Foreign Sleep by Lilian Nejatpour
Mar
24
5:00 PM17:00

Foreign Sleep by Lilian Nejatpour

Foreign Sleep (2019) is a revised iteration of the original Choreophobia performance by artist Lilian Nejatpour. The performance borrows its name from the theory of dancer and choreographer Anthony Shay, who examined the intervening occurrence of colonialism and Western thought on Middle Eastern dance practices. Shay articulates Western involvement in the Middle East as transforming gender and sensuality in non-Western male bodies, arguing that this interference influenced a phobia toward transgressive and fluid forms of gender display.

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TIME by NEON After School.
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

TIME by NEON After School.

We are delighted to share TIME created by Folkestone’s NEON After School in response to Strangelove’s festival theme of DURATION. Combining dance, animation, poetry, performance and music, TIME explores our past, questions the future and delves into the complications of time travel.

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Elegy  by Paul Bush
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Elegy by Paul Bush

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Stone and light, just stone and light.

‘Elegy is a form of poetry natural to the reflective mind. Sorrow and love became the principal themes of the elegy. Elegy presents everything as lost and gone or absent and future.’ (Samuel Taylor Coleridge). Paul Bush's films challenge the boundaries that separate fiction, documentary and animation. His background in Fine Art is an influence on all his work and this is reflected in its inclusion in art collections and exhibitions as well as cinema distribution and television broadcast. During the 1980's he wrote and directed several short and medium length films that were critically acclaimed but it was not until the 1990's that his films became widely distributed and he was able to concentrate all his attention on film-making. During the 90's his films were commissioned by all the major broadcasters, won numerous awards and were shown in cinemas, exhibitions and television all round the world. During this period he usually used single frame techniques often involving live action elements. In 1999 he was polled in second place in Creation's list of top directors of animation. In 1996 he set up his company Ancient Mariner Productions to produce his own films and he also directs commercials and his clients have included Panasonic and Philips. In 2003 he was awarded a Nesta fellowship to develop feature films. His first feature Babeldom was completed in 2012. Due to the uncertainty of funding in the UK since 2000 he has increasingly relied on teaching to finance his work.

Bush was born in 1956 and studied Fine Art at Central School and Goldsmiths College, London. He taught himself how to make films while a member of the London Film-makers Co-op and Chapter Film Workshop in Cardiff. From 1981 to 1993 he taught film-making, establishing a film workshop in South London and supervising a wide variety of courses and the production of numerous student films. between 1995 and 2001 he taught on the visual arts course at Goldsmiths. He has lectured, run workshops and tutored at numerous art and film courses around the world including the Media Academy of Cologne, National Film Board of Canada, The Netherlands Institute of Animation Films, La Poudrière in France, TAW in Denmark, St Lukas in Brussels, KASK in Ghent, Anadolou University in Turkey, EIC-TV in Cuba, and the Royal College of Arts, Duncan of Jordanstone and the National Film and Television School in Britain. He runs workshops every year at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Turin, and Lucerne University, and he is currently a visiting lecturer at Harvard.

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Polymer by Astrid Goldsmith
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Polymer by Astrid Goldsmith

Mock Duck Studios is an stop-motion animation studio, run by independent animator Astrid Goldsmith.
Based in Folkestone in Kent, Mock Duck Studios was set up by animation director Astrid Goldsmith in 2012, after a decade of industry experience as a model maker for film and TV. While making puppets and props for clients including Duracell; Ford Fiesta; Chivas Regal; Leeds Castle; Hammer & Tongs (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy); and a weird commission for the boyband Blue, Astrid completed her debut short film Squirrel Island in 2016. Squirrel Island went on to compete at many top international film festivals (including Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, LSFF, Aesthetica, and Warsaw Film Festival), and won several prizes for Best Film.

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La Faim (Hunger) by Peter Foldès
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

La Faim (Hunger) by Peter Foldès

In this animated short, director Peter Foldès depicts one man’s descent into greed and gluttony. Rapidly dissolving and ever-evolving images create a contrast between abundance and want. One of the first films to use computer animation, this satire serves as a cautionary tale against self-indulgence in a world still plagued by hunger and poverty.

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Works by Katherine Araniello
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Works by Katherine Araniello

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Katherine Araniello is a London-based performance artist, who uses performance, video and subversive humour in response to the mundane, social awkwardness and the negative representation of disability. She twists taboos and the everyday into works which are never quite as they seem and are constantly challenging notions of ability. No-one is exempt and everyone is under scrutiny. Araniello uses improvisation, interaction and the use of technology to create unpredictable scenarios that can range from large scale productions to DIY and workshop activities. She has worked with artists including Teresa Albor, Kim Noble, Ursula Martinez, Daniel Oliver, Aaron Williamson and Marcia Farquhar; and organisations including the Southbank Centre, Battersea Arts Centre, The Yard Theatre, China Plate, Tempting Failure, The Wellcome Trust and Guest Projects. Her recent collaborative work uses fun aesthetics which create quick unplanned performances.

Araniello also works under a number of guises, including as SickBitchCrips(SBC), a persona that allows her to present disability in outrageous and politically incorrect ways, provoking audiences to reassess their own notions of disability in contemporary society. She also works with Aaron Williamson as The Disabled Avant-Garde (DAG), a satirical arts organisation, creating pitch-black and self-knowing performances, videos and interventions.

