Cinenova is a volunteer-run organisation based in London dedicated to preserving and distributing the work of women/feminist film and video makers. It was founded in 1991 following the merger of Circles and Cinema of Women, each formed in the early 1980s. Cinenova currently distributes over 500 titles that include experimental film, narrative feature films, artists’ film and video, documentary and educational videos made from the 1920s to the present. The thematics in the work at Cinenova include oppositional histories, post-colonial struggles, domestic and care work, representation of gender and sexuality, and importantly, the relations and alliances between these different struggles.
Rainbow’s Gravity, Fugue and Bläue are distributed by Arsenal Berlin.
As part of their collection Rainbow’s Gravity has been selected for the programme
Documentaries and Experimental Films on the Holocaust. From the Collection of the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art e.V
LUX Associated Artists Programme 2011/12
Artist and filmmaker Oliver Husain is based in Toronto, Canada. Husain’s projects often begin with fragment of history, a rumour, a personal encounter or a distant memory. He uses a wide range of cinematic languages and visual pleasures — such as dance, puppetry, costume, special effects — to animate his research and fold the viewers into complex narrative set-ups.
Les Complices* is a self organised space and production office located in Zurich. Exhibitions, projects and events initiated and hosted by Les Complices* are situated in and between the fields of contemporary arts, theatre and film, critical theory and activist practice. Beside the more longterm activities a dense program of discussions, workshops, performances, publication presentations, talks and film screenings intends to extend the space for exchange, discourse and experimentation.
Kinothek Asta Nielsen in Frankfurt
‘The whole diversity of which cinema is capable, but which has become submerged in everyday entertainment and information, can be made visible again in corridors cut by projectors showing the whole wealth of film history: Super-8 amateur films, B-pictures and experimental films – those “philosophers of the senses”.’
l’oiseau est mort, vive l’oiseau!
—-> playing music since 2001