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Solar Love (2015) | Film now available

Solar Love (2015)
Film by Fred L’Epee and Jean-Baptiste Lozac’h
Music by Angel Sanchez Cervera
(Hortus Conclusus Records 2015)

 

Genre Experimental/Fiction
Year 2015
Duration 06 mn 50s

 

Helicon Films 2015
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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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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
 
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Film project in process “The Diary” (2015)

A film by Fred L’Epee and Jean-Baptiste Lozach
Music soundtrack by Braghsdn & Globoscuro (Phobias)
Soon released in the month of August.
Thanks for all your support.

Helicon Films

The Diary (2015)

 

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 Lozach
Ed Alvarado

LinkHelicon Films

 

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Bipolar (2014) |10th Montreal Underground Film Festival (MUFF) May 21-24, 2015 (Montreal, Canada)

BIPOLAR (2014)
Film by Fred L’Epee, Elam Ellis Embarq and Ed Alvarado
10th Montreal Underground Film Festival (MUFF)
May 21-24, 2015
Montreal, Canada

MUFF celebrates and promotes low-budget filmmakers who challenge the limitations of mainstream cinema, making the world a more exciting, engaging place to live. We showcase inventive filmmaking that pushes the boundaries of independent film. We encourage experimental work that is radical, visionary, subversive.

MUFF10

MUFF is a small, dedicated collective of programmers in search of creative moving image work featuring any experimental combination of narrative, non-narrative, documentary, animation, sound, style, performance. We are looking for films that highlight the power of the paracinematic to disrupt the status quo—deviant work, unafraid to challenge and enrich the spectator’s relationship to the everyday and to the medium itself.

MUFF is committed to the idea that some of the most unique and critical voices are those that come from the margins—artistic, social, cultural, political. Expose your vision to MUFF!

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The White Widow (2015) Film now available

 

The White Widow (2015)
Film by Fred L’Epee and Kenneth Gentry

Genre Experimental
Year 2015
Duration 10mn 03s
 
“The White Widow” is a psychotropic visual arts film representing the themes of mythology, mysticism, and the existential struggle. The realm is that of the subconscious, the alterations of perception, in the other-worldly than the worldly. Once upon a time the white widow at the edge of a path.-Synopsis

 

Helicon Films 2015
Fred L’Epee
Kenneth Gentry
Ed Alvarado

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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
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We are happy to announce the official selection of film “Mare’s Nest” (2014) at the Creative Arts Film Festival from December 1st – 31th 2014 (Malvern, PA 19355/USA)

The Creative Arts Film Festival is an annual international online international short film festival that is designed to showcase and promote filmmakers. CAFF runs every December online and we offer worldwide exposure, free promotional listings, prizes, and we are the Official Home of the prestigious Perfect Spirit Film Awards.CAFF knows the value of a good film, and we do our best to let every creative artist know that it is all about them and their project. “CAFF believes that it is through a legion of fans that a filmmaker or screenwriter can build a solid career in entertainment.”

-Fel Angel
Filmmaker/Screenwriter/Festival Director/Creative Arts Film Festival
http://creativeartsfilmfestival.com/exp.html
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/CREATIVEARTSFILMFESTIVAL

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Film “Bipolar” (2014) now available

 

Film by Fred L’Epee
In collaboration with Kenneth Gentry and Ed Alvarado.

Genre Experimental
Year 2014
Duration 08 mn 50s
 

“The theme of bipolarity is seen through various means: the natural and the man-made; production and destruction; energy and adynamia; peace and apocalypse; equilibrium and disequilibrium — from the beginning to the end. This emerging view of a complex “bipolar climate machinery” urgently calls for a major research effort in order to decipher and quantify the interplay of atmospheric and social processes. When the world is in no accordance with all the cyclic combinations, a more or less bipolar world cannot be inevitable”. – Synopsis

Helicon Films 2014
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Venice Experimental Cinema & Performance Art Festival | August 31th – 2nd September 2014 (Venice, Italy)

Mare’s Nest (2014)
Venice Experimental Cinema & Performance Art Festival
From 31th August to the 2nd of September 2014
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi
Venice (Italy)

Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival
International experimental cinema and performance art festival
Opening: August 31, 2014

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, is proud to announce the opening of Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival, International experimental cinema and performance art festival held at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, from August 31 to September 02 2014. The festival will be part of Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces exhibition, held at Palazzo Albrizzi, from August 23 to September 07 2014 (more info at: www.lucacurci.com/artexpo/opening-future-identities.htm). Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival  is the third event of the festival MORPHOS – Sustainable Empires, organized in Venice in the months between June and November 2014, in the same period of Architecture Biennale. The opening of the event will be on Sunday 31 of August 2014 at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, starting from 06.00 PM (free entry).

Future Identities – Bodies . Places . Spaces festival is focused on the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time. People, backgrounds, societies, progress, cities and all their inputs create hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. The festival aims to conduct a research and to offer to artists and audience a 360° experience about the body, conceived not only as a material organic system connected to space, but also as an evolving organism with peculiar sensations, feelings and characteristics. Future Identities will present an exhibition of photography, installation, video-art and architecture works, with a special opening on August 23, 2014 at Palazzo Albrizzi; and the Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival, with meeting with artists, at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, from August 31 to September 02, 2014.

Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival

Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi is a residential palace dating back to the 16th century which, over the centuries, has been added on to by various noble Venetian families and is one of the most evocative and beautiful palaces in the city of Venice; the Serenissima. Sumptuous and possessing particular charm, Ca’ Zanardi is located in a most peaceful setting and has its own delightful private garden as well as a magnificent terrace full of sun and colour. Ca’ Zanardi is located close to the Ca’ D’Oro, the splendid 15th century gothic palace along the Grand Canal.  It is located off the main tourist drag but is still easily reachable by foot, after a two minute walk from the Ca’ D’Oro water bus stop, or by boat using the palazzo’s private pier positioned along the fetching Santa Caterina canal. The refined elegance of the palazzo’s halls and common areas and the delicacy of its original 16th century furnishings create a fascinating setting.

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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
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2nd International Festival Cinema Libre | Hamburg (Germany)

Scapegrace (2013)
Official selection
2nd International Festival Cinema Libre
From 29th to 31th of August 2014
Hamburg (Germany)

 

 

Cinema Libre is produced by people who have to say something. Cinema libre is placing poetry before technique/technology, life before show, and facts before effects. It is the antidote to dominant and standardized pictures, which are shaping us. It differs from the cinema made by industry, television, business, entertainment, motion picture technology and money. Cinema Libre 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 many times it is based on DIY, sharing, lightness and freshness.

 

2nd International Festival Cinema Libre From 29th to 31th of August 2014 Hamburg (Germany)

 

To be independent from the film industry, movies can be self-produced, crowd funded and/or be produced with no money at all. These movies are sometimes labelled as “amateur movies”. Furthermore there are movies, which are under copyleft licences or under Creative Commons licences and can be shared and modified freely. Even some movies produced in the traditional way divert themselves from the conformism that is involved in/ belongs to the hegemonic system.  

In the last decade, digital technologies extend the space of cinema libre.

This is a chance to promote the cinema libre, since the access from creation to diffusion is now available for many people.

By definition, cinema libre has no definition. That’s why this festival wants to be an occasion to develop this idea of cinema. By watching movies – your movies – and by giving space and time for discussions we will try to make the cinema libre defining itself.

 

 

More info and program: http://festivalducinemalibre.com/

 

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Film “Amygdala” (2014) now available

 


Film by Fred L’Epee and Ed Alvarado

 

Genre : Experimental
Year 2014
Duration 03 mn 30s

 

Amygdala (structure in the limbic system) is an mental encoding information. The Amygdala performs a primary role in the processing of memory, decision-making, and emotional reactions of fear”. – Synopsis

 

 


Helicon Films 2014

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Film ‘Elegia’ | Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Granada (Spain)

Elegia (2011)

“Elegia”
Borderland – The entropy of identities
Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Granada
On 23rd of April 2014
Granada (Spain)

 

ART TOUR exhibition program. Contemporary Art, Sixth Edition, curated by Fernando Barrionuevo has been organized by MECA Mediterranean Arts Center in one of the most important launch of Art in Andalusia, particularly in the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Granada.

