Waterfall (1984) by Arthur & Corinne Cantrill

Sunday, February 7, 1988, 8:00 pm

International Filmmakers: Australia

Landforms/filmforms: The Work Of Arthur & Corinne Cantrill


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Arthur & Corinne Cantrill in person

Arthur and Corinne Cantrill have produced a large body of films, often oriented around the Australian landscape, and have shepherded their international film journal Cantrills Filmnotes through 54 issues. For their return to the U.S. after a 12-year absence they will present 6 films made during the past few years, including three works for double projector. Corporeal (2 projectors, stereo sound) uses the camera as an extension of the human body, rising and falling with the in- and out-take of breath. Waterfall begins with the notion that in certain 19th century landscape photography — particularly Eadweard Muybridge — images of waterfalls were studies in time. In this 3-color separation film, the 3 superimposed images of moving water combine into a solid, white undifferentiated volume, surrounded by colored activity caused by the variations in the flow patterns. Other films include Interior/Exterior, Studies in Image De/generation, Floterian — Hand Printings from a Film History, and Two Women.