Greg Pope and Lee Paterson
DJ Harry K
Louise Colbourne and Ruth Proctor
Greg Pope and Lee Paterson
DJ Harry K
Louise Colbourne and Ruth Proctor
BIG SCREEN FRIDAY 19th July
Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle
by Marcus Coates
Vision Quest: A Ritual for Elephant & Castle is part documentary, part performance, shamanic ritual, part archive - exploring the major transitions currently taking place in the south London neighbourhood. The film follows Coates on an unlikely suburban adventure as he sets out on a Vision Quest, seeking animal spirits to help gain insight into a possible future for the failing redevelopment scheme.
Commissioned & produced by NOMAD.
Saskia Olde Wolbers
In Trailer an anecdote is transformed into fiction. Clark Gable had an illegitimate daughter who did not know the identity of her father until after his death. She knew him only through the roles he played out on the silver screen.
Since the mid-1990s Olde Wolbers has been working in video, combining analogue imagery with first person fictional narration. The videos are shot under water in handmade model sets that are dipped in paint to create unstable environments.
Voice over John Wynne
Courtesy of Maureen Paley Gallery
curated by Louise Colbourne
A selection of artists’ film and video work, reflecting the the sea, our physical relationship with water and a dip into the darker aspects of total submergence.
Flood features work by Curious & Andrew Kotting, Mordant Music & Peter Greenaway, John Smith, Jayne Parker, Laure Prouvost, Jim Hobbs, Sidonie Zou-Zou Roberts, Andy Parker, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Nick Snelling, Louise Colbourne, Patrick Goddard, James Richards & Steve Reinke
Horizon, John Smith
by Tim Simmons
Tim Simmons, born 1955, London, is a local Norfolk artist working in video, photography and installation. His works quietly examine the resonance of landscape and the natural environment through subtle yet closely observed vignettes. His intention is to stimulate personal dialogue, exploring themes of the natural world and how we engage with it.
Combining pure dancefloor anthems, dirty twisted breaks, off the wall experimentation and pop sensibilities, all with a good dose of social commentary, Cursor Miner aka Robert Tubb has been likened as what would happen if Beck and Bowie combined with Kraftwerk and Autechre in the middle of an early nineties illegal rave.
With VJ by Matt Page
Phil Hartnol (Orbital)
A legend with 20 years on the cutting edge of the dance music scene. Within the electronic dance music duo Orbital, Phil has experienced sell lout tours across the world including, Glastonbury, Get Loaded in the Park, Woodstock 2, Royal Albert Hall, Brixton Academy, Tribal Gathering and many more. Phil Hartnoll’s DJ set draws on his experience with Orbital and at the same time expresses his individual voice through his selection of sounds and moving image.
BIG SCREEN Live events
Rohtko – Rothko Chapel
The sound of Rothko is impossible to describe but we’ll give it a go - Huge pulsating webs of transcendent monolithic bass magic. What more do you need to know?
FILM GALLERY FRIDAY 19th July
A selection of artist’s film and video will run in sequence throughout the day. The works shown contemplate nature in it’s various forms. From peaceful tranquility to the dramatic chaos can be seen in depictions of the landscape from up close and in the far distance.
Artists include Peter Greenaway & Mordant Music, Jayne Parker, Nick Collins, John Smith, Tim Simmons and others…
Mimente Nick Collins
16:00- 18:00 Friday
Seftel- Poets Corner
Larry Seftel is a man about town with a fine beard and a great line in dead pan lyrics over quirky art music. He also likes to hang out with poets, some of whom will be on hand to ensure the event is challenging, memorable and at least a little bit odd. (he is married to one -Katherine Kinsela!) highly likely to join I with the improv surrounding the members of the chap and Migro. A live feed will come from the intimacy of the film Gallery to the PA of the Big Screen in a live stream of poetic events and performances.
BIG SCREEN SATURDAY 20th July
Species of Spaces by Kate Street
Taking its cue from Georges Perec’s seminal book, this showreel contemplates the everyday, overlooked and forgotten. These narratives ask us to reconsider our urban, domestic and personal spaces and how we occupy them. Harnessing time based media with a strong emphasis on the handmade, or manipulated, we find ourselves presented with the ‘infra ordinary’
Meghana Bisineer Obscura
Experimental Amateurs by Ian Helliwell
Experimental Amateurs is a 50 minute programme assembled by Ian Helliwell, of rarely seen shorts highlighting home-made experiments with image and sound, from the 1950s to the 2000s.
