GAZELLE TWIN LIVE + Carla Mackinnon [visuals] + supporting short films
20:00 Thu 15 Jan 2015
LSFF continues to develop its pioneering work in facilitating commissions between musicians and filmmakers. This year’s project has a special focus on women in electronic media, forging a collaboration between Industrial Pop- artist Gazelle Twin and interdisciplinary filmmaker and animator, Carla MacKinnon. The project includes a new commission that will premiere at the Festival, before embarking on a regional tour to Watershed Bristol and FACT Liverpool, plus a programme of short, experimental films by women directors.
Gazelle Twin is the creation of British composer, producer and artist, Elizabeth Bernholz. Her live performance personas and musical work have gathered critical acclaim internationally since her first full length release in July 2011. Most recently she completed and released the album UNFLESH (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, September 2014), a highly visual and challenging piece of “horror-pop” exploring body-centric themes such as puberty and phobia, and named as the best album release of 2014 by The Quietus. Led by distinctly visual themes, Bernholz often works collaboratively with other filmmakers, artists and musicians, often directly attempting to challenge traditional approaches to recorded music and live performance.
Carla MacKinnon graduated from Royal College of Art’s Animation Programme in 2013 and has had work screened internationally in festivals and galleries. Her video work combines live action and animation to create seductive and unsettling environments. Responding to Gazelle Twin’s music Carla is creating animated sequences using materials including clay, coal, meat and hair. www.mackinnonworks.com / @richpicks
There will be a full programme of supporting short films and animations by women filmmakers, including:
3 WAYS TO GO (Sarah Cox)
ANA (Sole Aguila)
ME AND RUBYFRUIT (Sadie Benning)
MOUND (Allison Schulnik)
THE NEST (Em Cooper)
REDSHIFT (Emily Richardson)
SWALLOWABLE PARFUM (Lucy McRae)
TULIPS AT DAWN (Rosie Pedlow)
FUNDED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND