This summer we are hosting two residency programs as part of the SPECTRAL project: the first one on invitation and the second one through the selection of our last open call.
For the month of August the FWP is hosting Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuohy . We have invited them to make a new work for a 360° degree projection using the Filmwerkplaats sixteen x 16mm projectors system. They are coming to understand and test this particular projection system, its specific set of technical requirements and all the implication of its limitation – for example the specific length of film looped through all of the projectors at once, the set direction and speed of rotation of the camera, the set focal length lens for use on the camera, etc – in order to explore what else might be possible to do with this device. We are excited to see what will come out!
As a young person Dianna Barrie found her way into filmmaking as a middle ground between the pursuit of abstract music and philosophy. Ever pushing the limits of the hand processing of super 8 led to the establishment of nanolab with Richard Tuohy, and into the intersection of hand making and industrial cinema technology. This exploration has spread beyond individual work to the establishment of Artist Film Workshop, where celluloid is embraced and advocated by a community of practitioners in Melbourne.
Richard Tuohy (b. 1969, Melbourne, Aus.) began making works on super 8 in the late nineteen eighties. After a brief hiatus from cinema (including formal study in philosophy for seven years) he returned to moving image work in 2004. His films and performances have screened at venues including the Melbourne IFF, EMAF (Osnabruck), Rotterdam IFF, New York FF, Ann Arbor and Media City. He is the proprietor of the artist-run film lab nanolab. Tuohy has devoted much time and effort in sharing his knowledge through workshops and classes both in his native Australia and internationally.