AVANT Goes Live
13-14 september 2013
Sally Golding, John Hegre, Sami van Ingen, Petri Kuljuntausta, Henri Lindström, Greg Pope, Els van Riel.
AVANT Goes Live presents film performances. Unique, site-specific actions in which the film material and film projectors are an essential and active part of the moving image event.
AVANT starts on September 13 at Kristinehamn’s art museum with the BritishNorwegian filmmaker Greg Pope and the Norwegian musician John Hegre’s classic performance Light Trap. The performance in Kristinehamn is the Swedish premiere of Light Trap, a work for four 16 mm projectors in which the film strip is manipulated, scratched and repeated.
On September 14, the event moves to Karlstad with an extensive program of filmmakers from England, Belgium and Finland who work in the tradition of expanded cinema. Sally Golding, filmmaker and curator of expanded cinema events will show a comprehensive program of her work. Els van Riel is presenting recent work in which the film and image material comes to life, creating subtle and sublime visual events. Sami van Ingen performs along with the musicians Petri Kuljuntausta and Henri Lindström in a live event with two 35 millimeter projectors placed in the cinema.
Alongside the work of contemporary filmmakers and artists there will be a selection of re-enactments of classical performances by Ernst Schmidt Jr and Peter Weibel form the 1960s. The last work of the event will be Greg Pope’s performance for a 8 mm projector, a work that is designed exclusively for AVANT and cinema Arenan in Karlstad.
During AVANT Thimar/Westling Gallery will exhibit a video by Els van Riel and a unique documentation of Annabel Nicolson’s legendary expanded cinema performance Reel Time (1973).
Friday, September 13, Kristinehamn Art Museum
- Greg Pope and John Hegre. Light Trap (45 min). Live performance for four 16 mm projectors.
Saturday, September 14, Cinema Arenan, Karlstad
10h Sally Golding
- Ghost – Loud + Strong (20 min)
- Psycho-Sub-Tropo (15 min)
- Super Grotesquerie (15 min)
11:30h Els van Riel
- Gradual Speed (50 min)
- Going Live (premiere!, 35 min)
14h Re-enactments of classical expanded cinema performances + Sami van Ingen
- Ernst Schmidt Jr. Hell’s Angels (1969, 10 min)
- Ernst Schmidt Jr. Demonstration (1968, 5 min)
- Peter Weibel. Nivea (1967, 1 min)
- Sami van Ingen, Petri Kuljuntausta, Henri Lindström. Primaries (55 min). Live performance for two 35 mm projectors.
16h Sally Golding and Greg Pope
- Sally Golding. Face of an Other (12 min)
- Greg Pope. Scoreline (premiere!, 15 min)
Wednesday-Sunday September 11-15, Thimar/Westling Galleri, Karlstad
Exhibition: Documentation of Annabel Nicolson’s legendary performance Reel Time and a video by Els van Riel.
AVANT is free of charge but booking is mandatory. Register by 11 September to [email protected], there is a limited number of tickets to the performances. For information and inquiries: [email protected]
AVANT is organized by the association Världsalltet, Film Studies at Karlstad University, the Regional Film Centre, Kristinehamn Art Museum and the Filmform foundation. With financial support from the cities of Karlstad and Kristinehamn, Karlstad University and Region Värmland.