Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Bruce McClure

Event

29 Nov–07 Dec 2008  •  BFI Southbank; BFI IMAX; ICA, London; Spike Island; Arnolfini, Bristol; CCA, Glasgow

Artists

Bruce McClure turns projectors into instruments; he doesn’t project film, he misuses it. His bastardised 16mm projectors transform B&W loops into a thrumming riot of perceptual phenomenon in colour, motion and sound.  Noise music for the eyes.

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    Bruce McClure Screening Notes

    The multi-projector performances of filmmaker Bruce McClure open up a pretty heavy world of hallucinatory retinal pyrotechnics that we’ve not seen the like of before. Bruce employs multiple bastardised 16mm projectors, screwed about with, the motors modified, brass grids retro-fitted askance between lens and gate. These personalised instruments are used to transform loops of pure black and white frames into an immersive riot of perceptual phenomenon in colour, motion and sound.

     

    Credits / license
    • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0