de Bruyn, Dirk 2013, i1234m, in English as a Second Language/ Vocal Folds, Gertrude Contemporary, Fitzroy, Vic., 18 J.

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Performance name i1234m
Creator(s) de Bruyn, Dirk
Year presented/published 2013
Publisher Otherfilm
Place of publication Fitzroy, Vic.
Event name English as a Second Language/ Vocal Folds
Performance venue Gertrude Contemporary, Fitzroy, Vic.
Performance end date 18 Jul. 2013
Description of performance Voice with three 16mm film projectors
Summary In experimental film-artist Dirk De Bruyn’s work, these gestures of syntactical erasure can be understood as a poetic practice which seeks to grasp preverbal early childhood states – an (inevitably futile) attempt to excise meaning from experiences, before language and its attendant comprehension of the world. De Bruyn attributes this impulse to his early immigration from The Netherlands to Australia, and the confusion he experienced in the consequent liminal space between cultures, identities and languages. His tumultuous performances, which typically begin and end in darkness, combine urgent vocal utterances – hollering, screaming and chanting – with the sumptuous illumination of projected film. De Bruyn’s vocalisations meld with and amplify the images’ blooming fields of colour and intricately layered, hand-animated imagery. At Gertrude, Dirk will perform a new work for three 16mm projectors and voice entitled ‘i1234m’.
Keyword(s) film
sound poetry
Language eng
Field of Research 080109 Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
Socio Economic Objective 890401 Animation and Computer Generated Imagery Services
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative work
ERA Research output type JL4 Live performance - Other
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054746

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Created: Thu, 01 Aug 2013, 14:35:03 EST by Dirk De Bruyn

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