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40 ans de Light Cone / June 17, 2022

SCRATCH EXPANDED #10

FRIDAY JUNE 17 & SATURDAY JUNE 18 2022 (7:30pm - 1am)

With this 10th edition of SCRATCH EXPANDED at Les Voûtes, Light Cone continues its indefatigable exploration of expanded cinema's many forms, and for this 40th anniversary, many of the invited artists are familiar names that have already appeared at previous editions of the event. In addition to installations and cinema performances, the program will include open air 16mm screenings in the Voûtes garden, as well as two programs of film and video pieces taking place throughout both evenings.

Prices per day (on sale on site)
Full price: 12€
Reduced price: 10€

Prices for both evenings (on sale on site)
Full price: 20 €
Reduced price: 15 €

This event is part of Light Cone’s 40th anniversary celebrations. If you’d like to attend all of the events, you can purchase a pass at this link.

DOORS OPEN

Friday June 17, 2022, 19:30


Meal options will be available for purchase.



LE CHEMIN DES PIXELS

Friday June 17, 2022, 20:00


A six-monitor installation featuring video pieces from the Light Cone collection. The 1980s were a time of vibrant videographic research, stimulated by Paik and Vostell, and, of course, the VHS. Although the recording industry quickly seized on this possibility to make music videos, the format also allowed for a never-ending possibility of experimentation. This presentation of works focuses on the manipulation of the medium, regardless of the subjects explored. Including pieces by Kiki Picasso, Victoria Keddie, Simon Payne, Kelly Egan, Alain Longuet, Lia, etc.
Gisèle Rapp-Meichler


LE TRAITEMENT DE SUBSTITUTION N°4
by Kiki PICASSO
2002 / Video / color / sound / 66' 50
VERSATILE FEEDBACK
by Alain LONGUET
1992 / Video / color / sound / 27' 13
MANIFS
by Alain LONGUET
2022 / Video / color / sound / 60' 00
OUTSIDE IN INSIDE OUT
by Marc PLAS
2009-2015 / Video / color / sound / 10' 51
TO
by Pierre ROVERE
1983 / Video / color / silent / 5' 47
AIR FORCE
by Karø GOLDT
2005 / Video / color / sound / 7' 41
54 DAYS OF CONSECUTIVE BLANK SUN IN JULY...AND THEN
Through the Lens of Ben Riley's Snare
by Victoria KEDDIE
2017 / Video / color / sound / 2' 00
VIDÉO STÉNOPÉ
by Jean-François REVERDY
2003 / Video / color / sound / 15' 00
AUTOPORTRAIT
by ERIKM
2008 / Video / color / sound / 5' 38
MERE JEANNE DES ANGES
by Jean-Baptiste LENGLET
2008 / Video / b&w / sound / 9' 00
VICE VERSA ET CETERA
by Simon PAYNE
2010 / Video / color-b&w / sound / 10' 00
VERGENCE
by Tina FRANK & Florian HECKER
2010 / Video / color / sound / 6' 30
FLOW
by LIA
2006 / Video / b&w / sound / 5' 00
CONNECTION OF THE PHOTOSONICNEUROKINAESTHOGRAPH
by BOTBORG
2009 / Video / color / sound / 10' 00
RETROGRADE PREMONITION
by Leighton PIERCE
2010 / Video / color-b&w / sound / 4' 50
BLED
by Siegfried Alexander FRUHAUF
2007 / Video / color / sound / 3' 15
ZOUNK!
by Billy ROISZ
2012 / Video / color / sound / 6' 00
KRUSHERS OF FALSE MECHANIKS
by THE SUPERUSERS
2017 / Video / color / sound / 4' 42

PERMANENT CINEMA - PART 1

Friday June 17, 2022, 20:00


Light Cone is a non-profit organization led by a board of directors which has included numerous filmmakers over its forty-year history. This program is a tribute to some of them who have worked on video; it will be presented in a continuous loop on this occasion.


