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Gunvor Nelson and the Avant-Garde

Karlstad, Sweden 29-31 August, 2002.

In cooperation with the Regional Film Center, Film i Värmland, Karlstad
University is hosting the first international conference dedicated to the
films of Gunvor Nelson, one of the central figures in the avant-garde film
movement that emerged in the Bay Area in the 60 ’s.
The event includes a retrospective of Gunvor Nelson ’s films and a series of
talks aimed at examining both her films and her own historical and con-
temporary contexts. Among the speakers are well-known filmmakers, cura-
tors and academics: Steve Anker, Paul Arthur, Pip Chodorov, Malcolm Le
Grice, Henrik Orrje, Astrid Söderbergh-Widding.
Inquiries, registration and advance ticket bookings can be made until June
26 th, 2002.Contact [log in to unmask], phone +46 54 700 11 62

Program:

Thursday
Sneak preview of retrospective

20.00
FOG PUMAS (1967,25 min)
FRAME LINE (1983,22 min)

Friday
Opening of the retrospective,
Bert Deivert (KAU)

09.00
Check-in

09.30
SCHMEERGUNTZ (1965,15 min)
TAKE OFF (1972,10 min)
MOONS POOL (1973,15 min)

10.45
TIME BEING (1991,8 min)
RED SHIFT (1984,50 min)

Lunch
13.30
Discussion/Diskussion
BEFORE NEED REDRESSED (1994,42 min)
FIELD STUDY #2 (1988,8 min)
OLD DIGS (1993,20 min)

15.30
NATURAL FEATURES (1990,30 min)
MY NAME IS OONA (1969,10 min)
LIGHT YEARS (1987,28 min)

Closing panel discussion

Saturday
Conference at Karlstad University:
Gunvor Nelson in historical and contemporary contexts
(Building 1B, Fryxell Hall)

10.00-10.40
Malcolm Le Grice (London Institute)
Experimental Cinema – Futurism to the Future

10.50-11.30
Steve Anker (San Francisco Cinematheque)
Gunvor Nelson and the American Experimental Film

Coffee break

12.00-12.40
Henrik Orrje (Swedish Institute/Film Form)
The History of Swedish Experimental Film

12.50-13.30
Paul Arthur (Montclair State University)
The Contemporary Situation of Non-Studio Film Practices

Lunch

15.00-15.40
Pip Chodorov (Re:Voir,Paris)
Distributing Experimental Film:
The Politics and Economy of Analog work in the Digital Age

15.50-16.30
Astrid-Söderbergh Widding (Stockholm University)
The Films of Gunvor Nelson

http://www.kk.kau.se/filmv/u_l.htm

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