flicker orchestrated 2 – expanded cinema

presents works performed by artist filmmaker Lynn Loo and visual artist Hun Ping.
March 12th 2011 Saturday. In the Dance Studio at The Substation in Singapore. 7:30pm entry for 8pm start.

Expanded Cinema is an experience. It is an event, an encounter, a happening of the moving image and of sound. Multiple-screen works will be presented as live events in the presence of their technology both 16mm and video projectors.
The role of projection is essential in the presentation of the works in this program. The audience is invited as active viewers. The spatial flexibility of the dance studio allows all these elements to work together.

by Lynn Loo
3x 16mm projection performance with photo-sensory mics
This work focuses on light through the processes of 16mm film. One 16mm raw colour film roll was partially exposed to different levels of light such as candle, stove, room light. This invites chance exposures of the film which, when developed, results in fluctuation of colours. The film is copied several times in light at different densities and these rolls of films are then used in this projection performance.
The sound for the work is also extracted live from the light of the projectors using photo-resistor microphones. These mics feed on the densities of the light and produce sound from it.
End Rolls was first performed in London in 2009 as a 4-screen work. Tonight will be the first time using 3x 16mm film projectors.

by Lynn Loo
2x 16mm projection performance silent
16mm film is used to capture the brilliant colours of autumn in my London garden. Similar processes to those used in End Rolls are applied to fog the film. To explore further the colours in film, the positive film and the negative film are projected together, on top of one another.

Film made by Guy Sherwin. Choreography collaboration with Lynn Loo on 2x 16mm projection performance.
2x 16mm projection performance with optical sound
Newspaper is glued onto a roll of 16mm film. It was later contact printed onto  16mm black & white film and this is used for the performance.  As seen in the picture below, the newspaper is also printed onto the soundtrack side (at the edge of the film) so the viewer will hear the aural track of what they see on screen. The performance of this two-screen work lies in the manipulation of the film projectors such as focus-pulling, freezing and running the films.
Originally made as a single screen work in 1972 by Guy Sherwin. Later developed into a performance with Lynn Loo in 2006.

by Toh Hun Ping
digital video projection on stretched canvas. stereo sound.
Progressive degradation of a moving image of a crushing fist.

by Toh Hun Ping
2x digital video projection. stereo sound.

Figurative to abstract representations documented and imagined during road trips, voyagings and flights into transcendence….
A pair of stop-motion animations created with digitally scanned images of hand-processed unexposed and developed 35mm color print film.

by Toh Hun Ping
projection diptych – 1x digital video vertical format projection & 1x 35mm color print film projection using modified slide film projector. stereo sound.

Explorations of impediments to smooth forward motion. Subversive attempts at animating and scrolling scratched colour print film images of morphing figures. Original music by Kelvin Tan, Jeremy Sharma & Justin Lim, with modifications by Hun Ping

Artists Biographies

Lynn Loo
Since 2004 her practice has moved from narrative to process and material-based works of 16mm film. Mostly hand-made or made without a camera, they are presented live with two or more 16mm film projectors.
Loo’s film works have exhibited world-wide in festivals and venues such as Filmfest Dresden, International Film Festival Rotterdam, EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival Seoul, Evolution Leeds, Ocularis New York, Colour Out of Space Brighton and Guling Avant-Garde Festival Taipei. She currently works as a Film Archivist at the BFI National Film and Television Archive in the UK.

Toh Hun Ping
A visual artist based in Singapore, Hun Ping has a strong passion for experimental and non-mainstream cinema. Currently, he is teaching full-time at the School of the Arts Singapore, and seeks to inculcate an appreciation for experimental cinema in his students. In his spare time, he creates video and film works mostly single-handedly, merging traditional fine art techniques with new media technology. Most of these works provide an avenue for him to deal with his struggles and anxieties; these cinematic journeys likened to a flight from the absurdity and profundity of it all. Though the works are highly personal, he nevertheless makes an effort to share and exhibit them in various parts of the world. The works have so far made it to North America, France, Greece, Israel, Japan, Macau, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore, presented in both art gallery settings and film festivals.

Special thanks to Veliana, Ernest Thio from NAFA, Shih Yun from Instinc Gallery and Mr Foo.