SCREENING ROOM SUNDAY


Screenings on Sunday 27th October (running order):

Request Screenings

Directed by: Various
Not a premiere

Running time: 02:00:00
Year: 2012
Country: United Kingdom

Synopsis:

A two hour slot for request screenings. If there is something you have missed that you would really like to see, place a request with the screening room staff and we will try to screen it. Priority will be given to short film works and those with the most requests.

Biography/Filmography:

n/a

Artist's Website: http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk

Venue: Second Floor, Tower Mill - Heart of Hawick
Screening date: Sunday 27th October
Screening time: 11am to 1pm
Tickets: £4 (for the Screening Room, per day. Or free with a ticket to another screening that day)
Programme: Screening Room Sunday

surface ii

Directed by: sam spreckley
World premiere

Running time: 00:02:06
Year: 2012
Country: Scotland

Synopsis:

a short moving image piece exploring notions of the surface and alchemy of the celluloid surface. The work also investigates the relationships between image and sound. By focusing equally on the sound design the work hopes to create a more immersive cinematic experience. The original material was shot from a short journey through the landscape although it is now very abstracted.

Biography/Filmography:

Sam Spreckley is a British visual artist whom specializes in the moving image and sound design. Spreckley has exhibited both Nationally and Internationally most recently being selected to represent the UK at the European Young Artists Biennial held in Thessaloniki in Greece.

Artist's Website: http://www.vimeo.com/samspreckley

Venue: Second Floor, Tower Mill - Heart of Hawick
Screening date: Sunday 27th October
Screening time: 1pm
Tickets: £4 (for the Screening Room, per day. Or free with a ticket to another screening that day)
Programme: Screening Room Sunday

HYPNOS

Directed by: Izabella Retkowska
Not a premiere

Running time: 00:04:00
Year: 2011
Country: Poland

Synopsis:

Project is an independent production.The film refers to a subconscious fear of life, transience and death. The specific form and sound intensify feelings of anxiety and uncertainty.

Biography/Filmography:

Studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Copernicus University in Toruń (1993-1998). Deals with printmaking, computer graphics, animation and photography. Take part in art contests for example: Eurografik Kraków - Saint Petersburg 2006. Sankt Petersburg, Russia; II Miniprint Digital Biennial, Płock 2009, Poland; 6 International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola 2009, Republic of Macedonia; 38. WORLD GALLERY OF DRAWINGS SKOPJE 2010, R. MACEDONIA; CONTEMPORARY POLISH PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION, Tianjin Academy Of Fine Arts, Tianjin, China; MATRICES 2010, International Exhibition Of Small Form Electrographic Art, Budapest, Hungary, Videoholica – International Video Art Fesival 2011, Varna, Bulgaria.

Artist's Website:

Venue: Second Floor, Tower Mill - Heart of Hawick
Screening date: Sunday 27th October
Screening time: 1.05pm
Tickets: £4 (for the Screening Room, per day. Or free with a ticket to another screening that day)
Programme: Screening Room Sunday

Aliki

Directed by: Richard Wiebe
United Kingdom premiere

Running time: 00:05:00
Year: 2010
Country: United States

Synopsis:

Lake Aliki, Cyprus. For centuries, flamingos have wintered here from Iran. Rimbaud encountered them when he worked a quarry in Larnaca. 7th century Arabs described them to mark the burial site of Umm Haram, aunt of the Prophet Muhammad. It is said that Lazarus spent his days on the shores of this lake after his resurrection, staring into the sun to shake off the darkness of the grave. The Greeks represented flamingos in poetry, the Romans slaughtered them for their tongues. Today, a man sings:

Pharmacist, oh pharmacist, oh pharmacist,
I want medicine for myself, I want medicine for myself,
My heart, my heart, my heart is beating like this,
My heart is afflicted because of you.

