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A black and while still of a photograph of a man melting on a stove
29 November 2008
BFI Southbank CCA Arnolfini

Out of Sight Out of Synch

Various Artists Hollis Frampton John Smith

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.

Kill Your Timid Notion on Tour
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.

a newspaper clipping of a drawing of a donkey, side on
29 November 2008
BFI Southbank CCA Arnolfini

Word Associations

Various Artists Guy Sherwin John Smith

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.

Kill Your Timid Notion on Tour
A dome of a white observatory in front of a dark blue sky
29 November 2008
BFI Southbank CCA

Location Location Location

Various Artists Guy Sherwin

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.

Kill Your Timid Notion on Tour
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 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