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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.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
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.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A 16mm film in has detailed instructions printed on its lid
22 February 2010
DCA

Urban Peasants

Ken Jacobs

Do almost nothing: re-present (unaltered and arranged by chance) silent family home movies handed down to Flo, (Ken’s wife) and follow them with a “teach yourself Yiddish” cassette tape.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A man looks through camcorder viewfinder in the reflection in a mirror
21 February 2010
DCA

Hotel Diaries 1-8

John Smith

These simple, one-take videos, relate personal experiences to the current conflicts in the Middle East via the most basic of means (a hotel room, a camcorder, John’s personal thoughts, concerns and convictions).

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
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.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08