Films By Dirk de Bruyn

Part of the direct-on-film series a series of films made by working directly on the film surface without a camera. Scratching bleaching, drawing with felt pens, and letraset, are some of the techniques used to develop a vibrating image married to a series of photographs. ... Read more
An abstract film containing a meditation of photographs from the filmmakers past ... Read more
Conversations with My Mother is an intensely moving, even disturbing encounter between the filmmaker and his mother, as they relive the traumatic years of Dirk's childhood. The family emigrated to Australia from Holland and, in the years from 1958 through the 60's, had to grapple with problems of housing, the father's mental illness and subsequent death, and various social injustices. It documents... Read more
... ... Australian filmmaker Dirk de Bruyn has made a number of experimental films which explore the complexity of family relationships and the processes of displacement including Conversations With My Mother, Rote Film and A X Canada. These films have been highly personal studies which combine a fluid formal reprocessing and manipulation of images with events both close to and away from home. ...... Read more
A pixilated spin through a film -maker's record collection. ... Read more
A flicker film by Dirk de Bruyn – the subject of The House That Eye Live In – constructed from historic photos of Melbourne. ... Screens with The House That Eye Live In. ... Read more
This is a two-screen work which is the latest film of filmmaker, Dirk de Bruyn. ... Read more
Time lapse photography illuminates the many moods of a Dutch landscape over a four month period. ... Read more
Staring into a fire brings on a certain mood. Feyers tries to capture this by intensely re-working some film of a fire (through hand-tinting, animation, editing, flicker-effects and re-filming), and placing a number of events, images and colors within that fire. The spectator, too, works at shaping the abstract fire into his/her own imagery. In Feyers the eye and the fire meet. The film aims to de... Read more
Dirk De Bruyn has made a number of distinctive (usually short) experimental films since the 70's. Homecomings an avant garde examination/diary of the filmmaker's roots is by far his most ambitious film to date ... In 1983, De Bruyn and his wife and two sons returned to The Netherlands, 25 years after he had migrated with his parents to Australia as an eight year old ... The film uses a wide spectr... Read more
Part of the direct-on-film series a series ol films made without a Camera but by working directly on the film's surface by scratching, dyeing bleaching drawing with fell pens This film is a kaleidoscope of Images abstract shapes that move to a frenetic sound track. ... Read more
The new film by Dirk de Bruyn, which manipulates found footage to explore the term ‘New Australian', an expression coined after World War II to describe migrants to Australia. ... Read more
Dirk de Bruyn (New Australian, MIFF 2016; Empire, MIFF 2014) explores the history of Australian storytelling; the unknown, the forgotten and the lies we tell ourselves. ... Read more
Traveling with Rote Movie is enticingly hypnotic. The voice and visuals gradually pull you in, until you feel the emotions and isolations of the driving man. An experimental animation, utilising various techniques to create a classic road landscape. ... Read more
A taxonomical crash course listing, ordering, classifying phrases, words, letters and num­bers. A collision course of the domestic and fragments received from 'out there'. A visual assault course of home movie footage of the filmmaker's family, drawings and text repeat­ed and reprocessed on film, video and comput­er. A correspondence course from expatriot Australian de Bruyn. Can we ever truly und... Read more
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