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Julia Feyrer: Broken Clocks

This programme contains 7 films.

In-Person screening

Maltings Henry Travers
20 September 2019, 16:45 – 17:41

Steffanie Ling (Artistic Director, Images Festival) presents Broken Clocks, a selectrospective of Vancouver-based artist Julia Feyrer’s 16mm films originally shown as installations. By filming their sculptures as props, and the gallery installation as set, each exhibition seeps into the next, creating the causes and conditions for the next film to germinate. Feyrer’s use of ‘practical film effects’—such as physical objects and non-digital special effects made for the verisimilitude of the camera—fashion a world of techniques and materials designed to mirror our own without the pretext of permanence.

Q&A with filmmaker Julia Feyrer

Co-presented with Images Festival

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The Composition Kids

The Composition Kids was originally exhibited on a loop and projected onto a suspended hand sewn tent sculpture. Shot on 16mm in Sicily, this cycle of kinetic assemblages are accompanied by a soundtrack comprised of improvised sounds recorded on location and later in Vancouver.

Co-directed with Pietro Sammarco

Director

Julia Feyrer

World Festival Premiere

Production Countries

Canada Italy

Production Year

2008

Duration

9 mins

Producer

Pietro Sammarco
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Irregular Time Signatures

How will music measure time if time is stretched like a rubber band? Irregular Time Signatures are ways of describing an uneven beat. The arrhythmic pulse of this film is both music lesson, math puzzle and spot the difference game.

Director

Julia Feyrer

World Festival Premiere

Production Country

Canada

Production Year

2011

Duration

3 mins

Dialogue Language

English
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Dallies

Every clock has a partially obscured view, and is stuck at a particular hour, with the second hand stalled yet still ticking. ‘Alive’ yet paralyzed in their moment, performing a durational yet non-progressive trick precariously and nervously. —Jesse Birch

Director

Julia Feyrer

World Festival Premiere

Production Country

Canada

Production Year

2012

Duration

20 mins

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Sculpture Garden

Comprised of footage taken from a guerrilla rooftop sculpture garden over one season in Vancouver. Plants swarm with aphids, tomatoes rot on the vine, sculptures come alive and vegetation turns apathetic.

Co-directed with Derya Akay

Director

Julia Feyrer

World Festival Premiere

Production Country

Canada

Production Year

2014

Duration

12 mins

Producer

Derya Akay
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Escape Scenes

A miniature wrecking ball and accompanying mini brick wall to be destroyed; an incomplete puzzle of the Parthenon; homemade fake latex vomit containing plastic novelties, pieces of candy, knick knacks and detritus from the artist’s studio; pennants made from packets and designer ziplock bags; and a mesh veil adorned with chewing gums. —Western Front

Director

Julia Feyrer

World Festival Premiere

Production Country

Canada

Production Year

2014

Duration

4 mins

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New Pedestrians

‘Background actors’ silently inhabit the roles of pedestrians or passersby. Like an exercise in walking meditation, the pedestrians trace a path that is unstable, full of distractions, thoughts and emotions, crises of identity, anxiety and restlessness. —Julia Feyrer

Director

Julia Feyrer

World Festival Premiere

Production Countries

Canada United States

Production Year

2018

Duration

4 mins

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Background Actors

Footage shot within Feyrer’s 2018 exhibition ‘Background Actors’.

Director

Julia Feyrer

World Premiere

Production Country

Canada

Production Year

2019

Duration

4 mins

Print Contact

Julia Feyrer