Untitled (Eyemo Rolls), VISIONS Montreal, 30 April 2017

George Clark | Untitled (Eyemo Rolls)
30 April 2017 at VISIONS
La lumière collective, 7080, rue Alexandra, #506, Montréal

“More and more my memory and experience of works is coloured by the places and the people with whom I encountered them. This screening brings together works that have been important to me over the last few years selected from places where I have lived for a time and where I have filmed myself. The screening features works from various countries interspersed with fragments from my ongoing project Untitled (Eyemo rolls) shot in these various countries since I began travelling with a Eyemo 35mm film camera in 2011. Each work is drawn from a particular geography but also blurs the line between them. The project is a way to think about entanglement – of the cinema as a locality between places.” – George Clark

Eyemo Rolls #1-3 (George Clark, 35mm, 3 min)
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(Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 1994, 16mm [on digital], 5 min)
Eyemo Rolls #23, #26-27 (George Clark, 35mm, 4 min)
The Garden of M.B. (Louise Menzies, Aotearoa New Zealand, 2013, silent, 16mm [on digital], 3 min)
Eyemo Rolls #120-121, #124 (George Clark, 35mm, 3 min)
Dysfunction No.3 (Chen Chieh-jen, Taiwan, 1983, silent, 8mm [on digital] 8 min
Eyemo Rolls #87-92, (George Clark, 35mm, 4 min)
Letter to the Young Intellectuals of Hong Kong / 給香港的文藝青年 (Mok Chiu-yu & Li Ching, Hong Kong, 1978, 35mm [on digital], 15 min)
Eyemo Rolls #24-25, #74-76  (George Clark, 35mm, 4 min)
Guacamole (Chick Strand, USA / Mexico, 1976, 16mm, 10 min)
Eyemo Rolls #33-34 (George Clark, 35mm, 3 min)
My Tears Are Dry (Laida Lertxundi, USA, 2009, 16mm, 4 mins)
Eyemo Rolls #57-60 (George Clark, 35mm, 4 mins)
Guacamole (Chick Strand, USA / Mexico, 16mm, 10 mins)
Eyemo Rolls #33-34 (George Clark, 35mm, 3 mins)
Director’s Cat (Tito & Tita, Philippines, b&w, silent, 2013, 16mm, 3 mins)
Eyemo Rolls #81-84 (George Clark, 35mm, 4 min)

Presented by VISIONS, in collaboration with Double Negative and la lumière collective. Thanks to all the artists for permission to screen their work and Alexandre Larose, Benjamin R. Taylor, Eduardo Menz and Daïchi Saïto.

 

 

A Distant Echo at Images Festival, Toronto, 22 April 2017

30th Images Festival
Saturday April 22 2017, 5:00PM
Innis Town Hall, Toronto

A Distant Echo
(George Clark, UK/USA, 2016, 82 min)

Xenoi
(Deborah Stratman, USA/Greece, 2016, 15 min)

‘Spurred by recent archeological digs in the California desert for traces of past Hollywood epics, A Distant Echo revisits the ecology of the desert image through returning to the sites of modern day dunes in Guadalupe, Death Valley, Imperial County, and the Mojave Desert. Having once stood in for the landscapes of Ancient Egypt, these sites are revisited in 35mm by Londonbased filmmaker George Clark for the Canadian premiere of his feature debut.

A Distant Echo is an “adaptation” of Shadi Abdel Salam’s 1969 feature film, The Night of Counting the Years, which was set in Egypt in 1881, prior to the British occupation. Salam’s film followed the narrative of an archeologist from Cairo with an ancient tribesman as they negotiated the values and morality of recovering cultural artifacts. Between scenes of the desert, we are shown Egypt through British Imperialism’s lens of discovery, notably through building up its own museums and libraries with their colonial inquisitions.

Featuring a male choral score by composer Tom Challenger that further extends A Distant Echo to Clark’s upbringing in Yorkshire, where the male choral choir began at the height of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, the film transports the viewer into a speculative study on the history of iconic sites, sounds, images, and memory, and questions the veracity of our cultural lineages through image making.’

– Images Festival 2017

Sea of Clouds at 31st Image Forum Festival, Japan

31st Image Forum Festival 2017
29 April – 7 May 2017

Sea of Clouds will have it’s Japanese premiere as part of the 31st Image Forum Festival. A new version of the film with Japanese subtitles will be produced for the screenings adding another layer of language to the film. The film screens in the following programme.

対話の可能性 / Possibility of Dialogue
Theatre Image Forum, Shibuya, Tokyo
21:15, 4 May 2017
13:45 7 May 2017

The the programme will tour Japan showing in the following cities:
Kyoto, 14 May 11:00
Yokohama, 18 June 18:30
Nagoya, 25 June 14:50

The Forssa syndrome
(Pasi “Sleeping” Myllymäki, 2 min, 1982, Finland)

Das Gestell
(Philip Widmann, 30 min, 2017, Germany / Japan)

雲海 / Sea of Clouds
(George Clark, 16min, UK/Taiwan)

See a Dog, Hear a Dog
(Jesse McLean 18min, 2016, USA)