

Filed under: Art, Avant-garde, Copyleft, Creative Commons, Digital, Experimental, Films, Production, Project, Sound, Uncategorized, Video, Videoart

20th International Festival Videomedeja 2016

The White Widow (2015) is selected for the 20th International Video Festival Videomedeja wich will held from October 21-23th 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art (Novi Sad, Serbia)

International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA is basic activity of the Video Art Association VIDEOMEDEJA. This is an annual non-profit event lasting for a few days.

Festival consists of the competitive program and various accompanying programs which, depending on the current productions and conception, happens on the different locations in Novi Sad and elsewhere.

As part of the program, festival focuses on art projects that combine images and sound, advanced communication, objects, in a symbiotic or avant-garde style; of videos, documentaries and short films, digital animation, media installations, interventions in the exhibition area, interactive and robotic objects, url projects, open source applications, live audiovisual performances, electronic music, advanced technologies in artistic practice.

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Accompanying programs are realized in forms of projections, installations, performances and TV shows broadcasted on both local and national TV stations.

International Jury selects the best works for the following awards:
Sphinx Award is for the best Video. Bogdanka Poznanovic Award is for the best Media Installation, Live piece, Software, URL. Lunartis Award is for the best graduate film. Depending on the design of the program sometimes there’s Audience Award.

Renowned artists, prominent critics, theoreticians, producers, distributors and journalists from all over the world are regular guests of the Festival.
The festival is being distributed and promoted in the form of presentations, promotional catalogs, Internet, different mass media in Serbia and abroad.

Festival objectives:
Presentation of the latest video works and new media projects and promotion of innovative artistic forms. Contribution to the development of visual arts production and theory. International cooperation, encouraging intercultural dialogue. Education of students, affirmation of young artists. Raise of the technological literacy of the local surrounding. Promotion of new cultural strategies in relation to the cultural establishment. Demystification of new media and new technologies. Presentation of the new concept of media campaign.

Website: http://videomedeja.org/
Program: http://videomedeja.org/festival-2016/screening-2016/?lang=en

Filed under: Art, Avant-garde, Award, Cinema, Digital, Event, Exhibition, Experimental, Expo, Festival, Films, Project, Screening, Video, Videoart

Derive (2016) | Film now available

Derive (2016)
Film by Fred L’Epee and Jean-baptiste Lozac’h.
Music by William Ryan Fritch.
Helicon Films

 

 

Genre Experimental/Fiction
Year 2016
Duration 15mn. 50s.

 

Between an inexhaustible past and a non-unfoldable future: a chase after the horizon and some areas of refuge. Between what we believe, what we lived and what we would like to live. Life, perhaps…-Synopsis

 

Helicon Films 2016
This work is licensed under Creative Commons.
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.

 

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Festival of Sound Video Art
 | Activa 2016 (Aviles, Spain)

We are very proud to announce that film “The White Widow” has been selected to be screened as part of ACTIVA 2016 | Festival of Sound Video Art at the Municipal Center of Arts & Exhibitions (CMAE) from 19th January until 19th February to Aviles (Spain)

 

 

Jaime Rguez is pleased to send the invitation for the exhibition ‘ARTE ALTER’ which will be screened to the “12th edition SINEDIE” as well as the continuous projection of selected works “ACTIVA’2016”. This event opens on January 19, 2016 from 18pm. and will be on display until 19 February in the CMAE. Municipal Arts Center & Exhibitions of Aviles, Spain.

 

Festival of Sound Video Art
 "Activa 2016"

 

The term sound-videoArt pretends to give a new concept to the digitalized works in which sonorous-musical creativity and image in video are combined to generate a symbiosis that is shown as an audiovisual canvas in movement.

The exhibition is directed by Jaime Rguez and coordinated by Encarnación Domingo with Jaime Rguez . The Municipal Foundation of Culture of the City of Avilés will publish a reasoned exhibition catalog written by Juan Carlos Aparicio Vega.

 

More info: http://www.kaosart.org/ACTIVA/2016/ACTIVA-2016.htm
Official websitehttp://www.kaosart.org/

 

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Solar Love | Award winner @DOTR FF 2015 Cineclub Detour (Roma, Italy)

We are pleased to announce that film “Solar Love” (2015) is Award winner in the section of Experimental Cinema of “DETOUR ON THE ROAD FILM FESTIVAL 2015”, Cineclub Detour (Roma, Italy).

 


 

DETOUR ON THE ROAD FILM FEST 2015

Edition – Landscape / Escape. Landscapes / Escape routes.
International festival of independent cinema on the road, wandering and border, disorientation and drifts psychogeographic. An international independent film festival, both on the road and borderline. Errant images, displacements and Psychogeographical drifts.

 

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The cultural association DETOUR is active in Rome since 1997. It manages a screening room of more than seventy places in the historic center of the city, recently renovated and expanded, offering for its members an eclectic program of screenings and talks selecting cinema, music and theater, exhibition of visual art media, photography and painting, book presentations and cultural events in Rome and Lazio.

