Baltic Analog Lab

  1. BAL Summer screening

    29.07.2020. Plkst. 19:00 Baltic Analog Lab (Lienes 19a)

    Turpinot pērnā gada tradīcijas, Baltic Analog Lab biedri aicina uz šīs vasaras saviesīgo draudzēšanās kino vakaru 29. jūlijā pulksten 19:00 ar grilla ballīti un mūziku vakara turpinājumā.


    -dažādu laiku, atšķirīgu raksturu Latvijas kinoamatieru darbi no BAL un draugu arhīviem, kurus vieno neapturams filmēšanas prieks. Filmas tiks rādītas 16mm, 8mm formātā.
    - lielformāta fotogrāfija ar Armandu Andži (par ziedojumiem)
    -grills, dzērieni, mūzika, dejas un sarunas.

  2. Suspaustas Laikas festival 2020

    24.07.2020. Baltic Analog Lab takes part in experimental film festival "Suspaustas laikas" in Nida, Lithuania.

    Film programme of BAL female members: Ieva Balode, Signe Birkova and Lāsma Bērtule

    Expanded cinema performance "Hypnos" by Ieva Balode and Maksims Šenteļevs

  3. Screening

    22.02.2020.Baltic Analog Lab viesosies Kultūras nams Wiktorija Liepājā ar filmu programmu un radošo 16mm bezkameras kino darbnīcu Ieva Balode vadībā
  4. Luminous Void Experimental film festival

    Baltic Analog Lab will present a special female filmmakers programme at second edition of Luminous Void Experimental film festival in Cork, Ireland this December 6-7, 2019 organised by Experimenal Film Society

    Ieva Balode of Latvia’s Baltic Analog Lab (BAL) film collective guest curates a programme focusing on three female filmmakers who are also members of BAL. These works by Signe Birkova, Lāsma Bērtule and Balode herself are existential journeys into the psychic realm of human existence as well as female bodies. They give an insight into an analog experimental film scene in Latvia which is currently dominated by female filmmakers.


    We are taking part in this years AVANT festival with a film programme of Baltic Analog Lab members as well as expanded cinema performance
  6. Film screening

    16.11.2019. at 19:00 Baltic Analog Lab invites to a film programme curated by Canadian born Latvian curator and writer from Londond Erik Martinson who brings three films by three filmmakers - Lydia Nsiah, Sarah Forrest, and Sky Hopinka dealing with the subject of memory and remembering through cinematic perspective.
    Curator will be present himself.

    In the short story ‘Almost No Memory’ by Lydia Davis an unnamed women is reckoning with her diminished grasp on her memory while still retaining “a very sharp consciousness.” She turns to the mnemonic device of recording events and details in notebooks, creating a substantial library. At times she would re-read these memories with interest, the entries would “seem all new to her, and indeed most of it would be new to her.” She would contemplate making further notes on them, sometimes doing so, and “(o)ther times she would want to make a note but choose not to, since she did not think it quite right to make a note of what was already a note, though she did not fully understand what was not right about it.” From this uncertainty comes an inescapable tension between remembering and forgetting and the difficulty of being aware of this process happening. 

    The plight of the protagonist in Davis’ story feels much like a film flowing forward, each frame overtaking the last; building toward something while the past is taken up on a separate reel. Sometimes what you’ve seen and heard feels like a distant thought in a library of notebooks, though you are pretty certain it happened. Perhaps it wasn’t that experience or film, but another one, but it happened, you might think. It’s a problem of cognition, of our interaction with playback, not playback itself.

    Sometimes there is a need to make films to recall other films, to recall past selves, and so many fleeting thoughts/feelings/impressions. Sometimes we also need films to help our own entropy along, to be ok with not remembering.

    Erik Martinson (Canada/Latvia) is an independent curator and writer based in London, UK. He worked in Toronto at Vtape, a not-for-profit video art distributor, from 2005-2014, and was a member of the Pleasure Dome curatorial collective from 2006-2014. He has curated screenings/exhibitions for various art galleries and film festivals in UK, Europe, and Canada.


    to forget, Lydia Nsiah, 2019, 17:00

    April, Sarah Forrest, 2018, 21:30

    Lore, Sky Hopinka, 2019, 10:16

    Entrance for donations.

    Supported by State Culture Capital Foundation.

  7. Chernobyl slideshow

    1.11.2019. at 19:00 

    Baltic Analog Lab invites you to an analog slide photography screening. Through the eyes of three photographers, we will visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. It is a place filled with stories, legends and secrets, gathered over more than three decades since the nuclear disaster. Photographs were made in 2015 and 2019 using 35mm slide film. Thanks to experienced guides, the photographers had the chance to visit various locations inaccessible to tourists and converse with locals who still work and live in the Zone.
    Among the photographs you will also see experimental visual effects, achieved by manipulating 35mm film in various ways.

