Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in Hawick, Scotland. 2nd – 6th March 2017

I am happy to announce the premiere of my recent film installation OMEN will be hosted by Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in Hawick, Scotland. The event will take place from 2nd till 6th of March 2017. Full Programme here:

http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2017/programme/

http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2017/installations-2/

Over 60 filmmakers and artists from around the world will be landing in Hawick on March 2nd for the seventh edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. Screening over 120 films at Hawick’s Tower Mill, with 23 world premieres, 12 moving image installations around the town, expanded cinema performances and a filmmaker symposium, Alchemy promises to transform Hawick into a melting pot of creativity for some of the world’s most imaginative moving image artists.

Highlights include the Scottish premiere of Rachel Maclean’s It’s What’s Inside That Counts. Maclean has been chosen to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2017, in a major new exhibition curated by Alchemy Film & Arts. Her work powerfully satirises the fears and desires of our contemporary zeitgeist, cloaked in a super-saturated aesthetic of fairy-tale consumer culture. Maclean will be present for a Q&A, discussing the evolution of her work and the themes of her new Venice commission.

Another sprinkling of Venetian magic comes from Alchemy’s tribute to the late John Berger, the Booker-prize-winning author of Ways of Seeing. In a special screening of his 1989 film Play Me Something, also featuring Tilda Swinton and Margaret Bennett, Berger narrates a politicised Venetian romance between a farm worker and a young bohemian woman, to a bemused waiting room of misfits in a desolate aiport lounge on the Scottish island of Barra. Directed by Tim Neat, present for a Q&A.

In perhaps the World’s first ever surrealist experimental opera-musical, the UK premiere of Warsaw-based Karolina Bregula’s The Tower, follows the fate of a group of well-meaning community activists who decide that the solution to their social problems lies in building an enormous tower of sugar. With music by Glasgow based Ela Orleans, their utopian dreams inevitably lead toward more dystopian realities.

Expanding the festival’s ethos of conversational encounter into a fifth day, British artist Andrew Kötting will lead a raggle-taggle eight mile procession of artists and miscreants towards the Hermitage Castle and the spectral vision that is Mary Queen of Scots. Reuniting the ghosts of King Harold and his hand fast wife Edith Swan Neck, Kötting’s film-walk culminates in a screening of Edith Walks at Hermitage Hall.

For the closing film, Alchemy hosts the European premiere of Incident Reports by Canadian auteur Mike Hoolboom. An episodic love letter to an unseen therapist, Hoolboom’s film is a luminous celebration of humanity, traversing memory, forgetting, image making and gender identity, while touching the heart of what it is to be in the world. It is an essay film that leads us joyfully to an ultimately life affirming conclusion: “Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams: Red, gold, and green.”

TRONDHEIM OPEN // OPEN ART ACADEMY 2016

As part of Open Art Academy I am showing a film installation , OMEN is shown in the Black Box at Gallery Kit, Opening today Friday 11 November at 6pm .

https://www.kit.ntnu.no/en/content/galleri-kit-trondheim-open

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Review on Hxn Project. Other cinema screening at ATA. San Francisco. October 2016

 

Hxn Project

Last night, Other Cinema hosted a gathering of witches, both embodied and bound in celluloid. The night began with a brewing of cups by the Church of Color and Light, a local ritualistic performance collective that uses overhead projection, dance movement, and incantation for audience involvement and transformation. One slithering spirit even abandoned a rubber snake in my lap. Soundtracked by the buzzing of flies, their cultus ceremony set tone for a spooky evening with intermittent camera flashes punctuating the dark.

Cohesively curated experimental film and video from past iterations of the Hxn Festival filled the remainder of the evenings program. Hxn celebrates witchcraft and the personal occult from a feminine perspective, with all works curated and made by women. The program was strong yet scrappy, with a generous dose of silence and nudity. A couple of pieces veered too close to the works of experimental film great Maya Deren (unsurprisingly) and animator Lewis Klahr, to be truly original. But the lovely, ghostly Trapped Between Frames by Nazare Soares seemed outright possessed with its multi-exposed film frames trembling and twitching

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Other Cinema: HXN WITCHES & ASTRAL VISIONS 29th October 2016

My stereoscopic film Trapped Between Frames will be shown on the 29th of October at Artist Television Access in San Francisco as part of HXN project:

http://www.atasite.org/?p=11132

After 2 epic Autumns in the East Bay, the Haxan Project now sets up stakes in the Mission, to initiate a Big-City audience into its irresistible cycle of wicca-ed cinema, with a tent-full of worksall women-madecapped by a provocative live performance! Curators Courtney Fellion, Phaedra Restad, and Hannah Schulman have hand-picked the very best work from their wildly creative coven, including transformative pieces from Gina Basso, Karissa Hahn, Leslie Supnet, Sarah Rooney, Natalie Tsui, Nazar Soares, Laura Conway, Lili White, and Julia Triangularall to be consummated in the rites of the Church of Color and Light, whose overhead projections and hypnotic incantations promise a path to thee metaphysical via our beloved smoke machine! Free mulled wine.

