51zero/festival 2019

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51zero/festival 2019
PROGRAMME 

October 25th – November 17th


Friday 25th October
Rochester Launch – Private View, Screening and Live Music
Rochester Cathedral Crypt | 7 – 9pm
The launch event invites audiences to an evening of film screenings and live music in the Crypt of Rochester Cathedral. 
Admission is free but booking is essential – email: office@51zero.org or call: 0752 7023649 to reserve tickets

Friday 8th November
Canterbury Launch – Private View, Screening and Live Music.
Herbert Read Gallery, UCA | 5 – 8pm
Our second launch event will feature screenings with live music, along with Peter Fillingham’s edible sculptural artwork, the Rainbow Buns, 2016.
Admission is free but booking is essential – email: office@51zero.org or call: 0752 7023649 to reserve tickets

Rasheed Araeen, Chakras, 1969–70, sixteen C-prints, sixteen wood disks, Installation view.

 

Matthijs de Bruijne, No work, no pay film, 2012, Duration 14:26, (still).

Lique Schoot, Who Am I Tomorrow, 2018, film still.

 

Robert Tucker, Temple to the Source, 2019, Pencil Sketch.


Ongoing Exhibitions

Artists’ Films and Contemporary Sculpture
Rochester Cathedral Crypt
Saturday 26th October – Sunday 3rd November | 10am – 4pm

Rasheed Araeen, pioneer of minimalist sculpture in Britain, presents Chakras (1969-70), 16 painted wooden discs, together with Twinkle and Poppy / Stripey by Peter Fillingham. Araeen’s Disco Sailing Performance (2019) film and photomontage documentation at Gorky Park will be exhibited, courtesy of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Moscow and Peter Fillingham, alongside a text/photo collage by Garage Museum’s curator Valentin Diaconov.

Photography, Sculpture, Installation and Artists’ Films
The Guildhall Museum
Sunday 27th October | 12 – 5pm

Tuesday 29th October – Sunday 3rd November | 10am – 5pm
Dan Rees’ installation Chalk (2018), souvenirs from the White Cliffs of Dover which opens up a conversation into symbols of Britishness, is presented with work from Dutch artist Matthijs de Bruijne, whose video No Work, No Pay (2012) and
photography Migrant Domestic Workers (2017) touch upon socio-political issues and critical collective consciousness. Films from the launch event are screened, as well as contributions from Open Call artists from the area and beyond, including Inclination (2019) an installation by young Italian duo Giacomo Segantin and Davide Arban.

Exhibition – Hercules and Temple to the Source – Preview
Restoration House, Italian Garden
Friday 25th October | 2 – 5pm

Tuesday 29th October | 2 – 5pm
Visitors are invited to the unique surroundings of the Italian Garden at Restoration House, where artist Matthew Darbyshire’s sculpture Deposition Model No.1 : Farnese Hercules (2016) is showcased in dialogue with a newly constructed classical temple, created by the owners Robert Tucker and Jonathan Wilmot.

Contemporary Sculpture, Installation and Artists’ Films
Herbert Read Gallery and corridors, UCA Canterbury  

Saturday 9th November – Sunday 17th November | Free | Open to all
51zero Open Call
 – Stairway, UCA, Canterbury  
Wishful Images Open Call – Reception Area, UCA, Canterbury  
Monday – Friday | 10am – 6pm
Saturday | 10am – 5pm
Sunday | 1 – 5pm
51zero Festival exhibition at the Herbert Read Gallery and surrounding spaces include installations, films and sculpture by established practitioners and emerging artistsThe works in the Herbert Read such as Daren Bader’snon linear website, Morag Keil and Georgie Nettell’s The Fascism of everyday life, (2016) and Philippe Thomas Readymades belong to everyone, (1990) highlight the formation of the artist, artwork, branding and forms of display. HERE WE CUT A BIT The exhibiting artists use these existing forms as a backdrop, such as archives or archaeology of the exhibition, which David Goldenberg maps and examines in his contribution, to destabilize and reform our understanding of art today leading towards a new language of art. In the surrounding spaces, Marc Schmitz and Dolgor Ser-Od show their work North of the North Pole (2018), an archive of Mongolian ritual objects, alongside John Peter Askew’s arrangements of his filmic photographs. Social Morphologies ResearchUnit have re created their installation Morphologies of Invisible Agents, (2019), making visible the forces behind political movements and social change. Bird Saunders, Tanja Jurican, Zuzanna Janin, and the Iranian-British artist Maria Kheirkhah, as well as artists from both Open Calls, will also present their works in the Canterbury campus. 

