[Microsound-announce] Open Ear Event, Cinema - 11/03/08

Garrett Lynch lists at asquare.org
Fri Feb 15 10:18:45 EST 2008

 From September 2007 to April 2008 Open Ear (http:// 
openear.wordpress.com/) will curate a series six inter-disciplinary,  
free, themed events at Canterbury Christ Church University,  
Broadstairs Campus.  All events will take place from 8pm till late  
and include a selection of performances, installations, videos and  
inter-disciplinary work from invited artists for the event or  
selected through calls for works.

Interference - 16/10/07, curated by Paul Adams
Network - 20/11/07, curated by Garrett Lynch
Memory - 11/12/07, curated by Matt Wright
Noise - 05/02/08, curated by Paul Adams
Cinema - 11/03/08, curated by Garrett Lynch (see further details below)
Speed - 22/04/08, curated by Matt Wright

:: Cinema - 11/03/08 ::

The majority of cinema as a form seeks to:

    1. capture ideas and impressions of the spaces and places we  
inhabit or
    2. visualise those we can’t.

The former of these, representation, has been more dominant  
throughout cinema’s history. The lens has in effect become a means of  
capturing our ‘reality’, allowing us to store and later reproduce  
sights and sounds to be replayed as a substitute for personal memories.

With the arrival of computing and it’s now widespread use within  
cinema we see the latter begin to take dominance. Cinema as  
representation is changing to cinema as simulation, creating an era  
more important than the transition from silent to sound or from black  
and white to colour. Cinema has the possibility to become a form  
without any necessarily inferred referent, it is known, quantifiable  
(pixels) and so can be modified, abstracted, constructed in numerous  
ways. It’s method of production can be improved, changed or even  
reconceived allowing it’s authors to work as never before. Cinema  
arrives at the end of an era with promise of a new one enabling it to  
become immersive, live, participative, interactive, navigable,  
recombinatory, distributed, networked, coded etc.

On March 11th (8pm till late) Open Ear will host an event curated by  
Garrett Lynch (http://www.asquare.org/) at Canterbury Christ Church  
University Broadstairs Campus entitled Cinema presenting performances  
and screenings on this theme. Works will address the future of cinema  
and explore a diverse set of possible directions. The line-up for the  
evening will be as follows:

     - Semiconductor (http://www.semiconductorfilms.com/)
     - Paul Adams (http://www.myspace.com/mrpauladams)
     - Mick Grierson (http://www.mickgrierson.co.uk/)
     - Frédérique Santune (http://www.saturne-feerique.net/LABO/)
     - John Kannenberg (http://www.stasisfield.com/)
     - Adam Chapman (http://www.adamchapmanart.com/)
     - 33dB (http://www.myspace.com/letageramegot)
     - And more

:: The Venue ::

Canterbury Christ Church Broadstairs Campus, situated on the east  
coast of Kent, England approximately 30 minutes from Canterbury,  
opened in 2000 with a wide selection of higher education courses. The  
campus is committed to the arts and cultural regeneration of the area  
and regularly host’s events, exhibitions and performances on site.

Address: Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs Campus,  
Northwood Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2WA, England.

Detailed information on how to get here can be found on the  
university website (http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/broadstairs/about/ 

Open Ear, audio-visual events and performances 2007 - 2008 are  
supported by Canterbury Christ Church University.

Garrett at asquare.org

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