Three experimental films

WHEN : 4th November, 5:00 - 6:00pm
WHERE : University of Queensland Art Museum

Sack Barrow (Ben Rivers, 2011) 21 minutes

Sack Barrow explores a small family run factory in the outskirts of London. It was set up in 1931 to provide work for limbless and disabled ex-servicemen until the factory finally went into liquidation this year. The film observes the environment and daily routines of the final month of the six workers. Years of miniature chemical and mineral processes transform the space into another world. Towards the end an extract of The Green Child by Herbert Read describes the descent into a watery cave world.

Mount Song (Shambhavi Kaul, 2013) 9 minutes

A strange yet familiar sense of place dominates Shambhavi Kaul’s deceptively disorienting and visually entrancing Mount Song. As a wild, foreboding gust courses through the night, a subdued elegance is brought forth from past cinema spectacles, whose generic, albeit, highly suggestive set constructions remain lodged in our imaginary. Grand Prix winner at 25FPS 2014.

Atlantis (Ben Russell, 2014) 24 minutes

Loosely framed by Plato’s invocation of the lost continent of Atlantis in 360 BC and its re-re-resurrection via a 1970s science fiction pulp novel, Atlantis is a documentary portrait of Utopia – an island that has never / forever existed beneath our too-mortal feet. Herein is folk song and pagan rite, religious march and reflected temple, the sea that surrounds us all.

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Still from Mount Song
Director: Shambhavi Kaul 2013