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Sydney Underground Movies
Ubu Films 1965-1970


This book is a chronicle of the Ubu Films group. Formed by Albie Thoms, David Perry, Aggy Read and John Clark in Sydney 1965, it was Australia’s first group devoted to making, exhibiting and distributing experimental films. Throughout the 1965-1970 period, Ubu produced Australia’s first lightshows, published this country’s first underground newspaper (Ubunews), and persistently advocated for the reform of censorship laws and the need for government support for the arts.
Flamboyant, controversial and resolutely independent, Ubu Films instigated an extensive network of Australia’s underground activity at aa time when Australia’s cultural and political landscape was in transition. For only a brief period, Ubu established a viable proposition that film, performance, painting and political action could coalesce into a vibrant interactive community. What follows is the story of its rise and fall.

Reproducing Ubu ephemera (posters, programmes, handbills, Ubunews articles and newspaper pages), countless newspaper and magazine articles, reviews and cartoons advocating and denouncing the many activities (film, performance, music, publishing, etc.) of Ubu, legal documents, behind the scenes photography, film-stills, biographies, film lists and intimate reflections – this amazing, visually-dense and informative chronological volume that is essential reading for anyone interested in Australia’s history of underground film, but also for independent film-making in general.

Edited by Peter Mudie.
Peter Mudie is a Canadian born filmmaker, artist and academic. Previously a member of filmmaker cooperatives in London, Toronto and Vienna, he has exhibited his work in galleries and film festivals around the world since 1980. He has written a number of monographs on avant-garde and experimental film (including Dusting the Other; Albie Thoms and David Perry: Films/Dialogues; Below the Centre/ Unterhalb des Mittelpunkts; and Michael Snow: Filmworks). He has presented a number of international touring film exhibitions, in Australia and overseas ―― currently he lives in Perth and lectures in Fine Arts at the University of Western Australia.

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MANY OF THEM
Vol. IV : Expedicion (+ extra book "A Filme-Expedicion")

 

MANY OF THEM – VOL. IV

A LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 COPIES

Cosmic Wonder, Louis Vuitton, Issey Miyake, Hermès, Saint Laurent, Loewe, Yohji Yamamoto, Irène Silvagni, Limi Feu, Undercover, Dries Van Noten, Lemaire, Chanel, Bernhard Willhelm, Junya Watanabe, Comme Des Garçons, Maurizio Amadei, Alaïa, Paz De La Huerta, Daniela Gregis, Sybilla, Geoffrey B. Small, Eatable Of Many Orders, Sacai, Ply,Ragne Kikas, Steve Mono, Jan-Jan Van Essche, Susan Cianciolo, Koché, Bless, Oriole Cullen, Kaat Debo, Akiko Fukai, Harold Koda, Olivier Saillard, Valerie Steele, Pedro Costa, Jia Zhang-Ke, Amat Escalante, Isaki Lacuesta, Lisandro Alonso, Nathalia Acevedo, Lav Diaz, Moira Lang, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mia Hansen-Løve, Jonas Mekas, Todd Haynes.

Many of Them is a limited edition publication. Its aim is to offer a space for discussion in which creators can share their perspective about their own field, their languages and the problems they face in their everyday practices. It originally started as a diary in 2008 and it keeps evolving into different formats.

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Jonas Mekas
Scrapbook of the Sixties - Writings 1954-2010


Scrapbook of the Sixties
is a collection of published and unpublished texts by Jonas Mekas, filmmaker, writer, poet, and cofounder of the Anthology Film Archives in New York. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via Germany in 1949 and began shooting his first films there. Mekas developed a form of film diary in which he recorded moments of his daily life. He became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Every week, starting in 1958, he published his legendary “Movie Journal” column in The Village Voice, writing on a range of subjects that were by no means restricted to the world of film. He conducted numerous interviews with artists like Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Erick Hawkins, and Nam June Paik. Some of these will now appear for the first time in his Scrapbook of the Sixties. Mekas’s writings reveal him as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the times—a practice that he has continued now for over fifty years.

Jonas Mekas (*1922, Semeniškiai / Lithuania), lives and works in New York. Film-maker, writer, poet and co-founder of the Anthology Film Archives one of the world’s largest and most important repositories of avant-garde film. Mekas’s work has been exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide.

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Jonas Mekas
Movie Journal: The Rise of a New American Cinema 1959-1971

Japanese edition of this classic collection of writings from the great Jonas Mekas.
Please note, texts in this scarce edition are entirely in Japanese.

In his Village Voice Movie Journal columns, Jonas Mekas captured the makings of an exciting movement in 1960s American filmmaking. Works by Andy Warhol, Gregory J. Markapoulos, Stan Brakhage, Jack Smith, Robert Breer, and others echoed experiments already underway elsewhere, yet they belonged to a nascent tradition that only a true visionary could identify. Mekas incorporated the most essential characteristics of these films into a unique conception of American filmmaking s next phase. He simplified complex aesthetic strategies for unfamiliar audiences and appreciated the subversive genius of films that many dismissed as trash.

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