March 16, 2004 screening
380 Lygon St. Carlton
Mike Cooper (UK
Those Final Adjustments, Super-8 film/video, 2003, 10
mins, live sound.
This is a 'collage' film, as most of my work, visual and musical,
often is. It is a non-narrative collection of travel shots, personal
ephemera, with bits and pieces of my visual graphic work included,
it also includes 'treated' film and direct animation.
I like to think of it as a homage to Len Lye and Stan Brakhage.
My music is mostly improvised and distinctly contemporary
and electro-acoustic, using acoustic instruments
(mostly Hawaiian guitar) treated live
with digital equipment.
Flower Animation, Super-8 film,
1988, 4 mins, silent.
No thorns. Flowers are animated, bright colour. Slow moving relaxing
images. Kaleidoscopic. In one section flowers slowly sprout into each
other and disappear. With colours pouring towards you and then away,
in a psychedelic cornucopia ...
New Horizons, video, 2003, 9 mins
featuring Natalie Vella
and Okan Husnu
A Turkish man and a Greek woman fall in and out of love.
Moorabbin 2003, 16mm/video, 2003,
A collection of (very) short hand drawn & scratched films, using found
16mm footage. Diploma of Art & Design students, Holmesglen Tafe, Moorabbin,
2003, tutor Moira Joseph.
computer animation / video, 2003, 5 mins
4 dimensional quaternionic fractuals are visualized by projecting
into 3 dimensional space. Instead of modeling objects or scenes
of human imagination I tried to experiment with the visualization
of pure mathematics. For this work only the variables of one formula
(x[n+1]=x[n]^pc) were changed. It took me about a year to get an
idea of the transformations and shapes which could be expressed
by this formula, another year was needed to render the sequences
which I wished to use ...
Hautnah / Skinflick, 16mm / video, 2002, 7 mins 30
of the texture of my hand with and without camera, with maintaining
the hand/skin theme the methods of film production are changed.
Hence not only is my hand shown in various ways but also different
possibilities of filmic representation are discussed. For the
sound I audio-scanned my hand with the cartridge of a phono player,
the resulting sounds were rearranged to fit the images.
Videohaut / Video Skin, video, 2001, 5 mins
The effects of feelings transmitted by a machine (vcr+tv-screen)
made visible through scrutiny of the receiving human's skin. One
may see traces of an intimate human / machine relationship ….
Fishy, Super-8 film,
superimposed on Water DVD, 2004, 10
was "what would happen on the screen if we did this?" the answer .. ynot
! ....... that is what art is about isn't it?
Jean Gabriel P'eriot (France),
We are winning don't forget, video,
2003, 7 mins
About the representation of work, and how do we do something about the
class struggle ……
Below the Surface, Super-8 film, B&W, 1990
The bones of Paris residents who died 200 years ago, were placed
in underground catacombs to ease the problem of the over crowded
grave yards. Noblemen's bones are intertwined with peasants like
Super-8 film, B&W, 1991
Every November 5, the East Sussex town of Lewes in the UK, holds
its annual bonfire celebrations. A number of bonfire societies
hold torch-lit processions through the streets of the town.
9, 2004 July 6, 2004
March 16, 2004
November 11, 2003 September
9, 2003 June 10, 2003
November 12, 2002 September
10, 2002 June 11, 2002
April 16, 2002