The films were created by unheralded, DIY and non-professional filmmakers, and an article written by Ian to accompany the programme, focussed on the work of animator/composer Stuart Wynn Jones, and featured in the November 2012 Wire magazine, issue 345.
Liquidator by Karel Doing
A project making innovative use of existing archive images of Willy Mullens silent film Haarlem (1922). The original film shows the city in straightforward shots and camera movements. Due to deterioration these images changed in a dramatic way. In the adaption Karel Doing zooms in on these effects with the aid of digital techniques like optical flow and morphing. Michal Osowski collaborated on the project with sound that is directely linked to the image, he used the changes in density of the film to control complex filters and distortion effects.
LIVE Performances and DJ/VJs
Cursor Miner for kids
Known better for his searing techno/dubstep/grime/electronica sounds, Cursor Miner reveals his sensitive side with a set based around his delightfully warped songs for children….strange but true.
Ruth Proctor is a London based artist who will be performing ‘Walk 3’ for the Big Screen in and around the woodland arena.
Vincent Oliver (DJ set) Saturday
Unconscious Archives unites expanded cinema, performance and sound art, and is a collaborative project curated by Sally Golding (OtherFilm, London) and James Holcombe (no.w.here, London). Sally and James are both filmmakers with a practice rooted in live film performance and sound, and the series reflects their desire to see and create a context for work that combines moving image and sound.
James Holcombe presents LOMO
Hugh Melcalfe https://vimeo.com/13702970
Greg Pope will perform Cipher Screen: a live art piece using 2 prepared 16mm film projectors with black film loops and a live sound feed.
DJ Harry K (resident DJ)
HARRY K.’s DJ/VJ set includes an expansive and eclectic mix, intertwining past & present, modern & old.
Known as a live and touring member as well as writer/producer of groups such as Apollo 440, Maximum Roach and Urban Delights, HARRY K. has also worked closely with Asian Dub Foundation in their early days (Headspace).
He is one of the original creators of the infamous “Rocket Cinema” - old films, new music - where he re-soundtracked original films live, i.e: Midnight Cowboy, Apocalypse Now and Nosferatu just to name a few.
HARRY K. has a host of other solo-projects and collaborations on the boil such as Simply Dredd ,Tapes for Heads & Das Galactica.
As resident DJ and music curator for the Big Screen arena, HARRY K. will also be playing at various other points throughout the weekend.
FILM GALLERY Saturday 20th July 12pm-6pm
Jim Hobbs presents 100 Foot II
ONE HUNDRED FOOT is the working concept for a new gathering of filmmakers’ and artists’ 16mm films. As an industry standard, 100 feet of film (approximately 3 minutes) is the given length for a small spool of 16mm film. This given/standard/restraint has been used by artists in the past and remains a pertinent form/format for creating films. Utilizing this number, a film can be conjured up within the parameters of two distant but specific points – 0 and 100.
FILM GALLERY Saturday 20th July 23:00
STARVECROW by James Carver
The truth hurts
We live in an age when people record everything everywhere.
Their mobile phones act as their memory banks.
This activity is known as ” Life-Logging “.
STARVECROW is the first Life-Logging movie.An eighty-five minute assembly of personal footage taken from mobile phones and CCTV. It is a maverick, controversial, edgy, dark and disturbing and according to Kevin Spacey, “Oddly affecting” film.
BIG SCREEN Sunday 21st July
The Space Between Karen Mirza and Brad Butler
16mm, colour, 12mins., sound by David Cunningham
The film image is constantly fluctuating between object-representation and surface abstraction. Repetition does not bring clarity nor is it meant to. No attempt is made to deny either the subjectivity of film or its representational mode; rather the viewer works through and against the film with the filmmakers; so to speak.
Sounds From Beneath Mikhail Karikis and Uriel Orlow
A video featuring Snowdown Colliery Male Voice Choir in which they sing sounds of a working coal mine (underground blasts, drills, conveyers etc) while standing on top of a disused coalmine in SE England.
'Technology - Transformation: Wonderwoman' Dara Birnbaum
Dara Birnbaum uses video to reconstruct television imagery using as material such archetypal formats as quizzes, soap operas, and sports programmes. Her techniques involve the repetition of images and interruption of flow with text and music. She is also well known for forming part of the feminist art movement.
