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Kemper Braque Film Challenge presented by KDHX

(Left) Georges Braque, Vase, Palette, and Mandolin, 1936. Oil, charcoal, and graphite on canvas, 32 x 39 5/8”. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Purchase with the aid of funds from W. W. Crocker. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo by Ian Reeves. (Right) Georges Braque, The Round Table, 1929. Oil, sand, and charcoal on canvas, 57 3/8 x 44 3/4”. Acquired 1934, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. (Left) Georges Braque, Vase, Palette, and Mandolin, 1936. Oil, charcoal, and graphite on canvas, 32 x 39 5/8”. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Purchase with the aid of funds from W. W. Crocker. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo by Ian Reeves. (Right) Georges Braque, The Round Table, 1929. Oil, sand, and charcoal on canvas, 57 3/8 x 44 3/4”. Acquired 1934, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.
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In conjunction with the upcoming exhibit, Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928-1945, The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum seeks filmmakers to create short (less than 7 minute) films incorporating elements of Cubism into their works. Filmmakers can create a new film or choose an edit/mash-up option. The Kemper Braque Film Challenge presented by KDHX will take place over three days, February 15-18, 2013.

Cubism is: “characterized by the reduction and fragmentation of natural forms into abstract, often geometric structures usually rendered as a set of discrete planes.”1 Artists take objects or forms in the real world and transform them into geometrical sharp-edged angular pieces. Cubist artists distrust the "whole" images seen by the retina considering them to be artificial and conventional and influenced by past art; particularly the Renaissance. Cubist seek to reproduce different perspectives or forms simultaneously in an attempt to mimic the mind's power to abstract and synthesize these different impressions of the world into new "wholes."

How can you incorporate Cubism? This could mean shooting multiple angles of the same subject, playing with two and three dimension space, or non-linear storytelling. These are just a few examples but are far from the only options. Let your imagination run wild using the exhibit George Braque and Cubist Still Life, 1928-1945 as inspiration!

A Kick Off Event will take place from 6-8pm on February 15, 2013 at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Required elements for participation will be revealed at the event.

There are two options for participation:

Option 1: 10 spots available

“Still Life into Real Life”

Participants who choose this option will pick an element from a still life set at the Kick Off event. Each element will correspond to one of Braque’s pieces on display at the museum. Participants must incorporate the chosen prop and elements from the related artwork into their film, using cubist principles.

Option 2: 10 spots available

“Did Cubists Invent the Mash-Up?”

Participants who choose this option will transform a pre-existing film (provided to participants at the Kickoff) by “breaking up, analyzing and reassembling the footage into a new and abstracted form” creating a new film. Participants may also add their own footage to this work as needed to complete the piece.

All eligible films will screen at the Kemper/Steinberg Auditorium part of the museum’s Friday Nights @ the Kemper series at 8pm on April 12, 2013. All participants will receive a gift bag from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

 

 

Top three films determined by judges will screen as part of the France at War Film Series at 7pm at the Tivoli Theatre, March 19-21, 2013.

Awards

  • 1st place (Best Film) receives $500
  • 2nd place film receives $300
  • 3rd place film receives $200

Space is limited to 20 participating teams. There is no fee for entry.

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Key Dates:
Registration Begins: Now Open
Kick Off Event: February 15, 2013, 6pm
Event Dates: February 15-18, 2013
France at War Film Series at the Tivoli: March 19-21, 2013, 7pm
Steinberg Auditorium screening: April 12, 2013, 8pm

 

The exhibit, Georges Braque and the Cubist Still Life, 1928-1945 runs January 25, 2013 through April 21, 2013 at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

 

Questions? Contact us at mediaarts (at) kdhx (dot) org.

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