A proposal by Esperanza Collado for the programme Cine de acción. Camina o reinventa.
Based on the sculptural possibilities of the film materiality, there are three correlated lines of work: direct manipulation that offers the physicality of film, the investigation of new models of presentation of film material and its resonance in space, and the articulation of the presence of the body in the cinematic experience. The piece lies between performance and installation, in which a set of ephemeral film pieces are combined with the staging of concrete actions that complement the projections, in 16mm. The group explores the phenomenon of light projection as a gas and volumetric formation, while the film is derailed and stitched.
A collaborative project by Esperanza Collado and Maximilian Le Cain.
The project Operation Rewrite started in January 2011 as an online video work in which both artists contributed a number of pieces of 45 seconds according to a set of rules, of which the most important was that a third of each video should be black screen. This peculiarity - the fundamental presence of negative spaces as expropriation, displacement of meaning and projection of thought- became the focus of the project, which soon expanded its activities to other areas of development, such as installation and performance, thanks to a grant from the MUSAC Artistic Creation. The film concept we examine in and out of the film medium is continuously reevaluated, so that perception and projection technology, as well as the articulation of signs, the body, the materiality of film and domestic consumer goods are part of our work. The project explores the mechanisms of editing, suspension and interruption understood as associating principles that connect to the movies with the act of reading. As the project progresses, certain objects, images and actions are repeated and reconfigured, gaining resonance and meaning. Operation Rewrite occupies an area between dreams, film and mundane ritual.
Experimental Film Society is a creative organization founded in Tehran (Iran) in 2000, dedicated to producing and distributing low-budget independent and experimental films, from a dozen filmmakers and artists scattered around the globe. The session will consist of a sample of recent work by its most prolific members: Rouzbeh Rashidi, founder and promoter of the institution, and Maximilian Le Cain, honorary member and exponent of contemporary Irish experimental film. The duo will attend the session and questions from the audience after the screenings.