*New podcast: Interview with Malcolm Le Grice on expanded cinema,
structuralism, opositional cinema, the politics of perception and The
London Filmakers Co-op Workshop*

Link: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/specials/fons-audio-malcolm-le-grice/capsula

*Malcolm Le Grice *(Plymouth, Great Britain, 1940) is a pioneer of British
experimental film. Although he trained as a painter, by the mid-sixties his
interest in computers and particularly celluloid made it clear that he
would focus on other media and tools. Concerned with generating experiences
rather than concepts, his works often juxtapose visual and sound loops,
eschewing the traditional notion of narrative in favour of immersion in an
eminently chromatic, dreamlike world governed by a raw, non-linear logic.
“Ideas emerge from sensation from colour, image, sound, movement, and
time,” he says. Le Grice, who was fundamental to founding the Coop Film
workshop -together with David Curtis- and an active member of the Coop in
1966, has also written theoretical texts and worked in the field of
education. He was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple screens and
to introduce experimental soundtracks to enhance what he calls the
awareness of presence.

In this podcast, Malcolm Le Grice talks about his 1970 work "Berlin Horse",
which is part of the MACBA Collection and moves on to expanded cinema,
materialist structuralism, latency, suspense, and the representation of
time in his work.

*00:43* "Berlin Horse, 1970
*03:39* Again, I had no plan
*05:19* It wasn't a profecy, but...
*06:33* And then Brian Eno asked me to do the soundtrack
*09:23* Structuralism: a bad description
*14:18* I'm not so interested in ideas
*15:01* Something in there that is latent
*16:18* A process that is not driven by a script or an idea
*17:31* Expanded cinema
19:36 The presenceness and the spatial aspect
*20:39* Narrative makes it all far too simple
*22:02* It's happening now
*24:04* Influences
*26:17* Oppositional cinema
*28:01* Politics of perception
*29:00* The London Filmakers Co-op Workshop
*33:45* Now you've got YouTube
*34:23* A general literacy
*36:27* A massively different context

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