Saturday October 12, 7pm
From found footage to lyrical film
Films by Albert Alcoz
artist in person (visiting from Barcelona, Spain)
Still from Triple exposure (Albert Alcoz, 2013) © Image courtesy the artist
Microscope is very pleased to welcome Spanish filmmaker Albert Alcoz to the gallery for the first time in person for a solo screening of his new and recent film works including manipulated found footage works and original Super 8mm. Alcoz’s appropriations – a B-movie Sci-Fi feature, home movies, a series of soda ads, and a classic World War II documentary – have been transformed in format and material, with several involving chemical dissolutions to distort the original photographic textures. The artist’s original Super 8 films (all shot in camera, some in color and others in b&w) offer silent impressions and accelerations of the cities and natural environments around him.
Alcoz previously curated a program of Spanish filmmakers during our first season and his own films have been shown in several Microscope screening programs.
Film transfers to video (20 min.):
Send me a copy (2011) 5 min, video, sound
Home movie holes (2009) 3 min, 8 mm to video, sound
14 x 14 (2012) 3 min, 16 mm to video, sound, made in collaboration with Alberto Cabrera Bernal
Weird War (2011) 9 min, super 8 to video, sound
Super 8mm Films (35 min.):
Preludio / Prelude (2011) 3 min, super 8mm, silent
Ciudades / Cities (2008-2012) 12 min, super 8mm, silent
Enfoque natural I, II & III / Natural focus I, II & III (2012-13) 10 min, super 8mm, silent
Triple exposición / Triple exposure (2013) 10 min, super 8mm, silent
Albert Alcoz is a filmmaker, teacher, curator and writer of experimental cinema from Barcelona, Spain. Since 2005 he has made films in Super 8mm, 16mm and video. His works have screened at film festivals including EXiS (Seoul, Korea) and film centers like the Anthology Film Archives (New York, United States). His work is distributed by HAMACA. He writes the Visionary Film website on avant-garde cinema and current experimental cinema. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and DEA in Creation Theory, Analysis and Information Film from the University Pompeu Fabra. His doctoral research focuses on international experimental cinema.
© Image courtesy of Albert Alcoz