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Two frames from a 16mm film with blocks of red, green, pink and yellow
29 November 2008
BFI Southbank CCA

About Face

Various Artists Paul Sharits

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.

Strips of 16mm laid horizontally to show red and yellow flares of light
12 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: Feedback

John Butcher Luis Recoder Paul Sharits Various Artists Toshiya Tsunoda

The pieces in the programme switch between silent film/ imageless sound, but we wanted to have a think about how ideas can take up residency on either side of the sound/ image border, without having to inhabit both at the same time.

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a newspaper clipping of a drawing of a donkey, side on
15 April 2007
DCA

Film Programme 5: Word

Emma Hart Guy Sherwin Paul Sharits Various Artists John Smith

Includes: a £20 note, stock fluctuations, an examination of words in the video medium, a linguistic challenge for your mind, a frame by frame dissection 50 words, shop front poetry, image and language head to head and newspapers under the microscope.

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Several frames of different saturated colours of a horse in motion
12 December 2004
DCA

Film Programme 6: Perception

Malcolm Le Grice Paul Sharits Various Artists

Psychedelic and intense, and featuring some of the most visually stunning, mesmerizing and transcendent experiences you can imagine, batten down the hatches for some of the boldest, most immersive and abrasive works in experimental cinema.

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Paul Sharits' Shutter Interface projected on a wall: three bands of colour
29 November 2008
BFI Southbank BFI IMAX ICA Spike Island Arnolfini CCA

Shutter Interface

Paul Sharits

Shutter Interface is an expanded cinema piece: a series of machinegun bursts of chromatic relationships and visual harmonics in an overwhelming montage

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Paul Sharits' Shutter Interface projected on a wall: three bands of colour
13 April 2007
DCA

Shutter Interface

Paul Sharits

Paul Sharits’ Shutter Interface is a multi screen installation born of an intent to reveal the material substance of cinema in its purest form: spatially.

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at the end of a dark gallery a screen throbs with layers rectangles of red
12 October 2008
DCA

Declarative Mode (1976 – 1977)

Paul Sharits

Paul Sharits is one of our all time heroes, and one of the great artist filmmakers of the 20th Century.

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Projection of Epileptic Seizure Comparison (1976) in a corner of DCA Dundee
19 September – 12 October 2008
DCA

Epileptic Seizure Comparison (1976)

Paul Sharits

Paul Sharits one of the great experimental, sometimes called structuralist / materialist, filmmakers of the 20th Century.

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