Friday, August 1, 2014
  • CAMPBELL WALKER + SALLY ANN MCINTYRE (expanded cinema performance)
radio celeste

Radio Cegeste is Dunedin's Sally Ann McIntyre's site-responsive, mini FM radio transmission performances. Her current projects include a memorial for the extinct Laughing Owl (Sceloglaux albifacies), transmitted by the side of the road at the approximate site in South Canterbury where the very last bird was found dead in 1914, and a project looking at the myths of the “Flute” song sung by Lyrebirds in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, Australia.

Campbell Walker is a film maker. His films include Uncomfortable Comfortable (1999), Why Can't I Stop This Uncontrollably Dancing (2003) and Little Bits of Light (2005). Walker and McIntyre's collaboration into expanded cinema began in January this year, at the RM Gallery, Auckland. Their work mixes discarded 1940s-50s cop show theme tune library music played on broken equipment, noir voiceover cadged from modernist novels, dual video projection, and a use of 'smoke and mirrors', directly drawing on types of 40s low budget cinema from Jean Cocteau to Edgar Ulmer. Chris O'Connor is one of NZ's great drummers, and surely needs no introduction here. He'll be playing duets with long-standing Wellington improviser, viola player Peter Daly, a true master of bowed strings.