    Show and tell from Ivo Stunga, Toms Mūrnieks, Katrīna Latve.
    After the screening organisers from Riga Chernobyl Team will be present to answer any questions. Several times a year, they run non-standard tours to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

    Or for donations

  8. Film screening with Distruktur (BR/DE)

    4.10. 2019. 19:00

    Baltic Analog Lab invites to a film screening with Melissa Dullius from artist duo Distruktur who will present their films which has been made using analog film. The short films were made during year 2012. – 2018. in Brazil, Germany, Lithuania and Egypt and will give an insight into their work.

    Distruktur is a Brazilian artist duo formed in 2007 by Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn when they moved together from South Brazil to Berlin. They started making films together in 1999, first on Super 8 and later on 16mm. After joining the collective LaborBerlin in 2007 they started applying handmade techniques on the making of their films. Beyond conceiving and producing moving images, they also appear as actors and musicians and act as lab technicians. Distruktur's body of work takes form as films, installations, film performances, photographs, text and graphic. Their work has been presented in festivals such as Berlinale, Mostra de SP, BAFICI, Torino Film Festival, New Horizons and Videobrasil, as well as in exhibitions at Berlinische Galerie, Paço das Artes in São Paulo, and Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre.





    Lithuania, Germany, Brazil

    2012, 6 min



    Lithuania, Germany, Brazil

    2013, 20 min




    2014, 5 min




    Egypt, Germany, Brazil

    2018, 19 min





    Supported by State Culture Capital Foundation

  9. Film screening "The division of Love"

    13.08.2019. 19:00. Baltic Analog Lab invites to a film screening with researcher and curator Almudena Escobar López from USA accompanied with two filmmakers - Amber Bemak and D'Angelo Madsen Minax

    Within capitalism the division of labor is a form of economic control that transcends all aspects of society. The films presented in “The division of Love” unearth the artificial relationship between social and economic powers. Proposing a conversation between the work of Amber Bemak and D’Angelo Madsen Minax, the program focuses on the creative process that emerges from intimate collaboration, considering Love as a sentiment that is simultaneously fulfilling, painful, and hopeless. In their films mythology, failure, performance, fantasy, queer and trans embodiment, show Love as a form of resistance that disrupts the normative order of things. 

    Both Amber Bemak and D’Angelo Madsen Minax will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. 


    Airplane Dance. Amber Bemak 17 minutes, 2013

    Because of Us. D’Angelo Madsen Minax. 4:40 minutes, 2017

    - Borderhole. Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados.14 minutes, 2016

    - The Eddies (2018). D’Angelo Madsen Minax. 16 minutes, 2018

    - Separation of the Earth (by Fire). D’Angelo Madsen Minax. 5:40 minutes, 2014

    - The Source is a Hole (2017) . D’Angelo Madsen Minax. 25 minutes, 2017

    Goodbye Fantasy. Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados. 15 minutes, 2018


    Almudena Escobar López is an independent curator, programmer, archivist, and researcher from Galicia. She is Time-Based Media Curatorial Assistant at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY and is a Ph.D. candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. She has curated programs for Cinema Camp in Silos minor, Lithuania, The Alternative Film/Video film festival in Belgrade, The Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival (FLEX), Vtape in Toronto, and ULTRAcinema in Xalapa, Mexico. She is a member of the collective screening project On-Film and co-curated with Herb Shellenberger the 2018’ Winter/Spring Flaherty NYC series ‘Common Visions’ at Anthology Film Archives. Her writing has been featured in Walden, Vdrome, Vertical Features, MUBI Notebook, The Brooklyn Rail, Afterimage, Film Quarterly, Little White Lies, and Desistfilm Magazine. 


    Amber Bemak, currently living in Dallas, is a filmmaker, artist, and educator. Her work is based in experimental and documentary film and also spans performance art and curatorial practice. She has co-directed and produced two feature length documentaries on Tibetan Buddhism, as well as created 15 short experimental and documentary films that have played in numerous festivals internationally. For the past two decades, she has been engaged in a multi-layered exploration of performance and film which uses the body as a sight for socio-political inquiry, engages with text, language, and translation to open up discourse around deeply embedded colonial narratives, and commits to linking the intimate and personal with larger institutional structures.


    D'Angelo Madsen Minax works in documentary and hybrid filmmaking formats, narrative cinema, experimental and essay film, sound and music performance, and media installation. His projects explore queer and trans embodiment, chosen and biological structures of kinship, cosmic phenomena, and technologically mediated experiences, and often draw on his history of participation in justice-oriented communities.D'Angelo Madsen's works have screened and/or exhibited at spaces including the European Media Art Festival (Germany), the Ann Arbor Film Festival (MI), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Harvard, Yale, The British Film Institute (UK), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), REDCAT (Los Angeles), and hundreds of LGBT film festivals around the world



  10. Baltic Nordic Meetup

    Baltic Analog Lab members are taking part in Baltic-Nordic Labs meeting with a film programme and performance in Vilnius this week.

    More infor on Facebook 

  11. Suspaustas Laikas

    Baltic Analog Lab takes part in a festival "Suspaustas Laikas" on 28th July in Nida,Lithuania

    More info on Facebook

  12. Artist Talk

    25.07.2019. at 19:00 Baltic Analog Lab invites you to an artist talk with two of our current artists in residence - Megumi Ohguri (Japan) and Manon VanScoder (USA) who are currently working on their photography based projects and will talk about their current work as well as artistic practice.

