Curated by Bradley Eros
NOTE: This extremely long program (approximately 7 hours) is part of the
MIGRATING FORMS film festival. VOID will begin on Friday, April 17, at 9:45 pm at Anthology Film Archives & will continue after 2:00 am at a secret location
on the Lower East Side.
From Bradley Eros:
Experiments with the extreme limits of what constitutes cinema:
a provocation. A question? An open argument, perhaps.
Actually, a demonstration of the possibilities of paracinema:
a subtracted or contracted cinema, of everything and nothing.
Black, white, clear, pure color, light, darkness, sound, silence.
Screen, projector, celluloid, frame, flicker, beam, theater, actions, audience.
Radical negations, subversions and meditations.
Cinema lucida, cinema obscura, cinema of absence, invisible cinema.
Cinema concrete, cinema povera, cinema incognita.
Minimal, maximal, material, structural, conceptural, Situationist, Fluxus, Zen.
A range of works beyond abstraction, from the filmless to the
projectorless, all without images.
Zero degree cinema, past and present
New, live, rare & classic works and concepts by:
Baker, Brand, Conrad, Debord, Eros, Fitzgibbon, Gibson,
Iimura, Jarman, Jacobs, Kosugi, Kubelka, Ono, Paik, Perkins,
Recoder, Ruttmann, Sanborn, Seven, Sharits & Sharits.
“Scheherazade would say that black is the most beautiful colour in that Allah
has placed it in the center of the eye.”
- A Thousand and One Nights
“White light cloaks the hidden spectrum of colours within.”
- Goethe, History of Colour Theory
“what the black of the shutter carves into the white of the screen”
- Eros, atomic cinema
“Stare at the white screen until it becomes black.”
- Yoko Ono
"For a long time now I have felt the Void, but have refused to hurl myself into
The Void. The Void was already within me."
- Artaud, The New Revelations of Being
Photo credit: Image courtesy of Luis Recoder and Sandra Gibson