Category Archives: FILM + VIDEO

Queer Film & Arts Fest

queer-fringe-fest

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.

All the details can be found on the website at http://fringefilmfest.com/

 

Buzzcut Glasgow

NICK-AND-ROSANAHere 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…

Tank TV online video show- New Group Materialism

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.”

http://tank.tv/exhibitions/2015/new-group-materialism.aspx

 

William Kentridge show in London

I highly recommend this spectacular and moving

William Kentridge show in London at Marian Goodman gallery05ENDS OCTOBER 24TH!

He combines animation, dance, stencils, music, in an 8 screen video work that is quite something, both technically and for its moving human content. Don’t miss!

http://mariangoodman.com/exhibition/2252/installation-views

Jennet’s show at Grundy Art Gallery ( and book)

This summer I have to blow my own trumpet- I have a big new project called

THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE

that is manifesting as a Multimedia installation show experimental fiction film, and my first Book. Here is the info

THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE at GRUNDY ART GALLERY

link here: http://www.grundyartgallery.com/programme/

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

Don’t miss MIRRORCITY at the Haywood Gallery

 Essential viewing for PTBM! this show includes work by one of our own ex students Ollie Hogan (Lucky pdf!)

MIRRORCITY

14th October- 4 January

at the Haywood gallery, Southbank centre London

http://mirrorcity.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-exhibition

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.

Pippilotti Rist show at Hauser and Wirth

If you are interested in immersive installation, Don’t miss this show in London at the swanky Hauser and Wirth

Pipilotti Rist

Worry Will Vanish

27 Nov 2014 – 10 Jan 2015, Hauser & Wirth London

link is here http://www.hauserwirth.com/exhibitions/2302/pipilotti-rist-worry-will-vanish/view/

Worry Will Vanish Horizon (video still)

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.

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