An Other Face: Spell for Living & Dying

2 x 16mm film projectors & film loop plates, 2 x 3min film loops, white laminate, double sided mirror, lighting & lighting dimmer, electro-magnetic microphone pick-up & sound effects, audience face. 

Sound design collaboration: Golding & Joel Stern

The Archives

Sally Golding is a hybrid media artist and curator based in Brisbane working with innovative technical ideas and uncanny methods of practice. On the cusp of performance, moving image art and visual hallucination, Sally’s practice embraces cross discipline approaches to the creation of often startling sonic and visual explorations into expanded cinema performance and audiovisual installation.

Solo and in collaboration with sound artist Joel Stern as Abject Leader, Sally has been widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading young practitioners in the field of experimental live audiovisual film art, having both performed for and programmed for, key festivals and events internationally and throughout Australia.

With colleagues Joel Stern and Dr. Danni Zuvela, Sally directs and curates OtherFilm, a Brisbane based audiovisual and music festival dedicated to avant-garde live events, performances, workshops and debates. As a curator Sally has been responsible for innovative moving-image and performance programming at festivals throughout Australia, demonstrating a deep engagement with historical and contemporary issues within her field.

Sally researched and developed the program for audiovisual conservation and digitisation at the State Library of Queensland focusing on home movies and amateur footage, and performs the preservation style of ‘surgery’ required to care for these historic documents.

In 08/09 Sally’s key performances and screenings, solo and in collaboration with sound artist Joel Stern as Abject Leader, included; Australian Film Art on Tour at New Zealand Film Archives, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and OtherFilm presents Expanded Cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive , Solo Tour New York (Anthology Film Archives and The Stone), London (Dalston Art Space) and Berlin (Directors Lounge).

Live film performances solo and as Abject Leader with sound artist Joel Stern, including; Audiopollen Social Festival, Old Museum, Brisbane March 2009, Exist in 08 (Metro Arts Centre, Brisbane Oct 2008), Melbourne International Film Festival – Live Cinema Arts Forum (August 2008) and many more. See for details and further listings.

Key Curatorial Experience includes (recent); Experimental Eye Openers for New Zealand Film Archive, Best of OtherFilm for the Australian Centre for the moving Image, Expanded Cinema (specially curated by OtherFilm for the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra) The Australian Avant Garde – 2 part historical experimental cinema program (Anthology Film Archives, New York & Tokyo Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Yebisu Alternative Visions Festival, Guy Sherwin, Ben Russell & Ben Rivers Australian Live Cinema Tour at MIFF & IMA.

Selected Highlights include the 1st, 2nd and 3rd OtherFilm Festival (Institute of Modern Art, Old Museum Building, Globe Theatre and QCA 2004, 2006 and 2007), Seeing Sound and Outsider (State Library of Queensland 2007 – 2008) The Now Now Festival of Spontaneous Music: OtherFilm Cinema Program (Sydney 2005- 2007), Liquid Architecture Film Program (Melbourne 2005) and Reel Rescues exhibition of archival films (State Library of Queensland 2007). For a full list please see

Upcoming Performance: Open Frame, Brisbane Powerhouse October 2009.

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