Greg Pope. live cinema/film/performance

DTKs April 2019

DTK April 7th

#11 

STRATEGIES FOR COMPOSING IN OPTICAL TIME

In collaboration with Norske Grafikere, a selection of amazing works produced with a range of techniques, many particular to the artist. Creative strategies include printing colour variations, investigation with an electron microscope, drawing with light using computerised devices, and the assemblage of downloaded images.

These pieces constitute a beautiful bouquet of mind blowing films emphasising the connection between graphic composition and the construction of images in time.

Lapis(US /16mm / 1963 -66/ 10mins) James Whitney
The title refers to the Philosopher’s Stone or transmutation medium in Alchemy. The imagery is devoted to centric, circular patterns (like yantra-mandalas) and the film itself suggests a cyclical structure.

Dresden Dynamo (UK / 16mm / 1971/ 5 mins) Lis Rhodes
Graphic images create their own sound by extending into that area of film which is ‘read’ by optical sound equipment.

Elli( NL /16mm / 2015-16/ 8 mins) Ester Urlus
The camera looks out at the sea as Urlus experiments with optical colour printing and overlays using various flicker effects.

Set(US / 16mm / 2016/ 10mins) Peter Miller
A collective sunset created using thousands of downloaded individual images.

Atlas(BE/ 16mm/ 2016/ 6.5 mins) Anouk De Clercq
A macroscopic tale of the world; exploring the surface of a single frame of 16mm film through an electron microscope

#11 Marey ↔Moiré(NL/35m / 1999 / 21mins) Joost Rekveld
A result of Rekveld’s deep inquiries into the origins of cinema, early optical experiments and the search for pure film. We are taken on a kaleidoscopic voyage through a labyrinth of multiple rotating lines, moving intersections and immense colour palettes.

 

 

 

Written by gregpope

February 25, 2019 at 11:50 am

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