Europe’s Inner Demons Patrick Goddard
Without becoming politically illustrative, many works explore socio-politically loaded issues and although the topics discussed in the videos can be hugely wide ranging - from conceptions of evil to class politics, sociology to anarchy, the uncanny to the absurd - the works are linked via their tone or approach. Saturated with a sense of pathos, narratives undermine themselves with a self-defeating humor, calling into question the sincerity or authority of the narrator.
Money Henry Hills
A manic collage film from the mid-80s when it still seemed that Reaganism of the soul could be defeated. Filmed primarily on the streets of Manhattan for the ambient sounds and movements and occasional pedestrian interaction to create a rich tapestry of swirling colors and juxtaposed architectural spacesMoney is thematically centered around a discussion of economic problems facing avant-garde artists. Discussion, however, is fragmented into words and phrases and reassembled into writing. Musical and movement phrases are woven through this conversation to create an almost operatic composition. Give me money!
BIG SCREEN Live DJ/VJs
Paul Burgess DJ/VJ set
Punk and Reggae archives and selected soundtracks
Paul Burgess is a collage artist using both sound and vision. He is also the co-author of the book ‘Satellite: Sex Pistols Graphic Design and Memorabilia’ (Abstract Sounds Publishing 1999) and has contributed regularly to various music and design publications. Paul has worked with the Sex Pistols on numerous occasions as a photographer and graphic designer, alongside many other artists and clients.
Don Letts DJ/VJ set
The DJ at the Roxy club in 1977 playing reggae and dub to the punk crowd. Working later with The Clash and The Slits he co-founded founded Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones in 1984. Since his first movie, The Punk Rock Movie, Letts has expanded to producing documentaries and music videos for multiple artists. Letts presents a weekly music show on BBC Radio 6 Music.
FILM GALLERY Sunday 21st July
‘Do you love me like I love you’ Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
Screening one of the 14 new short films commissioned by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to accompany the comprehensive re-issue of the band’s influential catalogue. 2009-11
The film features current and former Bad Seeds including Kid Congo Powers, Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos, Rowland S. Howard, Blixa Bargeld, Mick Harvey, Hugo Race, Barry Adamson, Martyn Casey, James Johnston, Thomas Wydler. Other participants include the producer Flood, film director John Hillcoat, Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie, photographers Bleddyn Butcher and Polly Borland, Suicide’s Alan Vega, writer Simon Reynolds, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s guitarist Nick Zinner, Dave Gahan and Martin Gore from Depeche Mode, journalist Matt Snow, Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, artist Martin Creed, Mute’s Daniel Miller, Mick Turner from Dirty Three and actor Noah Taylor, alongside many others.
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard met and began working collaboratively at Goldsmiths, graduating together in 1995. They are perhaps best known for their recreations of cultural and art historical events and documents.
The Big Screen & Film Gallery is curated and produced by Louise Colbourne
Paul Burgess and Don Letts
Big Screen late at night
Zoe Brown installation in the Film Gallery
The Big Screen and Film Gallery presents artist’s moving image, experimental film, live expanded cinema, VJs and DJs. The event culminates with a live DJ set from DON LETTS plus a selection of his film archive of Punk and Reggae footage on the Sunday evening.
Friday 13th: CUT UP collage, montage, re-mixed footage and alternative sound-tracks includes work by Jeff Keen, Ian Helliwell and Mordant Music. Plus live film performances by James Holcombe in the Film Galley. With a DJ/VJ set by David Wilson and resident DJ Harry K
Saturday 14th: OUT OF THIS WORLD features a wide variety of artist’s film and video that contain abstract, surreal and other-worldly content to include Kilowatt Dynasty by Saskia Olde Wolbers. Followed by a live film/DJ set by Brooklyn based Dennis(DJ) Mcnany and Jim Hobbs.
Sunday 15th: BIG SCREEN SHEBEEN shows artist’s moving image works that include music and/or dance, featuring Tracey Emin, David Blandy, Graham Dolphin and a selection of inspired music promo’s to include Orbital’s The Box. DJ Don Letts.
Please scroll down for more detailed info and line-up so far.