    After presentation there will be a film screening from the 16mm archive collection of Baltic Analog Lab. This time we will be watching a documentary "The Islander" - a story of isolated community of Barra island in Scotland.

    Take your own drink and if the weather will be good, we will do a BBQ (Info will be updated)

    or for donations

    Manon VanScoder is an artist and photographer working on short and long-form projects related to memory, community, and transformation. She received her BA in film production and currently resides in Toledo, Ohio, USA. 
    Her works are very much related to her family history and chasing the traces of what has remained of it. Her residency in Riga is part of her family-research based art project.

    Megumi Ohguri is a Tokyo based photographer. She has studied in Department of Architecture, Kyoto Seika University and afterwards turned to photography whilst studying in Institute of Photography and Film to learn photography. While working as a full-time teacher at the institute above, she kept on creating her own creative works. She has been also teaching photography at Osaka Electro-Communication University and is a member of Spiegel Photographer’s Association in Japan.
    She has taken part in Cité international des Arts residency in Paris and has received Gold Medal Award at Salon internationale du Monde de la culture et des arts M.C.A., Cannes, France.
    After coming back home,she has participated in the following exhibitions: “I AM GIULIETTA. THE DRIVE ART Exhibition” ALFA ROMEO Project, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan; “Paysage d’une fenêtre” Exhibition of Photofolies, Galerie O’zart, Tours, France; “17th DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition” The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan; “Basically. Forever.” Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan, etc.

    Being based in Tokyo, she keeps on trying to express the sense of traditional Japanese atmosphere in the constructive framework which she learned in Paris.
  13. Lecture: Expanded cinema (1957 – 1978) by Karel Doing

    We are happy to welcome our long-term friend Karel Doing who is coming back to Riga for Open Fields conference at RIXC festival. Alongside his participation in festival, he will also give us a day long eco processing workshop on 7th July and a lecture about Expanded Cinema (1957 – 1978) on 6th July.

    This lecture will explore the period from the late 1950's to late 1970's, giving insight into the birth of expanded cinema and the rapid development of this art form in an international context. Furthermore, the theoretical underpinnings of the various artists such as Jordan Belson, Charles and Ray Eames, Stan Vanderbeek, Jeff Keen, Malcolm le Grice and William Raban, Annabel Nicolson, Tony Hill, Tony Conrad and Anthony McCall and many more working in the field are described and contextualized.

    Lecture will be filled with various rare pictures, interview excerpts, documentation of performances and digitalised films.


    Karel Doing is an artist and filmmaker who works across expanded cinema, multi-screen, performative, cross-media and participatory works. Thoughout many years in working with analog film, Doing has developed a number of bio-chemical processs which he will share with the participants of the workshop.
    He has screened widely in a variety of venues ranging from established institutions land festivals like International Oberhausen Film festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Centre Pompedou in Paris, Arsenal Kino in Berlin , Tate gallery and LUX moving image in London, Anthology Film Archive in New York to numerous DIY artist run spaces in Europe, Asia and America. After being based in Arnhem and Rotterdam (the Netherlands) he is currently living and working in London (UK) where he recently finished his thesis on 'Ambient Poetics and Critical Posthumanism in Expanded Cinema', he is currently teaching film theory in University of East London as well as running an artist’s film lab “Film in Process”.

    Free entry

    Supported by State Culture Capital Foundation


  14. Film screening with Erin Weisgerber

    Baltic Analog Lab presents a film screening with our current Canadian resident - Erin Weisgerber. Erin will present her own films as well as films by the Double Negative Collective (Monstreal, Canada).

    Erin Weisgerber is a filmmaker and artist based in Montreal, Canada whose practice is centred around photo-chemical processes. Working primarily with 16mm film, but also with super 8 and 35mm, she manipulates the physical and chemical properties of photochemical film - employing in-camera effects, hand-processing, and re-photography - to create short poetic films and installations. Erin's work often exists in the space between figuration and abstraction, highlighting the complicated relationship between the cinematographic image and the pro-filmic world. She is currently a member of the Double Negative Collective.

    Founded in 2004, Double Negative Collective is a Montreal-based group of artists dedicated to creating, curating, and disseminating experimental cinema. Double Negative maintains an independent artist film studio lab equipped for filmmaking activities with a focus on analog equipment and hand-processing facilities.
    In their manifesto they say: "The collective seeks to locate cinema in human experience, in the eye, hand, and heartbeat. We find mystery in processes: in materials, in ideas, and in the world. For this, we have gone back to the roots of the media of film and video to ask questions and seek answers. We provide no prescription for what film ought to be, but elucidate what it is: impossible pasts and futures in a trajectory of unravelling present."


