Hollywood Backstage and More
Projector Performances by Bruce McClure
Friday, February 4, 2005 - 8:00pm
Filmmaker Bruce McClure does some unbelievable things with projectors. Using small perforated metal plates, film loops, specially modified projectors (up to four at a time), and other tinkered bits, McClure creates abstracted Rorschachs of light and dark, Rothko-like patterns and textures, swirling and pulsing shapes and shadows, and other visual phantasmagoria which will please the eye and boggle the brain. His work has been screened at the Whitney Biennial, the London Film Festival, the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and many other venues and festivals around the U.S. and Europe. Hollywood Backstage "Four projectors all fitted with flicker loops and one projector bi-packed with a length chosen from my collection of street finds starring Erv Westmore make-up artist." (BM) (2004, 16 min) Cut Two projector work with one 16mm black-and-white film print, one length of 16mm clear leader, red gel,optical sound modified with equalizer and digital delay. (2003, 12 min) Crossfades 4 projector work. (2003, 14 min) Crosscut Jack 3 projector work. (2004, 14 min)
Co-sponsored by Chicago Filmmakers and the Experimental Film Club.