IN A FAR AWAY LAND, Dir. Andrew & Eden Kötting with Glenn Whiting
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OPENING NIGHT: Memos for the Next Millennium

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18:30 Fri 10 Jan 2020

ICA Cinema 1

Since the beginning, LSFF has championed filmmakers working at the experimental coalface and this year’s festival looks to moving image’s capacity for diversity by all definitions: in voice and theme, across genre and medium. We here look back on the early works of now established artists who have defined our 17 year preoccupation.

Beginning with Nick Jordan’s Fury, winner of the first ever LSFF Best UK Short Award, we revisit festival regulars Sarah Wood and Jessica Sarah Rinland, coming full circle to more recent competition nominees like Larry Achiampong and brand new work from Eden Kötting. Programmed by Philip Ilson. 100’

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  • FURY

    Nick Jordan 6 mins (UK, 2003)

    Shot at dusk, during a heatwave in a small village in southern France, the film is framed as a still-life, structured around a flytrap named 'Fury'.The winner of the Best Film Award at the first EVER London Short Film Festival in 2004, then called the Halloween Short Film Festival).
  • THE HYRCYNIUM WOOD

    Ben Rivers 3 mins (UK, 2005)

    A woman walking through a cluster of trees, her image doubled and superimposed upon itself, set to a drowning audio bluster of rain, birds, thunder, and screams, the whole shebang washed with organic coronas of hand-processing halos.
  • DOUBLE DUMMY

    Jennet Thomas 7 mins (UK, 2004)

    Four dummies, two cats, and a portal to bliss inside their attempts at symmetry. A hairball, and a mess of twigs, whose love has died and who are sad.
  • WHO I AM AND WHAT I WANT

    Chris Shepherd / David Shrigley 8 mins (UK, 2005)

    It's NOT about who YOU are and what YOU want. You always think everything I make is about you but it's not. It's all about me. A bitterly unwanted outcast makes an unapologetic declaration of self.
  • COLLISION

    Max Hattler 3 mins (UK, 2005)

    Islamic patterns and American quilts and the colours and geometry of flags as an abstract field of reflection.
  • I WANT TO BE A SECRETARY

    Sarah Wood 12 mins (UK, 2006)

    This footage has been reclaimed and reworked from a selection of post-war recruitment films encouraging the modern girl to pursue a secretarial career. What other path is open to an independent-minded young lady after all?
  • PURPLE GREY

    Sebastian Buerkner 8 mins (UK, 2006)

    A vivid imagination can offer a seductive distraction from life’s duties. Showers of twisted fantasies, associations and flashbacks turn in this instance into an insensitive, dreary obstruction.
  • MAGNETIC MOVIE

    Semi Conductor 5 mins (UK, 2007)

    Scientists from NASA's Space Sciences Laboratory excitedly describe their discoveries.
  • REBUS

    Heather Phillipson 3 mins (UK, 2007)

    Or "The Farewell Note that Says More than It Says"
  • THE BIG FISH THEORY

    Jessica Sarah Rinland 3 mins (UK, 2009)

    A proof that the Universe is in fact a fish.
  • ONTOLOGICALLY ANXIOUS ORGANISM

    Let Me Feel Your Finger First 2 mins (UK, 2010)

    He is nervous about the notion of character. He feels the other members of his comic family trying to rise up inside him and use him as an exit. So he disguised himself as a boulder...
  • TAMESA

    Rosalind Fowler 10 mins (UK, 2014)

    The artist searches for traces of the river Thames’ distant past by processing 16mm film on the foreshore using water collected at low tide. Images of water patterns and foreshore detritus are combined with close-up textures of pre-historic objects such as skulls and flint axe-heads discovered in the area, as watermarks and particles of ancient river silt cling to the resultant film’s surface.
  • DEFENESTRATION

    Bea Haut 4 mins (UK, 2014)

    Mixing up film and domestic structures, this film reaches beyond the frame, testing out access and escape, aperture and portal. The letraset sound also bumps its way across the frame boundary into the visible.
  • STARTS WEDNESDAY

    David Leister 4 mins (UK, 2018)

    The promise of a tomorrow that never happens. STARTS WEDNESDAY steals from a selection of forgotten 35mm cinema 'snipes' that offer days of the week for a film that never arrives. Hand developed and printed under glass, the floating images nudge the edge of frame in a futile attempt to escape their redundant timeline.
  • PROXIMITY

    Inger Lise Hansen 4 mins (UK, 2006)

    An upside-down time-lapse camera moves along a beach, inverting the ground and the sky. The result is a disorienting and mysterious space on the screen.
  • RELIC 1

    Larry Achiampong 14 mins (UK, 2017)

    Relic 1 forms part of Achiampong’s ongoing, multi-disciplinary, multi-site project manifesting in performance, audio, moving image and prose.
  • IN A FAR AWAY LAND

    Eden Kötting 6 mins (UK, 2019)

    Eden Kötting's animated drawings, collages and paintings by the artist Glenn Whiting. A companion piece to Andrew Kötting's film The Whalebone Box.