|Innovation in Moving Image
-Polish Avant-Garde Franciszka and Stefan Themerson films of 1930's to 40's
Stefan Themerson's trick-table for making photograms
Courtesy of LUX London, the Themerson Archive, Poland
New! Innovation in Moving Image -Polish Avant-Garde Franciszka and Stefan Themerson films of 1930's to 40's
Duration: November 10th to November 21st 2009 11am-7pm
Venue: Creative Space 9001 (JR Sakuragicho Station) 1-1-75 Sakuragicho, Nakaku Yokohama Japan
Admission fee: 500yen, (If you showed the ticket or the passport of CREAM2009, 200yen)
Franciszka and Stefan Themerson are important figures in European avant-garde film. Their works influenced Roman Polanski, and have screened together with Len Lye, Moholy-Nagy and Fernand Leger. However, they are not known to the public in Japan.
Yokohama city professes to be the "City of Moving Image Culture" since 2003. For this concept, the city tries to conceive film commissions, animation companies and art universities. To think about the moving image itself, European avant-garde in the 30's and 40's strongly influenced Japanese Neo- Dada movement in the 50's such as Jikken Kobo ("Experimental Workshop"), High Red Center and so on. In this sense, showing Themersons' works helps to examine history and development of experimental video and Japanese Avant-garde.
Support: Polish Embassy
Co-organized: Lux, London, Creative Space 9001, Yokohama Arts Foundation
Official Collateral Event of International Festival for Arts and Media 2009, CREAM
organized: MIACA Japan
With generous support from The Themersons Archive