Film and TV

Richard Tuohy on Cameraless Filmmaking, Dual Projectors and Fly Screen

When Australian filmmaker Richard Tuohy says he makes experimental films, he means it. He runs Nanolab, an artist-run film-processing lab where he develops 16mm and Super8 film for fellow filmmakers. In his free time, he has devoted himself to exploring hand-processing, optical illusions and even cameraless films. Tuohy does not limit himself to one projector, either. In performances with two 16mm projectors, he explores the relationship between two colliding images and studies the visual illusions the images create.

In advance of his Saturday night multiprojector performance and screening at Glob, we spoke with Tuohy to learn more about how his movies work. See also: Karen Yasinsky Talks Surrealist Animation and Boredom

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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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