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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

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