Blindpiecing and Earfolding - Curated By: Britt Hatzius
Doors Open at 7:00, Screening Starts at 7:30
At our new location! 1329 Main St.
Free! With $5 suggested donation!
This programme has been put together in response to, or in relation to, the performance ‘Blind Cinema’ by Britt Hatzius, in which children describe a film to a blindfolded (adult) audience, presented by the CAC and Mini Microcinema at The Carnegie. The chosen films and videos have in some way informed or inspired the project, all exploring our relationship to language, its potential but also failure to make sense of what we see, hear or experience. Some refer specifically to childhood, the child’s innocent and questioning view of the world, the moment we first assign words to things, to thoughts and feelings. Others reflect on the ambiguities inherent in the process of creation of meaning through our more or less ‘successful’ verbal articulations.
Most of the (mainly European) experimental short films and videos in this selection also in one way or another draw attention to the act of watching films itself, sitting together in a room while being alone in ones mind. Through spoken or projected text, music or silence, there is always an acute awareness of our position as an audience, viewer and listener. Cinema becomes a tool with which to explore the complexity in trying to use language to share, communicate and make sense of the world around us, in at times humorous, sad, frustrating, wondrous and thought-provoking ways.