“fps” presents two evenings of performance cinema and live-sound by a selection of Auckland’s finest experimental moving image makers. Curated by Phil Dadson and Sam Hamilton.
Screened as part of NZIFF 2006
“fps” presents two events of cinematic efflorescence in Auckland’s legendary Wintergarden at The Civic. These two evenings of performance cinema and live-sound by a selection of Auckland’s finest experimental moving image makers and musicians have been curated, at the Festival’s invitation, by Phil Dadson and Sam Hamilton. Prepare to be astonished as projectors jive, multiple screens mutate, live sounds resonate and credits crumble into pixillating questions like, ‘What sound does the letter A make?’
Archival footage has been rearranged and re-edited by Rachel Shearer (Lovely Midget). This work was premièred in 2006 at the New Zealand Film Archive’s annual Wellington event ‘Soundtracks: A Festival of Live Music and Movies’.
A 16mm experimental film reflecting on the delicate construction of domestic environments and public places in the Tamaki Makaurau and Manukau cityscapes.
This is where projectors jive. Percussive sprockets drum light pulse patterns onto various screen surfaces including an orchestral bass drum.
A big-screen digital animation by Alex Monteith reworking the closing 15 minutes of the top 15 highest grossing blockbusters. Live sound produced by Sean Kerr via image processing technology, accompanied by an ambient soundtrack by Clinton Watkins.
Multiple screens, turntables with mirrors on them and a guitar played with a film projector. A live expanded movie of hypnotic tonal sound washes and murky cyclic images, flying reflections and colourful melting pictures.
A tri-screen projection of popular productions’ video coverage with a soundtrack composed and constructed in accordance with the structural economy of the footage.
MC3 is a complex opti-mechanical machine for simple audio composition. A battery of film projectors project images which, when converted into voltages, are processed and amplified as sound.
Release is Nigel Wright’s first foray into the world of digital video. Using laptops, it takes sonic events to generate and effect video and sound.