Stylosophya by Jesus Oliver. Hair on Stage. Theatre Auditorium Manzoni. Bologna October 2016

Stylosophy is a commissioned work i made for Jesus oliver. Premiere in his show at Hair on Stage. Theatre Auditorium Manzoni. Bologna October 2016.

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HXN – O Oculto Pessoal, no Festival Internacional de Cinema Dobra, 3rd september 2016 . Rio de Janeiro

‘Trapped Between Frames ‘ will be screened in DOBRA Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro on 3rd of September 21 h at Cinemateca MAM/RJ, part of O Oculto Pessoal, a special program curated by HXN Festival.
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Sbado, 3 / Setembro / 2016

FOUND FOOTAGE MAGAZINE ISSUE#2

A short version of my final dissertation for Moving Images Arts Bachelor Degree at University of Brighton, History Decays into Images not into Stories: A journey with Walter Benjamin from Future to the Pastis published as part of Found Footage Magazineissue 2 . Thanks a lot to Paul Gilks, Matthew Noel-Tod and University of Brighton for the support received during the process.

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With new writings by Barbara Hammer, Scott MacDonald, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Abigail Child, Kenneth Goldsmith, Gustav Deutsch, Michael Robinson, Albert Alcoz, Greg Youmans, Brian L. Frye, Clint Enns, Matthew Levine, Dirk de Bruyn, Nazare Soares, Alejandro Bachmann, Andr Habib, Peter Snowdon, Vicki Bennett, M. J. Ostrowski, Marta lvarez, …

READY ON SALE!

More info at: http://foundfootagemagazine.com/en/

Punktet visningsrom presents Pink Shoelaces, a exhibition curated by David Breida and Jeremy Welsh. 8-12 April 2016.

I made new work in response to Skansen area in Trondheim. The work called Pharos Mirror is a film installation and will be shown as part of the group exhibition PinkShoelaces presented by Punktet and curated by David Breida and Jeremy Welsh.http://punktetvisningsrom.no/

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PINK SHOELACES presented by Punktet;curated by David Breida and Jeremy Welsh

Friday, april 8th.
OPEN: 17-21
Vernissage
17-21: Randy Bonanza
18.30: Performance Guri Simone veraas
19.30: Performance Martinius Suijkuijk

Saturday, april 9th.
OPEN: 12-16
13.00: Guided tour with Simon Harvey

Sunday, april 10th.
OPEN: 12-16
19.30: Lecture with Johanna Gullberg at Lilleskansen

Monday, april 11th.
OPEN: 12-18

Tuesday, april 12th.
OPEN: 12-18
Finissage at 17: Kurator-talk with Jeremy Welsh

David Breida and Jeremy Welsh both has connections with the Art Academy in Trondheim. They are curating the exhibition PINK SHOELACES where they have invited 15 artists to interpret the area freely. This includes different art mediums as performance, installation, sound, light and video.

Usurp Zone 5 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 19 March 2016

My Stereoscopic Film ‘Trapped Between Frames’ will be screened in New Delhi this Saturday 19th of March. Soundtrack by Laila Hansen(Partial facsimile) and Andrew Stuart-Buttle, performance Aya Toraiwa. Thanks so much to curator Poulomi Desai.

Usurp Zone5 at theIndia Habitat Centre, New Delhi

19 March 2pm 7pm Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Usurp Art Presents a selection of filmsfrom ourZone5 experimental short film festival.Many of the award winning films will be screened for the first time in India.

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Radio Satellite Program of Metamorf 2016. Extra Terrestrial presented by Miss Despoina’s

Hic Non Est (He is not here) soundscape by music composer Andrew Stuart-Buttle is broadcasting on Wednesday 16th m thursday 17h and Friday 18th of March, part of Radio Extra Terrestrial presented by Miss Diana Lindbjerg.
A soundscape created from mainly sound material recorder in the Land of Cannan, the work is made from memories, thoughts and experiences collected by me in Palestine between April and May 2013.

TURN ON, TUNE IN, TUNE OUT: DTUNEMENT ! Listen now to experimental radio station in connection to Metamorph here:
http://www.miss-hack.org/?extrater-radio%

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