Language Formed In Light: Part 2 Curated by Clint Enns

Language Formed In Light: A selection of works by Ben Russell Curated by Clint Enns
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 7PM
The Black Lodge
3rd Floor Artspace (100 Arthur)

PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts is excited to announce a new screening series to be presented over the next four months. Language Formed in Light is comprised of four different film screening nights featuring experimental films and video art by four recognized artists from Canada and the United States. The works in this series were selected due to their innovative use of cinematic language. Some of the titles create an entirely new filmic language, while others focus on expanding the established cinematic vocabulary. This screening series will be the part of a serial presentation guest-curated by Clint Enns for PLATFORM and recognizes the work in film and video by note-worthy contributors to the medium.

The second screening in this series consists of the animated photography of Ben Russell. Several of the films to be shown are from Russell’s Trypps series such as Black and White Trypps Number Three, which won Best Experimental Film at the 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival and Trypps #6 (Malobi), which received an Honorable Mention at the 2009 Media City Film/Video Festival; however, a few of the films would be non-Trypps such as Workers Leaving The Factory (Dubai), Daume and Terra Incognita. Ben Russell’s work explicitly expands the established filmic vocabulary since many of his works are re-makes and/or re-contextualizes of historical avant-garde films. For instance, Black and White Trypps Number Three can be seen as a re-contextualization of Standish Lawder’s Necrology and Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai) can be seen as a re-contextualization of the 1895 Lumière film Workers Leaving The Lumière Factory in Lyon.

All of the works in the program will be shown on 16mm.

Black and White Trypps #1 (2005, 7 minutes)
Black and White Trypps #2 (2006, 6 minutes)
Black and White Trypps #3 (2007, 12 minutes)
Black and White Trypps #4 (2008, 11 minutes)
Trypps #5 (Dubai) (2008, 3 minutes)
Trypps #6 (2009, 12 minutes)
Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai) (2008, 8 minutes)
Daume (2000, 6 minutes)
Terra Incognita (2002, 10 minutes)


~ by cineflyer on June 15, 2011.

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