HUM DRUM
by Patrick BOKANOWSKI
2021 / HD / color / sound / 6' 12
BIENTÔT, NOS ÉTÉS PERDUS
by Clément VERRIER
2015 / HD / color / sound / 5' 01
MISS DAISY'S JARDIN WALK
by Miles MCKANE
2006 / HD / color / silent / 3' 10
AFFECTION EXONERANTE
by Yann BEAUVAIS
2008 / HD / color / sound / 6' 21
YANN
by Cécile FONTAINE
2014 / HD / color / silent / 4' 34
AY CARMELA !
by Jean-Michel BOUHOURS
2020 / HD / color / sound / 4' 00
MORVAN
by Scott HAMMEN
2022 / HD / color / silent / 5' 10
NE DOMINEZ PAS VOS PASSIONS
by Gisèle RAPP-MEICHLER
2019 / HD / color / sound / 6' 50
CAPRICE
by Christophe GUÉRIN
2019 / HD / b&w / sound / 4' 52
CAPITAL(ISM)E
by Frédérique DEVAUX
2019-2020 / HD / color / sound / 3' 21

THE CLOUDS ARE NOT LIKE EITHER ONE – THEY DO NOT KEEP ONE FORM FOREVER

Friday June 17, 2022, 20:00


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Installation by Viktoria Schmid
3 16mm projectors, 3 screens, B&W with color filters, 2014


This installation piece involves looking back to the early pioneers of photochemical processes in order to re-imagine and reinvent them in the present. This piece is based on James Clerk Maxwell’s method of additive color mixing that produced the first color photograph in 1861. The process involves placing red, green and blue filters in front of the camera lens, turning a black and white image into a subtly tinted exposure. In this piece, Schmid uses three 16mm loops of clouds, filmed through red, green and blue filters and projected through a filter of the same color onto three staggered screens. The closest screen presents a triptych, with each color presented separately; as it bleeds through onto a second translucent screen further away, the image now overlaps, the clouds sliding past each other; finally, the third opaque screen presents all three colors in one single image, the culmination of the process. A sculptural installation that directs interest towards each individual component. What if color film ceased to exist? Schmid asks this question in all seriousness, and provides an answer of sorts: return to the past and start again…
— Kim Knowles

Viktoria Schmid’s installation benefits from the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Federal Ministry of the Austrian Republic.



MAN WITH MIRROR

Friday June 17, 2022, 20:30


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Performance by Guy Sherwin
16mm and mirror, silent, 10’, 1976


"Man with Mirror is a performance that uses film, a mirror, and a performer. The original 1976 performance was about the illusion of space in film and I was both on-film and live performer since I was readily available. With time however, the performance has taken on that extra dimension — with myself as unwitting protagonist."



33 FRAMES A FOOT

Friday June 17, 2022, 21:00


ImagePerformance by Vicky Smith
16mm projector, paint, silent, 20', 2013


"In this piece I stamp my painted foot on the filmstrip, which, at 33 frames, falls short of the universal measure of 40 frames. The work is very much about how to disrupt the conventions of cinema by breaking the pre-existing measurements and divisions of film, but further I conceive it as a feminist gesture in the way that Carolee Schneemann does in her referring to her daubing of her own cum on film material as ‘feminising film’."



WASHI MM

Friday June 17, 2022, 22:00


Performance by Lynn Loo
16mm, sound, 30’, 2017

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"A handmade film that uses Japanese Washi paper adhered to the 16mm clear filmstrip. It explores lines, shapes, shadows, depth and light through rhythmic changes in the patterns that create both images and sounds in the film. The MM in the title is for the artist Mary Martin from whom I draw inspiration in this series. The imagery also produces the soundtrack from the three projectors mixed live by Guy Sherwin."



BICYCLE TYRE TRACK

Friday June 17, 2022, 23:00


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Performance by Vicky Smith
16mm projector, bike, painting, silent, 20’, 2012


"This physical performance with film reassigns the bicycle into a camera. The idea developed in relation to methods deployed by former tutors of mine who made films and performances from ‘womens’ tools of the sewing machine and the pram to exploit the features these objects shared with the cinema apparatus. This piece continues my research into how to register the image on film without using a camera, and involves aim, balance and pressure. It draws attention to the fallible human body as it wavers from mechanic efficiency and regulation."