    Morfología de un sueño (Morphology of a Dream) (2018) 5'30, 16mm, bez skaņas, ASV & Kanāda

    From Which Even the Memory of the Darkness Has Vanished (2019) 5', 16mm, bez skaņas, Kanāda

    Roundtrip (2014) 3', 16mm (digital projection), silent, Canada

    Traces (2014) 5'06, 16mm at 24fps, digital sound, Canada

    Prima Lux (2018) 3', 16mm at 24fps, silent, Canada

    Errant Light (2015) 3', super 8mm at 18fps, silent, Canada

    P.O.P. (2015) 3', super 8 mm at 18fps, silent, Canada

    The Sound of Breathing (2012) 5'46, 16mm at 24fps, optical sound, Canada

    Granular Film-Beirut (2017) 6'51, 35mm (digital projection), sound, Lebanon & Canada

    Quiet Zone (2015) 14'04, 35mm (digital projection), sound, Canada


    Entrance for donations.

    Bring your own drink!

  15. Film screening with Nanolab


    On 15 May at 19:00 we are hosting a program of recent 16mm single screen and expanded cinema work by Australian filmmakers Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie from NANOLAB.

    Last Train
    Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuohy, 2016, 12 min, 16mm
    Found in the (now possibly lost) film archive at Lab Laba Laba, footage from a trailer for the 1981 Indonesian propaganda film 'Kereta Api Terakhir' (The Last Train) melts into a soup of chemigrammed perforations. A film about the silence that follows the unspeakable; about blurred visions, untold histories and inaccessible archives.

    On the Invention of the Wheel
    Richard Tuohy, 2015, 14 min, 16mm
    On man and machine. On the wheel upon which man turns and is turned. On 'homo mechanicus' – 'machine man'. I've been thinking a lot about the kinds of art, and kinds of experimental films, that mean most to me. I like work where we sense that the maker has learnt to see the world from inside their medium, indeed where the medium they use shapes their very perceptions of the world. With film - the mechanical art - this means the artist standing inside the cinema machine, or having the cinema machine inside their head. In this film I was interested in making this metaphor explicit. 

    Blending and Blinding
    Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuohy, 2018, 11 min, 16mm
    Screens and partitions; windows and shutters; grids, curves and arches. Three peoples, one country: Malaysia.

    Cyclone Tracery
    Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuohy, 2018, 15 min, 2 x 16mm 
    On Christmas eve in 1974, the city of Darwin in tropical northern Australia was devastated by Cyclone Tracy. In this expanded cinema piece, a single film print, featuring only concentric circles is bi-packed against itself in two 16mm projectors simultaneously. Through this approach, the quadrupled image of circles is transformed into troubled patterns of pulsating and swirling interference and whaling sounds of tropical violence.

    Dot Matrix
    Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuohy, 2013, 16 min, 2 x 16mm
    Working from the original photogram ’dot’ material from Richard’s film Screen Tone (2012), Dot Matrix is an expanded cinema performance involving two almost completely overlapping projected images. The ‘dots’ were produced by laying sheets of half-tone ‘dot’ paper (which are used in manga illustrations) directly onto raw 16mm film stock, exposing the film through the paper with a flash-light and thus photographically transferring the dot images onto the film. These dots were then contacted printed with ‘flicker’ (alternating black frames) creating strobing 'interuptions' to he dots. Two near identical prints of the strobing dots are projected almost overlapping on the one surface. The drama of the film emerges in the overlap of the two images. The product they make is greater than the parts. As in Screen Tone, the sounds heard are those that the dots themselves produce as they pass the optical sound head of the 16mm projector.


    Q&A with the filmmakers


    Entry for donations

    Supported by State Culture Capital Foundation

  16. Baltic Analog Lab in Oberhausen

    We are very pleased to announce that Baltic Analog Lab takes part in 65. Oberhausen International Short Film festival in a special Lab's programme curated by Vassily Bourikas.

    We will be showing four analog films of our members:

    Slavas dziesma/Victory Song Ieva Balode. LV, 2017, '10'30 16mm
    .Inese Tīkmane, Laima Vainiņa. LV, 2017, 4’ Super8
    tā...atā/so…goodbye.  Elizabete Mežule-Gricmane. LV, 2017. 3', Super8
    Ieva & Dainis uzlauž kodu/ Ieva & Dainis Crack the Code. Lāsma Bērtule. LV, 2018, 4', Super8

    Baltic Analog Lab invites to a special screening with our guest from Academy Film Archive of USA - film preservationist Mark Toscano bringing us a special film programme consisting of 16mm films he has been restoring as a preservationist. 

    Guest curator Mark Toscano presents a selection of 16mm experimental short films by five visionary artists who have used the medium of film to explore the surreal and the subconscious. These films employ techniques including animation, optical compositing, x-ray photography, found footage, and other unusual methods to create visually unconventional worlds influenced by memories, dreams, and the elemental strangeness of our imagination. By exploring their respective paths through these intangible realms, these artists provide us with a set of incredibly distinctive visions, bringing into ghostly visibility the invisible threads which connect us in unexpected ways. 
    As a special film we want to point out a film "Babobilicons" by American Latvian filmmaker Daina Krūmiņš.

