Riojim & Lionel Palun

In a genuine gesture of instrumentist, Filmbase develops a set of rythm and texture research, visual and sound compositions, which gives enter to a new substance...
Lionel Palun defined is work as electro-video. In Filmbase he does not use prepared image, he refilm ligth sent by Riojim. From the software he has developed, he worked in direct image by filtering feedback, delay and movements.
Riojim feeds the equation with his 16 mm films projections. Images are shot and processed at Atelier MTK, a cinema laboratory (processing, optical printer, editing) for artists.

Riojim projecteur 16 mm
Lionel Palun video-invidere ware


2014
Mujanhyang Festival - National Museum of Contemporary Arts - Séoul (KR)
Artspace Donquixote - Suncheon (KR)
Corner Theater - Busan (KR)
2013
Festival Le Bruit de la Musique- Poitiers - Saint-Silvain-sur-Toulx (F)
2011
Planetarium - Poitiers (F)
Magouf - Oblo undeground festival - Lausanne (CH)
Festival On n'arrive pas les mains vides- Villard-Reculas (F)
Le 102 - Grenoble (F)
Festival Electrochoc - SMAC Les Abattoirs - Bourgoin-Jallieu (F)
ESAG - Grenoble (F)
2010
Les Voutes - Paris (F)
Horse Baazar - Melbourne (AU)
Institute of Modern Art – Brisbane (AU)
inbetweenspaces !Metro Arts – Brisbane (AU)
Now Now The Red Rattler theatre – Sydney (AU)
Philip Carter Auditorium – Christchurch (NZ)
NONE gallery – Dunedin (NZ)
New Zealand Film Archives – Wellington (NZ)
2008
Le 102 - Grenoble (F)
Gare du Nord, with Nick Didkovsky quartet - Basel (CH)

Étienne Caire alias Riojim
Metalking website - Riojim on Vimeo

Riojim runs the Atelier MTK in Grenoble where he teaches DIY film processing, contact and optical printing and editing.

He is particularly attracted to abstract animation, the pleasure of physically modifying images on the film via twisted and other chemical treatments frowned on by professional labs.  He pushes the possibilities of the emulsion to the edge. 

The material produced in the laboratory becomes a work of improvisation integrating all the parameters of projection.  By means of prepared projectors, he applies severe treatment to the projector and plays with the film and the homemade optical sound on film to create a real visual music.