The Slow Short Film Festival celebrates work engaging with a stylistic tendency grown conspicuous in the past three decades of world art cinema. Very broadly this style consists of long takes, long shots, a focus on non-professional actors, and an emphasis on everyday activities deemed surplus to mainstream storytelling. Leading figures include Béla Tarr, Tsai Ming-Liang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Abbas Kiarostami, Lav Diaz, Pedro Costa and Ben Rivers.
Microscope is very pleased to present an evening of works by Tessa Hughes-Freeland and Ela Troyano including the first performance in over twenty years of their collaborative work “Elegy for Jean Genet” (1994-1997) a live expanded cinema performance dedicated to the writings of the French playwright, poet and filmmaker, and based upon a musical composition by John Zorn.
Episode 7 of Scottish based experimental film podcast 'Into the Mothlight' is live now on SoundCloud and iTunes. This time a conversation with Lux Scotland Director Nicole Yip on her journey into the moving image, her approach as a curator, the work of Lux in Scotland and their aim to nurture and support artists working in the moving image in Scotland.
Neil Henderson’s work involves varied ways of mapping and exploring site, strata, and landscape. With static long takes, Henderson uses the landscape as a formal structure, reflecting on presence and place, repetitive variations of similar subjects/objects in a way that reminds us of Robert Smithsson and Richard Long's land-art, and photographic work by Ger Dekkers and Jan Dibbets among others. For example in "Tidal Island" (2014), Henderson returns to the site of a circular man-made island off the east coast of England.
For the 9th edition of Scratch Expanded, Light Cone pursues the exploration of expanded cinema forms and practices (inviting artists who will present installations and film performances. Open-air screenings of 16mm & 35mm experimental films will take place in the Voûtes garden and a video works program will also be presented during the evening.
Cinéma Permanent [Video Screenings]
From 20:00 to 00:30, a looped projection of a program of video works from Light Cone's collection.