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An abstract film produced in India. It uses the textile designs of the calico mills as elements in its total graphic structure. ... Read more
While attempting to utilise the conventions of cabaret, Cabaret juxtaposes the social and economic conditions of Germany under the Third Reich, and the stylistics of popular cultures at the time. ... Read more
Water attraction and repulsion is reconstructed cinematographically by one of Australia's longest standing and most uncompromising experimental filmmakers. The artificiality of nature is made explicit via multiple exposures images of water activity shot through iconographic mattes. A kinetic mosaic ... Read more
A spontaneous abstract composition intended to represent the joining in, on a music session, of one more instrument. ... Read more
Artifice or reality? Does it matter? Cheap Blonde serves as a reminder to the viewer just how constructed the film image is. As sound and image become systematically manipulated, what initially appears an authentic enough image is steadily revealed to be a complete contrivance. ... Read more
Proceeding from the mythic Northern European content of what looks like a butter commercial. Prost takes on a curiously ghoulish quality Its footage degenerates becomes solarised and is reorganised within a constructivist-like montage into a rapidly-paced hallucinatory. Murnau inflected ... Read more
This film consists of sections of collected dianstic images amassed through Hoffman's travels. Uluru and an incomplete parliament house for example make floating appearances. These have been gathered on the run and then reconstituted with an uncanny ephemeral floating rhythm a dance of light and ... Read more
The city presented and represented with its geometry divided and rotated to yield new structures from the old ... Read more
Coffee Coloured Children attempts to approach a social statement through an experimental framework. Two black children are brought up by a white mother in an urban housing estate. Their situation is made difficult by them being the only black children in the neighbourhood. Here the film ... Read more
An invitation to fight and not dance as four men descend on a nightclub. It is only a matter of time before they attack. The action is an authentic rumble recorded through a surveillance camera. The voice-over acts as a postscript trying to understand the footage: 'real or theatre?' Our ... Read more
This multi-panelled moving fresco provides the opportunity to contemplate the Crucifixion of Christ from various perspectives. For example, in the fourth of seven major sequences, which comprise the work, we see the blood flowing from the wound made by the Centurion soldier, blood that merges with ... Read more
Cosmodrome has serial composition, connecting its images across broad concepts of flight, light and the simple act of looking upwards. The first principle of this film is its blueness, captured in the incandescent light of a cinema, the early morning light at an aerodrome, and the projected light ... Read more
'D' consists of a sequence of still photographs and drawings that have been rotsocoped. The photographs are from a trip across the Manhattan Bridge to Brooklyn on the D train. ... Read more
Damsel Jam is a fast paced interplay of memory and fantasy where a modern adult woman meets her 12 year old self. The main character is an Alice In Wonderland lookalike, and one of her many discoveries is her own sexuality. To the background music of Nirvana and David Cassidy, the thoughts and ... Read more
In this film music, dance, shape and colour are combined to excite and enlarge the student's interest in mathematics. ... Read more
A short film built up around the sinister glare of the filmmaker looking into the camera. Coarse and abrupt, it is effective in its capacity to sustain a peculiar confrontation with the audience. (SC) ... Read more
A camera scoots around empty rooms, career­ing in and out of windows, threatening to end its trajectory by stepping out into the void, by looking too far. The rooms shift from colour to black & white. Outside is all concrete grey, inside a monitor flickers absently. Kalin's stark and lyrical ... Read more
Consisting of just two shots, Devil's Hooves at Dusk is a highly stylised surrealistic film concerning a bizarre party organised for Lucia by her mother, the principal question being whether Lucia will turn up herself. An hilarious contemporary Spanish piece openly paying tribute to the master ... Read more
A humorous account of the artisf s crummy-sut-high paymg jobs Utilizing repetitive edit-ng techniques and a rambling, ranting voiceover, the film takes a tongue-in-cheek ook at that daily phenomenon known as the 'character building pay cheque'. ... Read more
Taking its structure from the time it takes to undergo the deepest sleep, Dream Work pays tribute to both the X-ray experiments of Man Ray and the deeper insights of Freudian psychology with a compelling examination of the nether world of one woman's dreams and nightmares. ... Read more
Once again this Armenian Canadian film maker proves that she is the world s best alchemist of handmade abstract film this time taking on the aesthetic of her contemporaries Mike and Doug Starn. A natural homage and collabora­tion, in that Torossian's own darkroom tech­niques of decaying and ... Read more
Push comes to shove comes to hug as two male figures do the dance of love, to choreography by Sydney Dance Company star Paul Mercurio. (P K) ... Read more
"As the storm passes, the camera descends and moves over textured landscapes, the potential of which we can only guess. A complete understanding of the terrestrial forms is denied, yet the intimate exploration of the camera draws us closer. The camera caresses its subjects as they fade in and out ... Read more
The atmosphere is seedy and nocturnal. Its content takes on a variety of references each related to instinct and daily survival. Waking up, eating, money, sex, drugs, death, the ephemeral nature of newsworthy events. The games that macho males like to play. In its isolation the act of eating a ... Read more
Part travelogue part personal diary, Helen Underwood, like fellow British filmmaker Cordelia Swan utilises the notion of antiquity to express a kind of subliminal sensory awaken­ing. Photos fragments of videos and Super 8 film postcards and dialogues with friends inter­mingle with Roman ... Read more
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