NEW SHORTS: Experiments: Celluloid Traces
14:00 Sun 10 Jan 2016
We celebrate all things filmic and older formats in this programme of experimental and drama-based work. These shorts draw on the retro look of 16mm and degraded videotape.
Film running order:
DAILIES TO DAWN Kristina Cranfeld 18 mins
SCRIBBLEDUB Ross Hogg 3 mins
VEILED Ciaran McWilliams 12 mins
MAELSTROM Benjamin Fox 3 mins
MY GRANDAD KILLED YOUR GRANDAD, DOODAH, DOODAH Christopher Steel 5 mins
MACHINIC PHYLUM Guli Silberstein 4 mins
IRENE Eleanor Marechal 2 mins
ZEIT ZU ZWEIT (COUPLE TIME) Selina Robertson 6 mins
MEMORY002 Ralph Pritchard 3 mins
BRONCO’S HOUSE Mark Jenkin 44 mins
Also as part of the Analogue Basement:
Saturday 16th Jan
16:00, Ace Hotel
Saturday 16th Jan
Analogue Basement [repeat screening]
14:00, Ace Hotel
Mark Jenkin 44 mins (UK, 2015)One man's quest for a roof. A contemporary moral tale of love, lust, birth, death, infidelity, murder, revenge, redemption... and the housing crisis.“Majestic… as if Nic Roeg had directed a kitchen sink drama.” Neil Fox, Directors Notes Shot on a clockwork camera, on 16mm black & white negative stock, and processed by hand using an instant coffee based developer.
Kristina Cranfeld 18 mins (UK, 2015)Dailies to Dawn is a poetic journey and tribute which celebrates celluloid film processing as a living form, passionate and organic, made by experience, collective work and ultimate craftsmanship at one of the last thriving film laboratories in the UK.
Eleanor Marechal 2 mins (UK, 2015)It’s the 1980s. Big hair, big shoulders and big ambitions are the name of the game. Over in Bolton, matchmaker extraordinaire, Irene, makes home movies and dreams of becoming Lancashire’s answer to Cilla Black. But first she must practice her moves as she takes a trip down memory lane through love, life and the trials of pet ownership.
Guli Silberstein 4 mins (UK, 2015)A symbiosis of human and nature forms, by destruction of video data, dismantling the image, turning it into bursts of colourful pixellation and blurry smears. The processed layers of a little girl, a flower field, and Earth from space, get morphed together to create one substance, collapsing towards an unknown future. We are made out of code and capture our images in code, what is hiding in-between the pixels?
Benjamin Fox 3 mins (UK, 2015)A short dream of mortality, fusing mechanized animation with archive footage depicting the First World War. Metallic sculptural forms delineate battlefields illuminated and fragmented by perpetual bombardment.
Ralph Pritchard 3 mins (UK, 2015)A childhood memory is triggered by a wander through a local park one autumn evening. Memorably filmed in 1:1 ratio with sound design that lingers in the mind this film is about observation and moments of reflection.
Christopher Steel 5 mins (UK, 2015)I told my friend at work that I was 75% Austrian. She said “Are you related to Hitler?" This film was my edible response.
Ross Hogg 3 mins (UK, 2015)A ﬁlm conversation using 16mm ﬁlm and a projector. 'Scribbledub' explores the dependent relationship between image and sound - the 'scribble' creates the 'dub', the 'dub' informs the 'scribble'.
Ciaran McWilliams 12 mins (UK, 2015)Veiled lies between the realm of awake and asleep; a place of isolation, where spectres wander, leaving echoes as they pass. Consisting of found 16mm film, forcibly decayed by hand, to create a visual representation of the soundtrack. Veiled is the result of a collaboration between filmmaker Ciaran McWilliams and musician Achromaticist.
Stuart Pound 2 mins (UK, 2015)“It’s all about what you do with it afterwards…” one of the voices says. That is make it black and white, wriggle out of the 16:9 frame, and overlap and reverberate the talk and laughter.
Selina Robertson 6 mins (UK, 2015)A suitcase full of super 8 memories from Berlin.