Revel in an incandescent evening of celluloid film treasure with Screen Bandita as they present their second showcase of some of the remarkable spectacles encased within the forgotten frames of previously abandoned 8mm film. An evocative film- poem stitched together from 8mm reels salvaged from junk shops, flea markets and dusty attics, these glimmering, mercurial moments captured in celluloid dart amid and ricochet off a fascinating selection of hand- cranked 78rpm gramophone records charting sounds from all across the world.
Engaging humour and focusing upon the inherently surreal and absurd elements inherent to everyday life, the piece interrogates notions of 'Postmodernism' and the way that identity, connection, searching and journeying are enacted and experienced throught the process (and performance) of recording our lives on film.
Through the exploration of the 'forgotten' and obsolete elements of visual culture and photochemical film, the analogue projection medium and ancient sound- recording mediums, Screen Bandita make elemental links with the past while creating a new, participatory, multi- disciplinary piece very much rooted in the present.
SCREEN BANDITA PRESENTS: REELS FROM LIFE TWO
(OR HOW WE LEARNED TO LOVE POSTMODERNISM)
VIENNA Shorts Film Festival, 2015
Encounters Film Festival, 2014
Aesthetica Film Festival, 2013
Oberhausen Film Festival, 2013
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012
London Short Film Festival 2012
Stills Gallery, Edinburgh 2010