This film screened on Wednesday 19th June 2019.
American experimental filmmaker Joseph Bernard created over 100 silent, super-8mm films during the 1970s and 1980s. Bernard foregrounds a tactile and sensory approach creating intricate works that exude a dizzying musicality.
Germaine Dulac (1882-1942) was a French filmmaker and key figure in the historical avant-garde. A proponent of ‘pure cinema’, Dulac’s silent 16mm and 35mm films proposed an affinity with dance that anticipated the work of Maya Deren. Together Bernard and Dulac’s complex rhythms and shifting textures represent luminous highlights in the development of a non-narrative cinema.
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Icon, Joseph Bernard, 1978, 5 minutes, Digital
Celebration: The Loving of Things Seen, Joseph Bernard, 1978, 6 minutes, Digital
Aelf-scin, Joseph Bernard, 1979, 5 minutes, Digital
Intrigues (V), Joseph Bernard, 1981, 3 minutes, Digital
Variant Chants, Joseph Bernard, 1983, 16 minutes, Digital
Disque 957, Germaine Dulac, 1928, 6 minutes, Digital
Étude Cinématographique sur une Arabesque, Germaine Dulac, 1929, 8 minutes, Digital
Thèmes et Variations, Germaine Dulac, 1928, 11 minutes, Digital
(TOTAL 60 MINUTES)