Festival + Symposium Blog
ISEA2006 Symposium
ZeroOne San Jose Festival
Workshops + Tours
Press Center
Contact Us
ZeroOne San Jose / ISEA2006 events
Performative Cinema: Time Code Live Mix Performance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jul 27, 2006 at 08:59 PM

by Mike Figgis

Day: Friday
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Parkside Hall
Special Notes:

Time Code -- the Live Mix at ZeroOne San Jose will feature Mike Figgis’ new interpretations of this seminal work he started in 2000. For this performance Mike Figgis will be “playing” with the image and “re-mixing” the sound to create a new way to experience this story. Shot simultaneously on four cameras and presented in four frames, Time Code tracks the lives of a smitten lesbian lover as she obsesses over her partner's dalliances and the tense goings-on of a Hollywood film production company. Time Code is, as one of its critics point out, is one of the “first films shot in real time in one take, to be truly interactive, and to present four different concurrent stories filmed simultaneously.”

"I’ve been involved in European theater productions that had four simultaneous events going on in four separate spaces," says Figgis. "The audience would come on four separate nights and, in fact, the first film I ever made was a documentary about a multi-space performance art piece. I’ve also done theater productions that took place on a split stage, so to me, [Time Code was a return to and a continuation of a certain kind of work that is very much concerned with an abstracted view of parallel action and synchronicity. These notions have always been an obsession for me."

Mike Figgis (Writer/Director/Composer) has roots in experimental theatre and music, which are just two primary influences that contribute to the creative vision in all of his feature films and documentaries. His works include ‘mainstream’ movies such as Internal Affairs with Richard Gere, to the critically-acclaimed Leaving Las Vegas with Nicholas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. One of his latest documentaries includes “The Blues; Red White and Blues” for PBS, one episode in a series on ‘The Blues,’ which has been produced by Martin Scorsese. Most recently he has completed “In Space” -- a video installation for Designer Ron Arad completed during Spring 2005 in London, which was exhibited at Phillips de Pury NYC during May 2005.

HABITAT NEW MEDIA LAB at the Canadian Film Centre

Established by acclaimed filmmaker Norman Jewison, the Canadian Film Centre created Habitat New Media Lab in 1997 as a collaborative, production-based learning, and research environment where diverse teams push the evolution of art and entertainment.

Based on a cycle of training, production and research, Habitat is an internationally acclaimed facility that has produced award-winning new media prototypes ranging from simulation-based interactive documentaries, to wireless storytelling networks, to interactive short films and narrative-driven media installations.

Last Updated ( Jul 29, 2006 at 08:58 PM )
<Previous   Next>