ANALOGICA SELECTION 8 /// Program #1 > 55'
Blending and blinding
by Richard Tuohy, Dianna Barrie
11' / 16mm / experimental / Australia / 2018
Screens and partitions; windows and shutters; grids, curves
and arches. Three peoples, one country: Malaysia.
Richard Tuohy is one of the most active experimental film artists currently working on celluloid in Australia.
He runs Nanolab in Australia – the specialist small gauge film processing laboratory. He actively encourages other artists to work with cine film through his Artist Film Workshop initiative (see artistfilmworkshop.org). He is also a founding director of the Australian International Experimental Film Festival.
Dianna Barrie is an experimental filmmaker. She found her way into filmmaking as a middle ground between the pursuit of abstract music and philosophy. Together with Richard Tuohy she established Nanolab, which is a hand-processing lab for super-8 black-and-white and colour reversal film. This exploration has spread beyond individual work to the establishment of the Artist Film Workshop.
New Woman 新女性
by Rita Tse / 26' 16'' / 16mm / Experimental /
B&W and Color / Canada / 2017
New Woman is a meditative journey that investigates the look of the “New Woman” in Chinese silent screen. Through using archival film footage with intertitles also derived from the Chinese silent films, the film explores patriarchal perspectives in the portrayal of women in Chinese silent cinema, and deconstructs their appearances in order to reveal the impressive talent and outlook of the “New Woman”, which have been largely ignored and forgotten. The film features four thematic sections, Virtue, Modeng Woman, Unbound Feet, and New Woman. The footage of each section has been re-worked differently by using relevant hand processing and manipulation
techniques, including toning, reticulation, solarization, contact printing, and coffee processing.
Rita Tse, born and raised in Hong Kong, began her career in graphic design. She then
earned a BFA in Film with a minor in Art & Culture Studies at Simon Fraser
University in Vancouver. Her graduation film, EastBound (2004), was selected for a
number of film festivals and was given the Norman McLaren Award offered by the
National Film Board of Canada. After having worked in different positions for the
Hong Kong International Film Festival for a few years, she recently completed her
MFA in Film Production at York University in Toronto.
Here I Breathe
by Linda Fenstermaker
8' / 16mm / experimental / 2017 / USA
Here I Breathe is a tender exploration of memory and the passing of time.
Through the use of landscape imagery and found photos, the film focuses on the embodiment of nostalgia in youth and old age. Issues of domesticity and interdependence trail throughout the narrative of a woman looking back on her life.
Linda Fenstermaker is an experimental filmmaker and graduate of Hampshire College, in Massachusetts. She works on celluloid film formats, including 16mm and Super 8mm. In her work, she explores interactions and relationships between body and landscape, in discovering new avenues for female representation.
by Adriana Vila Guevara
4'40'' / colour, sound, 16mm / 2018 /
Contrary to the standardization of a single hegemonic point of view, the “center” in the tropics is not the whole. It is the starting point of a powerful range of visions. This is a trip into the core of its multiple indomitable condition.
Adriana Vila Guevara Venezuelan filmmaker, artist and anthropologist. Her work moves between the realms of documentary creation, ethnographic studies and experimental filmmaking. Focused on the materiality and immateriality of film in diverse forms (as screening, performance, and installation). She has screened her film work at relevant festivals and art centers, in Europe, North America and Latin America. Is co-founder of the independent analog film lab Crater-Lab, were other than developing her creative film work she teaches and curates experimental film programs and workshops. +info: www.adrianavilaguevara.com
As you are coming closer
by Markus Maicher
2' 30'' / 16mm / experimental / 2017 / Austria
As you are coming closer, reality, image and the reality of the image are becoming unstable. A continuous zoom from the inner to the outer world projects the viewer into a non-continuous surface until it dissolves into white noise.
Markus Maicher is an urban sociologist and experimental filmmaker who works on Super8 and 16mm film and teaches spatial theory and artistic research at the Vienna University of Technology. He also works as a projectionist and archivist at the Austrian Filmmuseum.