Detour film adheres to the FICC (Italian Federation of Film Societies) since its establishment in December 2014 and is affiliated all’ENAL (National Support Workers)

 

DOTR ff 2015 | Palmares | Award Winners:
http://www.cinedetour.it/newsletter/2015/12/06/dotr-ff-2015-palmares-award-winners/

Official website: http://www.cinedetour.it

 

 

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Solar Love (2015) | International Film Festival “On the road ” (Roma, Italy)

Solar Love (2015)
Official selection
International Film Festival “On the road”
November 18th to December 5th 2015
Detour Cinema (Roma, Italy)

 

 

DOTR FF 015 , International Film Festival “On the road”. Landscapes and Escape routes is the theme of this year : Wonderland in erosion with changing landscapes, the possibility and impossibility to escape from when the landscape is no longer home. The Presidents of the Jury for the three competition sections are: the critic Roberto Silvestri , director Daniel Cyprus and computer artist Ida Gerosa . A section out of competition with world premieres ; a silent film masterpiece Brazilian surrealist , limit , live soundtrack by Mike Cooper and Alipio Carvalho Neto , one of the greatest exponents of the musical world , as a special event final.

 

International Film Festival "On the road "

 

Official program:
http://www.cinedetour.it/newsletter/2015/12/27/detour-on-the-road-film-fest-015-official-selection-2015-in-competition/

Official website:
wwww.cinedetour.it

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Helicon Films available on Vimeo

Helicon Films

Helicon Films is an independent film production company based out of Switzerland and the United States that produces short films. The films are three to twenty-four minutes in running time. The films are in black and white, in color, or in a combination of both. The genre for these films is experimental with an emphasis on exploring existential themes. We produce three or four films per year. There are three divisions of our production company: production, preproduction, and postproduction.

Executive producer:
Fred L’Epee
Co-producers:
Jean-Baptiste Lozac’h
Ed Alvarado

Official website: https://vimeo.com/channels/heliconfilms

Helicon Films production:
http://fred-lepee.com/production/

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Festival Cel·AV | Art Center of Central Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain)

BIPOLAR (2014)
1rst edition of Festival Cel·AV | Vídeo a Konvent
Contemporary Art Center of Central Catalonia
From 18th to 20th September
Barcelona (Spain)

 

 

The collective project of “HearteartH” will be presented to Barcelona, at the festival Cel·AV | vídeo a Konvent! On 18th, 19th and 20th September will be held the first edition of Cel·AV. A videoart festival organized by Konvent, the Contemporary Art Center of Central Catalonia specialized in new artistic languages and the relationship between culture and territory.

 

Festival Cel·AV | vídeo a Konvent

 

The curators of HearteartH prepared a presentation of all the videos so far involved in the project, for the dissemination of video art and especially for Konvent. Videos from around the earth show the huge variety of sensibilities and techniques approaching the theme of HearteartH, and thus are employed to show our world. The peculiarity of this presentation is that there will be fragments of all the videos of the collective project so it is going to be an intense artistic mosaic, inciting to complete the visions on our own.

 

Participating video- and sound artists: Pendar NasserSharif, Jean François Réveillard, ZIL & ZOY (Silke Kuhar & Zoy Winterstein), Tariq Abdus-Sabur, Juan Behrens, Sonia Laura Armaniaco aka §vonica, Ocadium, Sebastian Wiedemann, Max Cooper and Tom Hodge, Murat Sayginer, Shiri Malckin, Maria Felix Korporal, Astrid Astra Indricane, Rafael C Teles, Gianluca Shango Pellegrino, Lino Strangis, Volker Harrach, Larry Wang, Marcantonio Lunardi, Kent Tate, Bob Peterson, Marzena Brandt, Viviana Boscardin, Edoardo Pistolesi Somigli, Duo Strangloscope (Cláudia Cárdenas & Rafael Schlichting), Rolandson, Myriam Thyes, Michael Gaddini, Maria Gill, Jumbo Pimp, Cristina Pavesi, Fred L’Epee, Marta Moretto, Brian Kane, Nicholas Miller, Sylvia Toy St. Louis, Libera Mazzoleni, Mark Tholander, Pinina Podestà, Eija Temisevä, Maria Takeuchi, Francisco Orallo, Yvana Samandova and Borjan Zarevski, Katya Sanna, claRa apaRicio yoldi, B K, Cavestar, Pèninsolar, Michael König.

 

Website of the festival Cel·AV | vídeo a Konvent:
https://celav.wordpress.com/

 

Portfolio dedicated to HearteartH: https://celav.wordpress.com/portfolio/heartearth/

 

Websites of HearteartH:
http://www.heartearth.xyz (video-wall)
http://www.animatedgifs-call-heartearth.weebly.com (animated gifs)
http://www.soundcloud.com/heartearth (sound)

 

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Berliner Liste/Fair for Contemporary Art 2015

“Bipolar” (2014) will be screened within the collective project “HearteartH” at the Berliner Liste – Fair for Contemporary Art from 16th to 20th September, Berlin (Germany)

 

 

The collective project “HearteartH” will be presented at the Berliner Liste – Fair for Contemporary Art in the suggestive building of the old Heizkraftwerk (thermal power station) in the Köpenicker Straße, Berlin.

