A Proposal to project / Viktoria Schmid / © sixpackfilm

NOTHINGTOSEENESS All or Nothing

Film Program and Artist Talk

“You cannot apply the principles of painting to a medium that is not painting.” (Paul Sharits). Film has laws of its own, but along with the other arts in the period around 1960 it searched for certain “zero points” that didn't revolve around nothing, but the whole. This three-part film programme, curated by Alexander Horwath and Regina Schlagnitweit, includes works from the period between 1958 and 2021 – by Stephanie Barber, Yves-André Delubac, Hollis Frampton, Jorge Lorenzo, Ernst Schmidt Jr., Aldo Tambellini, Joyce Wieland and many more. It also offers rare insight into Gregory Markopoulos’s cinematic life’s work ENIAIOS (1947–91), presented by the film artist Robert Beavers.

Programme

5 pm  – Part 1

Jorge Lorenzo 1/48’’ (2008) 35mm, colour, sound, about 1 min
Viktoria Schmid A Proposal to project (2016) 16mm, colour, sound, 2 min
Peter Kubelka Arnulf Rainer (1958-60) 35mm, b/w, sound 7 min
Stan Brakhage Mothlight (1963) 16mm, colour, silent, 4 min
Ernst Schmidt jr. Weiß (1968) 16mm, b/w, silent, 1 min 20 sec
Aldo Tambellini Black Trip (1966) 16mm, b/w, sound, 4 min
Ernst Schmidt jr. Filmreste (1965-67) 16mm, b/w, sound, 10 min
Aldo Tambellini Black Trip 2 (1967) 16mm, b/w, sound, 3 min
Joyce Wieland Handtinting (1967/68) 16mm, b/w & tinted, silent, 6 min
Paul Sharits T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (1968) 16mm, colour, sound, 12 min
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives

BREAK

6:30 pm  – Part  2

Morgan Fisher Projection Instructions (1976) 16mm, b/w, sound, 4 min
Hollis Frampton Surface Tension (1968) 16mm, colour, sound, 9 min
Yves-André Delubac Le Chant des signes (Song of Signs) (1972) 16mm/Digital, b/w, sound, 17 min
Gustav Deutsch Film ist mehr als Film (1996) 35mm, colour, sound, 1 min
Stephanie Barber Another Horizon (2021)16mm/Digital, colour, sound, 9 min
Jorge Lorenzo On the Road by Jack Kerouac (2013) 35mm, b/w, silent, 14 min

BREAK

8 pm  – Part 3

Artist Talk with Robert Beavers, filmmaker and co-founder of the Temenos Archive where, among other activities, the restoration and preservation of ENIAIOS is being conducted. (In English)

Gregory Markopoulos Bliss (1967) 16mm, colour, sound, 6min
Gregory Markopoulos ENIAIOS (1947-91) 16mm, colour, silent. Complete duration of the work: 80 hours
Excerpt: 2 reels, ca. 50 min [long version of Bliss and Portrait of Alberto Moravia]

The “NOTHINGTOSEENESS - Void/White/Silence” exhibition is open until midnight on 4 Dec.

Saturday, 4 Dec

From 5 pm film program curated by Alexander Horwath and Regina Schlagnitweit

Film ENIAIOS (excerpts); director: Gregory Markopoulos

Alexander Horwath and Regina Schlagnitweit in conversation with Robert Beavers

In German and English

€ 6/4