59th Ann Arbor Film Festival

Juror Presentation: Lynn Loo - Conversations: Light, Color, Movement

Expired April 1, 2021 4:00 AM
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After the initial live event, the program will be available for on-demand viewing until 12am midnight EDT on 3/31

This selected program of my work focuses on light and color through the medium of film and performance. Using a variety of processes, light, and color have been captured, manipulated, and projected. Each work originated on 16mm film and was performed live using two or more 16mm projectors. The performances have since been reworked into the digital forms that we will see here. I have also included some documentary material in the program to demonstrate the analog processes used. Conversations, a new single-screen digital video, has its world premiere at the 59th AAFF.

Lynn Loo composes films in structural and narrative forms. Her pieces explore the raw and tactile aspects of moving images and sound, both in 16mm and digital formats. In 2004 she began a collaboration with Guy Sherwin, creating film performance works and touring with their programs to international venues like Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, Performa 13 (New York), and L’Âge d’Or (Brussels, Belgium.) She curates programs of artist films, most recently for Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions (Tokyo). She makes a living as a film conservationist and is currently working with artist and archivist Louise Curham on the preservation of film performances.

An invitation to exhibit in China led me to create a digital installation: Fine Art Cinema. One part of this installation was the documentary A Filmmaker at Work, directed and edited by videomaker Ben Dowden. It shows some of my working techniques used in making the film performances and was shot mostly in my London home.

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  • Runtime
    12 minutes
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Note
    Bristol, England