March 2017, transfer

Arsenal Filmatelier: Big cinema, small cinema #11

The next Arsenal Filmatelier will take place on March 26 and is for all childeren 8 years and older. What's ringing, scratching, rattling in the film? Ever since the first cinema screening in 1895, films have been accompanied by sounds and music. Before we conduct our own sound experiments and find ideas for a soundtrack for HORSE OVER TEA KETTLE and play it live, we will discover what can be seen and heard in seven shorts: FLUKE by Emily Breer (USA 1985) travels through air. HORSE OVER TEA KETTLE (USA 1962) by Robert Breer lets shapes and colors fly and lights spiral through the night in LIGHTS (Marie Menken, USA 1965). Machines dance in Len Lye's RHYTHM (USA 1957) and in 4000 FRAMES – AN EYE-OPENER FILM (Arthur & Corinne Cantrill, AUS 1970) the images speed up into a maelstrom. We listen in on a girl in Gunvor Nelson's MY NAME IS OONA (USA 1981). In Georges Méliès’ LE TONNERRE DE JUPITER (France 1903) a planet has unexpected problems with thunder.