Imagine Science Film Festival at The Quad

Imagine Science Film Festival at The Quad

The Quad has partnered with Southern Cross University’s LabX and Associate Professor Grayson Cooke to bring the Imagine Science Film Festival’s (ISFF) first-ever Australian screening to Lismore. This event is part of the Quadrangle’s open air residency series Plein Air, which invites companies and individuals to take part in cross-disciplinary exploration of public space.

The ISFF produces annual science film festivals in New York, Paris and Abu Dhabi, as well as satellite events worldwide, and serves as a major venue for the release of new and experimental works bridging the worlds of science and film. The last Imagine Science Film Festival launch was held at Google headquarters – and now it’s coming to Lismore!

Associate Professor Grayson Cooke has selected ten short films that explore the intersection between the environment, arts and science. The films will be screened on a giant inflatable and will run for 90 minutes in total.

‘Using a wide range of approaches, the films in this screening promote an environmental sensibility that draws equally from the languages of art and science,’ said Associate Professor Cooke.

‘Art and science are natural neighbours in the world of the experiment; often separated by political and economic forces, the films in this program demonstrate art and science’s affinity in always pushing the boundaries of sensing, feeling and knowing.’

‘This is the first ever Australian satellite screening from the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York, and I feel very privileged to be able to bring these films to be shown in Lismore,” he said.

The night will be opened by a musical performance and digital sound work performed by three musicians and various electronics. The work Musicians and Light Data #1: Location Twilight is composed, directed and produced by Southern Cross University’s Dr Barry Hill, and features two of Australia’s premiere instrumentalists Shenzo Gregorio from Brisbane (strings, electronics) and Trevor Brown from Sydney (bass, clarinet, flute, electronics).

The work includes Barry Hill’s Artohmik – an animated computer soundscape generator using a live digital data feed from the Sunflower Solar Energy Generator. After the performance, Dr Barry Hill will present a talk and Q&A about the Sunflower and environmentally inspired music.

Bring your rugs and cushions and come and enjoy this very special event. Slate café will be serving food from 4.30pm and the bar will be selling mulled wine to keep everyone warm. They’ll also be open fires throughout the Quad precinct.

Full Film progam here

Date: Saturday 19th May 2018 | Time: 5pm – 6pm Musicians and Light Data | 7pm – 8.30pm Imagine Science Films | Free event | All weather event: Covered location provided in the case of wet weather.