Avant-garde filmmakers have long explored the potential of cinema to afford a visionary experience, exploring the affinities of film with trance, ritual, dream and memory, testing the play of light on the depths of the subconscious. Curators Kathryn Siegel and Sophia Satchell-Baeza’s programme Sisters of the Extremebrings together a series of films by women from the 1960s to the present day, concentrating on work that shares an occult sensibility and a concern with film’s potential to render heightened mental states, from the meditative to the ecstatic.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 18:00 to Friday, January 24, 2020 - 17:55
British-Australian live cinema artist Sally Golding, winner of the 2017 Oram Award, and UK electronic musician and creative technologist Spatial work together to create an immersive space situated between cinema and club. Their performances unravel in the spirit of a ‘happening’ – an encounter between audiences, space and the elements of cinematic abstraction – which they explore via their interest in expanded cinema and sound system culture.