Another year of Intersections presents us with a diverse program of innovative cinema and art. This year’s Experimental Cinema and Video Art Awards, now in its 12th year, will award 20,000 NIS of prizes funded by Rivka Saker and the Ostrovsky Family Fund.
More than one hundred films were submitted, out of which six were selected, all of them completed within the last year.
Mamuta Art Center in the frame of the Intersections program will host a solo exhibition by Keren Shavit, an Israeli mixed media artist, living in New York. Her works deal with experimental narratives and the re-rendering of reality and memory.
The French-Israeli duo based in France, Winter Family, will challenge the audience on opening night with a concert with mix of humor, irony, delicacy and darkness.
Pioneering filmmaker, David Greenberg, has been given a much-deserved mini-retrospective curated by Chen Sheinberg, who defines him as the first avant-garde Israeli filmmaker. His films have rarely been shown.
In 2014 (in collaboration with the Screening Based Arts Department, Bezalel) we had the pleasure of presenting a solo-exhibition by the renowned filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s De la Mère au Désert as a work in progress. It was later to be shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale to a resounding success. Akerman’s life ended tragically last October and Intersections is now focusing on her rarely seen first shorts, Saute Ma Ville, La Chambre, and Hotel Monterey. The last two date from the early seventies and bear witness to Akerman’s introduction to New York’s experimental film scene at the Anthology Film Archives. She spent long hours looking and thinking about works she saw by Michael Snow, Jonas Mekas and Yvonne Rainer, among others.
Saute Ma Ville was her very first film, after having a mind-altering experience watching Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou in Brussels when she was fifteen years old.
Intersections was initiated by Vivian Ostrovsky and is supported by the Ostrovsky Family Fund (OFF) and produced by Mamuta Art and Media Center.
Artistic directors: Vivian Ostrovsky and Sala-Manca.
We welcome all the risk-takers who do not fear imagination, interrogation, and confrontation.