VIDEO PRODUCTIONS by +the Institute [for Experimental Arts]



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 […]

Announcing Canyon Cinema Discovered! 2021-2022 Curatorial Fellowship

Canyon Cinema Foundation invites proposals for a new curatorial endeavor: Canyon Cinema Discovered. This multifaceted, year-long fellowship program aims to engender fresh perspectives on experimental cinema and to meaningfully expand Canyon’s role in providing access to this key strand of American media art. Four curatorial fellows will be selected to assemble programs from Canyon’s unique […]


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.

COLD CUTS Film Festival for Indie film makers

Our team has experience running other festivals and with Cold Cuts we will use this experience to promote our festival and help nurture the films and filmmakers who are presented via live and online platforms.


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