NEST & Art Cinema OFFoff presenteren:
Riojim + Juan River FR/BE
filmconcert met 16mm-beelden
The Better Half BE, 2011, zeefdruk op 16mm
Riojim and Jean-Marcel (Juan River) have been knowing each other for a long time and decided to launch this new duet: an improvised movie-concert with 16mm movie pictures previously tampered in a movie lab, exploding colors, electronic sounds, drifting electronically, lo-fi singing ... A psychedelic intrusion into Hollywood!
Riojim runs the Atelier MTK in Grenoble - France, where he teaches DIY film processing, contact and optical printing and editing. He is particularly attracted to abstract animation, the pleasure of physically modifying images on the film via twisted and other chemical treatments frowned on by professional labs. He pushes the possibilities of the emulsion to the edge.
The material produced in the laboratory becomes a work of improvisation integrating all the parameters of projection. By means of prepared projectors, he applies severe treatment to the projector and plays with the film and the homemade optical sound on film to create a real visual music.
Involved in experimental film for 15 years, Riojim have been a member of the curating team at the 102, a venue dedicated to experimental arts, hosting most of the foremost improvisers of new music. It is natural that his art culture and sensibility turn him toward the practice of improvisation which he understand as a quick and profound reaction to events where each performance is constructed for a particular time and place. Citing Jim Denley, he also believe that exploring the moment of creation - when an idea, feeling or gesture is first expressed - is to take part in the most exciting adventure possible, not only for the artist but also for the audience !
As a member of Atelier MTK he is deeply engaged in sharing film processing knowledge and tools, open to collaborate with artists who consider the lab as a field of experimentation and research. Also he's regularly invited to organize workshops in schools, universities and with artists groups.
These workshops can be as simple as "making films without camera", or it may be a collaboration with artists who want to start their own lab. The base of workshop is to explore and practice ideas around creative processing, projection space, projector manipulation, camera-less film making, optical sound ... with 16mm film.
Visual artist and musician Juan River (Jean-Marcel Busson) uses savage electronics, drifting objects or easel painting. Also member of GOL, experimental improvised music band with collaborations with Iancu Dimitrescu (spectral music), Charles Hayward, Charlemagne Palestine, Ghedalia Tazartes amongst other.
Solo projects are Das OS, hypnotized computers, and Ghetto Blastard, modified ghetto blaster. Randomly member of side projects such as Lijm op de Bodem or Dark Projektor.
Juan River lives in Brussels.
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Jelena Vanoverbeek is a young upcoming artist from Ghent. She will project one of her works: The better half. This work is constructed with silkscreen prints on 16mm film. She used footage from Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for murder (1954).
normal price: 5 € / reduced price: 2 € / non-Europeans: free
The evening starts at 8 pm !
In cooperation with NEST: www.nestgent.be.