Black Box Shorts 4: Particles

  • 72 mins

Where nature and science collide. Three films that explore, with almost obsessive precision, the minutiae of phenomena in flux, including Paul Clipson’s series of intimate Super-8 studies of plant and animal life, Rose Lowder’s ethereal observations of the crystallization of sea water, and Telcosystems’ take on particle theory through the unstable fluctuation of digital data. Moving from the poetic to the hypnotic, from the figurative to the abstract, and from calm to chaos, this programme promises an intense audiovisual experience!


Compound Eyes 1-5 - UK Premiere
Paul Clipson/USA/2011/No dialogue/Colour&BW/27 min
A series of short Super 8mm films commissioned for the San Francisco Exploratorium and studying aspects of insect and animal life, viewed within a succession of environments in unexpected ways.

Jardin du Sel - UK Premiere
Rose Lowder/France/2011/No dialogue/Colour/16 min 11 sec
This latest addition to Lowder’s extensive body of films focusing on cinematography as a tool of visual research into the environment documents the minute changes in nature that escape everyday perception. 

Vexed - UK Premiere
Telcosystems/Netherlands/2012/No dialogue/Colour/28 min 50 sec
Overwhelming in their audio-visual intensity, the films by the trio of artists that make up Telecosystems consistently push the boundaries of cinematic expression, transporting the viewer into heart-pounding perceptual experiences.
Nominated for The Award for Best Film in the International Short Film Competition.

2012 Archive

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