Feb 2016 : Screening at no.w.here in London

by mariakappa

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This February no.w.here is part of two screenings taking place in Paris and London, between two artist-led spaces of production: no.w.here and L’Abominable. As labs which have supported each other since their inception, the aim is to share recent work from our members, highlighting the common ground between the organisations, and showcasing innovative use of photochemical media.

L’Abominable is an artist-run film laboratory based in La Courneuve, a northern suburb of Paris. Since 1996, it has been providing filmmakers with the tools for working with photochemical film material: super-8, 16mm and 35mm.

Different machines used for film production have been pooled together: one can develop negative or reversal originals, create blow-ups or optical printer effects, edit, work on sound or strike prints.

Filmmakers who already know how to work those machines train the ones who are just starting out. After this period of support, each filmmaker can be independent in his or her work and explore the technical possibilities on one’s own.

In this way, without a selection process for projects, a wide variety of films are produced including «live» film performances or installations using the film medium.

The scope of what is produced there and the specificity of practices make L’Abominable a unique place of creation, a living conservatory of cinematographic techniques.

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Screening Programme

FRACTION (1) (2015) Guillaume Mazloum, 5’, 16mm, black & white, optical sound, screened in 16mm.

PLANCHES, CLOUS, MARTEAUX (2014) Jérémy Gravayat, 12’, 16mm, black & white, optical sound, screened in 16mm

RETURN TO AEOLUS STREET (2013) Maria Kourkouta, 14’25, 16mm, black & white, optical sound, screened in 16mm.

ON IRA À NEUILLY, INCH’ALLAH (2015) Anna Salzberg & Mehdi Ahoudig, 20’, 16mm, black & white, sound on CD, screened on video.

LA IMPRESSION DE UNA GUERA (2015) Camilo Restrepo, 26’, 16mm, color and black & white, sound, screened on video.

Total duration: 77 minutes

This programme will be presented by current member of L’Abominable Julia Gouin.