- Sun 27 Aug 2017
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Free entry
- Donations appreciated
- All welcome
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
A special programme of films by Alexandre Larose, introduced by Govett-Brewster's 2017 International Film Curator in Residence Erika Balsom.
The works of Alexandre Larose amount to a contemporary "cinema of attractions". They are a continuous attempt at describing (and making palpable) the overlapping meshes of film, memory, and the way we experience dreams and space.
The brouillard series, which Larose has been developing since 2009, perfectly embodies this principle: the same path leading from the parental house to a lake is layered dozens of times, causing space and time to congeal into a dense, tangible and, at the same time, ghostly substance on the filmstrip.
The somnambulistic, psychedelic impression given by many of his films springs from the specific double character of cinema: as a "machine" of fiction and imagination as well as a literal machine, a product of the art of engineering. The latter allows for highly individual technical interventions such as, for example, the construction of a camera rocket or the development of color processing, which turn the world into an amorphous film grain gelatin.
Entirely without CGI effects and working close to the properties of the analog medium, Larose creates impossible images that nevertheless have their source in reality. - Text by Alejandro Bachmann from the Austrian Film Museum
Colour/Black and White, Rating exempt, Dir. Alexandre Larose
Alexandre Larose was the 2016 International Artist in Residence with CIRCUIT Artist and Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand. He returns to New Zealand this year for the 2017 CIRCUIT Symposium/Festival, The Thickness of Cinema, presented at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu on Saturday 26 August 10-4pm.