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15 April 2007
DCA

Film Programme 4: Beyond Image

Various Artists

Includes: a classic of innovative computer graphics, ex-pat Scot McLaren on form, a riotous psychedelic oil show with a Soft Machine accompaniment, subtle manipulation of data feedback, a colourful road movie and a reworking of a lost Paul Sharits film.

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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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Multiple versions of several mythical looking characters look up at the camera
19 October 2003
DCA

Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda

Ira Cohen

Beat poet Ira Cohen’s now infamous and wildly psychedelic film odyssey feeds one’s own seeing apparatus through beautifully warped and distorting mylar mirrors, resulting in a film dense and rich with visual arcana and poetry.

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Bridget Hayden playing a violin with Vibracathedral Orchestra
21 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

Vibracathedral Orchestra

Vibracathedral Orchestra

Veterans of the psych-infused UK free noise scene, the Vibracathedral Orchestra is a hypnotic ur-drone group hailing from Leeds.

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Keiji Haino's face and hands blurred in circular movement on stage at MLFC 05
20 May 2005
The Sage Gateshead

The Secret of Music

Keiji Haino

Haino exceeds expectation with a 4 hour solo performance on a collection of more than forty instruments from all over the world.

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a man in green clothes is wrapped to a drum kit by red tape
18 October 2003
DCA

Sunburned Hand of the Man

Sunburned Hand of the Man

First live show outside the USA featuring one-off film pieces and live theatre from the ringleaders of the ‘weird new America’ psych folk explosion.

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Makoto Kawabata playing electric guitar in front of a projection
19 October 2003
DCA

The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda

Acid Mothers Temple

Freak-out group for the 21st century perform a live soundtrack to Ira Cohen’s infamous psychedelic masterpiece ‘The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda’

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Vajra : Kan Mikami & Keiji Haino on stage at INSTAL 04
17 October 2004
The Arches

Vajra

Kan Mikami Keiji Haino Toshiaki Ishizuka

Vajra are a Japanese psychedelic rock supergroup, hewn from the collective consciousness of Fushitsusha’s Keiji Haino, folk radical Kan Mikami and percussionist Toshiaki Ishitsuka.

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Sachiko performing in blue light at INSTAL 06
15 October 2006
The Arches

Sachiko

Wordless, reverb drenched voice, ghosted electronics, seething and ferocious electronic damage and Patty Waters style vocal mania.

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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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