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The Maltings in association with Berwick Visual Arts presents

ASPECT film series > SMOKE & MIRRORS + Q&A with artist Sophie Michael


Films exploring the foundations of cinema itself - colour, light and motion - via historical and contemporary work, including early experiments with colour and a spectacular interactive cinema piece.
 
The first-half of the evening’s programme includes early experiments with colour by artist-filmmakers such as Len Lye, Harry Smith and Stan Brakhage, as well as iconic work of the 1920s/30s by conceptualist Marcel Duchamp and key Bauhaus figure László Moholy-Nagy.

Artist Sophie Michael will be on hand to introduce her exquisite contemporary 16mm work and participate in a Q&A with the audience.­
 
The second-half features Anthony McCall’s spectacular Line Describing a Cone, which invites the audience to become a part of the work by interacting freely with a projected cone of light into a hazy room.*

 *Note:  This event includes a 15-minute interval to allow for set-up of the final interactive piece, Line Describing a Cone, which includes the use of a professional haze machine.

Sugg. cert PG
Running time: 1h45m approx

Images:
EARLY ABSTRANCTIONS 7, Harry Smith, 1951
© LINE DESCRIBING A CONE, Anthony McCall, courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
99 CLERKENWELL ROAD, Sophie Michael, 2010
DAPHNE PURPLE RED, Sophie Michael, 2014
EIN LICHTSPIEL SCHWARZ WEISS GRAU, Laszo Moholy-Nagy, 1930
DANTE QUARTET, Stan Brakhage, 1987
ANEMIC CINEMA, Marcel Duchamp, 1926

 
Director: Marcel Duchamp, Len Lye, Sophie Michael, László Moholy-Nagy, Harry Smith, Stan Brakhage, Anthony McCall
Year: Various
Country: (various)


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The Maltings in association with Berwick Visual Arts invites you to come and experience the thrill of exploration and discovery as you broaden your cinematic horizons. ASPECT is a new series of alternative cinema at The Maltings, including artists’ films, documentaries, film essays, guest speakers, artist talks & Q&A, special events and more. ASPECT Series #1 features six screenings taking place at The Maltings from January > July 2015 on selected Wednesdays:

21 January (The Forgotten Space)
11 March (Smoke & Mirrors)
15 April (Episode of the Sea)
13 May (tba)
24 June (tba)
29 July (tba)

ASPECT is an Independent Cinema Office initiative funded by Arts Council England.

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194