VIDEO PRODUCTIONS by +the Institute [for Experimental Arts]



Nammu by Dani Cobarrubias | Spain

Guided by an invisible thread, four women begin their journey, back to the centre, to their origin. Four women who are one, on a voyage, with four faces. Colours, elements, dreams, words, realities and sensations guide the return for each one, to the centre. A place where everything is always, and remains, united. (Visited 17 […]

Flesh and Excess: On Underground Film, by Jack Sargeant

Jack Sargeant’s latest book Flesh and Excess: On Underground Film is, as he says in the introduction to the volume, a return to, or re-articulation of, “fascinations, idées fixes and simple raw mania[s]” that he has engaged with throughout his career as a prominent writer and commentator on the most transgressive and heterogeneous forms of […]

Experimental Film is More Mainstream Than You Think

To be perfectly honest, experimental film can feel boring and pretentious if you’re not in the EXACT right mood for it. But the art form is cinema at its most uninhibited and it does not exist in a vacuum. Intentionally pushing the boundaries of mainstream film, experimentalism might have had more of an impact on […]

Best of the Decade 2000-2010 Avant-Garde Films & Directors

In the decade 2000 to 2010, the making and showing of experimental film worldwide has gone from strength to strength, so much so that it can be categorically said that avant-garde cinema is as vital now as it has ever been. This addendum to Jan/Feb 2010 end-of-decade wrap-up issue of the magazine Film Comment serves […]

Soviet Montage Theory — Definition, Examples and Types of Montage

What is Soviet Montage Theory? Soviet Montage Theory is a film movement that took place in Soviet Russia during the 1910’s, 20’s and into the early 30’s. It was founded by Lev Kuleshov while he was teaching at the Moscow Film School. According to prominent Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein, there are five different types within […]

Kino-Eye The Writings of Dziga Vertov

Dziga Vertov was one of the greatest innovators of Soviet cinema. The radical complexity of his work―in both sound and silent forms―has given it a central place within contemporary theoretical inquiry. Vertov’s writings, collected here, range from calculated manifestos setting forth his heroic vision of film’s potential to dark ruminations on the inactivity forced upon […]

Books about Experimental Cinema – On the Eve of the Future – Realizing the Witch

Realizing the Witch: Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible, by Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers, New York: Fordham University Press, 2016.On the Eve of the Future: Selected Writings on Film, by Annette Michelson, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2017. The usual labels for unusual cinema are not much good. Avant-garde connotes an “advance […]


open call for THE BODY LANGUAGE 2022

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events, is pleased to announce the open call for THE BODY LANGUAGE 2022, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture, and performance art.


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