Biography/Filmography:

BIO
Richard Wiebe is a graduate student at the University of Iowa where he teaches nonfiction filmmaking, screenwriting, film theory, and film sound. He is the co-founder and co-director of Works-in-Progress (WiP), a non-competitive festival that programs unfinished work by artists working in virtually every medium.

Artist's Website:

Venue: Second Floor, Tower Mill - Heart of Hawick
Screening date: Sunday 27th October
Screening time: 1.10pm
Tickets: £4 (for the Screening Room, per day. Or free with a ticket to another screening that day)
Programme: Screening Room Sunday

In The Dark I Sat

Directed by: Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian
Scottish Premiere

Running time: 00:15:00
Year: 2012
Country: Scotland

Synopsis:

In the days beyond The Fluxing, the times of The Soft Borders, The Great Anomolies, Hypocritical Phenomena, when worlds collapsed and the fabric between realities became fluid, an artist and the man she lost search for each other in reflections, shadows and dreams.

Biography/Filmography:

THE BIRD AND THE MONKEY – artist/musician SARAHJANE SWAN (a BA Hons graduate in sculpture from Gray's School of Art) and writer/musician ROGER SIMIAN – have collaborated on left-field songs and music videos since early 2010. Tracks have aired on Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC2 teen soap, “The Cut”. The video, “Do You Wanna?”, was chosen by the BBC Music Video Festival 2011 to screen for two weeks on Edinburgh Big Screen. Earlier this year the pair completed their first short film, “IN THE DARK I SAT”, a surreal and atmospheric 15 minute science-fictional romance.

Artist's Website: http://www.thebirdandthemonkey.com

Venue: Second Floor, Tower Mill - Heart of Hawick
Screening date: Sunday 27th October
Screening time: 1.20pm
Tickets: £4 (for the Screening Room, per day. Or free with a ticket to another screening that day)
Programme: Screening Room Sunday

RE-FORMATION

Directed by: Jeanette Groenendaal
United Kingdom premiere

Running time: 1:17:00
Year: 2011
Country: Netherlands

Synopsis:

‘A seductive and furious film essay’, Raymond van den Boogaard, NRC handelsblad

Jeanette Groenendaal returns to a village in the Dutch Bible Belt to film a personal study of the scapegoat mechanism. A project staging tableaux performances melting frozen memories in an emotionnally charged landscape. In a series of 'visions' she reconstructs, excerpts from her childhood.This stylized flashback is more than a personal therapy session or a documentary about a fundamentalist community. It returns to the past, not out of revenge or a need to judge, but to investigate the roots of a past that is returning to the present, with the contemporary outpouring of religion, conservatism, xenophobia, and judgmental moral standards.

‘How does one group of people who think that they know the truth, what is right and wrong, how do they decide if somebody else is going to hell?’

Biography/Filmography:

Biography Jeanette Groenendaal (1964)
Lives and Works in Amsterdam
Independent Experimental filmmaker
Producer, writer, director, camera, montage, distribution

(Art) Director and Producer of http://www.G-netwerk.nl;
Art-Science productions, Video Installations, Patricipation Performances

Education: Master of Theatre DasArts, Amsterdam (2006)
Filmanalysis, Filmacademy Amsterdam
Binger Institute; Masterclass editing with Molly Stensgard
Hermetica studies, Illustere School, UvA (2010)

Initiating art collectives; PATAPOE Artporn- ZootenGenant- G-netwerk
Nominated for the Magic Hour Award, Planet Doc Review, Warsaw
supported by FilmFunds The Netherlands - FondsBKVB- AFK, De Brakke Grond
distributed by; G-netwerk/ EYE (NL)/ Against Gravity (PL)/ INCUBATOR

Artist's Website: http://www.G-netwerk.nl

Venue: Second Floor, Tower Mill - Heart of Hawick
Screening date: Friday 26th October and Sunday 28th October
Screening time: 1.00pm (Fri) and 1.40pm (Sun)
Tickets: £4 (for the Screening Room, per day. Or free with a ticket to another screening that day)
Programme: Screening Room Friday, Screening Room Sunday

Joking Apart

Directed by: Ronald Forbes
Not a premiere

Running time: 00:05:00
Year: 2011
Country: Scotland

Synopsis:

JOKING APART: a film by Ronald Forbes

Three philosophers, Plato, Hume and Descartes, get together to share a joke.