Online Exhibitions 
Online | Ongoing
Online contribution by Dutch artist Lique Schoot examines time via self-portraits. Belarus artist/curator Alena Pratasevich presents a collage of images looking at the politics of the perfect body.
Please see www.51zero.org/online-exhibitions/

Restoration House Temple 
The gardens of Restoration House have been transformed over the past 25 years in the ownership of Robert Tucker and Jonathan Wilmot. The gardens themselves go back to at least the late C16th and the most ambitious period of construction appears to have been in the first half of the C17th when a formal Italian garden was created, probably utilizing the natural spring, which was the reason for initially settling this unprotected land outside the city walls.

Archaeology which lead to the discovery of this Italian garden began in 2008 and in 2011 planning permission was granted to rebuild the garden walls, terraces, steps and gates on the excavated footings. As this involved the demolition of 4 nearly completed townhouses and the rebuilding of an elaborate and complex brick and knapped flint Tudor wall as well as 7 other walls, all of great substance, the task took on Herculean dimensions.

During the rebuilding of these walls the contemporary sculptor Matthew Darbyshire created a life size copy of the Farnese Hercules, which went through several iterations of scale and change of materials before becoming the symbol of our endeavour to create this lost Italian garden. Since being erected on the High Terrace in 2015 Hercules has presided over every phase of further construction, exemplifying the ongoing power of this image and its relevance.

Though there are still parts of the Tudor wall that need rebuilding this is at present denied us by factors beyond our control, these walls being party to 3 neighbouring properties. Nevertheless with its water cannons, water railings, fountain ponds, superb green plats, amazing brickwork of all the walls and of the Gazebo and the Chalice, combined with the strong presence of classical sculpture, the garden has been variously described as ‘a masterpiece ‘ (Sir Timothy Clifford) and ‘breathtaking’.

The final element in this mix is the building of the Temple to the Source, that natural water which enabled and inspired the creation of the garden. To this end three English oak columns, dating from the C17th and of the Tuscan Order have provided the impetus, being set up according to the dimensions and proportions of the Orders within a new green oak framework of plinths, pediment and entablature. Situated at the highest point of the garden and adjacent to Hercules, the intention is to highlight the ongoing relevance and beauty of classical iconography within a newly created garden. Just as the garden itself has been built up from surviving elements of the original design, so too has the temple.



Rochester Events

Friday 25th October – PRE-LAUNCH

Mapping Journeys at the MuseumFamily Shadow Puppet Workshop
Huguenot Museum | 10am – 1pm | Free
Artist Hannah Whittaker will lead a shadow puppet workshop exploring tales of journeys
and migration. Basic craft and storytelling skills that can be continued at home.
Drop-in workshop for children of all ages.
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Matthew Darbyshire, Hercules, 2014, Herald Street, Polystyrene, 315x130x106cm.

Hercules and Temple to the SourceExhibition Preview
Restoration House, Italian Garden | 2 – 5pm | Free
Visitors are invited to the unique surroundings of the Italian Garden at Restoration House,
where artist Matthew Darbyshire’s sculpture Deposition Model No.1 : Farnese Hercules
(2016) is showcased alongside a newly constructed classical temple, created by the owners
Robert Tucker and Jonathan Wilmot, in dialogue with the artwork.
Venue Website

Peter Fillingham, Rainbow Buns, 2016, Chelsea Space London.

