From: joel stern (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jun 21 2007 - 04:37:20 PDT
OtherFilm has come unstuck in time. (RIP Kurt Vonnegut)
OtherFilm are a Brisbane-based film collective organising cine causerie:
experimental screen programs, expanded cinema performances, film art
workshops and propaganda, celluloid interventions...
Seeing Sound: Synaesthetic Explorations in Sound and Image from the 1920s to
Curated by OtherFilm for the State Library of Queensland.
3rd Wednesday of each month. 6:30pm-8pm. State Library Theatrette, Brisbane.
Here is the program in short. We will remind you closer to each date with
full details. In the meantime feel free to visit http://www.otherfilm.org
and click on Seeing Sound for more....
18 JULY PROGRAM 1 - OPTICAL SOUND
Images printed onto the optical track of the film so that they literally
generate the soundtrack. Featuring Guy Sherwin, Liz Rhodes, David Perry,
William Raban and many more, and Louis Hock with a live experimental
22 AUGUST PROGRAM 2 - TRANSFORMS
No longer just a 'backing track', sound takes centre stage in these films
which transform our normal understanding of various visual spaces. Featuring
Hollis Frampton, John Smith and Pip Chodorov.
19 SEPTEMBER PROGRAM 3 - FRACTURED FRAGMENTS
A collection of specially splintered cinematic smithereens, recombined for
maximum audio-visual impact. Featuring Peter Tscherkassky, Barrett Hodsdon
and Bruce Hodsdon, Roxlee, Marcus Bergner and Paul Winkler.
17 OCTOBER PROGRAM 4 - RHYTHM METHODOLOGIES
Classic experiments in structure, form, movement and perception. Featuring
Walter Ruttmann, Viking Eggeling, Kurt Kren, Tony Conrad, and Aldo
Tambellini with live 'Ecstatic Free Jazz' accompaniment.
21 NOVEMBER PROGRAM 5 - A HUNDRED LIGHT YEARS TO HERE
Pioneering animator Mary Ellen Bute (1906 -1983)'s synaesthetic approach
'painting with light' has inspired generations of abstract filmmakers.
Featuring Mary Ellen Bute, Norman McLaren, Len Lye, and George Gittoes
accompanied with a live experimental soundtrack.
19 DECEMBER PROGRAM 6 - THE PRINTED SIGNAL
Bute's experimental visuals attempt to come to terms with Joyce's innovative
language, which is also displayed on screen as subtitles. Passages from
James Joyce's Finnegans Wake by Mary Ellen Bute.
Reel Rescues is an exhibition (at the State Library of Queensland) of home
movies, silent films and original newsreels, acting as a time capsule of
Queensland life from the 1920s through to the 1970s in moving image form.
The show is co-curated by OtherFilm's Sally Golding (along with Bryony
Nainby) and features Golding's conservation work, with detailed studies of
beautifully deteriorated film frames. Reel Rescues also features
contemporary film works dealing the broader notion of 'the archive' by
artists Jim Knox and Kerry Laitala, and a new sound piece 'Sonic Projection'
by OtherFilm's Joel Stern.
Reel Rescues, SLQ Gallery, Level 2, until Dec 2nd 2007. Free Entry.
3. VERY SOON...
If you're around this Friday (June 22) and you feel like some free beer,
pizza, and artists' video, you should come along to the ARTIST MAKES VIDEO:
art rage survey 1994 -1998 show at the DELL Gallery, 226 Grey St South Bank.
The show features over 80 of Australia's best-known contemporary artists who
were invited to make a video work for TV in the 1990s show art rage:
artworks for television. It's on show now, during the 20th anniversary of
ABCTV's rage, and the catalogue essay, 'Surfaces of Inexhaustible Depth' was
put together by OtherFilm's own Danni Zuvela. Did we mention the free
Liquid Architecture 8 is happening soon across the east-coast of Australia
and OtherFilm are unbelievably excited about the arrival of 'Cellule
d'Intervention Metamkine' the pioneering French 16mm performance ensemble.
These will be historic events and we encourage all experimental film fans to
be there. We will be there. In fact, we are proud to announce that Abject
Leader will be performing alongside Metamkine in Melbourne and Sydney as
part of this tour.
Abject Leader are Sally Golding (celluloid, 16mm projectors, live
manipulations), Joel Stern (concrete sounds, invented instruments,
electronics) and Jamie Hume (narration, characterisation). They will perform
a series of recent expanded cinema works including 'Bloodless Landscape',
'The Gospel According to Johnny's Ghost', and 'Henri's Hallucinations across
Time and Space', constructed from poetic, abstract 16mm film (mostly shot on
the outskirts of Brisbane, or at home, and hand-processed), improvised and
chaotic dissolutions of Foley, sound effects, and score, and heavily
fractured narratives drawn from dreams, hallucinations, and other
All the details at http://www.liquidarchitecture.org.au and
5. A BIT LATER...
Sally Golding's short film 'A Strange Hysteria' continues its film festival
run with a screening at this year's Melbourne International Film Festival
(July 25th - August 12th). Details coming soon to
Experimental Film at BIFF - we have the inside goss, and it's lookin' pretty
good. More news next mailout.
6. ON THE HORIZON...
OtherFilm Festival 2007. November 15th-25th. Start planning to be in
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