Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie are coming to ANYEYE at Montserrat in June

Australian film makers Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie will be at the ANYEYE film lab at Montserrat College of Art from June 22 until June 24th. They will be conducting a 3 day workshop that will focus on direct film making using a salvaged 16mm contact printer. Since a lot of 16mm equipment is being discarded as the film industry has shifted towards video production, Small film labs have sprung in different parts of the world to gather and begin using the equipment in new and creative ways. ANYEYE is one of those.

Richard is a film maker who has become sort of an expert on these devices which are used to make one-to one-copies of 16mm films.
Dianna Barrie is an accomplished film maker who works with Richard on a variety of hand processed and experimentally inspired short films. Together they have done workshops in Barcelona, Riga Latvia, Vienna, Rotterdam, Paris, Berlin, Colorado Springs, Toronto  and in Boston as well.

Here is text from a recent screening in Toronto;

As the film industry sheds much of its traditional machinery, Tuohy and other like him are scavenging these technological leftovers, giving them new life in the growing artist run film labs movement, and discovering new possibilities and techniques that had been largely out of reach for an earlier generation of film experimenters. Tuohy refers to such lab-working filmmakers as coming from the school of 'dirty hands'; where the filmmaker really gets their hands into the nitty-gritty of film. Tuohy sees this change as an opportunity, indeed as a kind of liberation for the experimental filmmaker—allowing experimentation in areas that previously were too often a costly mystery kept in the hands of professionals. This program presents six hand-processed and DIY printed 16mm film works from Tuohy's recent output. The films, though diverse, are all highly abstract and tightly structured and share a fascination with the visual possibilities of basic traditional film technology.

Richard Tuohy is one of the most active experimental film artists currently working on celluloid in Australia. His film Iron-Wood won first prize (ex aequo) at the 2009 International Abstract Cinema Exhibition (ABSTRACTA) in Rome. He runs Nanolab in Australia—the specialist small gauge film processing laboratory. He actively encourages other artists to work with cine film through his Artist Film Workshop initiative. In 2006 he and his partner started Nanolab as an artist run film laboratory offering super 8 processing.
And also a link to an interview:

Also; see this interview with Richard;

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