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DOUBLE BILL: THE ARGUMENT (WITH ANNOTATIONS) & THE RARE EVENT

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Heart of Hawick Auditorium

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Questioning the authority of philosophical discourse, these two films examine and reposition philosophical sites of activity. Centred around fascinating dialogues on metaphor and resistance, they also foreground the esoteric linguistic conventions of exclusivity. In often bizarre and surprising ways, both films radically disrupt these forms of discourse and representation.

The Argument (with annotations) is an appropriated-footage essay about metaphor. Its unseen narrator’s line of thought takes us on an unstraight path past the works of T.S. Eliot, Homer, Groucho Marx, John Carpenter, Terence Davies, and Carl Reiner, plus some lackadaisical astronomy and a 1960s television series with a very distinctive font. There is also a riddle about mirrors that’s either the best riddle about mirrors you’ve ever heard or the worst one. That’s what the film is for a while, anyway. Then something else happens.

The Rare Event is centred around a three day gathering of philosophers, focussing their discussion on the possibilities of ‘Resistance’, the title of a never realised exhibition by the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard. An apparently passive green man haunts the proceedings, the ghost of an ever present and disruptive virtuality, brought to life by the artist Peter Burr. The immersive soundtrack of creaking floors, in the Parisian recording studio where the ‘event’ took place, becomes increasingly and viscerally felt. An augmented world is emerging, as we bear witness to something strangely magical unfolding.

* Daniel Cockburn will be present for a Q&A.

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http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk

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