BIKE, Dir. Tony Hill
New Shorts


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16:00 Sun 12 Jan 2014

ICA ICA, Cinema 1

Our popular Sunday matinee screening of the best in new experimental shorts, from stunning animations to groundbreaking artists work, including new films from Max Hattler, Tony Hill, Kate Jessop, Toby Tatum, Katerina Athanasopoulou and Anna Blandford.

Watch out for Dudley Sutton in the surreal melodrama Stray, and an animated look at the work of psychologist Oliver Sachs in *The Man Who Mistook His Wife For

A Hat*.

78 min


The Mall, St James's
020 7930 3647
Full £13-4 / Concessions £11-2 / Blue Members £7-8


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    Katerina Athanasopoulou 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    Plato likens the human soul with a cage, where knowledge is birds flying. A flock of birds circles and moves a cage vehicle, seeking escape from a city half finished and abandoned, with roads interrupted by fragments of fallen statues. As Europe seems to be imploding, this is my portrait of Athens
  • BIKE

    Tony Hill 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    Bike' explores some different ways of looking at riding a bicycle. A form of visual relativity is created by fixing the camera inside the wheel, to the pedal and floating above the head of the rider. With these new perspectives this simple activity is transformed.

    Cecilia Stenbom 8 mins (UK, 2013)

    The Case brings together extracted scenarios from a fictitious police investigation with views and perceptions of crime. The script was developed from transcripts of conversations with the public. The Case is a deliberately hybrid work that mixes professional actors with real people, sampling fiction and reality to create a complex and open-ended narrative.

    Huishu Jia 3 mins (UK, 2013)

    John Cage said "everything we do is music" Lots of elements from our original everyday life contain music's poetic and enjoyable beauty. Rooms, staircases and hallways are parts of the architecture we come across everyday. Sound is generated as they are used. Collaborating with a composer in order to create an orchestra from people living in a piece of architecture.
  • DOG

    John Fitzpatrick 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    Two men meet in a field. One of them gets cold feet.

    Michal Sulima 6 mins (UK, 2013)

    “If it's not in frame, it doesn't exist" - F. W. Murnau, Shadow of the Vampire. Frame is an experimental art-house hybrid, a homage to and a commentary on cinema and its narrative powers, that uses cliches, deception and cinematic tools of manipulation to talk about interpretation and narratives that inevitably rule our perceptions. A graduation piece of College of Communication's Photography course, the film was nominated to the Best of the Show 2013 at University of the Arts London and highlighted by producer Michael Wilson, filmmaker William Raban and Metro Imaging among others.

    Antonia Attwood 3 mins (UK, 2013)

    How does one define the limits of the Estuary? It’s not easy to determine where it ends and where it begins. Filmed in a tank with found objects, From the Mouth is a visual language, communicative of notions of history and mystery where the Thames meets the North Sea.

    Sam Campbell 7 mins (UK, 2013)

    Music video for a track from Roly Porter's debut album, Aftertime. Giedi Prime is a fictional planet from sci-fi book, Dune, by Frank Herbert. The planet was once like earth yet became uninhabitable forcing the last humans off the planet. We see through the eyes of one of these last humans as the natural world deteriorates around him.

    Ross Hogg 4 mins (UK, 2013)

    Using only charcoal and three sheets of A1 paper, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat is an animated adaptation of Oliver Sacks' seminal work, describing a unique neurological oddity

    Christine Hooper 5 mins (UK, 2013)

    Four in the morning, crapped out, yawning.

    Ioanna Eirini Mitropoulou 4 mins (UK, 2013)

    A room like no other, once in, reality in the form previously experienced is no longer possible. The woman has entered the room. She is transported to realms and places that bring with them reminders of the world she wishes to construct. And then there is the material realm, someone is trapped, the golden cage seems more comforting than ever.

    Runyararo Mapfumo 4 mins (UK, 2013)

    A young man suffering from an existential crisis removes himself from society in order to search internally and find the meaning of life. Whilst doing so he discovers more that he’d anticipated.
  • SEA

    Tony Hill 2 mins (UK, 2013)

    SEA is a meditation on the constancy of the rhythms and ever-changing movement of the sea as waves break on the shore at different locations in Cornwall. It is a hypnotic new perspective on a timeless manifestation of the forces of nature.

    Ahmed Al-Daradji / Jessica Kelly 14 mins (UK, 2017)

    When 13-year-old Adem brings a stray dog home, he's knows he’s violating Iraqi Muslim customs and traditions. He swears his brother to secrecy and manages to wash and feed the dog before it escapes. His mother calls the sheik, who lays down the law in no uncertain terms. Adem draws a line in defence of his homeless friend’s rights.

    Max Hattler 1 mins (UK, 2013)

    Do you need more proof? Sensational crystal-clear footage of shape-shifting UFOs recorded under the influence in Farra di Soligo, Veneto, Italy!
  • UNTITLED, 2013

    Anna Blandford 9 mins (UK, 2013)

    A European photographer in Colombia takes portraits of street prostitutes against their wishes. The portraits are exhibited in London where the gallery environment obscures the moral problem of their creation. Documentary footage then shows the film's directors' persuading the reluctant Colombian prostitutes to take part in the filming for money. Is the fictional story or the real creation of the film morally wrong?

    Toby Tatum 3 mins (UK, 2013)

    A World Assembled represents Toby Tatum's creation of an improbable realm, stitched together from a kit of warring elements into a fantastic whole.