A SIDESHOW GROTESQUERIE: A Beautiful Body Horror Video Show
18:30 Sun 13 Jan 2019
No longer content with land, London Short Film Festival is mooring up for a weekender residency aboard the Air Draft.
A repurposed industrial barge-turned-inflatable theatre, the Air Draft (created by architects Thomas Randall-Page and Benedetta Rogers) is designed to float atop Hackney’s waterways hosting performance and play. Inspired by architect Jeffrey Shaw’s “floating city” Ant Farm, we’ve programmed two days of live performance and film, taking the Air Draft’s homage to public art and playfulness further down the rabbit hole of LSFF’s fascination with the pneumatic.
Cumbrian musician, costume maker, skin decorator, performer and provocateur Natalie Sharp (Lone Taxidermist) curates cake-sitting and short film, embracing the body’s beauty at its most grotesque and manipulated to its extremes, whilst a programme of archival documentaries look outwards to the interaction of self and space in the inflatables of community arts collectives such as Action Space.
A BEAUTIFUL BODY HORROR VIDEO SHOW
A programme of work by artist filmmakers whose work delves into manipulation of the human body, whether through animation or in real life, to create grotesque and stunning images which amaze and astound. We showcase work by Rachel MacLean, Ross Blake, David Lewandowski, Jasmine de Silva, Bart Hess, Nadia Lee Cohen, Monica Menez, Harriet Fleuriot & Sarah Cockings.
anon 5 mins (UK, 2015)Hands...hands...so many hands!
Natalie Sharp / Ross Blake 5 mins (UK, 2018)Music video from Lone Taxidermist's album 'Trifle'.
David Lewandowski 8 mins (UK, 2011)LA-based filmmaker David Lewandowski's on-going series in which he uses floppy, nude, CGI bodies to galavant around different cities.
Jasmine De Silva 3 mins (UK, 2018)An instructional tutorial, crossing over between the youtube makeup tutorials of today, with the retro instructional videos and advertisements of the 1960s.
Bart Hess 2 mins (NL, 2013)The international symbol of love is realized in erotic, voluptuous form in a visceral short by genre-defying Dutch artist Bart Hess.
Nadia Lee Cohen 4 mins (UK, 2017)British photographer and filmmaker Nadia Lee Cohen points a satirical lens at feminine beauty ideals in her stylishly disturbing short.
Monica Menez 4 mins (UK, 2013)Odditory offers a deeper glimpse down the rabbit hole into Menez’s ever-intriguing visual and tonal world.
Joseph Wilson 5 mins (UK, 2015)Meet Miss Shannon Pat, a 66-year-old Californian transgender woman.
Rachel MacLean 30 mins (UK, 2016)In a dystopian metropolis a race of rodents beneath the streets hack the sales messages of a Kardashian-type Demigod.
Harriet Fleuriot / Sarah Cockings 7 mins (UK, 2016)A playful duplication of the self with greater consequence than first suspected.
Sat 12 Jan 2019
A musical and visual journey into the unruly depths of sploshing.Sold out
Fri 11 Jan 2019
An old school Scratch Video affair for our festival opener.
Sat 19 Jan 2019
The black women artists of London synthesising Afrofuturism through their electronic experiments.
Sun 13 Jan 2019
Regent Street Cinema
Short films marrying vision with sound, featuring Years & Years and the Beyoncé-blessed R&B of Chloe X Halle.