"MONO X: Three Works for Four Projectors"
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016 @ Brooklyn FireProof Stages
119 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11237
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Projector Performance by Nicky Hamlyn. *Artist in person*
Presented by Drew Bucilla
4 X LOOPS (approx 15', B&W, Silent, 1974)
Rings (approx 15', B&W, Silent, 2012)
Quadrants (approx 15', B&W, Silent, 2016)
4 X LOOPS, Rings and Quadrants are all made in the same format and presented in the same way: four identical 16mm loops, one for each projector. The projectors are repositioned in a variety of configurations over the duration of the work, typically fifteen to twenty minutes. Each loop presents a simple repeating cycle: the 4 X LOOPS flash on and off at rates of between three and twelve frame per second, Rings is a one second, S shaped animated movement of 12 rings, two frames of each. In Quadrants there is an eight frame rotational movement generated by four quadrants of two frames each. All the works were shot and printed on Agfa ST8 sound recording film, using a Bolex as a printer by bi-packing negative and print stock.
Nicky Hamlyn is a filmmaker and writer on artists’ / experimental film and video based in the UK. He is Professor of Experimental Film and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Media at the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, Kent, UK, and Lecturer in Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London. Nicky has completed over fifty 16mm films, video works and installations since 1974. These have been exhibited at festivals and one-person shows worldwide. His book, Film Art Phenomena (2003), is published by the British Film Institute. He has also co-edited, with A.L.Rees and Simon Payne, a collection of essays on the Austrian film-maker Kurt Kren, Kurt Kren: Structural Films (Intellect Books, 2016).
“I am grateful to Mono No Aware for giving me the opportunity to show these works at their tenth anniversary festival and it seems particularly appropriate given that the work is hand made and processed. I hope the show can demonstrate to people ways of working cheaply with 16mm film: that one doesn’t necessarily need a lot of stock or resources to make a film.” Nicky Hamlyn