Flex Fest at Director’s Lounge

FLEXFEST 2011 -SELECTED WORKS FROM THE FLORIDA EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO FESTIVAL 2011 presented by Roger Beebe, artistic director of Flexfest
Thursday, 26 May 2011 // 21:00 // Director’s Lounge at Z-Bar // Bergstraße 2 // 10115 Berlin-Mitte // FLEX: the Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival presents a program of highlights from their 2011 biennial competitive festival. FLEX is interested in an expansive notion of experimental media. “Work may draw on documentary, animation, avant-garde, underground, or other traditions—or no traditions at all.“ As such the programming comprises a variety of mediums from 16mm direct animation to found video and from laconic place studies to experimental love poems.

Since its start in 2004, Flexfest has become one of the most important festivals for experimental media in USA, challenging us to rethink what ‘experimental’ means. Roger Beebe, who is the artistic director of Flexfest, and who is currently teaching a 5 week workshop at LaborBerlin, will present the program. Roger Beebe will be available for Q&A.

Program:
Utopia, Part 3:The World’s Biggest Shopping Mall, Sam Green (13:09/HD/2009/USA)
Iron-Wood, Richard Tuohy (7:00/16mm/2009/Australia)
The Voyagers, Penny Lane (16:30/DV/Jun. 2010/USA)
Horizon Line, Katherin McInnis (1:00/HDV/USA)
Somewhere Only We Know, Jesse McLean (5:15/Video/2009/USA)
Tusslemuscle, Steve Cossman (5:00/16mm/Nov. 2009/USA)
Portrait #2: Trojan, Vanessa Renwick (5:00/35MM TO VIDEO/2006)
White House, Georg Koszulinski (8:00/DV/2009/USA)
Day/Night (Devil’s Milhopper), Andres E. Arocha (4:56/16mm/Apr. 2009/USA)
28.IV.81(Bedouin Sparks), Christopher Harris (2:49/16mm/Jan. 2009/USA)