An Evening with Eve Heller

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Sonic Cinema, Pavilion and Hyde Park Picture House present a retrospective of films by American experimental filmmaker Eve Heller programmed in collaboration and projected on 16mm, 35mm and digital video.

Eve Heller’s films serve as deeply evocative tone poems that foreground formal experimentation with analogue film. As a student of both the first and second generation of American experimental filmmakers, her oeuvre is distinguished by its mysterious lyricism and probing curiosity into the medium of cinema and its relationship to dreams, memories, and time.

Predominantly concerned with found footage and documentary modes of avant garde cinema, Heller constructs her films from educational movies, newsreels, and her own cinematography. These often disparate source materials are refracted and fragmented through an array of analogue treatments that conjure new narratives and associations between them.

Presented on 16mm, 35mm and digital, this programme brings together eight films that span four decades of Heller’s practice. Followed by an in-person Q&A with Eve Heller.



  • Astor Place, 1997, 10 min, 16mm, silent
  • Self-Examination Remote Control, 1981/2009, 5 min, Super-8mm-to-35mm
  • Ruby Skin, 2005, 4’30 min, 16mm
  • Last Lost, 1996, 14 min, 16mm
  • Creme 21, 2013, 10 min, DCP
  • Her Glacial Speed, 2001, 4 min, 16mm, silent
  • Behind This Soft Eclipse, 2004, 10 min, 16mm, silent
  • Singing In Oblivion, 2021, 13 min, 35mm

Special thanks to Eve Heller, Vanessa Fewster (Austrian Cultural Forum London), and Gerald Weber (Sixpackfilm)

Sonic Cinema is a research project and event series by Oliver Dickens, exploring the intersection of moving-image, sound art and music practice. It is dedicated to the memory of Louis Benassi. Sonic Cinema also presents occasional repertory screenings of under-screened cinematic gems.

Supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum London and Sixpackfilm, Vienna


Hyde Park Picture House - Leeds, United Kingdom


Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 18:00



Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 18:00
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