Presentation: OEI #69-70. On Film
15 October 2015, 19:00
Release and presentation of the new issue of OEI magazine with a focus on experimental film, with with talks, discussions and screenings.
“In an effort to create a constructive yet open format, rather than establish a strict thematic framework, OEI On Film (#69–70) refers to a number of heterogeneous and parallel conditions where texts, archival material and visual/textual montages are interspersed with one another. The aim has been to emphasize different speeds of reading, various focal points, unexpected constellations and new stratifications. […] The issue does not have the ambition to present a unified perspective, but instead suggests that the polysemic horizon that it has strived to retain – between differential, structural, material, and political discourses and dispositifs – on one level could be tracked down to the dynamic space of interpretation that can be found in the title of a 1964 film by Carl Slättne, who recently passed away: A Film – An AntiFilm – A FilmFilm.” (From the preface)
During the evening Filmform will present their Honorary Award 2015 to “a person who has distinguished him or herself in the domain of experimental film and video art.”
OEI #69–70: On Film is 496 pages (edited by Martin Grennberger and Daniel A. Swarthnas) on experimental film from Leo Reis, Åke Karlung, Gunvor Nelson, Claes Söderquist, Carl Slättne, Sven Elfström, Hans Nordenström, Sture Johannesson & Jørgen Nash, Jan Bark, Bo Jonsson, Olle Hedman and Ronald Nameth to Rose Lowder, Abigail Child, Cécile Fontaine, Frédérique Devaux, Barbara Hammer, Raymonde Carasco, Lynne Sachs, Sandra Davis, Caroline Koebel, Barbara Rose, Adeena Mey, Ute Aurand, Peter Gidal, Peter Hutton, Nicky Hamlyn, Robert Beavers, Bruce McClure, Guy Sherwin, Pavle Levi, Ernie Gehr, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alberto Grifi, Carmelo Bene, Jean-Marie Straub, Peter Nestler, Hartmut Bitomsky, Emilie Vergé, Nicole Brenez, Jean Painlevé, Fernand Deligny, Alain-Alcide Sudre, Dominique Noguez, Carole Contant & Éric Thouvenel, Henry Hills, Frank Kuenstler, Jean-François Lyotard, Kim West, Elke Marhöfer, Teddy Hultberg, Martin Grennberger, Daniel A. Swarthnas, Anders Karlin, Stefan Ramstedt, John Sundholm, Lars Gustaf Andersson, Bengt af Klintberg, Mika Taanila, Jonas Mekas, Jørgen Leth, Carl Henrik Svenstedt, Alexander de Cuveland, Lina Selander & Oscar Mangione, Dan Lageryd, Marion Naccache, Anna Ådahl, John Skoog, Tris Vonna-Michell, Rosa Barba.
OEI is a magazine for experimental forms of thinking in between poetry, art, philosophy, documents, and film. The magazine focuses on alternative historiographies with topics such as Poema/Processo in Brazil, Swedish Land Art or “non assertive writing”. OEI was founded in 1999 and has published 70 issues and, with OEI editör, 80 books. Since 2012 OEI runs the exhibition space OEI Colour Project in Stockholm.
The event is organized by OEI in collaboration with Index.