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OtherFilm Meredith 2012

Meredith Music Festival


Part of OtherFilm Festival 2012
Where Ecoplex Cinema
Starts 10pm - sunrise, 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 awake and falling asleep. Slightly psychotic celluloid and vibrational video? Alien TV transmitting from the future? Perception-piercing strobes, intricate patterns of the intensely weird swimming up to the surface of vision? Technicolor flickerings until sunrise on the big outdoor screen in the ‘magical grove of manna gums’? It’s (a) happening.


Bruce McClure (NYC, USA) will perform extended sets of stroboscopic multi-16mm -projections on each night! Bruce’s brain-bending work really has to be experienced to be understood in any (un)realistic sense. His sounds and images are of the violent, abstract, flickering variety and have an industrial flavour to them (he supported Throbbing Gristle on tour a few years ago), but unlike the legions of noisenik tough men out there, Bruce’s performances expand and extend from the initial seismic blast into long-form investigations of spatial and temporal re-orientation – sounds and image morph and evolve in a variety of magical and unexplainable ways designed to generate a lasting transcendence that is at once deeply unnerving, slightly frightening and oddly soothing. Even meditative. Really. Bruce’s shows come with an epilepsy warning.

Peter Burr / Cartune Xprez (NYC, USA) brings for the first time to the Land of Aus his awesome deranged experimental cartoon project: part live theater, part psychedelic insurrection, all parts aberrant audiovisual anarchy. Delving deep into the surreal child-memory-world of Sunday morning cartoons, his OtherFilm 2012 show, titled ‘Special Effect’, takes the form of a futuristic live ‘TV program’ in which Peter, composited into a fantastical set, via a specially constructed green-screen, presents unhinged cartoons by leading underground US animators. Peter’s performance uses hand-knitted costumes, hacked kinect cameras and laser beams.

Sally Golding (London, UK) returns to Australia to perform a new suite of opto-sonic 16mm films specially prepared through alchemical analogue experimentation in chilly London darkrooms. Sally is world renowned as a film-performance blast technician who likes to abuse and reuse found footage in disturbing and confounding ways, however these new works, made by manipulating waveform images on the soundtrack of 16mm celluloid take her work to a new level of photo-chemical nonsensitude. What you see is what you hear – so prepare to scratch your eyes and ears in puzzlement.

Sharing is caring: In addition to these fine expanded cinema performances OtherFilm accomplices Joel Stern and Danni Zuvela will host a selection of avant-garde, psychedelic and ‘other’ generally trans-sensorial films and videos drawn from the historical vaults of the NFSA, and their private collections. A smorgasbord of new and old favourites screened by OtherFilm over the past decade, these optical goodies have been handpicked to enhance and activate the Ecoplex as the ideal site for the mutual communication of delirium.


OtherFilm Meredith 2012 - WORKS

  • 50 minutes
    Future TV

    Originally from Portland, video and performance artist Peter Burr is now based in New York. He belongs to a network of DIY underground cartoonists and musicians. In his performance Special Effect, he becomes the live presenter of a television show…

  • long

    Bruce’s 2012 Australian performance, The Fiercer the Fire the Longer the Spoon, will include the following new works; Then Otherwise Rounding (2012) As Yours So Mine To Reconstruct (2012) Forty Routs Static And Bawling (2011) Beauty Scouts In Elegant Pursuit (2011) OUR PATTERN…