    Mirror People (1974) by Kathy Rose
    color, sound, '5, 16mm

    Roseblood (1974) by Sharon Couzin
    color, sound, '7, 16mm

    Babobilicons (1982) by Daina Krumins
    color, sound, '16, 16mm

    Sanctus (1990) by Barbara Hammer
    color, sound, '18.5, 16mm

    Elasticity (1976) by Chick Strand
    bw & color, sound, '25, 16mm

    Mark Toscano is a filmmaker, curator, and film preservationist based in Los Angeles. Since 2003, he has worked at the Academy Film Archive, where he specializes in the curation, conservation, and preservation of artists' films. He works with the collections of over 100 filmmakers, and has overseen the conservation and preservation of hundreds of films, including work by Stan Brakhage, Barbara Hammer, Chick Strand, Tacita Dean, Penelope Spheeris, the Whitney brothers, Gus Van Sant, Pat O'Neill, Suzan Pitt, and many others. He has curated and presented programs at numerous venues, including MoMA, Arsenal, Eye Filmmuseum, Tate Modern, and festivals in Rotterdam, London, Oberhausen, Zagreb, Bangalore, and elsewhere. He is a programmer with Los Angeles Filmforum, and has lectured at various universities on experimental film and archiving, as well as teaching the History of Experimental Animation at CalArts.

    Free entry or donations

    photo © Gerhard Kassner / Berlinale

    Supported by Latvian State Culture Capital foundation


  18. Phantom Islands

    16.04.2019. Kino Bize 18:00

    Film screening

    "Phantom Islands" 2018 | 86 min

    by Rouzbeh Rashidi (IR/IE)

    Introduction by Ieva Balode 


    Phantom Islands is an experimental film that exists at the boundary of documentary and fiction. It follows a couple adrift and disoriented in the stunning landscape of Ireland’s islands. Yet this deliberately melodramatic romance is constantly questioned by a provocative cinematic approach that ultimately results in a hypnotic and visceral inquiry into the very possibility of documentary objectivity. For the past fourteen years, I’ve been working constantly to create a truly alternative vision of Irish cinema. PhantomIslands is the culmination of this process so far.

    Phantom Islands, was completed at the start of the year 2018. Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, it premiered at Dublin International Film Festival. Since then it has received twenty-two screenings in festivals and at cinemas around the world, including the Cinemateca Portuguesa (Portugal), Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Canada), Thai Film Archive (Thailand) and Kino Meeting Point (Bosnia and Herzegovina). It won the Best Experimental Feature Film award at Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival and had an entire issue of the magazine Film Panic exclusively dedicated to its making. It has been widely written about by critics such as Adrian Martin and Fergus Daly, and in journals including Desistfilm, The Art(s) of Slow Cinema and CinePensieri.


    Rouzbeh Rashidi (born in Tehran, 1980) is an Iranian-Irish filmmaker. He has been making films since 2000, at which time he founded theExperimental Film Society in Tehran. He has always worked completely away from mainstream conceptions of filmmaking, striving to escape the stereotypes of conventional storytelling. Instead, he roots his cinematic style in a poetic interaction of image and sound. He generally eschews scriptwriting, seeing the process of making moving images as exploration rather than illustration. His work is deeply engaged with film history.


    Film trailer



  20. Baltic Analog Lab Ziemassvētki

    Baltic Analog Lab biedri aicina uz kopīgu pirmssvētku kopā būšanu 20. decembrī plkst. 19:00 Lienes ielā 19a visām vientuļajām un mazāk vientuļajām dvēselēm. 

    Rādīsim šogad paveiktos darbus - radošajās darbīcās tapušās 16mm un 8mm filmas, kā arī BAL biedru divu gadu laikā radītās filmas. Būs skatāma arī izstāde ar BAL gada laikā noritējušo fotodarbnīcu rezultātiem.

    Vakara gaitā būs skatāmas sekojošās BAL biedru filmas:
    Signes Birkovas "Viņu sauca Haoss Bērziņš" 2018, HD
    Ineses Tīkames un Laimas Vainiņas "Darkness",2017, HD
    Ievas Balodes "Sīzifa stāvoklis" 2018, HD
    Mārtiņa Kontanta "Random Edit" 2018, HD
    Dāvida Smiltiņa "Skaņa" 2017 super8
    un citas 16mm un 8mm filmas
    Lāsmas Bērtules "Ieva un Dainis uzlauž kodu", 2018, super8

    Vakara gaitā gaidāma audio-vizuāla performance ar novembrī notikušās skaņu darbnīcas rezultātiem Maksima Šenteļeva vadībā.

    Būs iespēja par ziedojumiem iegādāties BAL biedru gatavotas analogās ziemassvētku kartiņas, kā arī BAL maisiņus. 
    Ziedojumi tiks veltīti telpu remontam jaunajā gadā. 

    Cienāsim ar karstiem dzērieniem un cepumiem. Līdzi drīkst ņemt groziņus kopīgajam galdam.



    Baltic Analog Lab members invites all those lonely and less lonely for a pre-Xmas celebration together.