Seriously funny, or funnily serious – or both of these. Or perhaps neither. You decide, if that is possible.

An ostensibly light-hearted film that raises serious issues about the idea of understanding, the nature of humour in our culture, and our confrontation with the absurd.

The film alludes to our relationship with the natural world through three jokes each referencing a bird, animal or a fish.

Biography/Filmography:

Ronald Forbes : Filmography

Ronald Forbes is a painter and film-maker. He is an academician of the Royal Scottish Academy.

He has had more than thirty five solo exhibitions internationally and his films are often shown as part of these and other exhibitions. Venues over the years have included Project Art Centre, Dublin, Fruitmarket Gallery , Edinburgh and Mazzo, Amsterdam.

His film Between Dreams won the BBC Scotland ‘Scope’ film competition in 1975.

His films include:

Between Dreams 1974
She 1974
TV 74 1974
Sonnet 1975
Signs 1977
Happy Day 1979
Incident 1981

The Illusionist 2005
By Any Other Name 2009
Joking Apart 2011

Artist's Website: http://www.ronald-forbes.com

Venue: Second Floor, Tower Mill - Heart of Hawick
Screening date: Sunday 27th October
Screening time: 3pm
Tickets: £4 (for the Screening Room, per day. Or free with a ticket to another screening that day)
Programme: Screening Room Sunday

Wilder Moves

Directed by: Mixed programme of shorts
Not a premiere

Running time: 01:00:00
Year: 2012
Country: United Kingdom

Synopsis:

Repeat screening of 'Wilder Moves' - a mixed shorts programme.

In the telling of stories, these landscapes permeate their narratives, becoming metaphorical, contextual, signifying or emotive. We witness the interplay of nature and guilt played out between two adolescents in a fi eld, while a wild bull-run becomes the landscape for a tale of love and intolerance. One man struggles to maintain love within the encroaching wilderness of 1840’s Canada, while yet others walk in isolation through landscapes layered with fears, memories and dreams.

Biography/Filmography:

Please see the main 'Wilder Moves' programme entry.

Artist's Website: http://www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk/2012/wilder-moves/

Venue: Second Floor, Tower Mill - Heart of Hawick
Screening date: Sunday 27th October
Screening time: 3.10pm
Tickets: £4 (for the Screening Room, per day. Or free with a ticket to another screening that day)
Programme: Screening Room Sunday

As Above, So Below

Directed by: Sarah J. Christman
United Kingdom premiere

Running time: 00:50:00
Year: 2012
Country: United States

Synopsis:

For thousands of years, alchemists toiled to synthesize rare substances and universal cures, to manipulate the speed of natural processes. Today, a woman has her husband’s ashes transformed into a memorial diamond. 
Precious metals are extracted from obsolete electronics. What was once the world’s largest landfill-- now the final resting place of the World Trade Center’s remains-- is being converted into a public park. The film intimately 
examines various transmutations, both microscopic and massive, that reshape matter and its meanings. 
What separates the permanent from the impermanent, the things we discard from those we preserve?

Biography/Filmography:

Sarah J. Christman makes non-fiction films that examine the intersection between people, 
technology and the natural world. Her award winning work has screened internationally, including the 
Rotterdam Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the 
San Francisco International Film Festival where "Dear Bill Gates" earned the New Visions Award. 
She is an Assistant Professor in the Film Department at Brooklyn College.

Artist's Website: http://www.sarahchristman.com

Venue: Second Floor, Tower Mill - Heart of Hawick
Screening date: Sunday 27th October
Screening time: 4.20pm
Tickets: £4 (for the Screening Room, per day. Or free with a ticket to another screening that day)
Programme: Screening Room Sunday


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