Cinema Parenthèse #17: Colours & Collaborations

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Cinema Parenthèse and Dagvorm are very pleased to present Colours & Collaborations by Deborah S. Phillips (Germany) together with Tobias Schmücking (Germany) at the new venue Dagvorm in Brussels! Phillips has been working on celluloid since the early nineties. Her work includes a diversity of visual disciplines and media including collage, film slides, 35mm and 16mm film, drawing, handmade books, etc.

"I looked for films in which colors, textures, light and time were more important than people and stories."  (Deborah S. Phillips)

Colours & Collaborations offers different layers and aspects to deal with cinematic and animated problems as well as pattern, textures and color developed in the dark room of the film strip itself in an active dialogue with music and sound.

The program includes the premiere of the 16mm, single 8 and slides performance Verde Vermelhar (Green turns Red, 2019)

Special thanks to Ben and David at Dagvorm

Introduction (English): Deborah S. Phillips and Tobias Schmücking

- Untitled Colourmation (1991–92, 16mm, color, sound, 0'45)
Music: Wolfgang in der Wiesche.
What happens when a painter is encouraged to make a film.

- Santoor (1996, 35 to 16mm, color, sound, 13'00)
Music: Nandkishor Muley & Wolfgang in der Wiesche.
Nandkishor Muley moves between countries, musical styles and different fields. This is a commonality with Deborah: over a few years, he insisted that she make a film about him...

- Capsicum (2008, 16mm, color, sound, 11'00)
Sound / Composition: Ruth Wiesenfeld
Music: Wolfgang in der Wiesche.
The associations vary widely when it comes to the colour red. This film marks the beginning of Deborah's colour research

- Im Grünen Bereich (2017, 16mm, color, sound, 13'50)
Sound / Composition: Ruth Wiesenfeld.
If everything is alright in German, it's in the green zone.

- Tornasolada Sororidad Dada (2019, 16mm, color, silent, 3'00)
D. S. Phillips & Melina Pafundi
A collaborative exploration of the aesthetic of passing an object on and collaboratively manipulating developing chemicals...

- Verde Vermelhar (Green Turns Red) (16mm & single 8 & slides, color, live & recorded sound, ca 20'00)
At a meeting of analogue film artists, Bains argentiques in 2016, in Nantes, three colleagues ?, Deborah & Tobias began to explore aspects of this complementary colour combination on a number of levels. The nature of language and misunderstanding through translation plays a crucial role.
Ж, who, among other things, came up with the title, can not be in Brussels because he lives & works in Brazil. He is, nonetheless, an essential part of this exploration of the dynamic of complementary contrasts.

with Deborah S. Phillips and Tobias Schmücking

Deborah S. Phillips is an artist who works with various analogue media, including printmaking, tiny collages in slides frames as well as film. She has been & still is active in several artists-run organisations. See

Tobias Schmücking is a filmmaker and musician. His analogue films explore the fields between experimental and narrative; in his musi,c he transforms fragments of melodies and chords into soundscapes.

Wolfgang In Der Wiesche is an artist who works with a wide range of media (more than there's space for here).

Cinema Parenthèse is a collective of writers, programmers and filmmakers that organizes experimental film screenings and dialogues in Brussels. Current members are Wendy Evan, Els van Riel, Nicky Hamlyn, Daniel A. Swarthnas and Arindam Sen.


Dagvorm - Brussels, Belgium


Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 19:00 to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 18:55



Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 19:00 to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 18:55


  • Rue Paul Devaux 3
    1000   Brussels
    50° 50' 55.9536" N, 4° 20' 58.4628" E