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Films in the screening:

No Night No Day – 1996 – 15 min – colour, silent
Focus – 1971 – 7 min – colour, opt sound
Flare Out – 1992 – 20 min – b/w/colour, opt sound

A central theme in No Light No Day is according to Gidal the unnatural “darkening” that belongs to the cinematic experience: making the theatre dark so that it can be filled with light again. The two-part Focus shows how we can be manipulated with simple cinematic means that distort our concepts of the “true” nature of things. Flare Outs gritty imagery stretches our recognition nodes to the extreme.

Text: Sami van Ingen / Translation: Tapio Reinekoski

Director Peter Gidal and the curators of the Vanishing Point series Sami van Ingen and Mika Taanila will be present at the screening.


  • Director: Peter Gidal
  • Country: UK
  • Length: 42 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: 16 mm


  • Orion: Saturday 31.1. klo 14:00