Wednesday, October 1, 2008

MegaHz Fest News: Projexorcism Newly Added to 10/11 Lineup

Exciting news!!

Experimental film artist Projexorcism will be doing a live set in collaborating with Ironing and Hal McGee at the Charlottesville portion (10/11) of the MegaHz Festival. Should be a great set!

About Projexorcism []

Spawned in 1999, Projexorcism was begun when Ed Cooper acquired two Bell & Howell
2592 auto-shred projectors and 200 educational films. By 2003 Projexorcism had
defined a unique flavor of experimental hyperactive expanded cinema & has since been
pushing the boundaries of weirdness. Currently Projexorcism is using a quad 16mm
projector array suspended from a lighting pole - the projectors are synchronized with a 4-
channel sound-actuated variable speed lighting controller. The projected images are split,
inverted and bent using silver reflective CD-R's and Fresnel lenses. In May 2005 The
Catawba Council for the Arts awarded Projexorcism an Innovative Project Grant to add a
Film-to-Video Regurgitation Array to their quad 16mm setup. Unbound from the
linearity of film, the 16mm setup is now augmented with real-time video capture,
manipulation & projection devices.

The film is manipulated using various techniques to create new contradictory action
sequences and dialogue. Films are chosen to reflect relevant, irreverent or nonsensical
themes – black history, presidents, Gila monsters. Film often breaks or passes through
the projection gate in a manner inconsistent with film preservation, much to the dismay
of Jedi film preservationists. The kinetic swinging and shaking of the film tree will warp
reels and melt film - CDs fall to the ground - the shriek of optical sound feedback as dust
clogs the sound bulb - the randomly choreographed accidents of brilliance & stupidity – a
space armada of keyboards scoring a photonic overture.

Projexorcism is joined by a rotating cast of musicians which include Tom Devlin, Faze
Exile, Richard Jeffries, Chad Davis, Ben Teeter, Steve Burnette, Joe Sample and Rick
Gallagher. Projexorcism has projected with US Christmas, Rommanis Motte, The Steve
Mackay Ensemble, Feralcatscan, Temple of Bon Matin, Khate, Hellblinki, Weedeater,
Sikhara & more.

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