3D event: Two stereoscopic films by Zoe Beloff
Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image presents two stereoscopic films by Zoe Beloff:
3D 16mm B/W - 40 minutes
Augustine was the most extensively photographed of the young women hysterics at the Salpêtrière in Paris of the 1870s She was 'the Sarah Bernhardt' of the asylum. This is her story.
To conjure up a time just prior to the invention of cinema, the film is shot in stereoscopic format to suggest a different direction that cinema might have taken had it been invented in the 1880s.
Shadow Land or Light from the Other Side
3D B/W 16mm 32 minutes
A 3D film based on the 1897 autobiography of Elizabeth D’Espérance, a materialization medium who could produce full body apparitions.
The film traces this complex interaction between the birth of cinema in relation to both conjuring and mediumship.
When? 13 June, 18:00-20:00
Where? Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square
Booking: A £5 admission fee will be payable at the door. Tickets purchased in advance online (£15 or £10 student concession) cover both the Thursday and Friday events. For more information on purchasing tickets, please visit: https://www2.bbk.ac.uk/bimi/
Zoe Beloff is an artist who works with a wide range of media including film, projection performance, installation and drawing. She considers herself a medium, an interface between the living and the dead, the real and the imaginary. Each project aims to connect the present to past so that it might illuminate the future in new ways. She is currently exploring utopian ideas of social progress.