OtherFilm Festival 2012Brisbane, Melbourne, Meredith, Adelaide
|Part of||OtherFilm Festival|
|Starts||Thursday, 29 November 2012|
|Ends||Tuesday, 11 December 2012|
The 2012 OtherFilm Festival is dedicated to Albie Thoms, 1941-2012.
Technology and Phenomena
Since its inception in 2004, OtherFilm has wilfully resisted the unambiguous boosterism surrounding new media. Troubled by the self-congratulation, repressiveness, and historical amnesia of art’s ‘technocratic turn’, we preferred to see Australian experimental art as a longstanding tradition, which we could be part of. We favoured film art—avant-garde experimental and expanded cinema. We were attracted to ‘celluloid’, with its raw materiality, its grain and exposé, its flashes of danger, misdirection, and surprise.
Recently, there has been resurgent interest in film art in art museums internationally. Yet, for us, privileging film has become problematic. While initially our commitment to film allowed us to develop critical tools and assert our distinct interests, we are now pressing up against the limitations of our critique. Although we remain in love with film, we are not exclusive.
Medium specificity is hypothetical—as expanded cinema’s ongoing experiments attest. Mediums have always nested within one another, but never so evidently as in our shared digital present. As an organisation, we no longer consider it prudent to fetishise film—but nor do we consent to indiscriminate platform promiscuity. We want to deal with mediums in more nuanced, less dogmatic, ways. We are moving on.
Today, we are scouting the foreign countries of the future as well as those of the past. We ask: Is the colonisation of the old by the new complete, or is divergence still possible? Which thresholds remain unmelted or unatomised? For us, the inexorable contraction implicit in industrial approaches remains incommensurate with the vibrational potential of the moving image. Through the progressive revelation of unconscious material, the ‘now’ of experience remains an ongoing communicative delirium. This festival comes with a strobe warning. —OtherFilm, 2012
Download the program for OtherFilm Festival 2012.
BRISBANE Thursday 29 November / Queensland Maritime Museum, South Bank / OPENING NIGHT: SIEGE MENTALITY / Sally Golding (London), Jade Boyd (Oslo), Danny Wild, Audrey Lam and Caitlin Franzmann, Sarah Byrne, Jason Fitzgerald, Bonnie Hart, Kiah Reading, Ben Hayes, Horse Macgyver, Vijay Thillaimuthu, Botborg, Leif Gifford, Patrick King, and Alrey Batol. Friday 30 November / Institute of Modern Art / SPACESHIP EARTH / Peter Burr (New York) and Bum Creek. Saturday 1 December / Institute of Modern Art / RESTRUCTURING THE VOID / Takahiko Iimura (Tokyo) and Bruce McClure (New York).
MELBOURNE Wednesday 5 December / New Low Gallery / Takahiko Iimura (Tokyo), Peter Burr (New York), Artist Film Workshop and Justin K. Fuller. Thursday 6 December / New Low Gallery / Sally Golding and Bruce McClure, Matthew Brown and Richard Tuohy, plus installations by Jarrod Factor, Kit Webster, Marcia Jane, Tara Cook, Zoe Scoglio.
MEREDITH Friday 7–Saturday 8 December / Ecoplex Cinema, Meredith Music Festival / Sally Golding (London), Bruce McClure (New York), and Peter Burr (New York).
ADELAIDE Monday 10 December / Tuxedo Cat / Bruce McClure (New York), Peter Burr (New York), Joel Stern, Lenin Simos, Nick Dallwitz, Doe, Light Village Exploration Zone, Daniel Varricchio, BIG.DOS, Overhead Projector World, Andrew Martin, Julian Lucas.
OtherFilm Festival 2012 is a joint project by OtherFilm, Institute of Modern Art, and Screen Queensland, with Melbourne’s New Low Gallery, Adelaide’s Lost City, and Meredith Music Festival. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Brisbane City Council and Australia Council for the Arts. Thanks also to Gertrude Contemporary.
Since 2004, OtherFilm have curated exhibitions of experimental film, video, music, and performance. Its directors—Joel Stern and Danni Zuvela in Brisbane, and Sally Golding in London—are driven by their curiosity about the possibilities and limits of the moving image and its capacity to reorganise perception.
OtherFilm Festival 2012 - PROJECTS
Starts Thursday, 29 November 2012 Ends Saturday, 1 December 2012
Download the program for OtherFilm Festival 2012. BRISBANE Thursday 29 November / Queensland Maritime Museum, South Bank / OPENING NIGHT: SIEGE MENTALITY / Sally Golding (London), Jade Boyd (Oslo), Danny Wild, Audrey Lam and Caitlin Franzmann, Sarah Byrne, Jason Fitzgerald, Bonnie…
Starts Wednesday, 5 December 2012 Ends Thursday, 6 December 2012
NEW PERCEPTUAL TRANSACTIONS Through the progressive revelation of unconscious material, the ‘now’ of performance becomes an ongoing communicative delirium (this festival comes with a strobe warning) MELBOURNE Wednesday 5 December / New Low Gallery / Takahiko Iimura (Tokyo), Peter Burr (New York), Artist…
Starts Friday, 7 December 2012 Ends Sunday, 9 December 2012
Thanks to our friends at the wonderful Ecoplex Cinema at Meredith Music Festival, OtherFilm Festival 2012 are going bush! We’re bringing a special retina-rippling touring program along to this iconic outdoor funfest for a two-night voyage into the land between…