The observational cinema of Barry Brown & Irene Proebsting
23 July to 11 December 2016
discreet montage features a selection of experimental film, including postindustrial reportage, ambient family portraits and found quotidian abstraction. Shot on Super 8 film and edited in camera, the films are un-staged spontaneous recordings, utilising chance and improvisation as structuring devices to generate atmospheric narratives.
Similarly, the soundtracks privilege the accidental, predominately focussed upon aesthetic errors and psychological ambience – a silent cinema fabricated from open-ended scores, magnetic tape manipulations and unusual guitar tunings. The films are lyrical, unconscious constructs, featuring the familiar and the unfamiliar, a discreet cacophony of aleatory auras and everyday illusions.
The exhibition screens video projections with ambi-phonal sound of the original Super 8 prints.