OTHERFILM, OUTSIDE THE OUTSIDE, LUMPEN INTELLIGENTSIA, ZONK VISION, CHANNELS. ARTIST FILM WORKSHOP, SCREEN SPACE, MU MESONS, TAPE PROJECTS, TEACHING AND LEARNING CINEMA , SCALE-FREE NETWORK, ANDREW HARPER, THE MELBOURNE VIDEO ART SOCIETY
WEDNESDAY 30 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2013
Just what can (and can’t) many hands do, and what – if any – are the ties that bind us?
For four-days OtherFilm and Gertrude Contemporary presented Experimental Congress, a meeting of contemporary artist collectives, curators and programmers of experimental media active in Australia at the time.
A series of discussions, screenings, presentations, installations and provocations will inhabit both galleries at Gertrude Contemporary over four days. Films were screened during the day with a congress meeting each afternoon and presentations by particpating collectives every evening.
Collectivity will be put to the test by the Congress, which will examine various propositions and the ‘scene’ as it exists now.
OtherFilm are an artists’ collective that, since 2004, have explored the creative possibilities of experimental film, video, music and live performance by curating numerous festivals, international screening programs, and exhibitions. OtherFilm are driven by a central curiosity about the limits of the moving image, and its capacity to reorganise human perception. OtherFilm is co-directed by Joel Stern in Melbourne, Danni Zuvela in Brisbane and Sally Golding in London. http://otherfilm.org/
Program of free events:
THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER
CONGRESS SESSION 1, 3pm - 5pm
The Collectivism Question: Past and Present
PRESENTATION 1, 6pm- 9pm
Artist Film Workshop, Tape Projects, Tony Woods (discussing the Melbourne Super8 Group), Scale-Free Network
FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER
CONGRESS SESSION 2, 3pm - 5pm
On Perturbance: Does Not Play Well With Others
PRESENTATiON 2, 6pm- 9pm
Mu Mesons Film Archive, Lumpen Intelligentsia Film Society, Zonk Vision and OtherFilm
SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER
CONGRESS SESSION 3, 12pm - 2pm
The Future Congress
PRESENTATION 3, 3pm- 6pm
Screen Space, Outside the Outside, The Melbourne Video Art Society and Andrew Harper
Image: Alex Cuffe, 2013