TDTKs November 2010

Dream That Kicks Special: Bruce McClure performing Live




The Dream That Kicks is proud to present an amazing New York film artist visiting Norway for the first time.
Bruce McClure doesn’t make films, he performs them. Most movies are frozen on celluloid or written on videotape. McClure’s don’t exist until he creates them in the auditorium.  He employs multiple modified 16mm projectors with vari-speed motors and brass grids retro-fitted between lens and gate. These personalised instruments are used to transform loops of pure black and white frames into an immersive riot of perceptual phenomenon. This incredible experience produces an intense sensory overload in in colour, motion and sound : Moire patterns dancing in mid-air, a glowing orb rising from the surface of the screen, prismatic bursts flashing about the room.

These images are accompanied by an ever-evolving metal-drone sonics, also created live – ferocious in their desire to both fill the space and eradicate it.

Based in New York, McClure is an architect by training, who started performing films several years ago. He’s encountered remarkable success, appearing in the 2002 and 2004 Whitney Biennial, and presenting film performances across the United States, Europe and Japan.

He also used to play chess with John Cage.