The Chicago Underground Film Festival is an annual event showcasing independent, experimental and documentary films from around the world.
The CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (CUFF) showcases defiant and offbeat cinema. Sometimes subversive, often alluring and never dull, CUFF’s programming challenges the tired, the market-driven and the predictable works that dominate film. Now in its 20th year, CUFF celebrates the adventurous, experimental works that keep film artistic, aesthetic and just plain fun. With five full days of screenings, panel discussions, parties and live music, CUFF is one of Chicago’s most anticipated cross-cultural events.
March 6, 2013
Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, Olivia Block, 50 min., Double 16mm projector performance with live audio, 2008-2012, USA
During the first half of the performance, the projectors are “filmless”: their white light seems to move purely via the refracting medium of a glass plane fogged via a humidification system; In the second half, minimalist monochromatic film loops are introduced, first on one projector, then on the other projector. The planular drift of the projected frame alters its course, bending here, diffracting there – keystoning its way through the darkness of a cinematic abyss.