This page lists several Expanded Cinematic Art works showcased or created within the SPECTRAL project.

Fantasmas Cromáticos

Claudio Caldini
Performance
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A performance executed by recreating the primitive systems of colour photography, not to reconstruct its result but to decompose it – obtaining, on the same screen, sectors in black and white that are immobile and the chromatic separation of the figures seen in movement. The images suggest a critiqu...

HRZNT

Claudio Caldini
Performance
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In nineteenth-century panoramas, viewers were placed in a central, ideal position, each one turning their gaze (and body) in order to be immersed in the illusion of presence before a painted landscape. Movie camera panning is problematic. It does not present utility applied to visual narration. As a...

Inscription, Enduring, Potential

Maja Milic (HR)
Performance
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An improvisational, loop-based, expanded cinema and sound performance, part of Maja Milić's long-term project Other which uses found footage as experimental (auto)ethnography. The central aspect is the conceptual idea of gesture as holder or container of subtle cultural history, as well as the body...

Plant Time

Luisa Greenfield (US)
Performance
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Plant Time relates analog filmmaking processes with a trash heap made of ancient Roman amphorae and is framed by concepts of time drawn from the poet J.H. Prynne’s “Plant Time Manifold” transcripts of 1972.

Part of the program curated by Ricardo Brunn for LaborBerlin for Internationale Kurzfilma...

Distant Feeler

Ojoboca (DE)
Performance
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Distant Feeler was a contraption created by the artist duo Goliatus & Carabida as the result of their attempt at creating a telepathic cinema; a project they worked on from 1977 to 1997. What is left of their project are the remnants of a device called: “Distant Feeler” and a manifesto.

Part of ...

Primal Light

Karel Doing (UK)
Performance
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Residency PRIMAL LIGHT #02 at TORRE (Porto, Portugal).
June 2023

Karel Doing is an independent artist, filmmaker and researcher whose practice investigates the relationship between culture and nature by means of analogue and organic process, experiment and co-creation.
During his residency at La...

Porto, Passagens, Exu

Laura Batitucci (BR)
Performance
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Residency PRIMAL LIGHT #01 at TORRE (Porto, Portugal).

The project “Porto, Passagens, Exu” was developed to study filmic possibilities within the city of Porto, and explore its imagetic and geographic “encruzilhadas” (road crosses, a magical space in the Candomblé tradition in Brazil).
In order t...

Umbráfono

Optical sound performance
Enrique del Castillo (ES)
Performance
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An optical reader capable of transforming light stimuli that are projected onto a photosensitive cell into sound. These luminous stimuli are generated by a beam of light passing through celluloid films which are designed from a scheme of relationship between wave frequency ofthe notes and repetition...