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 performances.
"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 laboratory.
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 music box.
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!
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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
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.
Netaudio London: www.netaudiolondon.org
Apiary Studios: apiarystudios.org