Is Everything Louder If The Image Disappears?

  • September 30, 2016 | 8:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Friday
  • The Projector


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Presented by Asian Film Archive and The Projector, “Is Everything Louder If The Image Disappears?” is a film + sound experimental programme by Bani Haykal that examines the sonic component of scenography, featuring the rare Chinese silent film PAN SI DONG (1927).

Pan Si Dong: Heard + Unseen
Fri 30 Sep, 8pm

Split into two sections, the first, Pan Si Dong (Heard), opens with a live scoring of the film by a sound ensemble facilitated by Aya Sekine, comprising of non-musicians/non-sound practitioners. The latter section Pan Si Dong (Unseen) is a deconstruction/reconstruction of the film, stripped of its visuals, featuring actors, Sangeetha Dorai, Farah Ong and Al-Matin Yatim, with live scoring by Jing Ng, weish and Zai Tang together with Aya Sekine’s sound ensemble.

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Open Workshop
Sat, 1 Oct, 11am

The open workshop is a platform to generate discussions and offer ideas/interactions between practitioners of sound and audiences in order to bridge and bring closer the experience of “listening” to films. Presentations will take on various forms, from performances to talks. Artists involved in the project will give insights to their process, methods and personal philosophies in organising the abstract nature of sound.

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About Reframe:

An initiative by the Asian Film Archive, Reframe is a series that aims to bring together diverse audiences and the film community at large through an innovative range of programmes, encouraging dialogue and examining topics surrounding cinema and the moving image.

By asking the hard questions and re-looking at trends and issues critically, the series will construct meaningful frameworks that bring forth multi-perspective viewpoints and an increased appreciation of film and culture.