NEWS | SCREENINGS | SHOWS
NowhereSomewhere (2016) – a film / installation inspired by my recent artist residency at the William Morris gallery. Funded by Arts Council England and Barbican.
16-17th July 2016 Walthamstow Garden Party (work in progress, pedal-powered screening)
August 2016 Somerset House Edible Utopia (details tbc)
6th October-7th November 2016 – William Morris gallery installation
October-November 2016 Barbican pedal-powered installation
The work takes inspiration from William Morris’s ‘ecotopian’ romance News From Nowhere, to consider similarities and resonances between Morris’s visions for a future London and Organiclea, a food-growing co-operative in the Waltham Forest, the Borough where Morris spent much of his childhood. Weaving together hand-processed 16mm and digital footage, the work portrays the politics and poetics of this community, also acting as dreamspace as gardeners imagine their own versions of a utopian future London from the vantage point of the present.
Find more details on the residency here:
For anyone interesting in learning ecological 16mm film-procesing techniques, I am leading a workshop on 21st May based around the residency experiences:
What Lies Below (2015) –
25th November/16th December – Kings college, Nash lecture theatre, Strand
Thurs 24th September No.w.here
20th May 2015 – Preview screening, BFI, 2pm
Short film funded by the Wellcome Trust in partnership with the BFI and No.w.here.
Set in 2054, a time when soldiers have been programmed to forget their actions and robots command the front line of war, a mother reads to her daughter from a notebook written in 2015 while she was still working as a military psychologist. Recounting the dreams of soldiers, she reflects on the impact of killing on the human psyche and the inevitable technological advancements that led to a complete denial of conscience.
Tamesa (2014, 11′) – screening dates
25th February 2016 – Milton Keynes gallery
13th February 2016 – l’abominable, Paris
29th March 2015 – Flatpack film festival, 2pm, Videostrolls programme.
11th January 2015, Tamesa screens at ICA as part of London Short Film Festival, 2pm.
Tamesa nominated for Best Experimental Film Award at LSFF.
31st October. New short film Tamesa commissioned for the recently opened NOW gallery, Greenwich, as part a a programme entitled ‘Unshore: the Artists’ Thames’. 7.30pm. Curated by Gareth Evans.
The artist searches for traces of the river Thames’ distant past by processing 16mm film on the foreshore using water collected at low tide. The experiment takes place adjacent to Battersea bridge, a site where archaeological finds suggests significant ritual activity. Images of water patterns and foreshore detritus are combined with close-up textures of pre-historic objects such as skulls and flint axe-heads discovered in the area. Watermarks and particles of ancient river silt cling to the resultant film’s surface, their abstract formations a portal to the unseen forces at work in the river.
Folk In Her Machine (2013, 47′) screenings dates
November 26th (2014) Cafe Oto Project space screening with William Raban’s Time and the Wave (2013) plus Q&A with both filmmakers, 1-7 Ashwin st, E83DL, 7pm for 7.30 start. £3 students and unwaged | £5 unwaged.
October (2014) Milton Keynes gallery installation throughout the month.
31st August (2014) Portobello Film festival within Art and Culture programme. 6-10.30pm, Portobello pop up cinema
12th July (2014) New Community Spaces: Collaboration and Creativity in the Landscape, Hooke Park, Dorset. Symposium and screening.
1st May (2014) Plymouth Arts Centre. Screening throughout the day to celebrate May day, plus on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the month of May. Screening and artist talk Saturday 31st May. Film: 1.30pm/talk: 2.15pm. Interview here.
9th May (2014). Fundacao Manuel Antonio da Mota, Porto, Portugal. Screening event/artist talk .
6th March (2014). William Morris gallery in Walthamstow. Screening event/Q&A as part of a late night opening of Jeremy Deller’s Venice bienalle piece ‘English Magic’.
1st February (2014). Folk In Her Machine premiere: PLACE: Common Grounds, Snape (Suffolk). An annual cross-platform event curated by Gareth Evans (Whitechapel gallery).
December 2013. Installation in group show: ‘Tradition’, Pumphouse gallery, London.
20th April 2013 Soundfjord gallery, London. Work in progress screening as part of an exhibition called Sbarbi’s Arrow by Duncan Whitley.
Tuesday 16th April 2013, Cafe Oto. Feeling Sound: A Night of Shared Listening with Rosalind Fowler, Ian Rawes, David Toop, John Wynne and Duncan Whitley. This will be an evening of shared conversation and questions, inspired by the show.
The film starts and ends in London and is told from the perspective of a female narrator who looks back over the archive of footage she has collected over the years on her repeated visits to two seasonal folk traditions in England, Haxey Hood in north Lincolnshire and May Day in Padstow. Her voice is interspersed with those of people she meets on her journeys, describing the significance of the rituals for them. Folk in Her Machine is a sensual film essay on the meaning of place and belonging in a global world, and a meditation on the nature of filmmaking. Shot on a combination of 16mm and digital cameras, the film is narrated by actor Jodhie May.
Invisible dialogue (2014, 2.5′) – a collaborative experimental film made with 3 other artists selected for Jim Hobb’s One Hundred Foot III programme. Screening details below:
23rd Jan, (2016) 17. Dresdner Schmalfilmtage, Dresden in competition
Sat 14th Nov (2015) Cornwall film festival
7th July, (2015) Jerwood gallery
15th May (2015). Lo&Behold gallery, 7pm
Latitude festival (2014) Film premieres as part of Jim Hobb’s 100ft programme.
Rotunda – Film to be screened in Birmingham soon as part of Scalarama season. Details tbc.
20th Feb 2015, 1pm – Light Visions – A Cameraless Film Workshop, Future Film Festival, BFI.
17th Jan 2015 – William Morris gallery. Stitching in Time Cameraless film workshop
1st and 8th Nov 2014 – Experimental folklore 2: Battel bonfire super 8 workshop with No.w.here.
30 April/1st May/17 May 2014 – Experimental Folklore: Jack-In-the-Green 16mm workshop led in partnership with No.w.here. See workshop footage here.