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New Shorts #9: LEFTFIELD AND LUSCIOUS
Sun 6 Jan 16:00 ICA, Screen 1
Our popular Sunday matinee screening of the best in new experimental work, from stunning animations to groundbreaking artists work, including new films from Ben Rivers, Max Hattler, Stuart Pound, Liane Lang, Jessica Sarah Rinland and Tim Webb. Watch out for Anna Friel in the gorgeous looking METAMORPHOSIS, and join Hastings residents including filmmaker Andrew Kotting sea swimming in GLITTER AND STORM.
Includes the ICA Award for Best Experimental film
Total: 115 mins
Peter Millard 4 mins
I once lived in a Boogodobiegodongo and I felt better.
Onyeka Igwe 3 mins
Borders inhibit movement, from passage across geographical boundaries to relations between one person to another. Borders forbid, halt, break and stop but they can also be permeated, broken, passed through and dodged. There is always the possibility of movement. Bordered is a performative exploration into the binary relationship between borders and freedom movement.
CONSTELLATIONS OF THINGS LEARNT AND FORGOTTEN
magali charrier 7 mins
A record of the physical, mental, emotional, kinetic and spatial experience of a dancer to reveal the intricate, intimate arrangement of their multiple sensations. The word constellation refers to those inner stories or events inscribed in space, which can be read like a map
CREATION AS WE SAW IT, THE
Ben Rivers 15 mins
Three mythical stories from the Republic of Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, concerning the origin of humans, why pigs walk on all fours, and why a volcano sits where it does.
Iloobia 5 mins
An exploration into visualising the act of drifting from consciousness into hypnagogic sleep and into the dream space, where navigation is fragmented and abstracted within sensual spaces. Filmed secretly in the shadows while traveling to European film festivals in Tallinn, Warsaw, Amsterdam and London with the feature documentary 'KanZeOn'
Jessica Sarah Rinland 7 mins
ELECTRIC OIL tells the story of Laura, through the eyes of her psychologist, who lived with the rare disease of being allergic to oil. In this film, her physiologist discovers the moment Laura remembered the stimulus for her disease - during her 3 years aboard her father’s whaling ship.
Michaela Nettell 4 mins
An experimental video produced during an artist’s residency at Culpeper Community Garden in London
GLITTER AND STORM
Rebecca E Marshall 15 mins
Water, sunlight, breathing and skin – this is a submersion into the joy of sea swimming by night and by day. A series of moving portraits and interviews held exclusively in the sea off the coast of Hastings in the South East.
GRANDMOTHER IS A CRAB
Stuart Pound 2 mins
Grandmother is a Crab borrows from an earlier digital video, made fifteen years ago, that itself used footage captured from a travel advertisement on television. Black and white, and mirror effects, take the image out of time, giving it both vividness and distance. The music is played in reverse. And the voice-over and under-titles are a poem that re-enters the magic world of a child on a beach.
Tim Webb 7 mins
In a house clearance shop in Cliftonville, Margate, England, I bought a woman’s scrapbook collection of her birthday cards she had received from her children and grandchildren. It cost me £ 1.99.
Liane Lang 7 mins
House Guests is shot in animation and timelapse, at the house of Rudyard Kipling in Vermont, the only house he ever built himself. The house remains furnished with his library and furniture and many of his objects and pictures. The camera travels through the spaces, from the Victorian boilers in the basement to the Jungle Book objects in the attic and animates and intersperses other objects and occurrences, luring the spectres of past events and occupants out of the silent walls and objects.
Emily Howells, Anne Wilkins 4 mins
It's another endless, sleepless night. You're caught in a cycle and weighed down, until something heavy and strange approaches...
I FELT MYSELF GOING
Luke Moody 2 mins
A happenstance episode of oral history about falling over.
Michael Salkeld 3 mins
Subliminal rhythms and total abstraction edited to an emotive sound track.
Luke White, Remi Weekes 4 mins
Metamorphosis 2012 was commissioned to celebrate the National Gallery's exhibition of the same name. The exhibition was centered around the three world famous Titian paintings depicting Ovid 's classical tale of Actaeon the Hunter and Diana the Goddess. Actaeon surprises the Goddess bathing naked in a forest pool. The punishment for his audacity is to be turned into a stag and consumed by his own hounds. This film re-imagines that fateful encounter and is re-set in a hunting lodge somewhere in Europe, anytime in the last 100 years.
NOTES ON BLINDNESS: RAINFALL
Peter Middleton, James Spinney 4 mins
'Cognition is beautiful. It is beautiful to know.'
PEACE STARTS WITH ME
Noriko Okaku 1 mins
Peace is always in your life, if you look for it. In my film, the word peace is concealed within an abstract landscape – at times clearly discernable; at others hidden. The film is meant to seem chaotic. Like the principles of Ying and Yang, positive and negative, peace exists within chaos and vice versa.
Richard Sanz 4 mins
Through the telephone exchange a charge is reversed, and crossed lines hold a small party. Music by Hardsparrow
SECLUDED GROVE, THE
Toby Tatum 4 mins
A pastoral dream-zone of autumnal forests and dark abiding groves conjured with the hallucinatory intensity of a death-bed reverie.
Jez Coram, Lindsey Chapman 5 mins
A meditation on the East Yorkshire coastline combining archive footage, from up to 100 years ago, with present day video and audio recordings. Exploring themes of place, connection, perspective and memory Sequin plays with how the landscape shapes who we are?
Max Hattler 3 mins
an attempt to visualize higher dimensions and unearthliness, taking into account these concepts' heightened awareness when attempting to process or predict the end of the world!
STATES OF MATTER
Jim Nilsson 5 mins
Immersing elements into each other can change their behaviour and state of matter. Something hard and coarse may explode into a thousand tiny bubbles which gently dance in the current. A small droplet may expand into a ferocious vortex as it twists into liquid glass. Granules dispersed in liquid may scatter and form mesmerizing crystals which shimmer in the darkness. This film is an enveloping experience with sounds you can feel and images seductive enough to touch.