Ambient Night of Analogue Light

Melbourne, Australia


Where MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
Date 7pm-9pm, Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Summer in Melbourne means bright, hot days and long, shimmering twilights. This program of avant-garde films at MPavilion explores Australian and Austrian visions of film as a spatial organiser, and light as its element: fleeting, ever transforming, yet lush and renewable. Shifting between observations of the built environment and meditations on the natural world, these works call up the resonances of moving and static forms etched in varying states of semi-illumination. Featured filmmakers include Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, Gregory Godhard and Albert Sackl. All films are presented in their intended format, 16mm motion picture film.

MIND’S EYE, Gregory Godhard 1998, 16mm, colour sound, 5 mins.

CITY OF CHROMATIC DISSOLUTION, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill 1999, 16mm, colour sound, 16 mins.

HELIOGRAPHY, Hiroshi Yamazaki 1979, 16mm, colour sound, 5 mins.

IM FREIEN / IN THE OPEN, Albert Sackl 2011, 16mm, colour silent, 23 mins.

CITY OF CHROMATIC INTENSITY, Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, 1999, 16mm, colour sound, 5 mins.

Curated by Michael Loebenstein, CEO of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) and Danni Zuvela of OtherFilm, and presented by Meg Labrum, NFSA Senior Film Curator.

This program is supported by the Austrian Embassy, Canberra, and the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, with projection from Artists Film Workshop.