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CUT-PASTE-PLAY

In 2018 Alchemy Film & Arts are very excited to present the first Alchemy Young Moving Image Makers Programme of workshops, curators clubs and more.


RESIDENCIES

Read about our recent residencies in Morocco, and other past and upcoming Artist’s Moving Image residencies.

FILMMAKING SYMPOSIUM 2017

Alchemical Visions: Open to all, featuring talks and presentations by revered filmmakers and leading industry figures. You can now view a selection of the 2017 talks online.

RACHEL MACLEAN at VENICE

Rachel Maclean’s new film commission, Spite Your Face, curated by Alchemy Film & Arts for the 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2017.

WELCOME BACK TO SOUTHSIDE: CHRISTOPHER STEEL

Wed 20 December – Sun 31 December 2017

Christopher Steel’s silent film, Welcome Back to Southside. It shows a journey home from work superimposed 36 times onto one reel of 16mm film, then expanded digitally with a traveling loop.

NOBODY SPEAK: KERRY JONES

Fri 1 December – Sat 16 December 2017

“Nobody Speak” couples and uncouples significance. Useless, irresponsible and subconscious impulses appearing then disappearing into the black screen, creating and frustrating expectations.

EXHIBITIONS

An exciting new programme of exhibitions, events and workshops.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN

Behind the Curtain is a celebration of the diversity of cinema. New film season running from Thur 14 Sep – Fri 8 Dec in venues in Selkirk, Galashiels and Hawick. 

2017 PAST PROGRAMME

120 Films over 4 days, 30 World premieres, expanded cinema performances, 13 moving installations!

MOVING PICTURES: BILL BROWN

Fri 27 October – Thu 9 November

Moving Pictures is a 3-channel slide projector installation in which an animated series of colorful geometrical forms is simultaneously projected and composited on a moving projection screen.

FEATURES

Henry Coombes / Sarah Pucill / Timothy Neat / Rachel Maclean / Brecht Debackere / Karolina Breguła / Mike Hoolboom / Andrew Kötting. 

INSTALLATIONS

Thirteen moving image installations around the town of Hawick.

SCREENING ROOM

The Screening Room is a series of timed collections of short and mid-length works, showing each day throughout the festival.

ANDREW KOTTING: FILM-WALK

An 8-mile walk to the historic Hermitage Castle, led by Andrew Kötting, with Claudia Barton and Anonymous Bosch.

Expanded Cinema

Three Expended Cinema Performances were held at the 2017 festival. Find out more here!

INDEFINITE VISIONS

The films included in the programme are the result of an Arts and Humanities Research Council project called ‘The Audiovisual Essay: a digital methodology for film and media studies’. Curated by Richard Misek.