EIFF's experimental strand Black Box ventures outside the box for a second year of live expanded film performance. Multiple projector pieces combining analogue and digital material meet densely layered electronic and acoustic sounds. A veritable treat for the senses!
Guillaume Cailleau (France) & Jan Slak (Slovenia)
A sensuous combination of tangible sound and stereo film projection gradually increasing in speed, force and intensity. Alternating frames of color originating from two Super 8mm projectors combine with bass drum and snare, wrapping the pulsating and interfering frequencies of light into a vibrating human body. A transcendent analogue experience - physical, radical, handmade, and live.
Sally Golding (UK/Australia)
Photographic compositions printed as optical soundtracks from decomposed uprooted vinyl library music neatly situate Golding's work at the crossroads of science and superstition, philosophy and pulp. Golding's projects thread between expanded cinema and media art, curation and audiovisual archiving to evolve a practice of 'hacked cinema'. For Black Box Live Golding will premiere her new live film and sound compositions created for multiple projectors, devices, and bodily manipulations.
Michaela Grill (Austria), Karl Lemieux (Canada) & Philip Jeck (UK)
The main focus of this improvised audiovisual prerformance is the investigation of the interface between analogue and digital. Computer-generated and 16mm images merge and collide into one projection, whilst the sound signal is used to generate or manipulate certain aspects of these images. All three artists are connected on several levels and produce an atmospherically dense amalgam of images and sounds.