Unconscious Archives is a bimonthly series
which seeks to deepen the context between sound and dark, silence and
light. Traversing noise core and vision spectacle, each UA brings
together expanded cinema and sonic propositions from London and afar.
This UA features a very special live film performance by Dirk de
Bruyn, screenings from Richard Tuohy, and sound performances from
Londoners Tim Goldie and Mandlebrot.
1. DIRK DE BRUYN | AUSTRALIA
Retina reflux from Dirk de Bruyn’s extensive film catalogue from the
last 30 odd years. De Bruyn selects 16mm hand stamped, bitten,
scratched and scathed films for reformat and regeneration in his multi
projector, shadowy torchlight expanded cinema + concrete noise
"My hand-drawn direct work remains my regurgitated creative
life-blood, continually re-inscribed with the follies and hesitations of
my everyday life. It speaks to me of things I have never said. It
survives viscerally outside the outside. It impacts my body before
thought floods in."
2. RICHARD TUOHY | AUSTRALIA | Nanolab
Artist filmmakers Richard Tuohy and Diane Barrie run Nanolab, a
simply incredible super 8 hand processing and telecine lab in Victoria,
Australia. Richard presents some rarely seen films which explode the
chemical, physical and metabolic processes that define the film
16mm; B/W; 13 minutes; Sound; 2011
A movement study of a restless hand. Made from one five second shot.
Sound constructed from an old French folk tune played on a hand cranked
3 x 16mm projectors; B/W; 10 minutes; Sound; 2011
Half-tone dot ‘screens’ intended for use as shadings and tones in
Manga comic illustrations have here been ‘photogrammed’ directly onto
raw 16mm film stock. A flicker collage of these dots has then been
created using a 16mm film printer. The sounds heard are those that the
dots themselves produce as they pass the optical sound head of the 16mm
projector. This is a camera-less and sound-recorder-less film!
WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY: A rare opportunity to gain insight into
chemical film techniques. Richard gives a ‘Reversal Handwork’ workshop
at no.w.here on Saturday 12th November (see http://www.no-w-here.org.uk
for more information).
3. MANDELBROT | LONDON
"10 fingers, 6 strings and a plethora of pedals creating a massive
pulsing noise that resonates between harmony and discord. Combining
influences from David Pajo's seminal 'M' project, to the density of Sunn
O))'s bowel shaking sound, yet processed and shaped into the syntax and
language of something altogether more electronic sounding."
4. " "[sic]™ TIM GOLDIE | LONDON | Abject Bloc Evaginator
Drummer and scathing noise artist, unafraid of fairly perilous
behaviour. A kind of mutant cross-pollination of noise, live art, dada
and UK improvisation. Shell shocked screechings and ravings, or possibly
sneaky quiet dream revelations. Runs the equally disembraining Abject
Bloc multi-sensory events out of Limehouse Town Hall.