    We will be showing 16mm and 8mm films made during last 2 years in our workshops as well as films by our members. There will also be a photography exhibition from the workshop results.

    Film programme:
    Signe Birkova "Viņu sauca Haoss Bērziņš" 2018, HD
    Inese Tīkame, Laima Vainiņa "Darkness",2017, HD
    Ieva Balode "Sisyphus Condition" 2018, HD
    Mārtiņš Kontants "Random Edit" 2018, HD
    Dāvids Smiltiņš "Sound" 2017 super8
    Lāsma Bērtule "Ieva and Dainis decoding", 2018, super8
    and other films made on 16mm and super8 

    There will also be an audio-visual performance with sound workshop results together with Maksim Sentelev

    We will be selling xmas analog postcards as well as tote bags which will be available for donations for our space renovation.

    There will be hot drinks and cookies, but you are welcome to bring yours too. 



  21. Expanding Cinema conference

  22. Franču 16mm kino ar Tomaž Burlin

    11.10.2018. Baltic Analog Lab ielūdz uz saviesīgu vakaru un kino skati Lienes ielā 19a kopā ar Tomašu Burlinu (Tomaž Burlin) no Francijas, kurš piedāvās kino programmu no franču kino filmdariem, kas vairāku gadu garumā strādājuši leģendāros neatkarīgos analogā kino kolektīvos Parīzē, Grenoblē un Briselē.

    Programmas nobeigumā gaidāma arī Tomaša paplašinātā kino performance ar diviem 16mm kino projektoriem.


    Tomaš Burlins (Tomaž Burlin) ir vairāku dokumentālo un eksperimentālo filmu autors un analogā kino speciālists no Parīzes, kur viņš ir ilggadīgs mākslinieku vadītu, divu no Eiropā senāko neatkarīgo kino laboratoriju L’Etna un L'Abominable biedrs. Ar savām filmām piedalās vairākos starptautiskos kino festivālos, savukārt ikdienā pasniedz radošās kino darbnīcas interesentiem un aktīvi darbojas abās kino laboratorijās. 



    3 first Fractions, Guillaume Mazloum, 2015, ‘20

    16mm, melnbalts, optiskā skaņa

    Mue(s) / Ecdysis, Frédérique Menant, 2015 ‘10

    16mm, melnbalts, digitāla skaņa

    Elements 1, 2, 3, Tomaž Burlin, 2017

    formāts: 16mm, krāsa un melnbalts, optiska skaņa

    Rites of Resistance, Miki Ambrózy, 2017 ’20

    16mm, krāsa un melnbalts, optiska skaņa


    + Performance

    NUK variations 02, Tomaž Burlin, 2018

    Formāts: divi 16mm projektori, dzīvā skaņa

    Apokaliptiska versija par kodolveidotu sabiedrību kaut kur Centrāleiropā komunisma laikā


    Ieeja par ziedojumiem 3 EUR

    Pie mums būs silti un cienāsim jūs ar karstu tēju un cepumiem

    Atbalsts Valts Kultūrkapitāla fonds un Rīgas Dome

  23. MIEFF

    27.-30.09.2018. Baltic Analog Lab members Ieva Balode, Jānis Putniņš and Lāsma Bērtule went to Moscow International Experimental Film festival to give a 16mm film workshop and present a film programme of BAL members

  24. Cinema Camp

    9-12.08.2018. We were taking part in Cinema Camp in Lithuanian countryside organised by lovely people of Meno Avilys where we were presenting our collective and a Baltic Experimental film programme

  25. BAL yard celebration

    4.08.2018. We were having a yard celebration with a flea market, film screenings of our 16mm and 8mm film archive, screening of Karel Doing (UK/NL) films and live performance with kinoManual (PL) and Edgars Rubenis (LV)

    Video of a performance with Edgars Rubenis and participats of Eco processing workshop:

  26. BAL pagalma svētki

    Baltic Analog Lab aicina uz Pagalma svētkiem savā pagalmā Lienes ielā 19c - vēsturiskajā Rīgas amatnieku un tirgotāju rajonā, kur jau gadu mitinās arī Baltic Analog Lab - analogā kino un foto laboratorija un izglītības centrs.

    Pasākumā gaidāms tematiskais krāmu tirdziņš (vecas fotogrāfijas, kameras, žurnāli un citi patīkami krāmi) un kino skatīšanās. 
    Vakarā notiks arī divas performances: kino mākslinieku apvienība kinoMANUAL (Aga Jarzab / Maciek Baczyk) no Polijas uzstāsies ar analogajiem sintezatoriem un projekcijām, savukārt vakara noslēgumā improvizētā performancē ar vairākiem 16mm kino projektoriem un filmu cilpām būs skatāmi rezultāti no tajā pašā nedēļā notiekošās radošās darbnīcas ar Lielbritānijā dzīvojošo filmdari Karelu Dūingu (Karel Doing), kas tiks pavadīts ar mūzikālu priekšnesumu ar pašmāju mūziķi Edgaru Rubeni.

