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A Page of Madness: 16mm Direct Animation Workshop & A Page of Madness film screening with live score performed by Aoife Wolf, Cameron Clarke and Phil Quinn

Sun. 20 November

4pm (workshop)
5PM (FILM Screening)

Learn to make a camera-less film with 16mm analogue film through the process of direct animation.

Direct Animation, also known as Scratch Film, is the process of drawing and scratching designs directly onto 16mm filmstrips. Images are hand painted on clear and black film leader using paints, markers, and ink. Other techniques include stencilling, etching, and the use of found footage spliced directly into 16mm.

Workshop facilitated by Pulled & projectionist Ruairi McCann.

Followed by a screening and live score of the Japanese silent horror “A Page of Madness”.

A trio of Belfast based musicians made up of multi-instrumentalist Phil Quinn (Grave Goods), sonic artist Cameron Clarke and singer-songwriter Aoife Wolf present their bespoke live-score of 1920s Japanese Silent Horror “A Page of Madness”.

A Page of Madness, Dir: Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1926, Japan

It tells a powerful, hallucinatory story of a janitor in an insane asylum who wants desperately to help his inmate wife after she attempts suicide. Kinugasa’s use of editing and cinematography work to reflect the emotional unfurling of the patients depicted in the film, using experimental techniques unrivalled at the time of the film’s production.


Aoife Wolf

Irish singer-songwriter Aoife Wolf blends elements of folk and alt-rock in her music with lyrical content that draws on surrealism. Together with multi-instrumentalist Phil Quinn (Grave Goods) and sonic artist Cameron Clarke they present their bespoke live-score of 1920s Japanese Silent Horror “A Page of Madness”.