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.
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.
Tony Grisoni worked in many different areas of film making before turning to screenwriting. QUEEN OF HEARTS, 1989 was his award winning first feature directed by Jon Amiel. He has worked closely with a number of directors including Michael Winterbottom, John Boorman, Sean Durkin and Marc Munden, and has co-written with Terry Gilliam (FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, 1998 TIDELAND, 2005 and that ship of fools - THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, 2018.)
Jennifer Thatcher is a freelance art critic, lecturer and public programmes curator, based in Folkestone. She is a regular contributor to Art Monthly and ARTnews. She curated the adult public programmes for the last two editions of the Folkestone Triennial, and was previously director of talks at the ICA, London. She is also an AHRC-funded PhD candidate, researching the history of the artist interview. A selection of her interviews was recently published in Art Monthly’s anthology Talking Art 2.
The afternoon will begin with a rough history of video art by artist and writer Chris Meigh-Andrews who also will chair the programme, followed by presentations by Larry Achiampong, Jane England, Keith Piper and Lois Keidan. The invited speakers will each present their own personal ideas and approaches to issues that are relevant to their practice and show visual examples of their work. This will be followed by an opportunity for further discussion about past, present and future of time-based media.
Peter grew up in Denmark and came to the UK in his early twenties to work in the TV industry. He trained in post-production and later progressed into production, working on ‘DANCER IN THE DARK’ by Lars von Trier, and reality shows for TV. In 2000 he started producing content for pioneering internet companies and later founded Klip Films, a production company to serve the corporate, arts and public sector.
Throughout his career he has written, directed and produced many short films of which some have screened at international film festivals. Two of his short films was nominated for the TIME OUT AWARD: ‘MEAT’ in 2007, and ‘THE PREACHER’ in 2008. In 2016 he shot his first feature film ‘SEAGULL’.
Some of most creative documentary films are often under ten minutes long and over the last couple of years there has been an explosion of high quality films that were usually only available at film festivals and a brief life on iTunes. These films deserve more love and attention rather than just being seen as a training ground for feature documentaries.
Dominic Pillai is a film director and video artist based in Folkestone. Taking a uniquely holistic approach to the moving image, Dominic aims to explore the therapeutic potential of the medium by creating work that blurs the boundaries between narrative, documentary and experimental film.
Composer and sound artist Emily Peasgood discusses participant voices in community art with reference to VOICE100, a project she created in 2018 that includes the speaking voices of 100 men, women and children augmented into a contemporary beat poem. VOICE100 is a contemporary electronic surround sound work about how women are perceived 100 years since they started to receive the right to vote.
Imaging Time: Understanding Photography as Time-based Media Discussion launches the 2019 Strangelove festival. This event is brought to you by Strangelove and The Photographers’ Gallery, London.
The panel features Phoebe Boswell, Lucy Reynolds, Erica Scourti and Catherine Yass aims to explore the various relationships that photography has with, makes use of, and represents time.