OPEN AIR 16MM SCREENING - PART 1

Friday June 17, 2022, 23:30



CHUTES DE PIERRES
by Mahine ROUHI
2012-2013 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 6' 00
#3
by Joost REKVELD
1994 / 16mm / color / silent / 4' 00
FARFALLIO
by Paolo GIOLI
1993 / 16mm / color / silent / 8' 00
GOSSAMER CONGLOMERATE
by Courtney HOSKINS
2001 / 16mm / color / silent / 4' 50
SONTAG PLATZ
by Caroline AVERY
1982 / 16mm / color / silent / 6' 00
GLASS FACE
by Gary BEYDLER
1975 / 16mm / color / silent / 3' 00
MEMORY WORKED BY MIRRORS
by Stephen BROOMER
2011 / 16mm / color-b&w / silent / 2' 00
VERY SIMILAR TO
by Peter MILLER & Alexander STEWART
2009 / 16mm / color / silent / 2' 45
FIELD
by Dan BROWNE
2016 / 16mm / color / silent / 2' 05
KATHARINAVIKTORIA
by Viktoria SCHMID
2011 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 1' 00
HER GLACIAL SPEED
by Eve HELLER
2001 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 5' 00
THE PRINTED SUNLIGHT FILM
by Akira MIZUYOSHI
1998 / 16mm / color / silent / 5' 00
CANADIAN PACIFIC 1
by David RIMMER
1975 / 16mm / color / silent / 10' 00

TOWER OF THE WINDS - PART 1

Friday June 17, 2022, 23:59


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Performance by Bruce McClure - 16mm, 2022, in two parts :
Part 1 – Friday June 17 (45’)
Part 2 – Saturday June 18 (45’)


Tower of the Winds is an octagonal marble clock apocryphally dubbed the first weather station. The property features a combination of sundials, a water clock and a weather vane that should not be confused with the Torre de Hércules in Galicia; the oldest extant lighthouse. Bruce's McClure's wind tower metonymically stands for a power saber that slashes through us at the speed of light-sounds. Is “light-sounds” a contradiction of terms? Yes, of course, and “TRUTH” is worthy of recognition too. Referring to the film industry as Hollywood, you are also using a metonymy by calling one subject a name that equates to it. A movie projector is Bruce's favorite instrument since it possesses a separate meaning from its literal definition. The projector pictures perfectly every time servicing both the projectionist and the audience. Tower of the Winds was nominated for an Oscar statuette (copyrighted in 1975) in all current categories but the audience awarded it “Best In Show.” Meanwhile, Bruce McClure received an honorable mention for an imaginative demonstration of an ancient instrument that requires no practice or dress rehearsals. That is because nobody knows for sure what it really is. Projections have no beginning or end; at least not in the biggest sense of the word.



DOORS OPEN

Saturday June 18, 2022, 19:30


Meal options will be available for purchase.



LE CHEMIN DES PIXELS

Saturday June 18, 2022, 20:00


An installation featuring works by Kiki Picasso, Victoria Keddie, Simon Payne, Kelly Egan, Alain Longuet, Lia, etc, curated and presented by Gisèle Rapp-Meichler.



PERMANENT CINEMA - PART 2

Saturday June 18, 2022, 20:00


A program of video pieces curated by Clément Verrier and presented in a continuous loop.


NIGHT SWELLS
by Zachary EPCAR
2015 / HD / color / sound / 5' 14
SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE
by NEOZOON
2016 / HD / color / sound / 4' 00
DYSTOPIAN PATTERNS
by Isabelle NOUZHA
2019 / HD / color-b&w / sound / 6' 43
STUDIES OF CLOUDS OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN
by Maki SATAKE
2018 / HD / color / sound / 9' 50
OR / AOR, BUDAPEST
by Jacques PERCONTE
2018 / HD / color / sound / 3' 44
AND THE SUN FLOWERS
by Mary Helena CLARK
2008 / HD / color / sound / 5' 00
CUT OUT
by Simon PAYNE
2013 / HD / color / sound / 3' 33
INAUDIBLE FOOTSTEPS
by Rei HAYAMA
2015 / HD / color / sound / 4' 30

THE CLOUDS ARE NOT LIKE EITHER ONE – THEY DO NOT KEEP ONE FORM FOREVER

Saturday June 18, 2022, 20:00


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Installation by Viktoria Schmid
3 16mm projectors, 3 screens, black & white with color filters, 2014