James Holcombe and Adam Asnan
A programme of works by artist James Holcombe performed collaboratively with artist Adam Asnan. The gallery space on site at the Latitudes festival will be transformed into an intimately immersive space where the works will use its potential to construct an encounter with both the works themselves and the artists enabling a critical debate and discussion to unfold in the informal spaces between events.
Selected by No.w.here
Selected by Louise Colbourne
Keran James In Order of Appearance 2003
KAREN MIZRA AND BRAD BUTLER The Space Between, sound by David Cunningham
Henry Hills Money: 1985
Paul Carr and Jenna Collins Yellowish 2012
David Blandy Enter the Barefoot Lone Pilgrim: Origins 2007
Jeff Keen Art War 1994 & Marvo Movie 1967
People Like UsThe Doors of Perspection 2011
Tanja Goethe Resize 2011
Laure Prouvost It Heat Hit 2009
Philip Hausmeier The Deal, 2010
Katy Dove October 2011
Tim Riley and Georgina Elizey Man and Woman
CutUp CutUp Film 2005
Vicki Thornton Orchestra of Anti-Matter 2007
Graham Dolphin Drum Circle 2009
Mordant Music Misinformation 2010
Malcolm Le Grice Berlin Horse 1970
Ian Helliwell, Slip Slide and Swallow Flies East
David Wilson VJ/DJ
DJ Harry K
Curated by Louise Colbourne
Jayne Parker Crystal Aquarium 1995 16mm (33 mins)
Oliver Bancroft Apatura Iris 2011
Nick Collins Dark Garden 2011
Vicki Thornton The Centre and the Circumference 2011
SELECTION of work from SUPERNORMAL festival
BRIAN DUGGAN'The Measure' 19 mins
LET ME FEEL YOUR FINGER FIRST (LMFYFF) Three Films 10 mins total
ANDY MOORE and KEIRA GREENE
'Love Each Other Or Die' 23 mins
DANIEL DEVLIN 'In Coversation with Socrates' 10 mins and 'Conversation' 3 mins
Curated by Louise Colbourne
Saskia Olde Wolbers Kilowatt Dynasty 2000
Voice over Jean Lee, 6 min loop, Single Channel Video Projection
Sebastian Buerkner Tide, Blur Belt, Realm’s Pin, Album Matter & Triband
Animated Abstractions, curated by Kate Street
Animated Abstractions, Artist’s include: Oskar Fischinger, Harry Smith, Robert Breer, Katy Dove, Kakyoung Lee, Barry Murphy, Takashi Ishida, Ian Helliwell, Jonny Voss, Ed Tannenbaum.
Len Lye Color Box A, 1935
Jeff Keen White Lite 1968
Kate Street Mererid, 2011, sound by Mordant Music
Natalia Sturz 18w 2011
Jasper Goodall Five Deities 2012
Luke Losey ‘I’
Toby Tatum The Subterranean
Emma Hart Chasing Animals 2010
Kevin Gaffney & Sally-Anne Kelly. The Unnamable 2011
Tim Simmons Out WestPhotography presentation 2012
Benedict Drew The Persuaders 2012
Semiconductor Black Rain 2009
Shelley Parker and Louise Colbourne Gleams and Radiance 2012
Dennis (DJ) McNany and Jim Hobbs will be teaming up to deliver a unique live performance of sound and film.
Dennis (DJ) McNany
(AKA: Jee Day, Run Roc, Neutral Mute, SKISM NYC, AAAPe)
DJ Harry K
Rie Nakajima and Jim Hobbs
One Hundred Foot - selected by Jim Hobbs
One Hundred Foot is the concept behind a new gathering of international filmmakers’ and artists’ 16mm films. As an industry standard, 100 feet of film (approximately 3 minutes) is the given length for a small spool of 16mm film.
Curated by louise Colbourne and Paul Burgess
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard ‘Do you love me like I love you’ Jayne Parker Stationary Music 2001
Christian Odzuck Superleggera Fountains Of Fear 2011
Graham Dolphin Star Spangled Banner Recurring 2007
People Like Us "Clean Your Room" 2011
Zoë Brown Dad 2007
Matt Hulse Sine Die 1994
Jaye Ho 24 Million Or Sell Neverland
SQIUNT Music videos in focus
Luke Losey The Box 1996
David Blandy What Is Soul 2002
Tracey Emin Riding For A Fall 1998
Screening of some of Burgess’ film archive footage of Punk and reggae, including rare footage of the Clash.
DJ Harry K
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