Angular. Volumen 01 en Otros Cines Europa

En Otros Cines Europa han publicado una reseña muy bonita de Angular. Volumen 01. Además, dicen cosas que me gustan sobre mi película, así que agradezco sus palabras por partida doble, como enamorada del cine experimental y como parte implicada :)

«En una línea similar de cineastas-videastas que conocen la tradición experimental y dialogan con ella desde un punto de vista contemporáneo, está el trabajo de Blanca Rego Engram (optical sound #001), un trabajo que forma parte de una serie titulada “Esto no es una película”, que emula u homenajea obras clásicas del estructural, a través de una sucesión de frames blancos y negros, pero hecho, no en celuloide, sino con una aplicación de teléfono móvil llamada 8 mm, que emula el aspecto cinematográfico de las películas antiguas. Parte homenaje, parte ironía, el trabajo es puramente posmoderno, y reflexiona sobre cómo nos relacionamos con la tradición cinematográfica, por un lado, y cómo, por otro, añoramos el aspecto físico de los soportes analógicos, creando simulacros nostálgicos. Estos dos trabajos dan una buena muestra del enfoque contemporáneo con el que Angular se da a conocer: no se trata de reivindicar un cine experimental añejo per se, sino de entender la historia, dialogar sobre ella, y pensar cómo el cine experimental puede seguir reinventándose, ya sea a través de sus relecturas, en dialogo con sus fuentes, o explorando nuevas vías a través de nuevas herramientas digitales: al fin y al cabo, el cine experimental, fuertemente unido a sus herramientas técnicas, nunca podrá ser el mismo, o no debería, si cambian las tecnologías».

Reseña completa en Otros Cines Europa.
Más información sobre Angular. Volumen 01 en Angular.

D_FragTV tapestry

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Some weeks ago, I met Celeste Araújo (one of the programmers of the Xcèntric‘s programme of experimental film). She told me that once she had made a tapestry from one of my works (D_FragTV) and I really flip out! I asked her if she could send me a photo of her tapestry and here it is.

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This is so nice that I don’t know want to say, so I’ll just say a big THANK YOU!!!

The Spaces Between Cities premiere @ Seattle [December 8th, 2015]

A world premiere presentation. EXcinema commissioned twenty films by international experimental filmmakers spread across four continents to create one feature length road film. The Spaces Between Cities is a collaboration made in the form of an exquisite corpse. Each film connects randomly to the next by way of a series of prompts creating a continuous road trip, or journey that will connect these different parts of the world.

Filmmakers: Amy Bassin, Mark Blickley, Stephen Broomer , Charles Chadwick, Pip Chodorov, Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos, Pablo Molina Guerrero, Salise Hughes, Douglas Katelus, Anna Kipervaser, Kate Lain, Insa Langhorst, Jesse Malmed, Milan Milosavlijevic, Reed O’Beirne, Arto Polus, Ben Popp, Blanca Rego (that’s me), Margaret Rorison, Dustin Zemel, Robert Zverina

December 8th, 7:00pm
Grand Illusion Cinema
Seattle (USA)

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SismografoSeries Vol.29 _blank

A mixtape made for Sismógrafo Series. The only condition was to use music published with free licences.

Tracklist:

1 Yan Jun – In for Rain [van Dieren/LUFF]
2 Bangkai Angsa – Byzantine [self-released]
3 INM.IN – Suffer Means You’re Alive [self-released]
4 COG : NULL – UGG ADDBOOTS NOISE [self-released]
5 Scrap Heap – Tentative [Oceanbase]
6 Vhom – pobv_3m58s_009 [Experimedia]
7 Salakapakka Sound System – Homoerotic Rallies of the 3rd Reich [self-released]
8 Alexei Borisov & Olga Nosova – _ASTMA IgE Untitled 14 [Picpack]
9 Apophallation – Sexual Side of Depression [Dadaist Audio]
10 Rioteer – Heavy Metal Sleep Deprivation [Vatican Analog]
11 Å – Monacal (Cistercian Period of the Abbey) [self-released]
12 Uton – Spiritual Brain Treatment [We Have No Zen!]
13 Clemens – Dead Ends [tecnoNucleo]
14 Noise Attack – Schizoid [CSIndustrial 1982-2010]
15 Sophina La Kitty – Meowzbow [self-released]
16 Katie Gately – Hymncycle [self-released by Schemawound]
17 Valentina Vuksic – Xwoaf from Floppy on Compaq Armada E500 [Zeromoon]
18 Origami Subtropika – 2 minutos [Zeromoon]
19 Marta Zapparoli – Turbulence of the Soul [Zeromoon]
20 Post-Avantist– Repeat This Mantra [self-released]
21 Yukiga Futte Uresii – Nymphomaniac Block Spiral [self-released]

