Great triple-bill featuring compelling and immersive approaches to film projection from Japanese artist Makino Takashi and Unconscious Archives' Sally Golding – both solo and in a special duo collaboration also featuring Spatial – and solo percussion from American composer Nick Hennies, who'll be performing pieces by Peter Ablinger, John Cage and his own work.
Takashi is at the forefront of a new generation of Japanese experimental film-makers. Takashi treats image and sound as elements of equal importance - working live with both 16mm and digital he merges immersive, layered abstract imagery with live sound collage. “Words feel woefully inadequate to describe Makino's practice, where the abstract is drawn out of the real through the layering of images, flickers of light and the perpetual movement of dots and grains. Screen space is redefined with a flattened image surface that engulfs our peripheral vision and feels deeper the closer we focus our eyes. Makino's own sound collages, not only accompany his visual cacophony but interweave to concoct a breathtaking audiovisual experience of transcendent measures.” – ICA
Golding is an Australian-British artist who combines film projection, lighting and sonic composition to create expanded cinema performances and installations. Photographic compositions printed as optical soundtracks, and decomposed uprooted vinyl library music, situate Golding’s work at the crossroads of science and superstition, philosophy and pulp. "Sally Golding deftly exploits precisely that flapping and buzzing embedded in the media that mutates, as it transmits from format to format, into recognisable sounds such at the swelling of a thunderstorm, layering in an impasto of noise.” – Stuart Heaney (Psyche Tropes, 2014).