The 'Kill your timid notion' Festival has announced a tour through the United Kingdom. The tour will offer a selection of the best of past editions, along with live perfromances and expanded cinema, visiting three cities: London (29,30 Nov), Bristol (2-4 Dec) and Gllasgow (6,7 Dec).
The tour includes a performance programme by artists Ken Jacobs, La Cellule d'Intervention Metamkine, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Keith Rowe and Philipp Wachsmann, Andrew Lampert, Bruce McClure, Paul Sharits and Greg Pope; and several film programmes , with films by Hollis Frampton, Ben Rivers, Walter Ruttman, Guy Sherwin, John Smith, Peter Rose, Pip Chodorov, Paul Sharits.
LIVE FILM-SOUND/ MUSIC-IMAGE PERFORMANCES
- Ken Jacobs & Eric La Casa (in London at the BFI IMAX)
- Keith Rowe, Kjell Bjorgeengen & Philipp Wachsmann
- Bruce McClure
- Greg Pope
- La Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine
- Andrew Lampert
Our film programmes navigate the multiple ways in which filmmakers and artists have addressed the dilemmas and possibilities of sound and image, from optical printing and syneasthesia, to complex discontinuities between what we see and what we hear.
Location, Location, Location
Experience a sense of being in the world, in a specific space and time. Including Jeanne Liotta’s recordings of the ionosphere and Walter Ruttman’s radical 35mm precursor to musique concrète.
- The Coming Race (Ben Rivers, 5m, 16mm)
- Baume im Herbst (Kurt Kren, 5m, 16mm)
- Weekend (Walter Ruttman, 12m, 16mm)
- What the Water Said 4-6 (David Gatten, 17m, 16mm)
- Observando el Cielo (Jeanne Liotta, 19m, 16mm)
- Soundtracks (Guy Sherwin, 9m, 16mm)
- 31/75 Asyl (Kurt Kren, 9m, 16mm)
A programme of discontinuity between narration, text and image. Including Manual Saiz’s employment of John Malkovich’s Spanish dubbing double and Peter Rose’s absurdly hilarious concrete poetry subtitling chaos.
- Mile End Purgatorio (Guy Sherwin, 1m, 16mm)
- Associations (John Smith, 7m, 16mm)
- Secondary Currents (Peter Rose, 15m, 16mm)
- La-Lu (Josef Robakowski, 2m, Beta)
- Counter (Volker Schriner, 7m, beta)
- Specialised Technicians Required (Manual Saiz, 1m, Beta)
- Bleu Shut (Robert Nelson, 30m, 16mm)
- Newsprint (Guy Sherwin, 5m, 16mm)
This programme takes human subjects as the focus for sound and image construction. And it includes a couple of masterpieces of experimental film: Paul Sharits’ deeply empathetic interpretation of epilepsy and Peter Kubelka’s Webern inspired abstract portrait of Arnulf Rainer.
- Arnulf Rainer (Peter Kubelka, 7m, 16mm)
- YYAA (WOJCIECH BRUSZEWSKI, 5m, 16mm)
- Acoustic Apple (Josef Robakowski, 4m, beta)
- Charlemagne 2: Piltzer (Pip Chodorov, 22m, 16mm)
- Epileptic Seizure Comparison (Paul Sharits, 30m, 16mm)
Sight and Synch
Sound and image slipping out of synch and into discord, the programme includes (in London at least) a very special version of Hollis Frampton’s masterful (nostalgia) with a live narration by Michael Snow.
- 30 Sound Situations (Ryszard Wasko, 10m, 16mm)
- Exit Right (Chris Garrett, 5m, 16mm)
- Synch Sound (Takahira Iimura, 12m, 16mm)
- The Girl Chewing Gum (John Smith, 12m, 16mm)
- (nostalgia) (Hollis Frampton, 36m, 16mm)