The Light & Shadow Salon
doors open at 7pm for a prompt 8pm start
(£5 entry on the door)
THE LIGHT & SHADOW SALON
ONIBABA with a live sountrack by Pig7 and Zashiki Warashi
curated by Mikey Kirkpatrick.
This month's Salon will be an evening featuring the double-duo of electronic improvisers Pig7 and the acoustic drum and flute duo Zashiki Warashi with their live score of ONIBABA (1964, Japan, directed by Kaneto Shindo).
ONIBABA is a horror film set somewhere in mid-14th Century Japan, inspired by the Shin-Buddhist tale of niku-zuki-no-men (mask with no flesh attached) where a mother used a mask to scare her daughter from going to the temple and she was punished by the mask sticking to her face.
Zashiki Warashi is Mikey Kirkpatrick (flutes) and Aki Fujimoto (drumkit). Pig7 is Kevin Poulton (synths, samplers, objects) and Stuart Fisher (samplers).
The film running time is 100 minutes, and will be followed by a Q&A.
The Light & Shadow Salon is a place for artists, writers and audience to meet and share ideas about the past, present and future of the moving image in all its forms.
The Salon is a place for exchange, interaction and cross-pollination and it welcomes active contributions and interventions from all its participants.
The Salon endeavours to support a structured and informed dialogue around film, the moving image and all that it involves: from magic to science, from sound to the eye, from ritualism to storytelling, from myth-making to hypnosis.
The Salon intends to act as a temporary and ephemeral container for all the work, ideas and people with an independent, radical and idiosyncratic nature, who renounce to find a home in existing movements/institutions but rather embrace the nomadic and transitory nature of art.
The Salon supports individual thought, inquisitive minds and a desire to further knowledge through dialogue and exchange.
‘So when you hear yourself invited to ‘see’, it is not the sight of this eye (of the flesh) that I would have you think about. You have another eye within, much clearer that that one, an eye that looks at the past, the present, and the future all at once, which sheds the light and keenness of its vision over all things, which penetrates things hidden and searches into complexities, needing no other light by which to see all this, but seeing by the light that it possesses itself.’ (Hugh of St Victor)