Sink into atmospheric scenes of a dark forested landscape in British filmmaker and artist Scott Barley’s feature-length film Sleep Has Her House (2017). This free screening, presented in partnership with Queensland Film Festival (QFF), will be introduced by sound and film specialist Professor Greg Hainge, University of Queensland.
Sleep Has Her House, shot entirely on iPhone, presents painterly and mysterious scenes of the natural world, with a creeping supernatural undertone. This piece of slow cinema has been described as, “The single most momentous hour and a half in the dark this year, a tenebrous landscape film shapeshifting between reality and nightmare, cinema and dream.” by writer and film critic Tom Charity.
Sleep Has Her House
Scott Barley | UK 2017, 90mins
Courtesy of Scott Barley
Professor Greg Hainge
Professor Greg Hainge is an internationally recognised specialist in sound studies and film studies with a special interest in avant-garde film. He increasingly brings these fields together in publications such as his monograph Philippe Grandrieux: Sonic Cinema, and Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise. Most recently Hainge has written essays for an upcoming sound art exhibition to be held in Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofía and for the forthcoming Blu-ray and artist book edition of Scott Barley’s Sleep Has Her House.