A special screening of film and video works from the LUX collection, curated by students from the MA Artists' Film & Moving Image programme.
Film theorist and composer Michel Chion said about Fellini's films that the voices of the characters, not perfectly synced to their image, hover around their bodies like ghosts. This slippage between sound and image can be disorienting, as in seasickness, or apparitional, as in a daydream.
In the sound/image slip a ghostly body is engendered, a territory of ambiguity similar to that moment around dusk for which the French have a specific name: entre chien et loup - the time when you may mistake a dog for a wolf.
If under light things are discernable, they can be named and tamed, dusk begins a duration of time flooded by the unruly mass of shadows. The domesticated dog reveals itself in a flash as the wild wolf. What do we do with the suddenness of its apparition?
We are thinking about the structures of these moving image works, as bodies in themselves, ghostly bodies, with their own time logics, fluxes, heartbeats, rhythms of breath. Watching together we try to relate to these bodies as an audience. Maybe some of these bodies will possess you, sync your breath to their breath. The act, as all possessions, happens in the dark. Will you become the body of the film?
In anticipation of the earliest sunset of this year, the students of the Goldsmiths MA Artists’ Film & Moving Image programme invite you to experience a collectively curated selection of moving image works from the LUX collection.
The MA Artists’ Film & Moving Image programme at Goldsmiths is a 12-month intensive practice-based Masters for artists working with moving image in all its forms. http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-artists-film-moving-image/
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Image credit: The Better Me, Cathy Sisler, 1995, film still
Salamander, Tanya Syed, UK, 1994. 12 min
Red Moon Rising, Vivienne Dick, Ireland, 2015. 15 min
?0, Zoo! (The Making of a Fiction Film), Phillip Hoffman, Canada, 1986. 23 min
After Baudelaire, 16. Steve Reinke, USA, 1992. 1 min 33 sec
Black Magic, Paul Clark, Ann Course, UK, 2002. 3 min
A Short Film About War, Jon & Alison Thomson & Craighead, UK, 2010. 10 min
Grandma’s Dream, Laure Prouvost, 2013. 9 min 1 sec
The Better Me, Cathy Sisler, Canada, 1995. 20 min
Corey, Steve Reinke, USA, 1995. 2 min 51 sec
Reality Check, George Barber, UK, 2012. 17min 30 sec
Il Mercenario, Seamus Harahan, UK, Ireland, 2001. 1 min 32 sec
A13, William Raban UK, 1994. 12 min
Arcanum, Stuart Marshall, UK, 1976. 7 min
Please note this event takes place at LUX Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19 5JF
Dates & times
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|9 Dec 2018||2:00pm - 5:00pm|
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