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Moving Image Coalition Final screening for 2003

Author: Clea Woods
Friday, October 17, 2003
Experience 2 hrs of independent, alternative, underground Super 8 film and video from members of Melbourne's 'Moving Image Coalition '(MIC) as well as a number of films from overseas contributors (USA, UK and Ireland).

The Feature Artist of this screening is US filmmaker, Flame Schon (Santa Fe, USA) who has contributed 6 short works to this program.

Flame Schon
Under her former name, Diane Rochlin, Schon co-directed and co-edited 'Vali :The Witch of Positano', a documentary about the Australian painter, Vali Myers living in Italy that won the social documentary award at the Mannheim International Festival in 1966. Subsequently, Schon worked as a freelance cinematographer in New York City where she specialized in filming avant- garde theatrical productions.

With a grant from the American Institute in 1969, she collaborated on videotaping The Living Theatre's historic final performance of 'Paradise Now' at the Sportspalast in Berlin. In the early seventies, Schon traveled to India to videotape spiritual leaders and their communities. She regards her most important social documentary as 'Dope', a feature -length film (in collaboration with the late Sheldon Rochlin) on the London drug scene, which premiered in 1977 at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Schon currently lives in New Mexico where she creates video and digital art under her company name, Reconfiguration.'

Program: Tuesday November 11

Live: Kristian Brennan & Brendan Harraghy
Super 8
6 mins
'It is not too late to see the light'
The message was the same. Hold your head up higher, I've found what I was looking for...Thanks to Victoria Armytage for her super 8 technical skills

Flame Schon (Santa Fe, USA) Vidioms (tm)
Six short video works (Featured Artist)
20 mins

'Ride'- a beautiful but foreboding ride through golden aspen trees.
'Phallusy'- sex as a door to the void.
'Sex Cells'- Feminist poof of x-rated films.
'No where but Here'- Word Art.
'Daughter of Dada'- multi-levelled veilled feminist terrorist makes soup and flees
'Destination'- when will we reach it- and does it exist-

Nick Ostrovskis 'Beneath Melbourne / The Saxophonist'.
super 8 film
7 mins '01 silent

Melbourne from a Different ANgle with a Brassy 30 seconds to conclude.

Anon. 'Darren and Janet'
13 mins

Amazing what you can find in skips in Fitzroy. My edit from various tapes), sound from camera...low quality.

Bill Mousolis, 'High'
Super 8
3 min '03 eight.eight miles high. birds in the sky. byrds on high. A doco of the corner of Smith & Greeves Streets, Fitzroy, Oct 8, 2003, 1.00pm.

John Livingston (UK) 'Conductive Forms'
5 min '00

mdv/video in 2 parts, 2 versions.

Phil Edwards
2 super 8 film Animations, '86

'Still life in a bar'
3 min. A first attempt at animation
2 min. Second attempt

David King, 'The Job'
15 min, '02

A young unemployed artist applies for a seemingly innocent job only to discover , too late, that the company offering it has found a bizarre way to get young people off the dole- for good.

Tony Woods, 'Roy Hollsdotter Live', Seen
Super 8 Film
9 mins, '02

A commercial film crew at work opposite my Fitzroy studio. How could I resist- Wish I had had more film...

'One Minute in One Hour'
Super 8 film/video
15 min, silent

Part 2 of 1 min films shot in 1 hour as part of the Foundation Year Studies at VCA. Working in groups of approx 3, the challenge for students was to storyboard, location scout, organise actors/props etc and edit in camera. Lecture Moira Joseph, Foundation Year Co-ordinator, Libby Porter.

Louise Curham (SMIC) 'Miss Shaw'
Super 8 film
6 Min

Max Le Cain (Ireland), 'Autumn Invasion'
3 min '02

Out of 2 images and 2 sounds- the wind howling and fingernails scraping across a blackboard-