PLAY for TODAY
2019.04.23, 05.23, 06.20, 08.29
Art Hall B1 Art Sonje Center
PLAY for TODAY
Art Sonje Center and Moving Image Forum will present Play for Today 2019, commencing from forthcoming April 23rd until August 29. Play for Today, a title borrowed from the historical BBC TV program aired from 1970 to 1984, will introduce various contemporary stories and forms of their images that may be easily approachable for the general audiences on a regular basis. The screening program will introduce films by Mark Rappaport, Noriaki Tsuchimoto and Viola Rusche & Hauke Harder, along with Cine-Concert with Michèle Bokanowski, at Art Hall, Art Sonje Center.
*Moving Image Forum is an organization supports the creation of the film based project with Spacecell, an artist-run film Lab, and dissemination of moving image-based artwork by artists and filmmaker from Korea since 2004. Through a regular program of screenings, performances and lectures, and annual platform called EXiS, its goal is to explore new models for the presentation of cinema. Bring together the worlds of experimental film and video art, contemporary documentary, artist’s cinema, Moving Image Forum looks to foster an ongoing dialogue a wide range of artists and audiences.
[Cine-Concert] Cine-Concert with Michèle Bokanowski
April 23, 2019 5pm (70min)
Michèle Bokanowski (born 9 August 1943) is a French composer. She was born in Cannes, and was educated in traditional music. She continued her studies in composition in Paris with Michel Puig and in electronic music in 1970 at the Service de la recherche de l’ORTF (GRM) directed by Pierre Schaeffer. She also studied computer music at the Faculté de Vincennes and electronic music with Eliane Radigue. After completing her studies, Bokanowski worked as a composer. She married Patrick Bokanowski and often collaborates with him for film, Catherine Dasté for theater works, and choreographers Hideyuki Yano, Marceline Lartigue and Bernardo Montet for dance.
Pour un pianiste
France / 1973-1974 / 17min 35sec / electroacoustic music
: This work was commissioned by Gérard Frémy. Michèle Bokanowski wrote the different themes, the patterns and rythmic cells first. Gérard Frémy played them on piano as well as on prepared piano. These recordings gave me the necessary material to create the magnetic tape. All the sounds came from the piano with the exception of the opening clavicord clusters.
Déjeuner du matin
France / 1975 / Color / Sound / 12min / HD
: The madness of certain daily gestures. Live action footage refilmed with special effects.
France / 1983-1984 / 16min 12sec / electroacoustic music
: Tabou reveals a more direct musicality, space and energy are opened out and developed with subtlety and skill. This piece, used by several choreographers (such as Hideyuki Yano in 1985 and Marceline Lartigue in 1993) introduced Michèle Bokanowski to the dance world.
France / 2008 / Color / Sound / 18min / HD
: Walking towards the fire. In a ceaseless stream of light, people, landscapes and objects lead us to mysterious regions. Animation film with special effects.
Best award Festival EXIS 2009 (Seoul)
France / 2018 / 17min / electroacoustic music
: Dedicated to Marceline Lartigue
May 23, 2019 5pm
From the Journals of Jean Seberg
USA / 1995 / Color / Sound / 97min / Beta
Mark Rappaport’s creative bio-pic about actress Jean Seberg is presented in a first-person, autobiographical format (with Seberg played by Mary Beth Hurt). He seamlessly interweaves cinema, politics, American society and culture, and film theory to inform, entertain, and move the viewer. Much of the film is based on conjecture, but Rappaport encourages viewers to re-examine their ideas about women in film with this thought-provoking picture.
June 20, 2019 5pm
On the road: A Document
Japan / 1964 / B&W / Sound / 54min / 35mm on DCP
Having freelanced for Iwanami Productions for several years starting in 1957, Tsuchimoto began to direct his own documentary projects, mainly public relations (PR) films or ones for television. The PR films were handsomely funded by corporations or public sector organizations during an era of rapid growth in the Japanese economy. On the Road was not an exception: the film was commissioned by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the National Police Agency’s Public Safety Bureau to highlight their safety policies and the rapidly modernizing cityscape of Tokyo. Nonetheless, the film shows how Tsuchimoto fought against the constraints of state and corporate sponsorships and pushed the limit of the genre by focusing his eye on the lives of laborers and pedestrians.
August 29, 2019 5pm
No Ideas but in Things: A Composer Alvin Lucier
Viola Rusche & Hauke Harder
Germany / 2013 / Color / Sound / 97min / HD
Hauke Harder, Mark Rappaport, Michèle Bokanowski, Noriaki Tsuchimoto, Viola Rusche
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