    Pasākuma programma:

    14:00-18:00 Krāmu tirdziņš
    19:00 Kino skate ar 16mm kino filmām
    21:00 Kino seanss ar Karelu Dūingu (Nīderlande / Lielbritānija)
    22:00 Performance ar kinoMANUAL (Polija)
    23:00 Performance ar Baltic Analog Lab un Edgaru Rubeni 

    Par dzērieniem rūpēsies kafejnīca/bārs Aleponija, savukārt skaņu plates dienas garumā spēlēs DJ La Fleur Du Soleil

    Ieeja bez maksas

    Rīgas Dome, Valsts Kultūrkapitāla fonds

  27. Experimental film festival Process takes part for the second time in Riga.

  28. Atmiņas & Analoģijas

    26.01.2018. Photos of expanded cinema performance "Atmiņas & Analoģijas" (Memories and Analogies) with participation of Lāsma Bērtule, Ieva Balode (Baltic Analog Lab) and Jēkabs Nīmanis, Rostislavs Rekuta and Maksims Šenteļevs (Bērnu Rīts) at the Latvian National Museum of Art exhibition "You've got 1243 unread messages"

  29. Atmiņas un Analoģijas

    26. janvārī, Latvijas Nacionālajā Mākslas muzeja izstādē  "TEV IR PIENĀKUŠAS 1243 ZIŅAS" gaidāma audio-vizuāla performance, kurā piedalās Ieva Balode, Lāsma Bērtule, Jēkabs Nīmanis, Rostislavs Rekuta un Maksims Šenteļevs. 

    Atmiņas pārvēršas tekstā > teksts pārvēršas skaņā > skaņa saplūst ar attēlu > attēls izveido telpu > cilvēks ienāk telpā > un pārvērš atmiņas

    Atmiņu rekonstruēšanas darbnīca:
    Ieva Balode un Lāsma Bērtule - analogā kino, foto arhī un Baltic Analog Lab
    Jēkabs Nīmanis – programmēšana, balss un rakstāmmašīnas apstrāde, klarnete, Nagoya arfas digitālā versija
    Rostislavs Rekuta – analogie modulārie
    Maksims Šenteļevs – analogās magnētiskās lentes un motori, lauka ieraksti

    Ieejas biļete izstādē
    Ņemot vērā lielo apmeklētāju interesi, lūdzam pasākuma dalībniekus ierasties savlaicīgi, paredzot laiku muzeja ieejas biļešu iegādei un garderobes apmeklējumam.

    Vairāk LNMM mājaslpā

  30. Atmiņas un Analoģijas

    Reiz bija tāds joks 
    satiekoties uzdot jautājumu: 
    – Vai atminies? 
    Mēs joprojām tā daram, 
    Sveicinot riteņbraucējus.


    Atmiņu rekonstruēšanas darbnīcu 
    un kopīgo analoģiju mēklēšanu 
    piedāvā vienība: 
    Ieva Balode + 
    Jēkabs Nīmanis + 
    Rostislavs Rekuta + 
    Maksims Šenteļevs + 
    Jūs +


    Analogais 8mm amatieru kino 
    Analogie modulārie sintezātori 
    Analogās magnētiskās lentas 
    Vārdi un Sirdspuksti


    Vakara programma: 
    Ierašanās 19:00 – 19:30 
    Atklāšanas uzruna 19:45 
    Priekšnesums 20:00 - 21:00* 
    Saviesīgā daļa no 21:00*




  31. New Year at the Baltic Analog Lab!

    New Year at the Baltic Analog Lab!

    We will play various tunes from new wave to eclectic electronics, performance act and fortune teller who will calm all your troubled minds for the forthcoming year. 





    5 EUR donation by clicking "Going" on Facebook event until 12:00 of 31.dec.
    8 EUR at the door

  32. Hand and Machine.Richard Tuohy & Dianna Barrie

    Last Train

    Last Train

    Blue line chicago

    Blue line chicago



    Ginza strip

    Ginza strip

    Inside the Machine

    Inside the Machine



    Seoul electric

    Seoul electric

    Etienne's hand

    Etienne's hand



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      Last Train

    • 2

      Blue line chicago

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    • 4

      Ginza strip

    • 5

      Inside the Machine

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    • 7

      Seoul electric

    • 8

      Etienne's hand

    • 9


    9. novembrī Kino Bize viesosies eksperimentālā kino veidotāji Ričards Tuijs (Richard Tuohy) un Dianna Barija (Dianna Barrie) no Melburnas, Austrālijas, lai parādītu savu kino programmu "Roka un mašīna". 

