Light Cone organizes its 7th edition of its annual event SCRATCH EXPANDED on Saturday September 14th. Like every year, it will take place at “Les Voûtes” from 7:30 pm until 1:00 am (19 rue des Frigos, 75013 Paris, Metro Bibliothèque Nationale). (Entrance fee: 8€)
This evening's program is dedicated to expanded cinema practices:
- two installations: SOUND MIRRORS by Tacita DEAN and I TOPI LASCIANO LA NAVE (YES SIR, I CAN BOOGIE) by ZAPRUDER FILMMAKERSGROUP
- five performances: # 2.09 by Guillaume CAILLEAU (super 8 projectors) and Jan SLAK (drums), HALLALIBERTÉ by Julien BIBARD (projector 16mm and digital processing) and Jean-Philippe SAULOU (sound), DÉPAYSAGES by Jacques PERCONTE (video) and Julie ROUSSE (sound), CORTEX by NOMINOË, [SPACE NOISE] by Takashi MAKINO
- 16mm films from Light Cone's collection will be projected outdoors, in the gardens of “Les Voûtes”.
We hope to see you numerous there!
Guillaume CAILLEAU (Super 8) & Jan SLAK (drums)
Tangible sound, beating under the skin, wrapped into an envelope of stereo film projection. The sound is accomplished within the vibrating human body, elevating it in its firm grip, allowing to transcend into a different space/time. Two super 8mm projectors create a vibrating space for this body, wrapping it in the pulsing of colors, the interfering frequencies of light. A transcendent analogue experience, physical, radical, handmade, and live.
Film performance with 16mm and video
Julien BIBARD (16mm projector and digital processing) & Jean-Philippe SAULOU (sound)
Hallaliberté (no connection to meat) is an audio-visual performance based on video feedback and the play of light, becoming an iconoclastic hunt during which, with a bit of patience, one can distinguish the prey that is only waiting to be put to death...
Live audio-visual experimentation
Jacques PERCONTE (video) & Julie ROUSSE (sound), France, 30'
Millions of sounds, colors, pixels, samples, and materials. A coming together of the acoustic and the visual. Molding broken-up video files, untamable compression, and magic landscapes melded with spontaneous collages of acoustic sound-takes that are as raw as they are dynamic. An experimentation that will venture out into a direction that tenderly oscillates between bucolic initiation and psychedelic voyage.
A landscape film that slips away into abstraction towards a delicate visual and aural adventure in Madeira with Jacques Perconte and Julie Rousse.
16mm performance for 4 participants + 1 dancer (Stéphane Mensah), 20'
Cortex is collaboration between the collective Nominoë and dancer Stéphane Mensah. Through a play of shadows, the screen captures the image of a body in movement before the projectors' beams of light. The dancer's gestures sculpt light and sound in the space within which he evolves. His concrete body recedes in favor of its manifestation on screen. The stage is transformed into a vertical surface, a fusion of filmic images with the projection of silhouettes. The sonic apparatus — sensors attached to the dancer's body — generates an acoustic environment directly related to the movement: the dancer's gestures are recorded, which then produce or modify the soundtrack. The choreography follows suit and invents itself in relation to the sounds it is producing.
The cinema thus becomes a space that unfolds in depth, a stage on which light, sound, and movement join together and transform one another. The screen, like a crust, calls forth cinema's depths in order to unveil its pictoral/visual nature.
Film performance, 16mm and video
Takashi MAKINO, Japan, 25'
[Space Noise] is a live screening made both with a 16 mm and a video projector. The filmmaker's attempt is to create a new image resulting from the conflict between video and celluloid images appearing on the screen. In addition, by using a smoke machine, a new space filled with all the rainbow's colors is revealing itself. The live music will help to build a movie experience that can only occur on the spot and thanks to the use of filters, the filmmaker creates a 3D illusion.
16mm projection (loop)
by Tacita DEAN (England), 1999
16 mm black and white film, optical sound, 7 minutes, edition 3/4
Purchased in 2001
- Courtesy of the Artist -
Collection of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Sound Mirrors (1999), a 16mm 7-minute black and white film with optical sound, was filmed near the village of Dunge on the edge of the Romney Marsh in Kent, England. The film's subject is three massive concrete structures built during the 1920s and 1930s as air-raid early warning devices. These "sound mirrors" were designed to reflect the sound of the enemy aircraft taking off on the other side of the English Channel, but due to the invention of radar a few years later became totally obsolete. Tacita Dean's film records these monoliths, which are now crumbling into the Romney Marsh.
I TOPI LASCIANO LA NAVE (YES SIR, I CAN BOOGIE)
Video projection (loop)
by ZAPRUDER Filmmakersgroup (Italy), 2012
In the cradle of Romagnol folklore, Zapruder stages a dance marathon with a cash prize for the last standing couple. The rules of the way it unfolds are based on a competition aimed at gradually emptying the framework. The point of view is that of the sniper, the infiltrator, the observer par excellence, he who overlooks the participants while they are competing for the stage and for victory.
The idiomatic expression ‘Rats leave the ship’ appears for the first time in ‘The Tempest’ by Shakespeare. Within the play, a magic ritual unleashes a storm that wrecks the ship in which a class of corrupt and dissolute rulers is traveling. Here, dance is partially disconnected from tradition, and is reduced to its essence as collective ritual to evoke grace and storm. The term marathon, in itself, refers to anything that requires great strength both physical and moral.
From 10:00 to 00:30, Light Cone proposes a selection of silent films, shorts or features, from the collection.
by Telemach WIESINGER
2008 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 30' 00
ROULEMENT, ROUERIE, AUBAGE
by Rose LOWDER
1978 / 16mm / color-b&w / silent / 15' 00
ÉTUDE CINÉGRAPHIQUE SUR UNE ARABESQUE
by Germaine DULAC
1929 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 7' 00
by Gordon MATTA-CLARK
1973 / 16mm / color / silent / 13' 00
LA MARCHE DES MACHINES
by Eugène DESLAW
1928 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 9' 00
THE SOUL OF THINGS
by Dominic ANGERAME
2010 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 15' 00
by Maya DEREN
1944 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 14' 00
SHORT FILM SERIES 1975-2000
by Guy SHERWIN
1975-2000 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 15' 00
by Nathaniel DORSKY
1976-1987 / 16mm / color / silent / 28' 00
19 rue des Frigos