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NEW SHORTS: Music & Video
Wed 11 Jan 19:00 Moth Club
We consider the marriage of sound and vision in our regular session of creative music videos, fashion films and experimental work with innovating soundtrack.
Dan Gianini 2 mins
Girl walks in a launderette. She starts loading the washing machine. Closes its door shut, sits and wait for its cycle to begin. Peculiar sounds come from different sources. The laundrette’s owner splashing the wet mop on the floor. Washing and drying machine knobs being twisted. Slowly, all these different sounds build into an uniform beat. She puts her old fashioned headphones on and falls into her daydream fantasy of disco lights and uncoordinated dancing.
THEORY OF LOVE
Fanni Fazakas 5 mins
This experimental music video really shows you how abstract love can be.
Tash Tung 4 mins
A trippy, dreamy meander through the deserted streets of London after a well-intended convenience store murder: the best way to keep hold of your crush.
GIRLS OF 1926 - CHORUSGIRL
Christina Hardinge 4 mins
Two best friends, who fancy themselves as a prepubescent Thelma and Louise, hit the road in pedal-powered Cadillacs to live out a fantasy of adventure and adulthood.
TULIPOMANIA: SHOOTING OFF THE SET
Cheryl Gelover and Tom Murray 4 mins
Animated by the musicians of Tulipomania, Shooting Off the Set blends gilded objects with frame-by-frame animated lights as choruses of jittery hand-cast heads lip-sync the lyrics in a frenetic tumble of artifice.
BRANCHES OF LIFE
Katerina Athanasopoulou 4 mins
A woman under sedation for a lung operation sinks inside her own unconscious.
Alice Aires 4 mins
An(ti)thesis is an experimental story portraying a journey of self-transformation, an opening of the human mind and spirit. "Flowers un-bloom. It’s dark and I can’t speak or hear… I feel it’s a trap, my mind constricts. But as I begin to remember how to breathe, I can feel myself slowly becoming something… familiar."
Rose Hendry 2 mins
Stuck in a bubble, a girl dreams of a sunset.
Jonathan Poole 4 mins
Dragonfly is a short film, that was the result of a creative collaboration between performance, costume design, make-up/prosthetics design and how it was captured on camera. A cocooned creature unravels as it begins to experience and express the manoeuvrability of it's body.
Peter Baynton 2 mins
At the age of 28, Benjamin Scheuer was diagnosed with cancer - stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma. He underwent a course of chemotherapy, “Cure” is about that treatment.
THE EYES OF OTHERS OUR PRISONS; THEIR THOUGHTS OUR CAGES
Leah Jefferson 4 mins
A woman wanders across a lonely landscape. Exploring themes of identity, gender and false hope she struggles and strives relentlessly, neither giving up nor accepting reposed in the realities that surround her.
SILENCE IS BROKEN
James Pearson-Howes & Chris Read 3 mins
Documentarian James Pearson-Howes and filmmaker Chris Read's visionary tale of a dark folklore ritual. After James' extensive work capturing some of Britain's most interesting and obscure folk ceremonies, he and Chris visualised how these events might look in the future and whether a new, possibly urban youth may take the mantle on and bring their own twist to proceedings. The pair enlisted notoriously elusive Grime MC Trim to soundtrack the film.
SUPERFLY SUPER 8 CIRCA NINETEEN SEVENTY SEVEN
Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian 3 mins
Scottish Borders experimentalists, Sarahjane Swan and Roger Simian (aka The Bird And The Monkey), created this non-linear, zero budget, micro short in the spirit of the European and American avant gardists of the 60s and 70s: a Super 8 dream of a classic Film Noir as if made by the New York No Wavers.
Martina Bramkamp 1 mins
Wirrwarr is a one minute, one second and one frame celebration of one hundred years of Dada. Animated sequences are linked through key words with emphasis on the historical and philosophical background of dada as an art movement. Sign language is used to communicate the letters d and a while the open hand gesture towards the end of the film signals triumph. The main focus in this production lies on automatic, spontaneous and arbitrary approaches in experimental filmmaking.
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Jordan Rossi 3 mins
Inside a mysterious box a receptionist explores her innermost fantasies discovering seductive and sensual stripteases. As the performers undress it becomes clear the looking glass of eroticism is not a one-way process. This dark vivid short explores our voyeuristic tendencies illustrating how our viewing habits say as much about ourselves as the people we watch. Welcome to the peep show...
KILL IT 4 THE KIDS
Chris Ullens 3 mins
A cute and colourful handmade town sees the arrival and consequences of capitalism hit the town in bold and comic stop-motion animated footage synced on “Kill it 4 the Kids”!
DREAMZ COME TRUE
Robert Fox 7 mins
"Dreamz come true" is a step into the world of alternative education that takes place at The Elevated View Elementary school. A visual accompaniment to the music of Jimmy Edgar. Under the evangelical control of the class teacher the pupils are taught the textbook manner of manifesting their dreams. Questions are begged about the coercive nature of studying ’by the book', leading the pupils to harness their gifted naivety.
DENIM - DENIM
Matthew Hammett Knott 5 mins
5 Drag Queens. 5 Countries. 3 Puppies. 1 Pink Taxi.