This exhibition of Contemporary Art shows fifty works of 26 professional artists who join the work of 5 emerging young artists, final year students of the Faculty, selected specially for this event, the latter by the Associate Dean Mazurek Bethlehem.

Furthermore Mediterranean Arts Center presents 45 video artists international program International ArtExpo It’s Liquid from 20 countries such as Spain, Italy, Germany, Syria, Finland, Switzerland, USA, Israel, France, Brazil, Norway, Cyprus, Korea , Holland, Australia, UK, Croatia, Argentina, Mexico and Canada.

 

ARTISTAS

Angel García Roldán, Antonio de Diego Arias, Blanca Abajo Alda, Blanca Rodríguez, Carmen Pascual, Carmen Sicre, Cecilia García Giralda, Eduardo Martín del Pozo, Elena González, Fernando Baños, FB Sur, Jerónimo Muñoz, José Francisco Martín Pastor, Juan Morante, Karlos Kaplan, Manuel Vázquez, Marie-Pierre Guiennot, Mariló Entrambasaguas, MD Gallego, Miriam Pires, Pablo Fernández Pujol, Paco Lara-Barranco, Pedro Cuadra González, Pepe Bernal, Tomás Cordero y Toña Gómez.

ARTE EMERGENTE

Ana Maria Manzano Espin, Laura Segura, Maria Cano, Marta Rico y Rosa Mª Guerreo Pino

VIDEO ARTISTAS INTERNACIONALES

Nia Maria Moilanen . Finland | Fred. L’Epee . Switzerland | Gregory Steel . USA | Myrto Angelouli & Fiona Gavino . Australia | Yefimovich Ilia . Israel | Marko Zink . Austria | Toshiki Yashiro . USA | Evgenija Demnievska . France | Leona Strassberg Steiner . USA | Debbie Davies . USA | Bill Hill . USA | Marjorie Wood Hamlin . USA | S.D. Myers . USA | Amr Kokash & Ghiath AlHaddad . Syria | Sven Teuber . Germany | Mari Poller . Germany | Gabriella Parisi . Italy | Helena Schultheis Edgeler . Croatia | Lezli Rubin-Kunda . Israel | Pablo Cornejo . Argentina | Blaide Lallemand . Australia | Beth Portnoy . USA | Adriana Trujillo & José Inerzia . Mexico | Jana Moermann . Germany | Susan Mains . Grenada/USA | Launa Bacon . USA | Marco Capriotti . Italy | Beth Moyses . Brazil | Christine Istad . Norway | AUG Ferdinand . USA | Tatiana Ferahian . Cyprus | Matteo Rosa . Italy | Elan by Nature . Korea | Sije Kingma . The Netherlands | Meri Tancredi . Italy | Mark Daybell . USA | Gavin Mottram . UK | Valentina Schulte . Australia | Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion . France | Nelton Pellenz . Brasil | Matthew Torti . USA | Rod & Raul Sanchez . USA | Emmanuel Pineau . France | Carlos Fentanes . Canada | Blanca Giménez . Spain | Lueder Schruff . Germany

 

 

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Metamorphosis / The room of Franz Kafka From 1st&2nd March @nu things (Osaka, Japan)

Metamorphosis / The room of Franz Kafka
Poster by AGI Yuzuru

 

The Room of Franz Kafka
Screening at Club + Art space @nu things
Event by AGI Yuzuru
1st & 2nd March
Osaka (Japan)

Experimental film by Fred. L’Epee / Switzerland-Greece / 2010 / 4 mn.

Synopsis A: Visiting the room of franz kafka/ surrealism and virtual perspective.
Synopsis B : Narration under active consideration from the theme of kafka’s paranoia , the kafka’s realism. The process of individual society provocating some pathological and post- chronological effect in association some anormal objectivity.

 

In-Depth Sea Films 2011
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More info and program :
http://agiyuzuru.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/metamorphosis-the-room-of-franz-kafka/

 

 

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