WPC Screening #5

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Pathompon Mont Tesprateep:

Three Experimental Narrative Shorts from Thailand


Thursday November 8, 7.30pm, WPC / Archway 4, Jubilee Park Oval, Glebe

WPC Screening #4

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Friday October 19, 7.30pm, WPC / Archway 4, Jubilee Park Oval, Glebe

New Australian 16mm Film

Workshop for Potential Cinema are teaming up again with Sydney Underground Film Festival to present a screening highlighting new Australian 16mm film.


Focusing on work from the burgeoning Australian DIY lab scene, all of which employ analogue techniques as part (or all) of their process. Including works by Dianna Barrie, Redmond Bridgeman, Dirk De Bruyn, Hanna Chetwin, Rowena Crowe, Ryszard Dabek, Giles Fielke, Virginia Hilyard, Laura Hindmarsh, Peter Humble, Hollis Law, Sabina Maselli, Richard Tuohy and more.


             105 VICTORIA RD, MARRICKVILLE, NSW, 2204


When: 6.30pm, Friday 15th September


Tickets: $15/13

Richard Tuohy and Sydney Underground Film Festival present:


Hand and Machine


Factory Theatre, Marrickville

Friday 16th September, 2016 8pm


Cinema was the first inescapably mechanical art. But in this post-mechanical age, the traditional apparatus of cinema has all too rapidly been deemed obsolete and primitive. Yet the handing over of industrial machinery to anti-industrial users represents one of the prime creative opportunities for re-appraising and re-interpreting the nature of ourselves as transformed by the age of machines.


Post mechanical age, the humanness of the machine can be made evident. Post mechanical age, machine craft is the new hand craft.


This program presents seven recent film works from Australian diy cine experimentalists Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie exploring the primitive apparatus of cinema and the relation between hand and machine.


Ginza Strip

2014, 9 minutes, 16mm, Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie

The Ginza of fable and memory. This is the first film I have finished using the 'chromaflex' technique that we developed. This is a very much hands on colour developing procedure that allows selected areas of the film to be colour positive, colour negative, or black and white.


Blue Line Chicago

2014, 10 minutes, 16mm, Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie

Architectural distortions of the second city.


Last Train

2016, 12 minutes, 16mm, Dianna Barrie and Richard Tuohy
Found in the (now lost) archive of Lab Laba Laba, footage from a trailer for the Indonesian film 'Kereta Api Terakhir' (The Last Train) melts into a soup of chemigrammed perforations. A film made in seven cities, and none.


Etienne’s Hand

2011, 13 minutes, 16mm, Richard Tuohy

A movement study of a restless hand. Made from one five second shot. Sound constructed from an old French folk tune played on a hand cranked music box.



2016, 21 minutes, 16mm, Richard Tuohy

Across the sea. Across the street. Cross processed super 8 footage of fraught neighbours Korea and Japan in grain focussed enlargement.


Dot Matrix

2013, 16 minutes, 2 x 16mm, Richard Tuohy

Dot Matrix is dual 16mm film involving two almost completely overlapping projected images. The ‘dots’ were produced by photogramming sheets of dotty paper (used for manga illustrations) directly onto raw 16mm film stock. These dots were then contacted printed with ‘flicker’ (alternating black frames) creating strobing 'interruptions' to the dots. The drama of the film emerges in the overlap of the two projected images of dots. The product they make is greater than the parts. The sounds heard are those that the dots themselves produce as they pass the optical sound head of the 16mm projector.