experimenta vanishing point

 image from fictional detours program
Fictional Detours program

Wednesday 14 September - Sunday 18 September

Step through the looking glass at ACMI with these innovative screen events.

Presented alongside Experimenta Vanishing Point, an exhibition at the Arts Centre during September.

> live performance

Thu 8 Sep 7pm & 8.30pm
Fri 9 Sep 7pm & 8.30pm
Julien Maire performs Demi-Pas
Inviting us inside his tiny world of mechanical charm, French artist Julien Maire enchants audiences with his intriguing projected theatre. Using a 'reversed camera' technique, Demi-Pas is a short film that constructs an everyday scene, highlighting both the simplicity and complexity of one man's daily reality.

This performance is supported by The Embassy of France in Australia and Alliance Française de Melbourne.

Screen Pit (ground floor) > Full $13 Concession $10

> cinema program

From its earliest manifestations, cinema has provided us with portals into other worlds. With narratives that defy logic, characters that shrink, and landscapes that travel backwards, this program will challenge expectations.

Wed 14 Sep 7pm (opening night)
Sun 18 Sep 5pm
Fictional Detours unclassified 18+
Take the road less travelled, encounter the absurd, and collide with impossible madness. Drawing from a collection of Australian and international shorts, Fictional Detours takes traditional narrative and turns it on its head.

Thu 15 Sep 7pm
Aural Gazing - Japanese Audio-Vision unclassified 18+
From a shimmering midday sun on a Venetian beach, to the algorithmic chaos of Tokyo's cityscape, Aural Gazing celebrates how 'being somewhere' surpasses the mere act of looking. No stories unfold here. Instead, sit back and immerse yourself in a series of synaesthetic reveries by solo and collaborative artists. Curated and introduced by Philip Brophy.

Fri 16 Sep, 7pm
Land of the Giants G
Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox

Sat 17 Sep 5pm
Festival Némo unclassified 18+
Direct from Paris, Festival Némo is fast becoming France's definitive audio-visual festival for the latest adventures in moving image. In this program, curated exclusively for Experimenta Vanishing Point, Festival Némo offers a fresh crop of shorts from Europe's innovators.

A co-production of Arcadi and the Forum des Images (Paris), in partnership with RepÈrages magazine. Supported by The Embassy of France in Australia and Alliance Française de Melbourne.

Sun 18 Sep 3pm
Alice unclassified 15+
Jan Svankmajer, 85 mins, Switzerland, 1988
In a wonderland populated by an array of superbly animated puppets, pieces of steak crawl, babies transform into piglets, and Alice not only shrinks but becomes her own doll. Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer's definitive version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a distinctive vision which remains true to the absurd and menacing spirit of Lewis Carroll's work.

Dates   Wed 14 Sep - Sun 18 Sep 2005
Admission   Full $13 Concession $10
(Excluding Alice: all tickets $5)
This project is developed in association with the Australian Film Commission, and produced with the assistance of Film Victoria's Digital Media Fund - the Digital Media Fund is funded by Multimedia Victoria as part of the Victorian Government's Connecting Victoria policy, which aims to bring the benefits of technology to all Victorians. This project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria, and the City of Melbourne.
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