@ Festival APOLLO 4 [20 – 26 novembre, Boucau, Anglet (France)]

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Festival APOLLO 4 . art & musique

avec AA tigre, _blank, Sandra Cuesta, Gérard Dalla Santa, Alain Fleig, Guilh’em All, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Béranger Laymond, Leve, Mikel R. Nieto, Pavane, Hugo Pernet, Sajjra, Cindy Sherman, Meredith Sparks, Deborah Turbeville.

BOUCAU . Apollo . 20-26/11

ANGLET . Baroja . 26/11 + 14/01

BAYONNE . DIDAM . 01/12-17/01

En écho à une mélancolie propre à la saison hivernale, l’esprit absorbe la poésie des souvenirs, la nostalgie des lieux, l’esthétique des films noirs, les corps en présence, les voix intérieures. Une zone grise se dessine, incertaine, insaisissable, où s’agglomèrent des fragments de l’existence et d’où s’échappent des envies d’ailleurs.

Une exploration entre art contemporain et musique.

Pour commencer…

Vendredi 20 novembre, 18h30: Inauguration de l’exposition Partie 1, Salle Apollo, Boucau.

avec Béranger Laymond, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Sandra Cuesta, _blank

Exposition ouverte tous les jours du 20 au 26/11, de 14h à 19h. Entrée libre.

Visite commentée le dimanche 22/11 à 16h.

Samedi 21 novembre, 20h30: Concerts, Salle Apollo, Boucau.

AA Tigre (minimal folk, Quintana del Castillo).

projet Leve (séance d’écoute, édition limitée à 250 ex. de vinyles conçus par des artistes et musiciens).

Guilh’em All (indus, musique concrète et rotative, techno approximative, Villefranche-de-Rouergue).

Computer Music Studies: (vidéos, quand le son devient image, par Mikel R. Nieto (San Sebastian) y _blank (Barcelona))

Ambiance slows et rock and roll, dans l’exposition. Entrée 6 euros.

Ensuite…

Jeudi 26 novembre, 20h30: Performance AV, Ecuries de Baroja, Anglet.

avec Mikel R. Nieto y _blank: Standing in the meeting of two eternities .

Les recherches de Mikel R. Nieto portent sur la captation de sons et sur leurs mises en situation. _blank travaille sur les médias visuels et sur les interactions directes son/image. En duo, à l’issue d’une résidence de 4 jours, ils vont investir les Ecuries de Baroja pour proposer une expérience intense, dans un épais brouillard, entre projections lumineuses hypnotiques et vibrations sonores. Entrée libre. Réservation au 05 59 58 35 60.

Direction artistique: François Loustau / La Maison. Informations au 06 80 68 80 38.

Evénement Facebook.

Trailer for The Spaces Between Cities

Something in which I’ve participated…

EXcinema commissioned twenty films by twenty international experimental filmmakers spread across four continents to create one feature length road film. Featuring: Amy Bassin, Mark Bickley, Stephen Broomer , Charles Chadwick, Pip Chodorov, Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos, Pablo Molina Guerrero, Salise Hughes, Douglas Katelus, Anna Kipervaser, Kate Lain, Insa Langhorst, Jesse Malmed, Milan Milosavlijevic, Reed O’Beirne, Arto Polus, Ben Popp, Blanca Rego, Margaret Rorison, Dustin Zemel, Robert Zverina.

