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a hand places a sweet into the mount of a glamorously made up woman
28 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 7: Duplication

Various Artists

Nothing if not repetitive, film is founded on the incremental succession of minute difference. But how does repetition of the same play out, and is it a tool to comment on the standardising repetition of the mass media?

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A shot of a boldly decorated bedroom, red walls, fairy lights, myriad flowers
28 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 6: Production

Ken Jacobs Various Artists

The production of moving image (film) by the mechanically, unfalteringly repetitive manipulation of mass-produced materials (film), in order to explore three different allegorical representations (films) of repetitive human actions and labour under capital.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A glass spilling over with milk sat on a table
28 February 2010
DCA

Semiotics of the Kitchen & To Pour Milk into a Glass

David Lamelas Martha Rosler

Stripping back the domesticated ‘meaning’ of (everyday, mundane, kitchen) tools to reveal “a lexicon of rage and frustration.” Plus an allegorical use of mundane, everyday things as an examination of how meaning is constructed in film.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A layers image of several frames from a video by R. Kelly
28 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 5: Catalogues

Various Artists

Are artists powerless in the face of technology? These often whimsical and amusing films are minimal technological interventions and appropriations but maybe also rigorous takes on the role of popular media and culture in our hyper-technological world.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A video still of several folks pulling dance moves in front of an orange wall
28 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 4: Substitution

Various Artists

Acting at the minimum. Each film here substitutes one small thing for another, (ironically) transforming received meanings by the simplest of actions; often kind of funny too.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A cactus and coffee cup and a sheet of paper sit on a table
28 February 2010
DCA

Poetic Justice

Hollis Frampton

A cinema of the mind, a film to take place in the viewers’ imagination(s).

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A full theatre looks back at the camera
27 February 2010
DCA

Screening Room & Teatro Amazonas

Morgan Fisher Sharon Lockhart

A double bill. A simple first person, Dundee-specific tracking shot that approaches the cinema/ screen/ space the film will eventually be shown in and in Brazilian opera house, a fixed camera gazes at a local audience from the stage: a choir, hidden in the orchestra pit, sings and gradually fades to silence.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A man in Hi Vis smiles as he plays a snare drum in a car park
27 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 3: Collective Actions

Various Artists

Individual experience separated by physical boundaries (of space, time or ability) suggested as communities of collective experience by (perhaps voyeuristic) artists.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A woman in a white dress jogs across a frame screened on a wall
27 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 2: Repetitive Actions

Emma Hart Guy Sherwin Morgan Fisher Various Artists

Setting up a minimal procedure to explore the interaction between a person and the (documentary) film/ video process. What initially seems simple ends up contrarily distanced and intimate, public and private.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Two men in hats in a black and while film still look warily off screen
27 February 2010
DCA

Noir & Perfect Film

Ken Jacobs Mirko Martin

A double bill of A (imageless) film of nothing but a sound recording and its transcription and a found film of news interviews about Malcolm X’s assasination, where the filmmaker decided to add nothing to it, except our attention.

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