‘Blackholes are Gathering: A Sonic Journey Through China’, film screening & performances – 17/12/2019


In the autumn of 2017, freelance filmmaker Illojgali a.k.a. Dan Harris, embarked on a month-long tour through China with Wellington artists The All Seeing Hand, E N T, Alphabethead and Kaishandao. Blackholes Are Gathering: A Sonic Journey Through China is the resulting document of these gathered experiences across Beijing, Baotou, Hohhot, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Yiwu, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Kunming and Dali.

Long time friend and co-conspirator of the Pōneke underground, Illojgali is the quiet creative genius behind some of the buzziest visual creations to emerge from the capital in recent history. Known for his slow motion hyper-realism and psychedelic 3D worlds, Blackholes Are Gathering is Illojgali’s first foray into capturing and creating a full-length documentary film. Armed with a Panasonic GH7 and guided by the aural offerings of China, his approach is that of a “fly on the wall,” seeking to show and not tell, allowing the transformative sound of the musicians and their surroundings to become the film’s narration.

The screening will be followed by a performance by All Seeing Hand vocalist Jonny Marks and a guitar trio of Misha Marks (Mexico), Paul Buckton and Jeremy Marshall

KOHA entry
Screening from 7PM – 8PM