For this series, Electrofilmika – Film, Digital Art & Advanced Music, gathered 10 electronic and experimental musicians to put images to more than 100 films and footage archive curated by the filmmaker Pablo Herrera Marin. The series of 9 films include Avant-garde and home movies in Super 8mm and 35mm silent, color films, 60s Sci-Fi movies and documentary archives.

The series explores the diverse forms of audiovisual representations from the Second World War until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. During this period of time the curator has selected Avant-garde and home movies, 60s Sci-Fi movies and documentary archives with stories narrated through a personal, informational and artistic point of view.

About the Curator:

Pablo Herrera is a co-founders of Colectivo Piloto and a consultant curator for education programs at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. Pablo Herrera’s is known throughout the educational community for his ability to use filmmaking as an educational tool, and has been responsible of programing for several film festivals such as the Minifilm Festival and the Barcelona Visual Sound in Spain, and Mboro Festival du Cinéma in Dakar, Senegal.

About the Musicians:

Electrofilmika: Electronic Perspectives, has brought together renowned and independent musicians such as ANNA, Miss Kittin and Mondo Halloween, Kimtama, Vinilette, Artefakt, Detroit Techno Militia, and the highly revered Brooklyn-based selector Marite.

List of Films:

Berlin – 1945-1950. These video combines archive color footage from Berlin in July 1945 (Chronos Media), and the “25 Year Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall” produced by British Pathé in 2014. The music is a magnificent piece of Artefakt recorded during a live at Be-At TV Presents IPSE (Berlin) in 2015. Soundtrack mix and footage archive curated by Pablo Herrera for Electrofilmika – Film, Digital Art & Advanced Music. New York, 2017.

Andy Warhol, Screen Tests – 1964-67. “Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests” are a series of silent film portraits consisting of several-minute unbroken shots of Factory regulars, Warhol superstars, celebrities, guests, friends, or anyone he thought had “star potential”. The films were made between 1964 and 1966 at Warhol’s Factory studio in New York City. With music of ANNA, Miss Kittin and Mondo Halloween. Soundtrack mix and footage archive curated by Pablo Herrera for Electrofilmika – Film, Digital Art & Advanced Music. New York, 2017.

Étienne Decroux – Le Duo Amoureux. Le Duo Amoureux – New York’s Carnegie – 1960 is a performance of Étienne Decroux, the “father of modern mime”. The music ia a magnificent piece of Artefakt recorded during a live at Be-At TV Presents IPSE (Berlin) in 2015.

KIMTAMA – Orion (Midnight Mix) & Arthur H Virtue Home Movies 9153/58, 59/60, 61/68. These Super 8 & 8mm silent, color films are part of the “The Films of Arthur H” archives. This collection was conserved and digitally transferred through a grant awarded to Virginia Errichetti by the Al Larvick Conservation Fund in partnership with its sponsor Pro8mm. Arthur H Virtue inadvertently became a historical filmmaker as he documented his time working in Atlantic City during the 30’s – 70’s and the many trips the family would take to New York City, Philadelphia, and other areas along the eastern seaboard. He built a frame to hold his Super 8 camera and would shoot miles of the highway as he drove. Part of that driving footage have been curated and mixed in this video with mastery by Pablo Herrera and music by Kimtama for Electrofilmika – Film, Digital Art & Advanced Music. New York, 2017.

The Calling – Vinilette. The Spanish musician Vinilette has created this soundtrack for a scene of the classic Sci-Fi movie “Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women 512kb”. The footage has been curated and edited by Pablo Herrera generating a new, and no less fantastic, narrative, for this classic film of Peter Bogdanovich.

KIMTAMA + dR Crapstasy – rhNeg (Original Mix). These Super 8 & 8mm silent, color films are part of the archive of “Grandma’s Movies” by Elizabeth Roberts – 1960-63-69. The music has been composed by Sonny Kimtama and is a perfect combination of techno and experimental darks and sonorous recordings. This ambience created by Kimtama merges perfectly with the home movie footage aesthetic and theme, curated by Pablo Herrera for Electrofilmika – Film, Digital Art & Advanced Music. New York, 2017.

Detroit Riot – 1967. The 1967 Detroit riot was the bloodiest race riot in the “Long, hot summer of 1967”, and was a confrontation between black people and police. The original footage of this document was filmed by WXYZ TV-7, and ABC affiliate in Detroit, Michigan. Music by Detroit Techno Militia – The Grid -. Soundtrack mix and footage archive curated by Pablo Herrera for Electrofilmika – Film, Digital Art & Advanced Music. New York, 2017.

Detroit Techno. This magnificent piece compiles more than a hundred videos of the Motor City. The piece include old commercials such as Detroit Auto Show 1960, Detroit’s 1968 Olympic bid, music performances such as Kraftwerk – Minimum-Maximum, and nowadays footage captured with drones. Music by Detroit Techno Militia – The Grid -. Soundtrack mix and footage archive curated by Pablo Herrera for Electrofilmika – Film, Digital Art & Advanced Music. New York, 2017.

MARITE – Strangecast. This incredible experimental avant garde footage called “11271: Downtown Detroit”, has been musicized by highly revered Brooklyn-based selector Marite, and curated by Pablo Herrera for Electrofilmika – Film, Digital Art & Advanced Music. New York, 2017.

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