STROMBOLI LEFT HAND
Performance for a 16mm projector by Riojim.
In the black beating of shutters things penetrate, ghostly, as islands which have not received their name yet.
A 30 minutes performance in which RIojim plays with his 16mm projector in an instrumentist gesture, creating deep breath out of a frenzy chromatic flush of celluloïd, the projector singing it's uncanny, sometimes funny, 50 hertz lullaby.
Riojim works at Atelier MTK in Grenoble - France, where he teaches DIY film processing. He is particularly attracted to abstract animation, the pleasure of physically modifying images on the film via twisted and other chemical treatments frowned on by professional labs.
The material produced in the laboratory becomes a work of improvisation integrating all the parameters of projection. By means of prepared projectors, he applies severe treatment to the projector and plays with the film and the homemade optical sound on film to create a real visual music.
25 Nov // MERANO
Die Filmwerkstatt – Via Scuderie, 8