    Ričards Tuijs un Dianna Barija vada Austrālijas vienīgo super8 filmu laboratoriju „nanolab”, kur sastopas roku darbs un industriālās kino tehnoloģijas. Abi ir līdzdibinātāji un biedri arī Melburnas analogā kino mākslinieku kolektīvā Artist Film Workshop. Ričards un Dianna veido filmas gan kopīgi, gan individuāli, taču abos gadījumos tās lielākoties sakņojas „pašdarinātā” kino tradīcijā, priekšplānā izvirzot interesi par filmas struktūru un formālajiem aspektiem. Autoru darbi ir rādīti festivālos un atsevišķāsprogrammās Austrālijā, Eiropā, Ziemeļamerikā un Āzijā. Būdami pašdarinātā kino doto iespēju atbalstītāji, viņi daudz laika pavada, lai dalītos ar savām zināšanām dažādās meistardarbnīcās gan Austrālijā, gan citur pasaulē. Viena no tādām 11. un 12. novembrī notiks arī Rīgā, Baltic Analog Labtelpās.

    Roka un mašīna (Hand and Machine)

    Kino bija pirmā neizbēgami mehāniskā māksla. Taču šajā postmehāniskajā laikmetā kino tradicionālais aparāts ir strauji ticis pasludināts par novecojušu un primitīvu. Tomēr industriālās mašinērijas nonākšana antiindustriālu lietotāju rokās piedāvā vienu no būtiskākajām radošajām iespējām, lai no jauna novērtētu un interpretētu mūsu pašu mašīnu ēras transformēto iedabu.
    Postmehāniskajā laikmetā mašīnas cilvēcība var tikt padarīta acīmredzama. Postmehāniskajā laikmetā mašīnas darbs ir jaunais roku darbs. Šī programma piedāvā septiņas Austrālijas D.I.Y. kino eksperimentālistu Ričarda Tuija (Richard Tuohy) un Diannas Barijas (Dianna Barrie) filmas un vienu kino performanci, kas pēta kino primitīvo aparātu un rokas un mašīnas saistību.

    Mušu tīkls (Flyscreen)
    2010, 16mm, 8 min
    Bezkameras “rejogrammas” filma, kas veidota, vairākos slāņos liekot mušu tīkla materiālu uz 16mm kinolentes un to eksponējot. Dzirdama optiskā skaņa, ko rada attēli, virzoties caur 16mm optiskās skaņas galviņu. 

    Ginzas josla (Ginza Strip)
    2014, 16mm, 9 min 
    Nostāstu un atmiņu Ginza. Pirmā filma, ko autori radījuši, izmantojot pašu izveidoto “cromaflex” tehniku. “Cromaflex” ir ar rokām veikts krāsu filmas attīstīšanas process, kas ļauj noteiktām filmas daļām būt krāsu pozitīvām, krāsu negatīvām vai melnbaltām.

    Etjēna roka (Etienne’s Hand)
    2011, 16mm, 13 min
    Nemierīgas rokas kustības studija. Filma veidota no viena piecu sekunžu kadra. Skaņa konstruēta no senas franču tautasdziesmas, kas atskaņota uz ar roku darbināmas mūzikas lādītes.

    Krustojums (Crossing)
    2016, 16mm, 11 min
    Pāri jūrai. Pāri ielai. Krusteniski jeb citam filmas tipam paredzētā ķīmijā attīstīti attēli ar spriedzes pilnajiem kaimiņiem Koreju un Japānu puantilistiskā grauda jūrā.

    Pankorāna (Pancoran)
    2017, 16mm, 9 min
    Džakartas satiksme kustas sarežģītu pašorganizējošos vienību haosā. Caur kontaktprintera mates tehnikām šī masa kļūst blīvāka un blīvāka, līdz paliek vienīgi kustības / nekustības plūstošais tukšums. Džakartas satiksme kalpo par pierādījumu kustības paradoksam.

    Elektriskā Seula (Seoul Electric)
    2012, 16mm ,7 min
    Ziemeļāzijas metropole. Eletrības vadi, izkārti kā biezi tīkli, rotā ielas ainavu. Eksplozīvi krāsas uzliesmojumi elektrizē kadru. Filma filmēta Seulā uz melnbaltas lentes; krāsota attīstīšanas procesā, izmantojot krāsainu lukturīti.

    Čikāgas Zilā līnija (Blue Line Chicago)
    2014, 16mm, 10 min
    Arhitektoniskas abstrakcijas no otrās pilsētas.

    Mašīnas iekšienē (Inside the Machine)
    2016, 3 x 16mm, 12 min
    TRAUCĒJUMU LĪNIJAS: Katrā projektorā atrodas divas filmas cilpas vienlaicīgi. Cilpās redzamie attēli ir horizontālas līnijas. Tās maina izmēru un biežumu, kamerai pietuvojoties un attālinoties. MAŠĪNAS BALSS: Mašīna šīs līnijas pārveido skaņās. Šī skaņa ir tās balss. Toņi ceļas un krīt kā trauksmes zvans. Šajās balsīs ir steidzama neatlaidība. MAŠĪNAS IEKŠIENĒ: Šajā laukā parādās mašīnistu rokas. Šo roku pirksti izveido jaunus līniju rakstus. Projektora pulsa biežumam atkal augot, roku ēnas pašas arvien vairāk tiek piepildītas ar līniju tīklojumu. Rokas atdalās no ķermeņa. Tās ir iekļautas līnijās. Cilvēki un mašīnas savienojas. Tā darbojas kino.

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