Rochester Launch – Screening and Live Music
Rochester Cathedral Crypt | 7 – 9pm | Free

An evening of film screenings accompanied by live music, curated by Margherita Gramegna, that will present UK leading musicians Gareth Lockrane on flute, Cecilia Bignall on cello and Jonathan Mansfield on vibraphone responding to a programme of artists’ film featuring Joan Jonas’s Song Delay (1973). Peter Fillingham’s edible sculpture, The Rainbow Buns (2016-19), will complete the evening.
To reserve your place please contact office@51zero.org, with the subject line ‘Rochester Launch Event’ or call 07527023649
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Sunday 27th October 

Analogue AnimationFamily Workshop
Member’s Room, The Guildhall Museum | 12pm – 4.30pm | Free
Artist Hannah Whittaker will lead an analogue animation workshop explores Victorian
animation techniques, which use the infinity of loops used to create illusions. By going back
to the origins of animation these workshops aim to make filmmaking accessible to all –
anyone with pen, paper and imagination. Drop-in workshop for children of all ages.
Facebook Event

GranulationParticipatory Project
Guildhall Museum outside entrance, Rochester High Street | 12 – 4.30pm | Free | Open to all
David Goldenberg will present a new work, Granulation, an online and installation project
situated outside the Guildhall Museum’s entrance, which invites participation worldwide,
to remap the art world or ‘body of art’ and to break it down into its ‘molecular parts’. You
are invited to bring along an image, object or idea that represents art to you, to contribute
to the installation. Together we will use these as building blocks to create a new language
of art. Please see www.postautonomy.co.uk for further information, images, program and
downloads, including the guide. If you are interested in participating please send an email
to office@51zero.org with subject line ‘Granulation’, for further information or just come
along in person.
Facebook Event


Tuesday 29th October 

GranulationParticipatory Project
Guildhall Museum outside entrance, Rochester High Street | 12 – 4.30pm | Free | Open to all
David Goldenberg will present a new work, Granulation, an online and installation project
situated outside the Guildhall Museum’s entrance, which invites participation worldwide,
to remap the art world or ‘body of art’ and to break it down into its ‘molecular parts’. You
are invited to bring along an image, object or idea that represents art to you, to contribute
to the installation. Together we will use these as building blocks to create a new language
of art. Please see www.postautonomy.co.uk for further information, images, program and
downloads, including the guide. If you are interested in participating please send an email
to office@51zero.org with subject line ‘Granulation’, for further information or just come
along in person.
Facebook Event

Explore & Sketch Rochester – Workshop
Meet at Cathedral Crypt at 1.15pm | 1.30 – 4pm | Free 
You are invited to join artist and illustrator Ioana Pioaru in an informal drawing tour of Rochester. The group will spend 20-30 minutes at each location, for 2-3 hours overall. Basic materials provided. 
Limited places available, booking is essential. To reserve your place please contact office@51zero.org, with the subject line ‘Explore & Sketch Rochester ’.
Facebook Event


Walk and Talk Guided tour of exhibitions
Meet at Guildhall Museum | 1:45pm – 3:30pm | Free
Informal guided tour of the exhibitions in the 51zero festival 2019 Rochester programme. People are invited to bring a camera and take photos which will feature on the 51zero website. Please send your images to office@51zero.org, with the subject line ‘Walk and Talk photos’.

Matthew Darbyshire, Hercules, 2014, Herald Street, Polystyrene, 315x130x106cm.

Hercules and Temple to the Source – Exhibition Preview
Restoration House, Italian Garden | 2 – 5pm | Free
Visitors are invited to the unique surroundings of the Italian Garden at Restoration House,
where artist Matthew Darbyshire’s sculpture Deposition Model No.1 : Farnese Hercules
(2016) is showcased alongside a newly constructed classical temple, created by the owners
Robert Tucker and Jonathan Wilmot, in dialogue with the artwork.
Venue Website

Jill Daniels, My Private Life II, 2015, (still), Duration, 25:24.

