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New films available for screenings

I’d like to share information about two new films below, in case they are of interest…

Transfigured Night: a conversation with Alphonso Lingis

Transfigured Night assembles a rich patchwork of fragments taken from a two day dialogue in the philosopher’s house near Baltimore in which Lingis makes dynamic forays into thoughts that have preoccupied him in over forty years as a writer and traveller, drawing on his influences in phenomenology and ethics, and his extensive encounters with many places and cultures.

The discussion moves from questions of the face and gaze of others, the sensual experiences of weight and being touched, through considerations of performance, sculpture and dance, to meditations on mortality and suffering. Alphonso Lingis is the author of fourteen major works over the last forty years, including The Community of Those Who Have Nothing in Common, The Imperative, Dangerous Emotions, Trust, and Violence and Splendor. He is also the preeminent English translator of the works of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Levinas. He is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Penn State University.

Directed and Edited by Hugo Glendinning and Adrian Heathfield

Director of Photography: Hugo Glendinning

Written by Adrian Heathfield

Contains booklet with transcribed text

Performance Matters, 2013,

DVD, 61 mins

ISBN 978-0-9570149-1-6

Watch the trailer here

Book screenings here

Buy the DVD here

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NO SUCH THING AS REST : a walk with Brian Massumi

Setting thoughts and conversation in constant motion, Adrian Heathfield encounters the renowned philosopher and cultural theorist Brian Massumi while walking the streets of Montreal.

In this relaxed but intensive exchange Massumi discusses the nature of events, their sensuous and affective forces, immaterial art practices and their critical potential under capitalism, belief and hope and their relation to political agency. Charged ideas are quietly elaborated against a vibrant, restless backdrop of everyday life.

Brian Massumi is the author of major works in contemporary philosophy including Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation and Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts. He is also the translator of significant works of French philosophy including Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s A Thousand Plateaus, Jean-François Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition, and Jacques Attali’s Noise.

Directed and Edited by Hugo Glendinning and Adrian Heathfield

Director of Photography: Hugo Glendinning

Sound: Noémie Solomon

Research and Production: Louisa Martin

Post Production Assistant: Lucy Beech

Contains an accompanying booklet Movements of Thought Performance Matters, 2013,

DVD, 73 mins

ISBN 978-0-9570149-2-3

Watch the trailer here

Book screenings here

Buy the DVD here

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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