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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
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.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
A drawing of skull has the numbers 21 - 87 in a serif font written over the eyes
12 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: Sonic Landscapes

Various Artists

Can a musician create a sonic photograph; something with a depth of field, where you can hear sounds and their interconnections, much as you see objects and their relationships in a photo? Could a filmmaker use musical concepts to represent landscape?

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
A woman passenger reaches over and speaks to the driver in the convertible car
12 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: The Last Clean Shirt

Alfred Leslie

A parody of a (Manhattan) road movie and meditation on bifurcation, in paths traveled between the seen and the heard; a road trip played over and over from different perspectives.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
A black and while still of a photograph of a man melting on a stove
11 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: Sets

Christof Migone Various Artists Hollis Frampton

A programme that looks at how sound and image can be treated as variants in a collection of ordered objects; at how to create meaning from the similar, and to notice difference.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
A hand frames the word Panther written on a brick in pen
11 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: Zorns Lemma

Hollis Frampton

One of the great experimental films. A 60 minute, three part riddle that maybe approximates our intellectual development by moving from imageless words to the recognition of silent images and the learning of simple tasks and finally a serenity and acceptance of death.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
an overflowing bowl of water in a sink displays beautiful interference waves
11 October 2008
DCA

Film Programme: Events

Benedict Drew Takehisa Kosugi Various Artists

Everyday objects and materials (rubber bands, paper, a sink, microphones) disabused of their inertia and made to speak for themselves in a kind of focusing in on the tiny, repetitive, almost unobserved (sonic/ visual) potential of everyday things put into motion.

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