Posts Tagged: Mata Hari

Slam That Poetry Night at Galleri KIT in Trondheim, Norway . 2nd October 2015.

A night Organized by Hilde Pytkowski on 2nd of October at Galleri KiT in Trondheim, Norway. I am Showing work I made in colaboration with Sarah Saeed (Eye of the Dawn , Lost Found ) Here some documentation of the night :


Usurp Zone 5 Film Festival, 14th -17th August 2015 London

Eye of the Dawn, Lost Found and Trapped Between Frames have been selected for Usurp Zone 5 Film Festival in London. The Films are part of the exhibiton show everyday from 3pm till 6pm. Follow the link for more info:

14 – 17 Aug: Exhibition films – Free for everyone from 3pm to 6pm. Think – abstract, absurd, activist, animated, asemic, clandestine, collage, conceptual, cut-ups, environment, experimental, glitsch, graffiti,  graphic, identity, kinetic, outsider, paracinematic, performance, plunderphonic, poetry, radio, rebellious, scores, sci-art, scratch, silent, sonic, subterranean, subversive, surreal, synesthetic, typographic, video art…More info:

Usurp Art presents the Usurp Zone5 Film Festival with extraordinary screenings, an exhibition and
a film sound track turntable night, featuring more than 80 experimental, short films, by artists and
filmmakers from over 15 countries, including Argentina, India, Jordan, Peru, Spain and South Africa.
With spatial sound explorations to post-internet performative actions, to meaning-finding/meaning
making idiosyncrasies, the Usurp Zone5 Film Festival traverses cinematic and televisual contexts,
film and video semiotics, allusions to gaming, advertising and internet art. This ambitious festival
highlights the politics of DIY creativity at a time of cuts and austerity. The programming for the
festival employs an experimental process that breaks with conventional curatorial authorship and
fosters a more democratic spectatorship, enabling audiences to create their own surprise links,
chance connections and perceptual analysis. The Usurp Zone5 Film Festival transforms the Usurp
Art Gallery into a suggestive interface; a communal, intimate living room in which to be inspired,
reflect, debate and share.

Usurp Art is proud to be the main sponsor
of this festival. Programme supported by
Film Hub London, managed by Film London.
Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film
Audience Network, funded by the National

Brighton Cinecity Artist’ Docs 2014

‘Eye of the Dawn’ Lost found footage is the start of an exploration into the legendary Mata Hari, the exotic dancer shot as an alleged double agent a year before the end of WW1. Taking as a starting point the fact that there is no footage in existence of Mata Hari in motion, and the fact that she was first and foremost known as a dancer, creating this ‘lost’ footage using a 16mm camera is a step towards a creation of a ghost of Mata Hari all these years later. This experimental short documentary is the beginning of a longer collaboration between performance/producer Sarah Saeed and me.
Brighton Cinecity is showing Artist’ Docs this Saturday at 2pm at Dukes at Komedia

last editing eye of the dawn  (1)


Home Movie

Director: Caroline Pick. 17 mins.

Caroline Pick was a film-maker, a commissioning editor at BBC and Channel Four but it took her fifty years before she delved into the box of home movies which her father had shot since the 1930s. In this short film she unearths the family story which they hide.

Dido’s Lament

Director: Valentina Lari. 18 mins

Victorian rituals and superstitions related to death and mourning.

Daedaleum [what it feels like or what it means]

Director: Steven Horner. 8 mins

A film-maker struggling with a fragmented mind and memories of his father, is prompted to return home.

The Oyster Catchers

Director: Tilly Kemp. 11mins

The last fleet in Europe to dredge by sail. An insightful exploration into the world of the fishermen who carry the philosophy of a renewable future.

The Eye Of The Dawn, Lost Found.

Director: Nazare Soares. 8 mins

An exploration into the legendary Mata Hari, the exotic dancer shot as an alleged double agent a year before the end of WW1.


Released in: UK 2014

Running time: 62 mins

Certificate: TBC

Artists’ Film Salon Monday. 3rd November 2014

Eye The of The Dawn, Lost Found is part of Artists’ Film Salon,  A screening on Monday 3rd of Novemver 2014 at JW3 in London.


This series is supported by LUX artists’ moving image – an international arts agency for the support and promotion of artists’ moving image practice and the ideas that surround it.

Experience cutting-edge artists’ moving image work, from short films to video art. For the fourth in our Artists’ Film Salon series, we will again be joined by an artist-filmmaker to discuss filmmaking from their point of view. The event operates through open submission and we screen around 10 works, each of 5 minutes long. All are welcome to watch the films and join our discussion. The theme (to interpret however you like) is ‘Movements’.’-film-salon#.VBwhzfldVps