DARKNESS, DARKNESS BURNING BRIGHT

Saturday June 18, 2022, 20:30


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Live film interpretation by Gaëlle Rouard
2021, 16mm, sound, 69'


Shown in its original 16mm format, Gaëlle Rouard's latest work unfolds in two acts. First, the "Prelude", whose intrigue rests on a landscape traversed by iridescent Chinese shadows provoking a profusion of sensations. Among the abundant shaggy grass, the pink spot of a thistle that stands out like a tart and sugary treat, like the butterfly that picks from it. Each shot is a tableau vivant, chiaroscuro, Rembrandtesque. Life is incarnated in the emulsion like a new beginning. But, the shadows of death make one pause and reflect, as hinted by the title of the second act, "Oration". The celluloid prism brings perceptions to light, revealing the poetic and narrative force of abstraction. A fitting metaphor of photochemical cinema, elaborated by Gaëlle Rouard in her own laboratory. For many years, she has used it to experiment with particular techniques that make her work unique.



MAN WITH MIRROR

Saturday June 18, 2022, 22:00


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Performance by Guy Sherwin
16mm and mirror, silent, 10’, 1976



TOWER OF THE WINDS - PART 2

Saturday June 18, 2022, 22:15


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Performance by Bruce McClure - 16mm, 2022, in two parts:
Part 1 – Friday June 17 (45’)
Part 2 – Saturday June 18 (45’)



OPEN AIR 16MM SCREENING

Saturday June 18, 2022, 23:00



I SAW, I SEE, I LOOK
by Bea HAUT
2013 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 8' 00
OBATALA
by Monika SCHWITTE
1981 / 16mm / color / silent / 3' 00
FOR EYES ONLY
General Picture - Episode 4
by David WHARRY
1978 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 2' 40
IRRÉSOLUTIONS RÉSOLUES
by Marcelle THIRACHE
1997 / 16mm / color / silent / 3' 00
KATHARINAVIKTORIA 2(021)
by Viktoria SCHMID
2021 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 1' 00
70
by Robert BREER
1970 / 16mm / color / silent / 4' 35
CARNIVAL 3
by Mike HOOLBOOM
1996 / 16mm / color / silent / 4' 00
UNTITLED
by Antoinette ZWIRCHMAYR
2012 / 16mm / color / silent / 1' 50
INABILITY
by Nazli DINCEL
2013-2016 / 16mm / color / silent / 4' 00
HABITAT
BATRACIEN
by Rose LOWDER
2006 / 16mm / color / silent / 8' 31
NARCISSE PRETEXT
by Miles MCKANE
1989-1992 / 16mm / color / silent / 6' 00
COLOR SEQUENCE
by Dwinell GRANT
1943 / 16mm / color / silent / 2' 30
L'ORAGE - VERSION II
by Olivier FOUCHARD
2008 / 16mm / color / silent / 3' 00
LUNAR ALMANAC
by Malena SZLAM
2013 / 16mm / color / silent / 4' 00
BIRDS OF PARADISE
by Stan BRAKHAGE
1999 / 16mm / color / silent / 2' 22
PRO AGRI
by Nicky HAMLYN
2008 / 16mm / color / silent / 3' 00

PERFORMANCE BY METAMKINE

Saturday June 18, 2022, 23:45


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The musician and the filmmakers are on stage facing the public. Two mirrors installed in the space reflect the images onto a screen located behind them. The sound and the images are manipulated live. The Cellule d'Intervention develop an idea of play between image and sound, using the projector as an instrument in much the same way they use the cassette player. Cinema for the ears, music for the eyes.

The Cellule d'Intervention Metamkine was formed by Chritophe Auger, Xavier Quérel and Jérôme Noetinger. Their performances bring together 16mm projection and electroacoustic music in the tradition of expanded cinema. Since 1987, they have presented their work at countless festivals, cinemas, galleries and independent spaces, in France, in Europe, in Canada and in the United States, in Japan and in Australia.



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address Les Voûtes
19 rue des Frigos
75013 Paris
France
metro Bibliothèque François Mitterand (line 14)
tel +33 (0)1 46 59 01 53
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