Experiments in Cinema’s new-ish addition (4 years old now) is an artist-in-residence program. This component of EIC grew out of a need to exercise Basement Films’ collection of more than 8000 16mm films (see searchable databases as In the past we have used the collection for unique screenings, scholarly research, found-footage filmmaking, and loop making workshops.
However, through it all, the collection of our archived films remains under utilized. It is the “job” of a resident artist to work with the collection during their three week tenure in Albuquerque (see https://vimeo.com/137990685#at=45 for a video tour of Basement Films archive).
The results of their creative research is then presented to the public as part of Experiments in Cinema. To date, we have hosted artists Wago Kreider (http://mcma.siu.edu/people/faculty/radiotelevisionanddigitalmedia/kreider.html), Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzales Monroy (http://www.ojoboca.com/), Caryn Cline (http://caryncline.com/) and Kamila Kuc (http://kamilakuc.com/).
The results of their residencies have been insightful, forward thinking and varied both in terms of engagement with this particular creative research and their public/festival presentations.
Wago Kreider, EIC Artist-in-Residence, 2013
Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzales Monroy