Arthur + Corinne Cantrill: The Film's the Thing

Arthur and Corinne Cantrill, arguably Australias most important experimental filmmakers, have been making films since 1959, when they worked on films on child art. They bought their Bolex camera in 1960, and their first experimental films followed in 1961-62. Films like Mud, Kinegraffiti, Galaxy and Nebulae, were more or less stylised or abstracts with sound-tracks inspired by musique concrete experiments. In the years that followed, they made a large number of films, published 100 issues of Cantrills Filmnotes and gave innumerable screenings of works by themselves and other experimental filmmakers. Included is an edited version of an interview conducted by Warren Burt via telephone on 2 September 2006.

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Warren Burt is an acclaimed composer and performer of electronic and acoustic music and currently a research fellow at the University of Wollongong. A recipient of a major Australia Council award in 1998-2000, he has worked internationally with performers and artists in video and sound since the 1970s.