Her work has been shown internationally at galleries and festivals including; Tate Modern, Tate Britain, The Nunnery, the Canadian Arts and Disability Festival, ICA, Purcell Room at Southbank Centre, Hitparaden - an international festival for performance at the Pumpehuset in Copenhagen and at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), Michigan.

Katherine Araniello is an Artsadmin Associate Artist and is on the board of the Live Art Development Agency. She holds a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from London Guildhall University and a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Secret Strangelove Encounter 7
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Secret Strangelove Encounter 7

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Secret Strangelove Encounter 7.

Amongst the seaside revellers one person seeks to head out beyond the edge of the land. come to hear their story; a tale, a journey, and an attempt to connect with something lost. 

The location of the event will be revealed on your ticket. Book your ticket here.

This 'encounter' can be viewed at anytime over the time slot (1-4pm Sunday 24th).  

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Descent by Catherine Yass
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Descent by Catherine Yass

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Catherine Yass’ work Descent shows a camera being lowered to the ground from a crane over a construction site at Canary Wharf, London, through thick fog.

Catherine Yass is best known for her distinctive photographic and film-based work. Typically she manipulates her subject matter by overlaying the negative and the positive from photographs she has taken and then realises the resultant images as lightboxes, prints and films. In 2017 RIBA held a screening of the artist's film, Aeolian Piano, with the BBC. Recent solo exhibitions include Milton Keynes Gallery (2014); Alison Jacques Gallery, London (2012) a mid-career retrospective at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea (2011); The Phillips Collections, Washington D.C. (2011); Stedelijk-Hertogenbosch Museum, The Netherlands (2009) and St Louis Art Museum, Missouri (2009). She was short-listed for the Turner Prize in 2002.

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Every Second Counts
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Every Second Counts

Strangelove Festival 2019 invited artists to submit 30 second films, responding to the festival's theme of duration - reflecting our fast-paced consumer culture of digital media. Thirty seconds is: how long most adverts last, how long most people look at an artwork in a gallery, 12 breathes and an 0.008th of an hour.

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Queertopia curated for Daata Editions by Gemma Rolls-Bentley
Mar
23
8:45 PM20:45

Queertopia curated for Daata Editions by Gemma Rolls-Bentley

Queertopia curated for Daata Editions by Gemma Rolls-Bentley, features artists: Holly Blakey, Rindon Johnson, Zoe Marden, Rashaad Newsome, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Jacolby Satterwhite and Puck Verkade.’ The artists included in Queertopia straddle London and New York, two cities at a pivotal moment in their queer history.

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‘Brick and Mortar’ Live Performance Works
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

‘Brick and Mortar’ Live Performance Works

Four artists working with performance seek to establish / carve out the foundations for a live space in which aspects of physicality in each working practice can be brought to the surface and deployed by each artist as they see fit; aiming to draw out similar notions and parallels that may have not coincided with each other before.

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'Bodyscapes' Talk by Curator with Jamie Wyld
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

'Bodyscapes' Talk by Curator with Jamie Wyld

Bodyscapes is a collection of new films by Japanese artists whose use of the body is central to their work – either as a landscape, a political metaphor or method of expression – the body acts as a vehicle and subject to communicate ideas. This will be screened in The Quarterhouse Auditorium 4-6pm Saturday 23rd March and the curator, Jamie Wyld will be talking about the screening in the Quarterhouse Clearing at 4pm - 5pm.

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Bodyscapes: new film and video from Japan
Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

Bodyscapes: new film and video from Japan

Bodyscapes is a collection of new films by Japanese artists whose use of the body is central to their work – either as a landscape, a political metaphor or method of expression – the body acts as a vehicle and subject to communicate ideas. In Fuyuhiko Takata’s Little Mermaid inspired Cambrian Explosion, Takata’s character Princess Mermaid attempts to create his own legs by bloodily sawing his own tail in half. Aya Momose attempts to speak and converse with a goat, to share feelings of forgiveness and pain in her film, To Cuddle a Goat, a Poor Grammar Exercise. And in The Educational System of an Empire by Hikaru Fujii, the artist asks a group of young South Korean’s to reenact actions of historical colonial Japan upon the nation of Korea.

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Vicky Smith (BEEF) in conversation with Cathy Rogers
Mar
23
2:30 PM14:30

Vicky Smith (BEEF) in conversation with Cathy Rogers

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Vicky Smith works with direct-on-film experimental animation to explore the vulnerable and vital body. Her work has screened internationally in galleries and festivals. Recent publications include Experimental & Expanded Animation: Current Perspectives and Practices, co-edited with Nicky Hamlyn.

Bristol Experimental Expanded Film (BEEF) is a film and sound collective supporting experimental practice in Bristol since 2015. BEEF provides an independent platform and much needed resource for artists’ production, distribution and critical engagement, predominantly focusing on experimental and analogue practices. BEEF members collaborate and work together to organise a regular programme of events, screenings, performances, exhibitions, residencies, and film & sound workshops. 

Cathy Rogers is an artist and programmer of Analogue Ensemble a bi-monthly experimental film night in Ramsgate. Cathy works with Super 8 and 16mm film within expanded cinema contexts with a project based MPhil from the Royal College of Art ‘Film Outside Cinema’ exploring Expanded Cinema and Paracinema. Her work has been published in Sequence 2, 2011, London, written about by Nicky Hamlyn in Medium Practices, Public Journal, Issue 44, 2010, Toronto and cited in A.L Rees essay Physical Optics: a return to the repressed, Millennium Film Journal, Fall 2013, New York. 


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