I love flashing lights warnings from films and TV shows

Warning: This film contains flashing images and stroboscopic sequences

This one is from A Field in England by Ben Wheatley. I remade the original intertitle that I had because it was a bit small for a HD video.

Due to Violent Content, and Flashing Lights with Strobe Effects, Viewer Discretion Advised

This one is from Hannibal, my favourite TV series ever (it’s from “Takiawase”, season 2 episode 4). The DVD doesn’t include this warning at the beginning of the episode, but it was there when it was broadcasted on TV.

Folloneras

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Hoy, viernes 19 de junio, se presenta en Madrid, a las 20h en Café Molar, el fanzine Folloneras de ¡Hostia un Libro!, en el que ando por alguna página hablando de señoras que arman follones sonoros. Por donde no andaré es por la presentación, porque no estoy en el mismo espacio-tiempo, pero vayan ustedes si pueden y me cuentan. Hay también una exposición, y con suerte hasta les dan algo de comer.

100-y-pico páginas y más de 70 colaboraciones entre artículos, relatos, poemas, ilustraciones, fotografías y cómic dedicados a todas aquellas mujeres que ya sea a base de empujones y guantazos físicos, conceptuales o verbales han destacado culturalmente por su amor al follón.

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La luz expandida: Nuevas tecnologías en el videoarte español [4 de junio, Madrid]

El próximo jueves 4 de junio se proyecta uno de mis vídeos en el Espacio Fundación Telefónica de Madrid dentro del ciclo audiovisual en torno a Jim Campbell comisariado por Playtime Audiovisuales. El programa incluye seis cortometrajes de diversos artistas y un coloquio en torno a la luz y el videoarte con Jaime Munárriz, Alba G. Corral, Hugo Alonso y Juanjo Fernández.

Proyecciones:

Kinematope [Gare d’Austerlitz], de Pablo Valbuena. 2014. 3’
Conversaciones con el espacio, de Juanjo Fernández aka Gnomalab. 2014. 10’
Ruminant. 2012. 8’30″ y Site Unseen, de Alba G. Corral. 2012. 6’
Travelling to nowhere, de Hugo Alonso. 2010. 4’41”
Scan, de Hugo Alonso. 2010. 1’20”
Inverse Reverse, de Blanca Rego. 2010. 15’26”
Le vent et su mesure, de Jaime de los Ríos. 2015. 5’57”

Programa completo y reserva de entradas (es gratis) en Espacio Fundación Telefónica

Radius Episode 62

Graphic Mark is a conceptual sound piece based on the Radius logo. Instead of using audio software, I used graphic software. However, Graphic Mark is not an arbitrary audification of data; rather, it is a direct translation made by converting the original image file into a sound file. The work is a reflection upon the relationship between image and sound, and also of synesthesia and what is gained and lost in translation.

More at Radius

NoiseVideo Festival 2015

“Since our start in 2012 we made few good things such as Brasil on Art (first online festival of Brazilian films on Art with Sao Paulo MoveCineArte Festival). We have investigated the representation of architecture with live sessions at Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Serbia and through the online format EVA (Experimental Video Architecture) Festival. Recently with the Circuit of Auckland with have streamed ‘Goodnight Kiwi’ an online session of New Zealand video art. Also since 2014 we have started the “Special Guest” programme with live streaming session aimed at introducing the work of single artist such as Mircea Nicolae, Federica Cogo, Brit Bunkley, Luciana Beneduce.

With 2015 we are happy to launch our new format titled NOISE VIDEO Festival that will present a short selection of videos that engage the dialogue between sound production and video/cinematic design. The goal is to explore this interaction field in the visual art. For this first edition we will present a wide gamma of possible approaches as a chance to start a debate and make it available to a wide audience. For this we have invited a group of authors to participate in this online festival that will take place from 3rd April – 3rd of May 2015.”

