SHORT FILM PROGRAMME
FRIDAY 15 APRIL
12.15pm – 1.30pm
The Rules of the Game
Julia Dogra-Brazell / United Kingdom / 2015 / 00:03:48 / Scottish Premiere
Stories entwine; the observer and the observed, as the patterns and textures of celluloid play a riff on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’, a short story written just three years before the arrival of the first moving image made for projection.
Julia Dogra-Brazell’s photographic series and short experimental films have been exhibited at cinemas, festivals and galleries internationally: screenings include ‘Art After Dark’ at the Louise Blouin Foundation, ‘Derek Jarman’s Film Poetry of The Small Medium Lives On’ at the Serpentine Gallery and ‘FilmArt’ at LUX in London. Her latest films were invited to the 2014 Austrialian International Experimental Film Festival, ALTERNATIVE Film/Video Festival Belgrade, the 58th and 59th BFI London Film Festivals and the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival. A programme of her work was screened at Experiments in Cinema, New Mexico in 2015. She has worked as a visiting lecturer in photography/contemporary art at Brighton University, University of the Arts, University of Hertfordshire and Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Sara Hibbert / United Kingdom / 2015 / 00:08:50 / Scottish Premiere
Exploring the first accurate hand-drawn ‘map’ of the retinal surface, Atlas presents a micro/macro landscape of shifting physicality, uncovering parallels between the internal body and an astronomical unknown.
Sara is a London-based artist, graduating in 2015 from an MA in Moving Image (Photography programme) at the Royal College of Art. Working with both still and moving image, installation and sound, Sara’s work deals with moments of disruption within sensory and imagined experience, and areas of overlap between perception, technology and belief.
Past exhibitions include 200 Acres (Pump House Gallery, 2015), Night Contact (Brighton Photo Biennial, 2014), Farringdon Factory (2013), Intel Remastered (Intel / Jotta, 2011). She is also currently developing a new moving-image commission in collaboration with Chelsea & Westminster hospital (CW+, 2016).
Guli Silberstein / United Kingdom / 2014 / 00:04:19 /
A radiant, raging girl is shouting and punching the empty space in front of her. She is roughly cut out from her surroundings by a computer algorithm struggling to contain her, and her enemies are rubbed off the frame. Is she real? Is she a dream? Gradually, more fragments of the scene are revealed, and the context is made clearer. The video-processing highlights the documented scene as image, both of a fight for freedom, and a media event.
An experimental filmmaker/video artist, based in London, UK. Received a B.A in Film & Video from Tel Aviv University in 1997, and graduated in 2000 from The New School for Social Research in New York City USA, with a M.A in Media Studies. Since 2003, continuously creates video works which won awards and are repeatedly screened in the UK and worldwide, in festivals and art venues such as: Transmediale Berlin, Kassel Film & Video Festival, Emaf Osnabrueck, Alchemy Moving Image Festival Scotland, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives NYC, Go Short Festival the Netherlands, The Nunnery
Gallery London, The National Center for Contemporary Art Moscow, and many more.
Sasha Litvintseva / United Kingdom / 2015 / 00:14:12 / Scottish Premiere
This film is a pilgrimage. It comes in waves. Steeped in elliptical history and historical simulacra, Exile Exotic is set at a hotel that is a replica of the Kremlin. Narrating the exotic beginnings of my mother and I’s exile from Russia, the film serves as a platform for us to visit the Kremlin again, albeit by the side of a pool.
Sasha Litvintseva was born in 1989, Russia. Currently living in London, she is commencing a practice based PhD at Goldsmiths College examining contemporary conceptions of time through the moving image. Sasha’s work has been screened at festivals such as Ann Arbor, Kasseler Dokfest, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and many more. Recent solo presentations have included AC Institute, New York, Image/Movement, Berlin and IMT Gallery, London. Working as a collaboration she has exhibited at Union Pacific, London, and she has also been part of group shows at the such notable galleries as Wroclaw Biennale, Carlos/Ishikawa gallery, London, the Contemporary Art Museum of Bogota, and many more.
Dream English Kid
Mark Leckey / United Kingdom / 2015 / 00:30:00 / Scottish Premiere
Image courtesy of Mark Leckey and Cabinet, London
A new autobiographical film from Turner prize-winning artist Mark Leckey, drawing on his experiences of popular British culture from the past 40 years.
Mark Leckey (b.1964) was born in Birkenhead, England, and currently lives and works in London. He studied at Newcastle Polytechnic, Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London, and served as professor of film studies at the Städelschule Frankfurt am Main from 2005 to 2009. He exhibited in 1990 at the New Contemporaries exhibition at the ICA. In 2004, he participated in Manifesta 5, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art. In 2006 he participated in the Tate Triennial and his works are held in the collections of the Tate and the Centre Pompidou among other institutions and prestigious private collections. In 2008 he won the Turner Prize.
(courtesy of Artuner).