Double Diaries

Date: 18 September 2004 | Season: Expanded Cinema 2004 | Tags: ,

EXPANDED CINEMA: DOUBLE DIARIES
Saturday 18 September 2004, at 2pm
Dortmund PhoenixHalle

Paul Sharits’ film chronicles a journey he made to Romania in 1977 to see Brancusi’s sculptures in the rural village of Turga Jiu. The Great Ice-Cream Robbery, made in collaboration with Claes Oldenburg, documents preparations for the artist’s 1970 exhibition at the Tate Gallery, and his impressions of London at that time.

Paul Sharits, Brancusi’s Sculpture Garden At Tirga Jiu, 1977-84, 21 min, 2 screen film
James Scott & Claes Oldenburg, The Great Ice-Cream Robbery, 1970, 36 min, 2 screen film

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Double Vision

Date: 18 September 2004 | Season: Expanded Cinema 2004 | Tags: ,

EXPANDED CINEMA: DOUBLE VISION
Saturday 18 September 2004, at 3:30pm
Dortmund PhoenixHalle

Using real time and time-lapse photography, Raban & Welsby each made films that take a systematic approach to temporal and spatial concerns, often in regard to landscape and environmental conditions. Play choreographs the movements of three pairs of twins, seen from the filmmakers’ window. Shot simultaneously with two cameras, the projected image appears to reconstruct real space. Gill Eatherley’s Pan Film tracks across the personal space of her room, contrasting the positive and negative image.

William Raban & Chris Welsby, River Yar, 1971-72, 35 min, 2 screen film
Chris Welsby, Wind Vane, 1971, 8 min, 2 screen film
Sally Potter, Play, 1971, 10 min, 2 screen film
William Raban, Angles of Incidence, 1973, 12 min, 2 screen film
Gill Eatherley, Pan Film, 1972, 8 min, 3 screen film

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Double Trouble

Date: 18 September 2004 | Season: Expanded Cinema 2004 | Tags: ,

EXPANDED CINEMA: DOUBLE TROUBLE
Saturday 18 September 2004, at 6pm
Dortmund
PhoenixHalle

Kaleidoscopic double screen films from the psychedelic 60s. Maja Replicate is an impulsive, vibrant collage created on the film-printer. The tumult of colourful imagery in Third Eye Butterfly directs us towards cosmic enlightenment, whilst Barbara Rubin’s film is an uninhibited exploration of sexual freedom. The libidinous activities of two couples are projected in superimposition through vivid colour filters.

Fred Drummond, Maja Replicate, 1969, 15 min, 2 screen film
Storm de Hirsch, Third Eye Butterfly, 1968, 10 min, 2 screen film
Barbara Rubin, Christmas on Earth, 1963, 29 min, 2 screen projection performance

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Soma

Date: 18 September 2004 | Season: Expanded Cinema 2004 | Tags: ,

EXPANDED CINEMA: SOMA
Saturday 18 September 2004, at 8pm
Dortmund
PhoenixHalle

Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, Soma, 1978, c.50 min, film & slide performance
A subversively erotic work for Super-8 and slide projection, which takes a radical approach to female sexuality and self-representation, and explodes the screen with shards of light. “The resonance of the image of the female body, in the mind and in the senses, its diffuse erogeneity, forms a pivotal theme in Soma.”

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Kitch’s Last Meal

Date: 19 September 2004 | Season: Expanded Cinema 2004 | Tags: ,

EXPANDED CINEMA: KITCH’S LAST MEAL
Sunday 19 September 2004, at 3pm
Dortmund PhoenixHalle

Carolee Schneemann, Kitch’s Last Meal, 1973-78, 56 min, 2 screen film
A double Super-8 vertical projection that documents the personal life of the artist and her partner as their relationship breaks down, up until the death of her cat Kitch. An intimate work of autobiographical filmmaking, projected as an interchangeable set of reels with ambient tape recordings of the household.

Note: At short notice, Carolee Schneemann was unable to travel to Dortmund, so Fuses and Plumb Line were also shown in a complete screening of the Autobiographical Trilogy.

