July 6, 2004 screening
380 Lygon St. Carlton
Follies, DVD, 1997, 23 mins 30 secs.
Flame's Follies … a rave for the spirit … proposes and explores through
flaming trance imagery (all created in an analog mixer) the correspondences
between body & soul, hand & eye … how they mirror, reflect & enlighten
each other. It emerges feet first, aimlessly shuffling towards us, walking
down an endless railroad track, while trains-spectral, archaic ghost
trains glide by. From behind the veil an eye gazes, a naked nipple is
revealed, a hand beckons, a gesture of the wrist & a glance at a watch
… what time was it? ..is it? ..keep dancing. This is a music video.
Riverside Quay, Super-8 film, 1989,
4 mins, silent.
"…..an epic view, in fast motion of our docklands which are at the heart
of our trade and punctuate our city in an almost pre-historic way with
their high cranes and ships" …Juliana Engberg commenting on Riverside
Quay in the notes for the "Imaging the City" program screened at
Storey Hall RMIT April 1991.
"K.I.L.L." - Kinetic Image Laboratory/Lobotomy,
DVD, 1999, 3 mins 30 secs.
The film is an accumulation of 180 different perspectives of a bank's
skyscraper. Each perspective takes just one frame. At first there is
chaos, then certain systems of visual organisation develop. The sound
consists of a sample taken from some trash movie. Its meaning is: "our
power is boundless and our means are inexhaustible". The film plays
with the relationship between words and the images creating different
meanings in breaking the succession of the words.
Spider That Got Away, Super-8 film, 1999, 13 mins.
Various situations …. spiders like a liquid diet you know…..!
Lehmann & Florian Krautkramer (Germany),
Fontaine de Vaucluse, 16mm, 2001,
15 mins excerpt on VHS.
(Thanks to Marcus Bergner for loan of DVD & filmmakers for allowing
me to select 15 mins, from the 65 min telecine… T.W.)
Images become notes, and thus the film, through montage, becomes a visual
composition. No statements are made. People are treated like flowing
water, roaring past as a mass. Thomas Gerwin composed a "musique concrete"
score. The acoustical composition does not accompany the images; it
interacts with the visuals.
Super-8 film, 2004, 9 mins 45 secs.
Filhos da bahia capoiera (martial art from Brazil) demonstration at
ACMI., April '04. Sound: my remix including sounds from several "Bad
Boys Batacada" CD's courtesy of Ortiz Pinto, Melbourne.
Journal Intime, DVD, 2 mins.
We witness a very private moment in which the body becomes an artificial,
fabricated entity. This brings up the question of appearances - here
we see what we are not in the habit of seeing. There is also the question
of intimacy … a question, however, which remains unanswered.
Bodymakers / Falbalas / Bazaar, etc….etc. ?,
DVD, 20 mins.
4 dancers with masks, changes of costume move in a slow mood to create
eccentric worlds, playing with identity and the corpses to create sculptures
of the dancers, playing with times, and spaces and realities….
Architectual Symbols, Super-8 film,
1993, 8 mins, silent.
"…rotating images again, fashion images this time - with just a touch
of colour. Deeper and darker images work the best. Images … same old
actors - but in this film playing different roles. Faster at the end,
great pace. Burn baby burn……" Jim Bridges describing the film in the
Melbourne Super 8 Film Newsletter, no 89.
The Making of 'Udds Armageddon',
video, 8 mins 40 secs.
Doco on the making of Udds Armageddon, which screened at MIC
in June 2002.
The House of Animation, video, 2004,
2 mins 30 secs.
An artistic genre drawing from start to finish, of the dream home. This
animation was hand drawn, and shot second by second, on Video 8 and
then transferred to DVD and speed up at 2X speed to give a faster animation
feel, then finalized to VHS. Made by a young filmmaker aged nine.
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