Projection Instructions

21 films
A modular program of 16mm films that involve special instructions to the projectionist, curator, or spectator, underscoring the performative dimensions of cinematic exhibition. Venues wishing to exhibit a version of the program are encouraged to curate individual combinations of films from the list below that reflect their own interests, equipment, and exhibition spaces.

Films

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    Third Eye Butterfly
    Experimental

    Third Eye Butterfly
    Storm De Hirsch

    16mm, color, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Pong Ping Pong
    Installation

    Pong Ping Pong
    Bill Brand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Rate of Change: Acts of Light  Part 1
    Experimental

    Rate of Change: Acts of Light Part 1
    Bill Brand

    16mm, color, sound, 17 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Films About Film
    • Structural
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    Four Square
    Experimental

    Four Square
    Beverly Conrad

    16mm, color, silent, 18 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Rotunda
    Experimental
    Installation

    Rotunda
    John Dunkley-Smith

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 11 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
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    Dance Party In The Kingdom of Lilliput Nos. 1 and 2, A (Dual Projection Version)
    Experimental

    Dance Party In The Kingdom of Lilliput Nos. 1 and 2, A (Dual Projection Version)
    Takahiko Iimura

    16mm, black and white, silent, 13 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Blonde Cobra
    Experimental

    Blonde Cobra
    Ken Jacobs

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 33 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, Digital file, DVD NTSC
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    Globe
    Experimental

    Globe
    Ken Jacobs

    16mm, color, sound on separate reel(s), 22 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Opening The Nineteenth Century:  1896
    Experimental

    Opening The Nineteenth Century: 1896
    Ken Jacobs

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

    Urban Peasants
    Ken Jacobs

    16mm, color and b/w, sound on separate reel(s), 60 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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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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    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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    Line Describing a Cone
    Experimental

    Line Describing a Cone
    Anthony McCall

    16mm, black and white, silent, 30 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Light Work Mood Disorder
    Experimental

    Light Work Mood Disorder
    Jennifer Reeves

    color, sound, 26 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Cameraless / Handmade
    • Found Footage
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    Christmas On Earth
    Experimental

    Christmas On Earth
    Barbara Rubin

    16mm, black and white, silent, 30 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • Erotic
    • LGBT / Queer
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    Parallax
    Experimental

    Parallax
    Rosalind Schneider

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 21 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Razor Blades
    Experimental

    Razor Blades
    Paul Sharits

    16mm, color, sound, 25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Structural
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    Shutter Interface
    Experimental

    Shutter Interface
    Paul Sharits

    16mm, color, sound, 24 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Structural
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    Railings
    Experimental

    Railings
    Guy Sherwin

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

    Glance
    Bud Wirtschafter

    16mm, black and white, sound, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Psychology / Mental Health
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    Whoregasm
    Experimental

    Whoregasm
    Nick Zedd

    16mm, color, sound on separate reel(s), 20 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Erotic
    • LGBT / Queer

Description

A modular program of 16mm films that involve special instructions to the projectionist, curator, or spectator, underscoring the performative dimensions of cinematic exhibition. Venues wishing to exhibit a version of the program are encouraged to curate individual combinations of films from the list below that reflect their own interests, equipment, and exhibition spaces.

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, curator, or spectator, underscoring the performative dimensions of cinematic exhibition.

The list of titles affiliated with this program includes theatrical films for single, double, and triple projection; films involving live audio or audio­visual manipulation; works of expanded cinema requiring specially­-designed equipment and as many as four projectors; as well as films that entail other, alternative arrangements of the architecture between projector, spectator, and screen. 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.

Venues wishing to exhibit the program are encouraged to curate individual combinations of films that reflect their own interests, equipment, and exhibition spaces. For more information about the program or individual titles included in the program, contact our office at (212) 267­-5665 or info@f​ilm-makerscoop.com.​ Bookings should be made at least one month prior to the exhibition date. Please note: all listed works are distribution prints, the condition and availability of which vary.  

Previous screenings by the Pacific Film Archive, Mothlight Cinema & the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Microscope Gallery, and A.P.E. Gallery.

Program compiled by Josh Guilford