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Expanded Cinema: Third Weekend

Date: 24 September 2004 | Season: Expanded Cinema 2004 | Tags: ,

EXPANDED CINEMA: FILM ALS SPEKTAKEL, EREIGNIS UND PERFORMANCE
24 – 26 September 2004 (Third Weekend)
Dortmund PhoenixHalle

The final weekend of the season features expanded cinema works that act on an environmental scale. The special event for ‘Museum Night’ is Anthony McCall’s 6-hour Long Film for Four Projectors (1974), a film which places the spectator within a constantly changing field of ‘solid light’. The night before, McCall presents Doubling Back (2003), the first in a new series of works based on a travelling sine-wave form, in a programme that includes Lis Rhodes’ Light Music (1975-77) in which the soundtrack is optically created by the image. All of these films take place in a fog or smoke-filled room.

Italian sculptor Giovanni Martedi will perform M.D. et § (1978) for filmstrip, mirror and electric drill, and William Raban and Wilhelm & Birgit Hein present a selection of multi-screen structural films of the mid-70s. The season ends with a live music and film loop performance by legendary American filmmaker and compolser Tony Conrad. Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain combines a flicker film environment with a static, minimalist drone.

Participating Artists: Giovanni Martedi (Italy/France), Wilhelm Hein (Germany), William Raban (UK), Tony Conrad (USA).

Plus Films By: Birgit Hein (Germany), Lis Rhodes (UK), Beverly Conrad (USA).


Film Environments

Date: 24 September 2004 | Season: Expanded Cinema 2004 | Tags: , ,

EXPANDED CINEMA: FILM ENVIRONMENTS
Friday 24 September 2004, at 8pm
Dortmund PhoenixHalle

Four Square surrounds the audience with a quadrupled flicker film of solid colour frames. Light Music is an environmental double projection as musical composition, exploiting the properties of the optical film soundtrack. (What you see is what you hear.) Anthony McCall’s films are projected through a thin mist to give an apparently sculptural presence to a projected beam of light. In Doubling Back, two identical, moving sine-waveforms, create a fluid, organic volume of light for the spectator to observe or be immersed within.

Beverly & Tony Conrad, Four Square, 1971, 18 min, 4 screen environment
Lis Rhodes, Light Music, 1975, 25 min, 2 screen environment
Anthony McCall, Doubling Back, 2003, 30 min, 1 screen environment

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William Raban

Date: 25 September 2004 | Season: Expanded Cinema 2004 | Tags: ,

EXPANDED CINEMA: WILLIAM RABAN
Saturday 25 September 2004, at 3pm
Dortmund PhoenixHalle

William Raban’s multi-screen works are pure explorations of film material and technology, concerning the frame, the screen and the shutter. Through their visceral presence they transform structural theories into an intense audio-visual experience, whilst Take Measure physically breaks down the intangible space between projector and screen.

William Raban, Take Measure, 1973, c.2 min, film performance
William Raban, Surface Tension, 1974-75, 15 min, 2 screen performance
William Raban, Diagonal, 1973, 8 min, 3 screen film
William Raban, Wave Formations, 1978, 25 min, 3 screen performance

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Giovanni Martedi

Date: 25 September 2004 | Season: Expanded Cinema 2004 | Tags: ,

EXPANDED CINEMA: GIOVANNI MARTEDI
Saturday 25 September 2004, at 5pm
Dortmund PhoenixHalle

A partially improvised film & light performance incorporating three rarely seen works from the 1970s. Martedi rejects the camera as the primary source to create filmic imagery and his live appearances foreground the primacy of projection. M.D. et § is an event for projector, single 16mm frame, mirror and electric drill.

Giovanni Martedi, M.D. et §, 1978, c.4 min, projection performance
and other works by Giovanni Martedi

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Long Film for Four Projectors

Date: 25 September 2004 | Season: Expanded Cinema 2004 | Tags: ,

EXPANDED CINEMA: LONG FILM FOR FOUR PROJECTORS
Saturday 25 September 2004, at 8pm
Dortmund PhoenixHalle

Anthony McCall, Long Film for Four Projectors, 1974, 360 min, 4 projector environment
“An active field defined by four projected, flat, inter-penetrating blades of light that repeatedly sweep through their individual arcs of space and through one another. The six hour long film is in constant motion, composed of the shifting relationships between each of the four planes. If you are in the space, you are in the film, for you are surrounded by it.”

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