AFW Presents...

Friday 14 September, 7:30pm @ Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr St Fitzroy. $7.


PLEASE NOTE: This program will be projected digitally. The format listings below have been included to indicate the native format of each film.

Everything Turns... // Aaron Zeghers /12':12'' / 2017 / Canada / Super8 / experimental
The mythology of numbers, from 1 to 12. Scientific tradition is adopted then eschewed for rumours, legends and defunct theories from across the ages. This almanac of anthropomorphic numerology is recorded in-camera onto Super 8, using open exposure photography, light painting, light table animation, paper animation, hand drawn animation and more.
Aaron Zeghers is a Canadian artist working in film, video and photography. He's also the founder and co-director of the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival.

Farewell Transmission // Mike Rollo / 14' 05'' / 2017 / Canada / exp - documentary
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation opened the doors of the CBK Transmitter Station in 1939 to serve the prairie region of Canada. Farewell Transmission is equal parts an indexical record of the demolition of CBK in 2015 and a subjective response to the residual media documenting the event. The building is framed with tension preceding its destruction: emulsion pulsates as if with decades of radio transmission, creating an unsettled eulogy for a cultural institution.
Mike Rollo’s work explores alternative approaches to documentary cinema — methods which thematize vanishing cultures and transitional spaces through references to memory, history, religion, and autobiography. Mike is a Lecturer of film production at the University of Regina.

All Flesh Is Grass // Caryn Cline/ 12' / 2017 / Usa / 16mm / Experimental
"All Flesh Is Grass" experimentally documents a prairie restoration site in rural Missouri. Originally from the Missouri Ozarks, Caryn Cline is a filmmaker and teacher who has been making films and videos for 20 years. She works with found footage, shoots 16mm film, creates handmade direct animation “botanicollage” film and often combines these elements on an optical printer. The haptic qualities of the materials and the process are important aspects of her filmmaking. She lives and works in Seattle, WA.

Film Loop 31: Shisendo // Michael Lyons/ 1'30' / 2017 / japan- Italy / 16mm / Experimental Photographed on 16mm film at Shisendo temple in northeast Kyoto and hand-developed using matcha (powdered green tea). The soundtrack is an excerpt from 'Eunoia' by Stefano de Ponti and Elia Moretti recorded in Torino, Italy. Images from the Film Loop Series were used in studio during the recording of this track.
Michael Lyons (Canada/U.K.) is a researcher and artist based in Kyoto, Japan. He works as a professor of Image Arts and Sciences at Ritsumeikan University, and likes to remind students that there is (much) more to life than digital technology.

The Islands // Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh / 9'50'' / 2016 / TAIWAN/ USA / 16mm / experimental
The Islands is an experimental documentary which consists of mundane objects and 35mm film photographs I took in three islands: Inishimore (Ireland), Staten Island (United States) and Tsushima Island (Japan). By constructing, re-filming and hand animating the photographs and objects, island is no more an geographical term, but a state of mind.
Hsuan-Kuang is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker, born and raised in Taiwan, currently living and working in Los Angeles. This dislocation from her homeland deeply influences the narrative of her work, in which she explores the complexity of multicultural identity, with particular attention to landscape as a source of identity. Hsuan-Kuang's work has been shown in both national and international venues, ranging from theatres and festivals to galleries and museums.

Framelines // Sabine Gruffat / 10' 14'' / 2017 / Usa / 35mm / experimental
Framelines is an abstract scratch film made by laser etching patterns on the film emulsion of negative and positive 35mm film. The strips of film were then re-photographed on top of each other as photograms then contact printed. The soundtrack filters and layers the noise made by the laser etched optical track.
Sabine Gruffat is an artist who works with experimental video and animation, media-enhanced performance, participatory public art, and immersive installation. She is also a filmmaker with a special interest in the social and political implications of media and technology. Sabine's films and videos have screened at festivals worldwide. She has also produced digital media works for public spaces as well as interactive installations that have been shown at the Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, Art In General, Devotion Gallery, PS1 Contemporary Art Museum, and Hudson Franklin in New York. Currently she is Associate Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. 


ANALOGICA SELECTION is the annual short film program promoted by ANALOGICA. ANALOGICA is a platform and a festival for the investigation and dissemination of analogue practices in visual and sonic experiments. It is located in Bolzano, Italy.