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.
- The Idea Of North (Rebecca Baron, 1995, video, b&w, sound, 14' 25)
- Untitled (Horse) (Rajee Samarasinghe, 2014, video, b&w, sound, 4' 23)
- A/M Spring Version (Philip Widmann, 2012, video, b&w, silent, 3' 00)
- Ghost Copy (Christiana Perschon, 2016, video, coul-b&w, sound, 1' 50)
- Desert Miracles (Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann, 2015, video, color, sound, 11' 40)
- Fish Point (Pablo Mazzolo, 2013-2015, video, color, silent, 7' 00)
- White Hole (John Smith, 2014, video, b&w, sound, 6' 42)
- Conductor (Anouk De Clercq, 2004, video, b&w, sound, 2' 22)
- Tabula Rasa (Yves-Marie Mahé, 2016, video, color, sound, 5' 32)
- Rapa Nui 2017 - Saint-Dizier (Clément Verrier, 2017-2018, video, color, sound, 11' 00)
- Lines (Victoria Keddie, 2017-2018, video, color, silent, 3' 00)
- I Can't Remember (Ira Vicari, 2018, video, color, sound, 2' 56)
- Fractured (Laurie O'Brien, 2015, video, color, sound, 3' 45)
- Noetinger3 (2018, Double-screen video installation, shooting format: super16mm, b&w, sound, 22' looped)
By Stefano Canapa with sound by Jérôme Noetinger, with brief live sound interventions throughout the evening.
This work is an exhibition version of the film Jérôme Noetinger (2017, 35mm, b&w, sound, 11'40), which was recently added to the Light Cone catalogue.
Solo in front of the camera, the improvisational musician Jérôme Noetinger plays reel-to-reel magnetic sound on a Revox B77. For the duration of a 16mm film reel, he deploys a complex sonic organism based on microphonic pickups, electromagnetic parasites and random radio waves, all made possible (the amplitude of the recording.
Stefano Canapa decided to capture this improvised instant with a deliberately simple cinematographic setup, offering the spectator a poetic and sensuous experience. The version presented here exposes the filming process (the piece is played twice, each time filmed with two synchronized cameras) and proposes a reflexion on the stakes and challenges of the practice of musical improvisation.
From 20:00 and during the whole evening in the back hall
- Bubka (2017, Video installation, b&w, sil, 33-second loop)
By Karen Luong
Sequences of pole vault jumps of Sergey Bubka, in which the projection of the body centers around a verticality.
From 20:00 and during the whole evening in the garden
- Parallaxe (2017, Performance for 4 projectors 16mm, 3 screens, color - b&w, live sound, 35')
(Collectif Nominoë, in collaboration with the musician Michalis Moschoutis
« La parallaxe est l'incidence du changement de position de l'observateur sur l'observation d'un objet. »
Working on the concept of geometry and space in the cinema, from the planar space of the photogram to the stage of its representation, this project reveals a multi-fasceted object. The different surfaces that circumscribe the screen, the movement of projectors on rails, the changes in projection angles and the simultaneous visions. PARALLAXE emphasizes the transport of images and their ability to modify the perception that we have on a same reality. Associated with Michalis Moschoutis' direct sounding device, NOMINOË's graphic images are deconstructed and their virtualities increased tenfold.
Spacial sound diffusion immerses the audience in this multidimensional device, at once a movie set, movie theater and film.
- First show at 21:00
- Second show at 00:30
- Yujiapu (2017, Performance for 6 16mm projectors, color - b&w, sound, 30')
(BJ Nilsen & Karl Lemieux
During the winter of 2015 Karl Lemieux travelled to China with BJ Nilsen and a small camera crew to make a piece about the country’s infamous ghost cities. The work presented is made with images shot in the city of Yujiapu, near Tianjin where ancestral fishing villages have been destroyed to make way for a multibillion-dollar real estate project that was to become the new financial district of the area. The entire city was developed in the style of New York's Manhattan disctrict but never finished and has been left uninhabited for over six years. The film uses the lines and frames of the buildings of Yujiapu and the lines and the frames of the film strip to create abstract elements that slowly reveal an incredibly desolate urban landscape.
Central hall, 22:30
Open-Air Cinema [16mm & 35mm Projections]
From 23:00 to 00:30, a selection of silent films on 16mm & 35mm from Light Cone's collection.
- The Radio Wave Of Blood Beneath The Dirt Ice And Flowers (Sandy Ding, 2006, 35mm, b&w, silent, 8' 00)
- München-Berlin Wanderung (Walking From Munich To Berlin) (Oskar Fischinger, 1927, 35mm, b&w, silent, 5' 00)
- Brouillard - Passage #14 (Alexandre Larose, 2013, 35mm, color, silent, 10' 00)
- Opus II, III & IV (Walter Ruttmann, 1923, 35mm, color, silent, 12' 00)
- Lichtspiel Schwarz-Weiss-Grau (Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, 1930, 35mm, b&w, silent, 5' 30)
- The Wonder Ring (Stan Brakhage, 1955, 16mm, color, silent, 4' 00)
- 3 Imperfect Three Image Films (Jonas Mekas, 1995, 16mm, color, silent, 6' 00)
- Tessitura Calda (Hot Weaving) (Paolo Gioli, 2013, 16mm, b&w, silent, 7' 20)
- Underwater - Filmscribbles 5 (Anja Czioska, 1994, 16mm, b&w, silent, 3' 00)
- Fil(m) (Frédérique Devaux, 2001, 16mm, color, silent, 4' 00)
- Foryannfromrose - Hair Removed (Rose Lowder, 2014, 16mm, color, silent, 1' 04)
- Lion Light (Cécile Fontaine, 1996, 16mm, col-b&w, silent, 2' 30)
- A Study In Choreography For Camera (Maya Deren, 1945, 16mm, b&w, silent, 3' 00)
- After Writing (Mary Helena Clark, 2007, 16mm, col-b&w, silent, 4' 00)
- Wheels (João Maria Gusmao & Pedro Paiva, 2011, 16mm, color, silent, 2' 33)
- The Georgetown Loop (Ken Jacobs, 1997, 16mm, b&w, silent, 11' 00)
Tickets (available on site): 10€ (standard fare), 8€ (student, job seeker fare)
Doors open at 19:30
Meals & refreshments available on site