Icelandic singer Bjork will attend the U.K. premiere of concert movie “Bjork: Biophilia Live” at the BFI London Film Festival, alongside directors Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton. The film will play on Oct. 9 at London’s Odeon West End as the Sonic Gala, the lead event for the fest’s music-inspired Sonic program of screenings and events. Clare Stewart, the festival’s director, said: “Bjork is a true innovator, collaborating with exceptional filmmakers and artists to produce intoxicating work at the intersection of music and film.”
ASVOFF is looking for films for the 7th edition which will run from November 21, 22 and 23rd at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the deadline has been shifted to September 30th. A curated selection from the Paris edition will be screened on ASVOFF’s international tour throughout the ear in destinations such as New York, Tokyo, Rome, Mexico City. Each year ASVOFF presents around 100 films, a short film competition, out of competition films, documentaries and feature films from over 50 countries in the world during a 3 day festival launched at the Centre Pompidou.
Galerie Für Moderne Fotografie presents “Wild Nothing” an exhibition by Amira Fritz. In this series people has no place, it’s almost as if civilization never penetrated this far. The forest appears mystical and forbidding, the water glitters icy, the undergrowth seems impenetrable. Maybe that’s why Fritz’s deep and dense images practice a peculiar attraction for the viewer. Amira Fritz still works analogously and in the darkroom, filters give their recordings colored veil, double exposures, they can look washed out. “Wild Nothing” is reminiscent of Henry David Thoreau, in his work “Walden, or Life in the woods.” It says: “Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution”. Amira Fritz’s photos know of this plan.
In this new short by Hala Matar Parisian beauty Zoë Le Ber plays an exhausted adulteress who wakes up in the surroundings of Bar Chateau Marmont, only to find herself trapped in a prank at the hands of her lover, Fred, played by C. Thomas Howell. “It’s about the power dynamics between a couple,” explains the writer and director of Fruits de Mer, “I wanted to make a noir satire about a restaurateur who tried to dominate his mistress by taking over her possessions, leaving her no choice but to go back to her husband in her lover’s suit.” 29-year-old Bahraini transplant has amassed a list of impressive collaborations including Streetcar, a short film starring Chloë Sevigny, and a follow-up effort, Desire, with Johnny Knoxville, Matthew Gray Gubler and Sophie Kennedy Clark. Also included in the film’s roster are Californian punk pioneers Tuxedomoon, who fittingly score a puckish soundtrack. Watch it below!
After a childhood in the UK, Alice Lewis studied at the Beaux Arts in Paris, where her work with soundtracks, installations, audio engineering and her singing practice, gradually led her to write his first songs. In 2004 she went to study opera in China and Taiwan. Singer for Sébastien Tellier (on Politics) and composer of film music (The Fox and the Child of Luc Jacquet, director of March of the Penguins) and advertisements (for the likes of David Lynch and Patrice Leconte), she released her first album in 2010, No One Knows We’re here, recorded between Paris and the English countryside. Alice Lewis’ new EP Ignorance Is Bliss is the first excerpt from her upcoming album Cracks of Dawn, to be released next January.
The Hole gallery in New York City is kicking off the exhibition and performance series Future Feminism. Created by Antony, Kembra Pfahler, Johanna Constantine, Bianca Casady and Sierra Casady, Future Feminism will feature an exhibition of stoneworks in the main gallery and a thirteen-night performance and lecture series in Gallery 3. In this exhibition, they will debut 13 Tenets of Future Feminism, a declaration the artists and musicians have honed over the past three years from numerous retreats and meetings representing a frontier feminist perspective. Check the complete event schedule here.
Photographer Tim Walker and LOVE Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand teamed up for Wizard, a hyper-dreamy shoot taken from the title’s latest issue. Walker shot his “favorite Brit girls”, including Kate Moss and Edie Campbell, in Eglingham Hall, the amazing 17th-century residence in Northumberland, England.