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OtherFilm Festival 2007 in Brisbane Nov 16-24

OtherFilm Festival 2007.
16th-24th November, Brisbane, Australia.
www.otherfilm.org

Illuminating the Process... OtherFilm Workshops this week!

Lightstruck
A workshop for moving photogram creations delivered by Kerry Laitala (San Francisco)

Saturday 17th November 2007, 10am - 4pm
Queensland College of Art,
Photography darkrooms (level 3)
226 Grey St, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia
FREE / open to all - beginners and advanced encouraged

Modern day cine-mesmerist, film artist, film educator and creator of Muse of Cinema (35mm, 2006; featured in Rotterdam Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival etc.), Kerry Laitala invites you to delve into her ultra-specialist treasure trove of knowledge on early cinema, optical film art, and her deep fascination with the spectre/spectator.

In this special one-off workshop, Kerry leads participants through a hands-on journey into the cinematic unknown. Working with 35mm colour film stock, torch light and an array of random objects and liquid, participants will create a collective abstract film over the course of the workshop using the photogram technique. Like May Ray's early photogram films (coined 'Rayograms'), experimental cinema artists have constantly re-imagined available resources creatively, to explore the limitless possibilities of moving image.

Instructional: Place found objects and materials directly onto the film and cast their shadows upon the raw emulsion with light! BYO transparent, translucent and opaque materials used to form latent shadowgraphic traces which are brought to life through hand processing; feathers, buttons, shells, sequins, Letraset letters, symbols and numbers, images printed on to acetate, painted film, anything graphically or texturally interesting.... . A vintage filmstrip projector will be engaged to project the film back the very same evening at the OFF07 event Monster Soup!

Info on Kerry Laitala: www.othercinema.com/klaitala

All are encouraged; however bookings are preferable, email to secure a spot! info@otherfilm.org
Note: You must wear enclosed shoes to enter the photographic darkroom environment.

Pull the Trigger!
Shooting and developing Super8 today delivered by Richard Tuohy (Nano Lab)

Sunday 18th November 11 - 3pm
Queensland College of Art,
Photography darkrooms (level 3)
226 Grey St, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia
FREE / open to all - beginners and advanced encouraged

Richard Tuohy, founder of Nano Lab (Daylesford, Victoria), lends his expertise, guidance and enthusiasm for all things Super8, with this hands-on demo to shooting and processing.

Explore a range of small-gauge cameras each with special functions and dis-functions. BYO cameras if you want to discuss them. Learn how to control and manipulate focus and exposure settings as well as some techno guff like cartridge re-notching and other small-gauge specific details. Enter the exotic amateur world of Super8 home processing, and consider the options still available for lab processing. Richard will also demo reversal colour film processing using Ektachrome film stock in an E6 bath.

Info on Richard Tuohy and Nano Lab: www.nanolab.com.au

All are encouraged; however bookings are preferable, email to secure a spot! info@otherfilm.org
Note: You must wear enclosed shoes to enter the photographic darkroom environment.

Sponsored by the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
Product support Kodak Australasia

Pre - OtherFilm Festival Event
Artist Talk - Kerry Laitala
Thursday 15th November 6.30pm
State Library of Queensland,
Auditorium 2 (level 2), Cultural Centre,
Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia

Laitala grew up in the wilds of the Maine coast, developing a chronic passion for old things. Her penchant for medical imagery and artifacts of decay springs from occupations in medical and dental institutions where she works during the day (when she is not teaching film classes at the San Francisco Art Institute). Laitala also has a deep, abiding interest in the early history of cinema and pre-cinematic explorations, which have informed her work immensely. For every work she produces, she places her fingers on the pulse of the piece and allows it to grow organically, without a script or prescribed plan. She prescribes to the concepts laid down by early feminist and cine-club founder Germaine Dulac, maker of surrealist films in the 1920's, that cinema should not be enslaved by narrative and theatre, but rather should give form to our dreams and fantasies, and applies this to expansion of the cinema at every opportunity...

We have to thank a range of amazing folks, bodies, bureaucracies for all the support they've given us. The OtherFilm Festival 2007 has been brought into being by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Brisbane City Council, Pacific Film and Television Commission, Queensland College of Art; Griffith University, and numerous volunteers.

Curated by OtherFilm

Sally Golding, Joel Stern and Danni Zuvela
www.otherfilm.org

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