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