A relatively young and fresh Queer Fringe Film Festival in East London opens today (Tuesday 15th).
Opening drinks are tonight and the first film is ‘Viva‘ directed by Paddy Breathnach, the story of a Cuban hairdresser working at a drag cabaret club to make ends meet and the abrupt reappearance of his father.
There are multiple events each day between now and Sunday, and more than 20 scattered across Saturday and Sunday, many free or reasonably priced.
Here are my good friends Nick and Rosana, artists and founders of the Buzzcut Festival in Glasgow, which is happening from 6th-10th April this year.
I’ll be there on the Friday and performing on the Saturday at 2pm. It’s a very special event with work taking place in and around the Pearce Institute Glasgow G51 3UU. This building in Govan is worth a visit in itself and Buzzcut is famous for creating a really strong community atmosphere in the main hall…
Some interesting video work here to view online, especially if you are interested in a
“kind of artistic practice that through video mimics the production processes of advertising, TV and fashion – a practice that instead of opposing the corporate/institutional spectacle, flirts with its idioms and subverts its (commercial) objectives.”
For summer 2015, the Grundy Art Gallery presents a new commission: THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE, an experimental narrative film and multimedia sculptural installation by artist Jennet Thomas.
The film presents a kind of absurd fairy-tale, in which a strange mythical tribe surrounding the ‘Blue Lady’, based on a memory of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, holds sway. The tribe takes a fictional pilgrimage through a future-primitive world, where the difference between magic and technology is now forgotten.
And the link to info about the BOOK of the same name, published by BOOK WORKS is
MIRRORCITY explores the effect the digital revolution has had on our experiences.
London is one of the world’s centres for contemporary art. MIRRORCITY shows recent work and new commissions by key emerging and established artists working in the capital today, who seek to address the challenges, conditions and consequences of living in a digital age.
For her London exhibition, ‘Worry Will Vanish’, Rist has transformed the gallery into a fully immersive, sensory environment. Projected against two walls, ‘Worry Will Vanish Horizon’ (2014) is a journey inside the human body, based on a three-dimensional animation. Rist delights in patterns created by manipulating creases of skin, caressing, pushing and pulling to depict the varied textures of human flesh. These corporeal images periodically overlap with close-up fragments from nature as Rist blurs the boundaries between the self and organic structures.