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WINTER NIGHT

FRI, JAN 27 / 7:30 pm
Expanded Cinema performances by
Irene Bindi & Aston Coles and Doreen Girard & Julia Ryckman

* Please note that this program will be at The Black Lodge (upstairs from Cinematheque)

At the geographic centre of the continent, Winnipeg is a thoroughfare and point of convergence of many kinds: railway paths, bird migratory routes, and as the supernatural centre of the land for many aboriginal peoples and spiritualists. Hailing from this, the coldest English-speaking city in the world, Doreen Girard and Irene Bindi developed Winter Night. Their similar processes develop through collections of found technology, materials, and stories. Both rely heavily on the Manitoba winter for assistance in their creations. Join four Winnipeg artists for a program of live music and moving images inspired by Manitoba’s cold winters, grim histories, and supernatural stories.

Sontainen, dir. Doreen Girard and Julia Ryckman, 2010, Canada, 15 min.
Animation through a hand-designed animation reel and manipulated slide projector, using focus pulls to “flip” through the images. A portrayal of a Finn named Tom Sukanen who, during the Great Depression in Saskatchewan, built a ship called the Sontainen in order to return to his homeland after losing his family. Instead, Sukanen’s efforts only landed him in a mental institution. Winnipeg’s musical femme fatale Slattern will be performing a live score consisting of music composed specifically for this performance.

Baphomet, dir. Doreen Girard, 2010, Canada, 5 min.
Through manipulation of a Kodak slide projector, hidden images are revealed.

Hagioscope, dir. Doreen Girard and Julia Ryckman, 2010, Canada, 15 min.
A mythical history of the medieval anchoress, told live, through the use of a hand built magic lantern. Live musical performance by Julia Ryckman.

Incubation, dir. Doreen Girard, 2010, Canada, 9 min.
A series of desolate dreamscapes projected and animated through a repurposed slide projector. Music by Thergothon.

Have I Done No Hurt, dir. Doreen Girard, 2008, Canada, 10 min.
A bible story picture book becomes an ecstatic apparition in the form of slides and tape loops.

Kick Shutter Furs, dir. Irene Bindi, 2010, Canada, 12 min
Outtakes from a winter coat commercial are edited into a hand-painted nightmare. Kick Shutter utilizes a secondary shutter effect by controlling power to the projector through Bindi’s kick pedal, creating flicker. Live sound by Aston Coles & Irene Bindi.

Celestinorosapalido, dir. Irene Bindi, 2010, Canada, 11 min
In this live 16mm performance the kick pedal is again used as an additional shutter controlling speed and flicker. The film utilizes a combination of colour footage with timed periods of blackness from the 2nd shutter to intensify a progression of colours and movement. Live sound by Irene Bindi and Aston Coles.

Winter Night has been generously sponsored by MAWA

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