T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G The Architectures of Perception

From: Esperanza Collado (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jan 21 2009 - 00:26:09 PST

Dear Frameworkers,
Cork-based artist and film critique Maximilian Le Cain and I are presenting
a new programme of films at the Experimental Film Club in Dublin this Sunday
25 January.

T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G The Architectures of Perception
Cinematic enchainment and sentient machines


MAKING A HOME (Maximilian le Cain, 2007, 10mins., video, Ireland).
LEO ES PARDO (Iván Zulueta, 1976, 10mins. 16mm., Spain).
CHROMO SUB (Etienne O´Leary, 1968, 20mins, 16mm., France).
T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (Paul Sharits, 1968, 12mins., 16mm., EEUU).

Here is an excerpt of the presentation text we have written :

"There is also a sensualized form of terror present in the violent
enchainment of frames in T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G, a film that inaugurates corporeal
cinema, sculpting light and generating a gaseous type of perception
characterized by the dancing corpuscles of its relentlessly flickering
images. If Making a Home, Leo es Pardo and Chromo Sud attest a radical
internalization of space, the obscene luminosity of T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G reaches
a quasi-three-dimensional state of cinema, rushing at the viewer rather than
inviting exploration. We could plausibly describe this phenomenon as a sort
of chromatic ejaculation of light over the audience, since
T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G sprays
us with cinematic light, accentuating the viewers' physical awareness of
their bodies and the space surrounding them. Irrational cuts and a zero
degree form of representation posit this film at the doors of cinema's
dematerialization (or what has been addressed as expanded cinema). Whilst
generating a concatenation of neurophysiological vibrations beyond movement,
it explores the physical exultation the rotation of images communicates
directly to the brain."

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Thank you.

-----------------Esperanza Collado
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