Our film programmes navigate the multiple ways in which filmmakers and artists have addressed the dilemmas and possibilities of sound and image, from optical printing and synaesthesia, to complex discontinuities between what we see and what we hear. It’s not all just fancy theory: mostly it’s just incredible films, new ways of looking, and sometimes new ways of hearing too…

Location, Location, Location

Experience a sense of being in the world, in a specific space and time. Including Jeanne Liotta’s recordings of the ionosphere and Walter Ruttmann’s radical 35mm precursor to musique concrète.
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Word Associations

A programme of discontinuity between narration, text and image. Including Manual Saiz’s employment of John Malkovich’s Spanish dubbing double and Peter Rose’s absurdly hilarious concrete poetry subtitling chaos.
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About Face

This programme takes human subjects as the focus for sound and image construction. And it includes a couple of masterpieces of experimental film: Paul Sharits’ deeply empathetic interpretation of epilepsy and Peter Kubelka’s Webern inspired abstract portrait of Arnulf Rainer.
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Out of Sight, Out of Synch

Sound and image slipping out of synch and into discord, the programme includes (in London at least) a very special version of Hollis Frampton’s masterful (nostalgia) with a live narration by Michael Snow.
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