Projections Instructions

5 films
Projection Instructions is a modular program of 16mm films from the collection of the Film-Makers’ Cooperative.

Films

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    Light Work Mood Disorder
    Experimental

    Light Work Mood Disorder
    Jennifer Reeves

    color, sound, 26 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • cameraless
    • found_footage
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    Shutter Interface
    Experimental

    Shutter Interface
    Paul Sharits

    16mm, color, sound, 24 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Structural
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    Retour D'un Repere
    Experimental

    Retour D'un Repere
    Rose Lowder

    color, silent, 17.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Castle One (The Light Bulb Film)
    Experimental

    Castle One (The Light Bulb Film)
    Malcolm LeGrice

    16mm, black and white, sound, 17.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • found_footage
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    Railings
    Experimental

    Railings
    Guy Sherwin

    16mm, black and white, sound, 9 min
    Rental format: 16mm

Description

Projection Instructions is a modular program of 16mm films from the collection of the Film-Makers’ Cooperative.

The works in this program involve special instructions to the projectionist that reconfigure the traditional architecture between projector, spectator, and screen, incorporating multiple projections, specially designed equipment, and live audio-visual manipulation to underscore the performative dimension of cinematic exhibition. In this version of the program, produced collaboratively by Microscope and the Film Coop, dual-projection films by Jennifer Reeves, Paul Sharits, and Rose Lowder will be presented alongside Malcolm Le Grice’s Castle One (The Light Bulb Film), which involves a flickering light bulb hung within the exhibition space, and Guy Sherwin’s Railings, a silent speed optical sound film designed to be screened with the projector lying on its side. Each of the dual-projection films will be presented in a different configuration: one with two images projected side-by-side; one with partially overlapped images; and one with two images fully superimposed. The instructions that accompany these films are highly varied, ranging from carefully ordered performance scripts and visual diagrams to statements emphasizing flexibility, contingency, and improvisation. Yet each film approaches projection as a malleable form, an area of artistic work that is radically open to creative intervention.

Program by Josh Guilford