Thom Andersen Retrospective
Films by Bruce Conner
Morgan Fisher Retrospective
Reverence: The Films of Owen Land

Film curator: Ricardo Matos Cabo

True to the theme The Medium is the Matter, the fourth edition of the Lisbon Biennale’s film series presents the distinct works of filmmakers who, through different approaches and strategies, developed a critical perspective towards the most common forms of cinematographic production and representation, enabling us to look differently at film and Film History in general.

Submitting film to an intense scrutiny and analysis, the works of Morgan Fisher, Thom Andersen, Bruce Conner and Owen Land allow the viewers not only to realize the constraints of their production and making, but also to question our understanding and assumptions of film as “medium”.

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Admission: 2 €
September 24

   Bruce Conner Programme
Ten Second Film, 1975, sound, 10’’
Mongoloid, 1978, sound, 3’50’’ [music by Devo]
America is Waiting, 1982, sound, 3’50’’ [music by Brian Eno and David Byrne]
A Movie, 1958, sound, 12’
Take the 5:10 to Dreamland, 1977, sound, 5’50’’
Report, 1963-67, sound, 13’
Valse Triste, 1979, sound, 5’
Crossroads, 1976, sound, 36’ [music by Terry Riley and Patrick Gleeson]

   Morgan Fisher Programme I
--- ------- by Thom Andersen and Malcolm Brodwick, 1966, sound, 11’
Standard Gauge, 1984, 34’
( ), 2003, sil, 21’

September 25

   Thom Andersen Programme I
Los Angeles Plays Itself, 2003, 169’

September 26

   Morgan Fisher Programme II
The Director and His Actor Look at Footage Showing Preparations for an Unmade Film, 1967, sound, 15’
Documentary Footage, 1968, 11’
Production Stills, 1970, sound, 11’
Picture and Sound Rushes, 1973, sound, 11’
The Wilkinson Household Fire Alarm, 1973, sound, 1’30
Cue Rolls, 1974, 5’30’’
Projection Instructions, 1974, sound, 4’
Phi Phenomenon, 1968, silent, 11’

   Thom Andersen Programme II
Red Hollywood by Thom Andersen and Nöel Burch, 1995, 90’

September 27

   Thom Andersen Programme III
Melting, 1964-65, sound, 6’
Olivia’s Place, 1966, sound, 6’
Eadweard Muybridge – Zoopraxographer, 1975, 60’

   Reverence – The Films of Owen Land (formerly known as George Landow) – Part I and II*
Remedial Reading Comprehension, 1970, 5’
Fleming Faloon, 1963, sound, 5’
Film in Which There Appear Edge Lettering, Sprocket Holes, Dirt Particles, Etc, 1965-66, sil., 4’
What’s Wrong With This Picture 1, 1971, 5’
What’s Wrong With This Picture 2, 1972, 7’
Institutional Quality, 1969, 5’
On the Marriage Broker Joke Cited By Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious or Can The Avant-Garde Be Wholed, 1977-79, 18’
The Film that Rises to the Surface of Clarified Butter, 1968, sound, 9’
Diploteratology, 1967-78, silent, 7’
No Sir, Orison!, 1975, 3’
Wide Anglo Saxon, 1975, 22’
Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present, 1973, v.o.inglesa, 6’
A Film of Their 1973 Spring Tour Comissioned by Christian World Liberation Front of Berkeley, California, 1974, 12’
New Improvised Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops, 1976, sound, 10’

Reverence: The Films of Owen Land, curated by Mark Webber, is a LUX project produced in association with Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna and supported, with the support of Arts Council England. The films of Owen Land have been preserved by Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna, in co-operation with Anthology Film Archives, New York, Haghefilm, Amsterdam, and Listo-Film, Vienna.