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Big Cinema, Small Cinema #27


What are those ringing, scratching, rustling sounds in film? Since the very first films were shown in 1895, they were accompanied by sound effects and music. Nowadays, music and sound come from a previously recorded soundtrack. Before we carry out our own experiments with sound and develop ideas for our own soundtrack to HOW A MOSQUITO OPERATES together and play it live, we will get to discover what can be seen and heard in six short films: FLUKE by Emily Breer (USA 1985) travels through air and water. In ROSALIE ET LÉONTINE VONT AU THÉÂTRE by Romeo Bosetti, two friends amuse themselves royally (F 1911). Ribbons fly in M.M. Serras PP II (USA 1986) and find new forms in FADENSPIELE II (G 2003). In Cathy Joritz’s NEGATIVE MAN (FRG 1985) a speaking man transforms into something else without noticing. HOW A MOSQUITO OPERATES (USA 1912) gets right up close to a mosquito. (em) (10.3.)