FILMS INVITED:

AARON CLUB
Hyperions Schicksalslied
Italy, 2013
time: 3′ 30”
Watch from HERE

THE UNSTITUTE
Wrong
UK, 2012
time: 4′ 35”
Watch from HERE

JENNIFER JUNIPER STRATFORDIO
Radioactive Dreams
US, 2014
time: 5′ 29”
Watch from HERE

ERIC SOUTHER
Dissecting Muybridge Excerpts Part 1
US, 2014
time: 14′ 14”
Watch from HERE

LARRY WANG
Ghosts
US, 2014
time: 1′ 38”
Watch from HERE

JESSE MALMED
Conque
US, 2014
time: 8′ 47”
Watch from HERE

BLANCA REGO
Engram (Optical Sound #001)
Spain, 2012
time: 2′ 27”
Watch from HERE

CHARLES COHEN
Figures
US, 2014
time: 1′ 00”
Watch from HERE

BENJAMIN DUCROZ
Press +
Australia, 2009
time: 1′ 27′
Watch from HERE

NATHAN THOMPSON
Zero Return
New Zealand, 2007
time: 9′ 44′
Watch from HERE

KIM ASENDORF
News From the Webcoast
Germany, 2011
time: 5′ 00”
Watch from HERE

LISSA MITCHELL
Rain
New Zealand, 1998
time: 8′ 40”
Watch from HERE

EMILY ALDEN FOSTER
Learning to Use the Alphabet
US, 2013
time: 3′ 36”
Watch from HERE

HOOLIGANSHIP
Super Sellody
US, 2008
time: 1′ 41”
Watch from HERE

GERALD WHITE
Bruxelles Double Sens
Belgium, 2013
time: 3′ 17”
Watch from HERE

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Framework Radio #503: 2015.03.15 [blanca rego]

Today Framework Radio has published #503: 2015.03.15 [blanca rego], which is my third rain remix—the first one is unpublished, the second one was made for Détour.

In this case, all sound recordings are from Galicia (mainly A Coruña) and Catalunya (mainly Barcelona), the two places were I’ve lived during long periods of time—in fact, the podcast starts with a recording made at my childhood/teenage bedroom and ends with a recording made at one of my last places at Barcelona, the only flat where I’ve lived alone.

You can listen to the podcast and find more information about it at Framework Radio.

Thanks to:
Patrick McGinley | Iago González | Chiu Longina | Marco Maril | Carlos Suárez | Justin Bennett | Philippe Faujas | Pedro Montesinos | Pablo Sanz | Mikel R. Nieto

The Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival V1.0: Crisis of the Visible

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Glifcker at The Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival V1.0: Crisis of the Visible

Crisis of the Visual is an expanded media exhibition curated by Nia Burks. Each of the selected works in the show explores a different avenue of issues related to expiration, trace, and temporality in artworks that exist in an environment where preservation, documentation, and relic are highly regarded within the platform of their creation. Digital space is marked by view counts, likes, photographic or physical “evidence” and other markers of audience/creator presence that display traces of an artworks occupancy in a world where their survival is constantly being threatened by shelf life, planned obsolescence, and malfunctioning technology. Crisis of the Visual aims to explore what it means to create works of electronic art whose presence is constantly plunging into the past; a space too excessive to be regimented or contained. As events disappear with the progression of time itself, a work of art enters the crisis and instability of what it means to address presence in electronic and digital art. By utilizing the processes and concepts of signal manipulation, compression artifacting, memory, digital floaters and depth, RGB spectrums, object lust, entertainment, and movement, the artworks shown engage in a discussion about the promises and failures of the absolute.”

DAS2015: An exhibition of the digital moving image [3-7 March, Belfast]

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DAS has selected works by Katrina Stamatopoulos and Alexandra Spence, David Begley, Bernadette Comac and Blanca Rego (that’s me).

The work will be screened at the Beanbag Cinema in Donegall Street from the 3rd to the 7th of March. Opening hours will be 1 – 4pm.

There will be a reception on Thursday 5th March from 6-9pm. All are welcome.

Beanbag Cinema, 23 Donegall Street, Belfast. BT1 2FF

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