The Box by local self-taught artist, Tony Convey, will be screened as part of the Animation + Experimental + Avant-Garde film program. (Photograph: Blake Convey)
Dive into your imagination
If you like film outside the mainstream, don't miss the Animation + Experimental + Avant-Garde film program, screening 2-4pm at the Portarlington Neighbourhood House (28 Brown Street), Sunday, 18 November 2018. FREE entry.
Part of this year’s North Bellarine Film Festival, this two-hour film program presents an eclectic array of visions from 18 known and unknown fimmakers from around the world who happily sit on the fringes and create work that’s anything but mainstream.
Writes David King, Director of the short program: “Whether it's the sublime animation and surprise ending of Paris Mavroidis' Divers, the nightmarish black and white vision of Johnny Clyde's Noctiflora, the toe-tapping swing of Stuart Pound's Boogie Stomp Pink, the surreal mindscapes of Murat Sayginer's Dust, the eerie procession of painterly images in Ihor Podolchak's Merry Go Round, or the silent interrogation of Lucia Sellars' The Line, the program will have something to feast the eyes and feed the mind. Clifton Springs artist Tony Convey opens Pandora's Box in The Box and Portarlington's David King takes us on a haunting existential journey in Lost in a Borgian Labyrinth. Gold Coast video poet Marie Craven delights with The Sea, Melbourne's Kim Miles tantalises with To Master A Long Good Night, and South Australian experimentalist Alison Chhorn pays homage to some classic avant garde works in her music video Author of the Accident. For an eye-popping grand finale we have the mesmerising USA - Australia digital animation 140 Characters.”
Local self-taught artist, Tony Convey, says: “The Box was part of a series of short films on mythical themes I made in Canberra. I used 'found footage' as well as planned footage I shot in my garden. The soundtrack features an improvised electric guitar solo. The idea behind the myth, curiosity overcoming the fear of consequences, had intrigued me since childhood.”