Sonic Cinema presents Rainer Kohlberger’s Answering the Sun – a maximal, stroboscopic colour odyssey to the limits of human perception. Riffing on the optical phenomenon that occurs when staring at the sun, Kohlberger’s first feature adeptly modernises avant-garde cinema’s long tradition of visual music and flicker in a 60-minute bombardment of coloured fields, Op art geometry, hallucinatory passages, and a wall of sound.
AgX is excited to welcome filmmaker Tomonari Nishikawa for an evening of film and live projection performances. Two of his older single-channel works will be presented on 35mm and 16mm, alongside two new expanded cinema performance pieces utilizing both 16mm motion picture and photographic slide projectors. Often foregrounding process, Nishikawa’s works draw on the mundane and commonplace to create new pathways to perception.
Artist, author, and educator Daïchi Saïto has been deeply engaged with bridging metaphysical ideas with sensory experience since his days as a student of philosophy and literature in the United States and of Hindi and Sanskrit while he was living in India. Through his filmmaking practice—invariably on analogue film—Saïto, who has a love for language, captures the fleeting quality of image and sound, much like how spaces between words form a fundamental syntax in poetry or how the breath is inextricably linked to a heartbeat.
A rare opportunity to meet and see the work of Belgian artist Els Van Riel. Els will screen her 16mm films Gradual Speed, and Fugue, a Light's Travelogue. There will also be a conversation between Els and BEEF members.
Three minutes by Bianca Stigter, Et j'aime à la fureur by André Bonzel and Incident by Bill Morrison won the main awards. Special Mention for Gli ultimi giorni dell’umanità by enrico ghezzi and alessandro gagliardo.