Obsessed with Light

11:00AM SATURDAY 15 JUNE

From the team who brought us Letters From Baghdad in 2022, Obsessed with Light is a mesmerising rumination on the qualities of light and the enduring obsession to create. It pulls back the curtain on Loïe Fuller, who was a midwestern vaudeville performer (working with Buffalo Bill) before becoming an international star in Belle Époque Paris, and the very embodiment of Art Nouveau – the “Fairy of Light”.

Wildly original, Fuller revolutionised early twentieth-century visual culture by inventing a new kind of spectacle – utilising dance, light and fabric in ephemeral, shape-shifting abstractions, and pioneering ingenious use of electricity for the stage. Recall any rock concert, and you’ll have seen a modern version of the lighting designs that Fuller patented more than a century ago. Accordingly, the film explores not only her life and art, but also her potent influence on contemporary artists, including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Taylor Swift and William Kentridge.

PRESENTED BY 

Monash Media, Film & Journalims

CREDITS

Directors
Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayenbühl

Producers
Zeva Oelbaum, Sabine Krayenbühl

Co-Producer
Christian Popp

Duration
90 mins

“Fuller became the most famous dancer of her day, influencing artists and filmmakers such as Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, the Lumière Brothers, and George Méliès. She also launched Isadora Duncan’s career.”

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The Festival at a glance

Friday 14 June

Theatre Royal

5:00pm
Music from Brazazul
a beautiful moment
Ag Fab: From Paddock to Catwalk

7:30pm
Acknowledgement of Country

8:00pm
WINHANGANHA and Q&A

9:30pm
Drinks at Love Shack

Saturday 15 June

Theatre Royal

11:00am
Obsessed with Light

2:00pm
Starring Jerry as Himself

5:00pm
LOCALS

8:00pm
Getting it Back: The Story of Cymande

9:30pm
Party with The Afrobiotics at Theatre Royal

Sunday 16 June

Theatre Royal

11:00am
The Gullspång Miracle

2:00pm
The Koalas and Q&A

5:00pm
Apolonia, Apolonia

8:00pm
The Road to Patagonia

9:30pm
Drinks at Love Shack

FILMS & GAMES IN THE YURT

On the Western Reserve

SATURDAY 15 June

11:30am
Kids on the Silk Road: Girl away from home {film} and The Monkey King {film}

1:00pm 
Werewolves {game}

4:00pm 
a beautiful moment {film}

7:00pm 
Werewolves {game}

 

 

SUNDAY 16 June

11:30am
Kids on the Silk Road: Bird Boy {film} and Girl with goals {film}

1:00pm 
Werewolves {game}

4:00pm
Ag Fab: From Paddock to Catwalk {film}

5:00pm 
Werewolves {game}

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