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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 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 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.

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
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
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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theeyeandtheear
15 April 2007
DCA

Film Programme 6: Contrast

Various Artists Guy Sherwin

Includes: tamed TV snow, video feedback of racing particles, a remake of a polish photogram film destroyed in WWII, a visual and aural representation of Gestalt theory, hole-punched film and Guy Sherwin’s Cycles 3 double-projection.

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
a newspaper clipping of a drawing of a donkey, side on
15 April 2007
DCA

Film Programme 5: Word

Emma Hart Guy Sherwin Paul Sharits Various Artists John Smith

Includes: a £20 note, stock fluctuations, an examination of words in the video medium, a linguistic challenge for your mind, a frame by frame dissection 50 words, shop front poetry, image and language head to head and newspapers under the microscope.

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
helloagain
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.

Kill Your Timid Notion 07
A B and W film still of several people crossing a street in 1960's london
14 April 2007
DCA

Film Programme 2: Humans

Ken Jacobs Various Artists John Smith

Includes: street portraits of kids in 1930’s Dakota, a mysterious foggy pilgrimage, a swarm of time-lapsed consumers, a stereoscopic analysis of mill life, up close and personal in a Lighting Bolt mosh pit.

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