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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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A newsreader in a suit looks to camera as a blue backdrop shows buildings
27 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 1: Inventory

Various Artists

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A film frames has the words "Scene Missing" displayed
25 February 2010
DCA

Standard Gauge & ()

Morgan Fisher

A double bill of Morgan Fisher films that ask what can be achieved by a simple structural method of commenting on scraps of 35mm film, re-shot on 16mm film and what happens to meaning (if anything) when ‘insert shots’ are relieved of their original duty of providing crucial plot development for a variety of other movies?

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A view down a long underground corridor with lockers and a few seated figures
24 February 2010
DCA

Lunch Break

Sharon Lockhart

A slowed down single tracking shot along a corridor as workers at the Bath Iron Works, (Maine, USA) take their lunch break.

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A black screen with the word, "words" written in large letters
23 February 2010
DCA

So Is This

Michael Snow

Investigate film as language, via the language of film reduced to the basic units of film and language. A film as text in which each frame is a single word.

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