Australia 52 Mins
Dirk de Bruyn has been making experimental films for over forty years, documenting his life, moving to Australia as a small child from Holland and finding his place in the world.
Experimental film can be pretty nuts – jerky, strange, and some can be really annoying. I feel about experiemental film very much as I feel about contemporary art in general – a lot I don’t get and some I don’t like, but when it works for me, I can be really moved. The work of de Bruyn which is featured within this film is no exeception – some I didn’t get, but there was a lot that I absolutely loved.
What was wonderful was seeing how he works, physically with the film. Why he made certain choices, how he took ideas and brought these to film.
I think it is a film that anyone wanted to make films should see. These days, making film like this is extremely cost prohibitive as film is so rarely used now. However, I think it is important that there is so much that can be learnt from this film.
The House That Eye Live In is screening at 6:30pm on Tuesday August 12 at ACMI. Book tickets at MIFF http://miff.com.au/program/search or call 9662 3722