Filmmaker, Richard Tuohy comes through Baltimore on tour from Australia!

He will present a program of 16mm films, followed by a workshop with Sight
Unseen (sold out) on his innovative processing technique, Chromaflex!

*Richard Tuohy: Hand-Crafted Cinema*
*Friday, October 24th*
*The Red Room *
*425 E. 31st Street, **Baltimore, MD 21218*
*Doors 8:30pm//Screening 9pm*
*$6 *

While many commercial film labs are shutting there doors, a counter
movement is taking place in the form of the international network of
artist-run film labs. The Australian experimental filmmaker, Richard Tuohy
– a prominent figure in this cinematic d-i-y turn – sees this new phase for
the traditional media as an opportunity; as a chance for the film artist to
directly engage with the once inaccessible, now too often discarded tools
of the traditional film lab.

Tuohy's hand crafted cinema presents us with multiple visual manipulations
in camera, in printer techniques, in experimental processing procedures and
in projection to sculpt an activated and reanimated reality which
collectively represent a distinctively cinematic experience. More visual
then cerebral, these pictures move, and with an energy unique to film.
While covering a range of techniques, strategies and visual themes, they
each share the same tenacious unfolding of a set of abstract possibilities
from out of singular visual ideas. This program presents eight
hand-processed and d-i-y printed 16mm film works from the artists recent
output. The films, though diverse, are all highly abstract and tightly
structured and share a fascination with the visual possibilities of basic
traditional film technology.

“These films are all firmly situated in the hand crafted film tradition.
All works are hand processed from camera neg, optical sound neg,
intermediates and opticals to final prints. This is done in part out of
necessity, but also out of a sense of opportunity; while the closure of
commercial film labs has meant that it has become increasingly difficult to
access traditional laboratory services, it has also created an opportunity
for artists to get their hands on this now largely redundant equipment,
providing access for experimentation and exploration of a new set of
creative possibilities. These works speak of that new opportunity!” –
Richard Tuohy

PROGRAM (All films on 16mm)

2009, 7 minuets, 16mm

2010, 8 minutes, 16mm

Seoul Electric
2012, 7 minutes, 16mm

Tree Lines
2009, 7 minutes, 16mm

Ginza Strip
2014, 9 minutes, 16mm

Etienne’s Hand
2011, 13 minutes, 16mm

Blue Line Chicago
2014, 10 minutes, 16mm

Dot Matrix
2013, 16 minutes, 2 x 16mm

SIGHT UNSEEN (Film synopses on view)


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