Following the sell-out success of our partnership with Edge of Frame at our last three festivals, EOF return with four curated programmes of work at the intersection of animation, experimental film and artists’ moving image. Specially curated by Edwin Rostron – the London-based artist, animator, writer, curator, editor of Edge of Frame blog and festival juror these programmes celebrate this incredibly rich and vibrant, yet often marginalised and hard to define art form.
Introduced by Ben Nicholson, ALT/KINO
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In partnership with ALT/KINO
Potamkin (Stephen Broomer, Canada)
“What happened to Potamkin?”
In 1933, at age 33, Harry Alan Potamkin died of complications related to starvation, at a time when he was one of the world’s most respected film critics. In his writings, he advocated for a cinema that would simultaneously embrace the fractures and polyphony of modern life and the equitable social vision of left radical politics. This film-biography is assembled out of distorted fragments of films on which he had written, an impression of erupting consciousness.
Stephen Broomer is an interdisciplinary media artist working in the traditions of experimental film, photochemical abstraction and collage. Parallel to this, he has worked within the field of cinema as a preservationist, historian, educator, programmer and publisher. In 2014, Broomer’s films and videos were the subject of a book-length collection of essays published by the Canadian Film Institute, ‘The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer.’