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
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
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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.