Experimental Response Cinema is an Austin-based collective of artists, devoted to bringing moving-image art to screens throughout our city.
Our screenings feature historical and contemporary artist-focused works that span a number of histories, genres, and scenes, including experimental film and video, artists film, underground film, video art, installation art, the poetic film, the essay film, avant-garde cinema, and many others. You can see a list of artists we have hosted and screened on our Featured Artists page.
We strive to show all media in their original presentation format, under the best possible screening conditions.
ERC founders are Caroline Koebel, Ekrem Serdar, and Scott Stark. We held our first events in February 2012. Current programmers include Scott Stark, Rachel Stuckey, Phil Fagan, Jennifer Stob, Nayantara Bhattacharya and Jarrett Hayman.
ERC is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Austin Film Society and Women & Their Work, and receives Community Grant support from IBM. We are supported in part by the City of Austin CORE Program.
We hold screenings at locations generously provided by a variety of partner organizations, including GrayDUCK Gallery, Mass Gallery, the Museum of Human Achievement, Farewell Books, First Street Dance Studio, Spiderhouse Ballroom, Salvage Vanguard Theater, the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, and the Austin Film Society.
We also assist with and list screenings of The Mad Stork Cinema, a UT Austin group. You can see their website here.