400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.
Æon Flux is set in a bizarre, dystopian future world. The title character is a tall, leather-clad secret agent from the nation of Monica, skilled in assassination and acrobatics. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring country of Bregna, which is led by her sometimes-nemesis and sometimes-lover Trevor Goodchild. Monica represents a dynamic anarchist society, while Bregna embodies a police state—referred to on one occasion as a republic by Goodchild. Although Bregna is shown to be repressive, in the first full-length episode, "Utopia or Deuteranopia?", Clavius, the president deposed by Goodchild, is described by a questioning journalist as having been democratically elected. In the same episode, an upper house of parliament is also mentioned by the character Gildemere.
Peter Tammer’s personal diary film contrasting the comfortable suburban life of his family to that of his father-in-law, an Austrian Jew who emigrated to Australia after World War II.
The spaces between memory and perception, dream and waking reveal themselves on the film surface. Glimpses, impressions, momentary clarity shifts to obscurity and afterimage. This is a film about film, a film that is process-oriented and takes its time. Finding a language without speech, communication is possible by other means.
In Flux, Steina films a river from a wide angle, deforming the image to the point of creating a sort of radiating, aqueous ball - like a liquid planet turning in space. Steina alternately shows fairly rapid shots, always taken at a very wide angle, which film the river once in one direction and then once in the other; she thus obtains a simple visual and very efficient equivalent of the energy of the water. The close succession of the shots, like the use of the reprocessed soundtrack of running water, are all variations on the texture of the aquatic substance. Under the façade of a work far removed from realism, Steina in fact offers a work that is in total contrast with the traditional images of running water, but, with her video vision, comes very close to literary and pictorial visions of romanticism. She manages to translate the entire mythology of water into images without using narrative or symbolism, but by simply using the possibilities provided by her camera and machines.
Animated short film by Christopher Hinton.
Comprised of fast-flowing images showing modern people crushed by industry.
There is no mass, but only waves of energy flowing continuously outwards towards our future leaving traces of luminescent color.
One of the purest representations of dreams.
This stunning collection of audiovisual masterpieces showcases the remarkable work of digital artists Ruth Jarman and Joseph Gerhardt, known collectively as Semiconductor. One of the field's most intriguing acts, Semiconductor have been electrifying fans for years with their brand of experimental animation. With four live cinema pieces, six short films, three music videos and more, this cutting-edge compendium will not disappoint.
Documentary showing the violence of immigration policies in Europe
A documentary on the alleged true story of a man who believes he gained inside knowledge about a top secret antigravity spaceship.
Fluxes is Arthur Lipsett's view of the human condition and the mixed-up planet where humans are found. As in his other films (Very Nice, Very Nice; 21-87), Fluxes has a disconnected flow of images that, in their erratic way, build up into a cutting indictment of the world the way it is. The film's only commentary consists of unrelated snatches of words and sounds.
Æon Flux is set in a bizarre, dystopian future world. The title character is a tall, leather-clad secret agent from the nation of Monica, skilled in assassination and acrobatics. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring country of Bregna, which is led by her sometimes-nemesis and sometimes-lover Trevor Goodchild. Monica represents a dynamic anarchist society, while Bregna embodies a police state.
Flux Television was a pioneering digital culture show that ran on a Public, educational, and government access cable TV channel in New York, San Francisco and San Diego in the mid-1990s. The show predated the electronic music video show Amp that ran on MTV. Wired Magazine proclaimed the show "a half-hour gem, in which electronic music videos collide with excellently reported segments on digital culture." The show received several awards including a Billboard Music Video Award. The show had numerous creative collaborators including Jonathan Wells, designer Bill McMullen, twenty2product, graphic designer David Weissberg, producers Aden Ikram, Randall Hoy and Lisa Braz. David Weissberg and Jonathan Hale Wells later worked on the LowRes Film and Video Festival together.