WHEN : Thursday 14 April 2011 at 6pm.
WHERE : IMA
After dabbling in punk rock and absurdist performance, Greg Pope founded Brighton-based Super-8 film collective Situation Cinema in 1986, then Loophole Cinema in 1989. Using 16mm multi-projector techniques, Loophole performed throughout Europe until 1999, famously producing The International Symposium of Shadows in London in 1996. These days, Pope makes video installations, live expanded-cinema pieces, and single-screen film works. He is best known for his expanded-cinema work Light Trap, which finds multiple projectors pointed into a haze created in the centre of a room. The projectors are fitted with solid-black film loops, whose emulsion the projectionists gradually strip off, letting through more and more light. ‘There is no screen, no (two-dimensional) image, no seating, and no beginning or end.’ In Brisbane, Pope will perform several pieces in collaboration with legendary British slide-guitarist and Hawaiian-music aficionado, Mike Cooper. Cooper will process the sound of the film surfaces (picked up by the projectors’ optical-sound heads) and the whirring of the projectors themselves. A joint project with OtherFilm with support from the Production Network for Electronic Art and the Office for Contemporary Art, Norway.