Note: This is Part 1 - A Starry Messenger, of the 20 minute film.
Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei was the first to sketch the Moon with the aid of a telescope. His celestial studies and experiments with gravity would forever change our understanding of the solar system and ignite a series of scientific achievements that would reach to the heavens. In three chapters, this film re-contextualizes vintage educational film footage and audio samples to take the audience from the Earth to the Moon.
Originally made as an expanded cinema performance that ran ten minutes longer using the original 16mm source films. The performance featured live music created using vintage cassette loopers that sampled audio from the source films. The projected film was manipulated with coloured gels, and speed changes with an analytic 16mm projector. The film has been re-edited into a tighter cut for a traditional theatrical experience.
Images: John Woods
Sounds: Mark Cernigoj
Art Waste: Sound + Vision (Vancouver, Canada) *Live Performance
Cineworks Showcase (Vancouver, Canada) *Live Performance
TIE Alternative Measures: an exploration of artist-run film labs (Colorado Springs, U.S.A.)
Melbourne Video Art Society ( Melbourne, Australia)
$100 Film Festival (Calgary, Canada)
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