you are naked, so am I

Daniela Miszkinis is a visual artist and practising art therapist and counsellor. She is focusing on painting in oils from life, in particular portraiture, still life arrangements, interiors and painting from figure. Always working directly from life, without reference to photographic material, Daniela creates paintings based on the premise that the sitter’s psyche can be…

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Nijinsky – The Making of “The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky”

A documentary on the making of “The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky” by Paul Cox. Two hours of behind the scenes footages – actors and performers in action, film production, interviews with the creators and performers. “Vaslav Nijinsky” is a film very much in the same tradition as “Vincent – The Life and Death of Vincent…

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Subscribe to Artfilms-digital and watch hundreds of films about artists and art processes on your smart TV, computer, iPad and mobile devises. 24/7. Contemporary Arts Media – Artfilms is a boutique art business. We produce, co-produce and distribute films for education to academic and public libraries, schools, colleges, galleries and specialty shops. Although our primary…

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Robotic arts: Chico MacMurtrie’s TOTEMOBILE

Chico MacMurtrie is internationally recognized for his large-scale, performative, kinetic installations, and interactive public sculpture. In this video a fullscale Citroën DS transforms in a few minutes to an 18-meter-high totem, nearly touching the roof of the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris (Science Centre), and this it does without recourse to Hollywood…

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The Surprising History of Sex and Love

Monty Python star Terry Jones presents this award-winning documentary series, featuring Ancient Inventions, The Surprising History of Sex & Love and The Hidden Histories of Egypt and Rome. Exploring the radical change in social and religious attitudes towards sex, this award-winning documentary takes a look throughout history and traces the shift in social attitudes and…

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COSTUMES FOR PERFORMANCE

Back in the late 1960s and early 70s a group of Australian performers from the Soapbox theatrein Melbourne and the New Circus from Adelaide got together to form a new type of circus. They all had traditional circus skills but were also hell-bent on political reform. This was a time of radical community politics. Australia was ripe to…

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Addicted to Plastic

An award winning feature-length documentary about solutions to plastic pollution. The point-of-view style documentary encompasses three years of filming in 12 countries on 5 continents, including two trips to the middle of the Pacific Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The film details plastic’s path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert…

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Garry Shead: In the Steps of D. H. Lawrence

How does a creative artist respond to the big challenge of The Flame of Creativity put out by D.H.Lawrence? The only way is, through an act of creativity on your own. Garry Shead understood this challenge, and for so much of his work he’s been responding to it. Two iconic artists, a shared fascination for…

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Photography Hijacked

This documentary film by Australian director and photographer Jack Pam is Based on the highly successful photography book ‘Hijacked.’ Photography Hijacked is a journey through the processes, techniques and outcomes of 12 unique photographers from Australia and America. The idea that individuality of process is what underwrites and makes possible all interesting artwork is explored…

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Chunky Move: Two Faced Bastard

Melbourne’s leading contemporary dance company Chunky Move has earned an enviable reputation for producing a distinct yet unpredictable brand of genre-defying dance performances and Two Faced Bastard provides another truly extraordinary experience. On either side of a dividing curtain a group of performers juggle two simultaneous shows played to two opposing audiences. Each exit through…

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Triptych

Three experimental, impressionist films of Peter Tammer MY BELLE 20 mins An impressionistic portrait of a friend, Michelle, a performer preparing for her act… the private world and public world superimposed upon each other to present a feeling for the person caught between the two worlds. HEY MARCEL 17 mins Influenced by the ‘title’ of…

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Fear of the Dark

Film of Peter Tammer featuring Robert Ratti Killing a human being “in cold blood” requires unique mental preparation and single-minded determination. To pull the trigger a second time may be easier, but the moments between the shots must be calculatingly controlled, the precision of “getting it right” must be sustained. Representing this tormenting tapestry of…

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Peter Tammer collection

With complimentary copy of FLAUSFILM The series includes four films by Peter Tammer: Journey to the End of Night, Triptych, Mallacoota Stampede, Fear of the Dark Free addition to the series: Flausfilm A portrait of the actor, film teacher, critic, and legendary cinephile, John Flaus, in a unique film mosaic structured around cryptic crossword clues…

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