The virtual video-wall with all the works for the project received so far will be shown in loop during the 5 days of the art fair, in the stand of the Medienwerkstatt.

 

The collective project

 

Participating video and sound artists: Pendar NasserSharif, Jean François Réveillard, Silke Kuhar aka ZIL, Tariq Abdus-Sabur, Juan Behrens, Sonia Laura Armaniaco aka §vonica, Ocadium, Sebastian Wiedemann, Max Cooper and Tom Hodge, Murat Sayginer, Shiri Malckin, Maria Felix Korporal, Astrid Astra Indricane, Rafael C Teles, Gianluca Shango Pellegrino, Lino Strangis, Volker Harrach, Larry Wang, Marcantonio Lunardi, Kent Tate, Bob Peterson, Marzena Brandt, Viviana Boscardin, Edoardo Pistolesi Somigli, Duo Strangloscope (Cláudia Cárdenas & Rafael Schlichting), Rolandson, Myriam Thyes, Michael Gaddini, Maria Gill, Jumbo Pimp, Cristina Pavesi, Fred L’Epee, Marta Moretto, Brian Kane, Nicholas Miller, Sylvia Toy St. Louis, Libera Mazzoleni, Mark Tholander, Pinina Podestà, Eija Temisevä, Maria Takeuchi, Francisco Orallo, Yvana Samandova and Borjan Zarevski, Katya Sanna, claRa apaRicio yoldi, B K, Cavestar, Pèninsolar, Michael König.

 

Website of Berliner Liste:
http://berliner-liste.org/

Websites of HearteartH:
http://www.heartearth.xyz (video-wall)
http://www.animatedgifs-call-heartearth.weebly.com (animated gifs)
http://www.soundcloud.com/heartearth (sound)

 

 

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10th Festival ISI 2015 | Montpellier (France)

“Spiderland” (2014) is selected for the 10th Festival ISI (Insurrection Sentimentale Illimitée) of Montpellier (France) which will held from 3rd to 5th September 2015.

 

 

ISI’s festival content is avant-garde digital art (music, vj, installation), but the projection contains every types of experimental image. The screening program is composed only of the images in the public domain or the Creative Commons. The event is free entrance, the screening is non-commercial and no-profit.

 

More info: http://isi.cellanova.org/

 

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3rd International Festival Cinema Libre | Hamburg (Germany)

“The White Widow” (2015) is selected for the 3rd International Festival Cinema Libre of Hamburg (Germany) which will held from 28th to 30th August 2015.

 

 

Cinema libre differs from the cinema made by industry, television, business, entertainment, motion picture, technology and money. Free from rigths, under licence art libre or creative commons, it is shared and can be diverted without tethers.

To be independent from the film industry, movies can be self-produced, crowd funded and/or be produced with no money at all. In the last decade, digital technologies extended the space of cinema libre and enabled everyone to take back this way of expression swallowed up by industry for decades.

Analogue formats are also coming back as a way to explore and experiment things thanks to alternatives and shared laboratories which are growing up everywhere in the world.

Cinema libre has something to say, something to shout about. It does not pay attention to public expectations. It is neither a job, nor a business. It does not look for a return on investment. It ignores codes, formats and fashions. It is a cinema of experiments and it is often based on DIY, sharing, lightness and freshness.

Cinema libre places poetry before technique, life before show, and facts before effects. It is the antidote to the dominant and standardized pictures, which shape us.

 

Festival International Cinema Libre

 

More info:http://www.festivalducinemalibre.com/

 

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The Diary (2015) Film now available

The Diary (2015)
Film by Fred L’Epee and Jean-Baptiste Lozach
Music by Barghsdn and Globoscuro 
Genre
Experimental
Year 2015
Duration 08mn 03s

“Our breath is still alive till the end of time. Living the flapping wings beyond to our pulsations. A few pieces of open sky. Covered by the silence of each others. At each step; we’re walking through the wind, when the blood flows in time. An ephemeral life”.– Synopsis

 

Helicon Films 2015
Fred L’Epee
Jean-Baptiste Lozach
Ed Alvarado
 
Licenced under Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
CC-BY-NC-ND

 

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Film “Spiderland” (2014) now available

 

Film by Fred L’Epee
In collaboration with Kenneth Gentry

Genre Experimental
Year 2014
Duration 07mn 01s

 

Among lost hopes, humankind is in search of our lost identities. This film is an archetype representing the surreality of humankind. Primitive mental images inherited from the earliest human consumers are ever present in our collective unconsciousness. The self-representation from the term “consumer society” is the simplification of the term “consumer-led industrial society.” The notion of consumer society refers to a social and economic order based on the systematic creation and manipulation of desire. This is the way to maintain the consumption of goods, though it’s often unsustainable and even produced and sold in anticipation of a planned obsolescence. However, the consumer continues to blindly consume. Among lost hopes and identities, humankind is now in search of our lost stars. – Synopsis

 

Helicon Films 2014
This work is licensed under Creative Commons.
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.

 

 

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