Fire walks with me

Through the darkness of futures past
The magician longs to see
One chants out between two worlds
Fire walk with me

fire walks with me

Triadische Ballet de Oskar Schlemmer

Triadische Ballet, estrenado en Stuttgart en 1922, conjugaba en una perfecta simbiosis la danza, la música, el vestuario y la pantomima. En realidad, esta obra era un antiballet. Los danzantes llevaban un vestuario de formas geométricas básicas y el espectáculo no se fundaba en el virtuosismo expresivo del cuerpo humano, sino en la conjugación de elementos plásticos, el espacio y las figuras en movimiento.

En Dessau, Schlemmer se sumó a la búsqueda de formas esenciales que por entonces regía el trabajo de la escuela, desarrollándolas en series de danzas comoJuego de la construcción, Paseo de las cajas, Danza de la forma o Danza del gesto. Con ellas quería investigar los elementos fundamentales para la creación y configuración teatrales: espacio, forma, color, tono, ritmo, armonía, movimiento y luz.

Weather Underground Organization

In 1969, a small group of leftist college student radicals announced their intentions to overthrow the U.S. government in opposition to the Vietnam War. This documentary explores the rise and fall of this radical movement as former members speak candidly about the passion that drove them at the time. The film also explores the group in the context of other social movements of the time, featuring interviews with former members of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Black Panther Party. The documentary also examines the U.S. government’s suppression of dissent during this turbulent era through projects such as COINTELPRO. Using archival footage from the 1960s and 1970s, the film also intersperses recent interviews with high profile ex-Weathermen like Bernardine Dohrn, David Gilbert, Bill Ayers, Mark Rudd and Brian Flanagan, who talk about their involvement in the organization, their experiences, and the trajectory that led them to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

“D’amore si vive”

Silvano Agosti, 1984. Italia.

El documental se divide en varias secciones, dedicadas a diversos aspectos y formas de vida, el amor, la ternura, y la sensualidad. Es un resumen de más de 9 horas de entrevistas a una madre, un niño, un transexual, un travesti, y una prostituta en 93 minutos. Cada uno de ellos explica en sus propias palabras su forma de ver la vida.

Fragmento de 12 minutos, el niño se llama Franck.

 

“No alternative girls”

A film by Tamra Davis, 1994.

Tamra aims her lens on female alternative musicians, asking them questions about their identities and sexuality. The result is a powerful piece that looks at feminism through a gritty and honest lens.

John Kayser

“Little is known about John Kayser apart from very ordinary biographical facts. Born in 1922 in North Dakota, he lived most of his life in California, first in Pasadena as a child and then in East Hollywood up to his death in 2007. He served briefly during WWII as an armorer in the 18th Bomber Squadron, a military position that corresponds to his lifelong employment with Northrup Aircraft Incorporated in Los Angeles, first in assembly and later as a technical illustrator. What he did in his own time appears to have satisfied a taste for the unusual and experimental not afforded him otherwise.

The majority of Kayser’s films and photographs were made between 1960-1985 and remained undiscovered until after his death. His home and studio contained props, items of clothing and sets that he used while photographing his models. He met his subjects in a number of different places—at work, art club meetings, bars, and strip clubs. Many of the same models appear in works many years apart, suggesting that Kayser developed good working relationships with these women.”

Jo Webber.

Les Mods

Discover the new English youth in the district of Hammersmith, London, particularly ‘mods’ or new dandies or mavericks. The interviews from youths are about drugs, the police, politics, racism, and society in general, which alternate with concert footage of The Who on a small stage in London. There’s also an Interview in French with Kit Lambert, manager of the Who, about the Teddy Boy movement, rockers and mods.

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The artist and the artisan: Danilo Donati and Piero Farani.

“Donati was a master costume designer, equal to the challenge of creating epics of a timeless future thanks to his ability to project himself into the realms imagined by the filmmaker. He was not restricted by classical scholarship nor by the need to be faithful to an era; on the contrary, he was faithful to an idea.

His relationship with Piero Farani is proof of the benefit derived from the synergy of conception and realization, design and production, artist and artisan. Donati and Farani’s partnership began in Rome in a period when cultural life had just begun to flow again in a society devastated by war. This was also the period when Italian cinema reached world prominence, conveying an image of Italy on the rise yet still struggling to establish itself internationally because, in the end, its success was based on flair and not on method.”

— Clara Tosi Pamphili, curator of the exhibition catalogue “Trame di cinema. Danilo Donati e la sartoria Farani costumi dai film.”

Trame di Cinema. Danilo Donati e la Sartoria Farani
“Trame di Cinema. Danilo Donati e la Sartoria Farani”. ©Mustafa Sabbagh.

June Canedo

“For the first time in over a century, deaths are exceeding births among white americans. This tremendous changes in demographics is leading to an increasingly diverse country. For americans under the age of 18 this shift is projected to take place in 2023, which means that every child born in United States now on will belong to the first post-white generation.

 I shot a bunch of people falling in the new issue of All-In. This shoot was intended acknowledge and support the rise of multiculturalism and the fall of the patriarchy in this country”

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Blank City

Blank City es un documental del año 2010 dirigido por Celine Danhier acerca de la escena punk rock a finales de los años 1970 en el centro de la ciudad de Nueva York, donde se vivió una oleada de cine independiente Do it yourself conocida como el movimiento No Wave Cinema.

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