Sunday, 26 October 2008

Plagiarism Live!

Dirk de Bruyn is in town from Australia next week and Small But Perfectly Formed Olivier has kindly, efficiently, and at short notice, managed to rustle up a gig for his performance Plagiarism, a multi-screen film and sound poetry presentation addressing issues of traumatic effect/affect.

Also performing on the night,
improvising together for the first time will be
Phil Durrant (synthesizers and computer), Mathias Forge (trombone) and Samantha Rebello (flute), while kicking it all off Lynn Loo & Guy Sherwin will present two
16mm multi-projection performances Cycles #3 & Sound Cuts #2. Dirk will also be accompanied by guest appearances from local performers.

Here's some more info about the artists and work:
Dirk de Bruyn was a founding member and past president of MIMA (Experimenta), he’s been involved with Fringe Network and been a member of the Melbourne Super 8 Film Group. His materialist film practice is a representation of traumatised space, depicting a person consumed by a body of pain in which slowly something is remembered. In this performance he enlists the strategies of experimental film and punk, invoking notions of Artaud's "cruel" performance.

Mathias Forge and Samantha Rebello use a wide variety of extended techniques to explore the textural capacities of their instruments. Focusing on the fragile physicality of the sounds and on their environment they keep a strong sense of musicality in their improvisations.
Phil Durrant approaches the computer like an acoustic instrument, with all the flexibility and precision that this implies He has been awarded various Arts Council grants to research and develop his use of electronics. He has played with Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Grooverider, John Zorn, MIMEO...

Guy Sherwin and Lynn Loo: Cycles #3, is a hand-made film for two 16mm projectors. The image of a circle pulsates at varying rates accompanied by rhythmic sounds. This is a recent colour version that uses two basic colours that have the effect of inducing additional colours in the eye of the beholder. Guy explains Sound Cuts: “Black film stock is repeatedly cut and rejoined. The cuts are made with the angled blade of a splicer normally used for joining sound film. At each cut we see an angled flash of light followed by a thud of sound. The film combines rhythmic intervals from one cut per second to twenty-four cuts per second, spread across 6 projectors”.

7:00pm, Sunday 2nd November, £6 admission
Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4OE
Tube: Farrington, Angel / Bus: 19, 38, 341
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