Evening with filmmaker Jill DanielsScreening and Conversation
Huguenot Museum | 7 – 9 pm | Ticketed
British filmmaker Jill Daniels will present her films at the Huguenot Museum, exploring
memory and place through fictional enactment and documentary realism.
Book via Rochester Film Society’s website. 
Event page 


Friday 1st November

GranulationParticipatory Project
Guildhall Museum outside entrance, Rochester High Street | 12 – 4.30pm | Free | Open to all
David Goldenberg will present a new work, Granulation, an online and installation project
situated outside the Guildhall Museum’s entrance, which invites participation worldwide,
to remap the art world or ‘body of art’ and to break it down into its ‘molecular parts’. You
are invited to bring along an image, object or idea that represents art to you, to contribute
to the installation. Together we will use these as building blocks to create a new language
of art. Please see www.postautonomy.co.uk for further information, images, program and
downloads, including the guide. If you are interested in participating please send an email
to office@51zero.org with subject line ‘Granulation’, for further information or just come
along in person.
Facebook Event

Saturday 2nd November

A Splice of Rochester Workshop
Guildhall Museum, Member’s Room | 11am – 1pm | Free
Deborah Humm will provide templates for the film and formulas to work to, for words to appear on screen, enabling anyone to join in. Participants will make contributions towards a continuous analogue 16mm film, which will be shown at the end of the workshop.
To reserve a place please email office@51zero.org with subject line ‘A Splice of Rochester‘ or simply turn up on the day. 
Facebook Event

GranulationParticipatory Project
Guildhall Museum outside entrance, Rochester High Street | 12 – 4.30 pm | Free. Open to all
David Goldenberg will present a new work, Granulation, an online and installation project
situated outside the Guildhall Museum’s entrance, which invites participation worldwide,
to remap the art world or ‘body of art’ and to break it down into its ‘molecular parts’. You
are invited to bring along an image, object or idea that represents art to you, to contribute
to the installation. Together we will use these as building blocks to create a new language
of art. Please see www.postautonomy.co.uk for further information, images, program and
downloads, including the guide. If you are interested in participating please send an email
to office@51zero.org with subject line ‘Granulation’, for further information or just come
along in person.
Facebook Event

Open ProjectorParticipatory Event
Guildhall Museum, Member’s Room | 2 – 4pm | Free
Open Projector is an informal setting for you to bring along your films and video work to share. This provides an important opportunity for emerging artists, graduates and students to screen and discuss their work in a peer group environment. Videos should be no longer than 3 minutes; extracts of longer works can also be shown.
Please send your videos in advance to office@51zero.org with subject line ‘Open Projector’ or bring them along on the day.
Facebook Event



Canterbury Events


David Goldenberg, Minus Objects, 2019, Aluminium stand, Print on foam boards, 182cm x 30cm.


PRE-LAUNCH
Friday 8th November

51zero Open Call 
Cragg Lecture Theatre, UCA, Canterbury | 1pm- 8pm | Free
Screening programme will show a broad mix of artists and practitioners, both emerging and established, from the area and beyond, including students from the University of Kent and the University for the Creative Arts, who have responded to the festival Open Call.

Georgie Nettell and Morag Keil, The Fascism of Everyday Life, 2016 (Still), HD Video. 



Wishful Images Open Call 
Reception Area, UCA, Canterbury | 1pm- 8pm | Free
Wishful images programme curated by Jill Daniels, Matthias Kispert and Inga Burrows presents films that envisage, address and/or document ways of being and acting together. The films propose collective ways out of the present moment, that is marked by politics of hate, increasing precarity, social inequalities, and looming climate catastrophe.

John Peter Askew, We, 2019 (1996-2017) 199 c-type photographic prints. Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Alena Pratasevich, #PERFECT BODY Project, 2019.


Canterbury Launch Exhibition, screenings and live music 
Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury | 5 – 8pm | Free
51zero Festival exhibition at the Herbert Read and surrounding spaces opens with a reception and live music and with Peter Fillingham’s edible sculptural artwork, The Rainbow Buns (2016).
To reserve your place please contact office@51zero.org, with the subject line ‘Canterbury Launch Event’.
Facebook Event


Social Morphology Research Unit, Morphologies of Invisible Agents, 2019, Installation view.

Friday 17th November

Walk and TalkGuided tour
Meet at Herbert Read Gallery | 5-6pm | Free
Informal guided tour of the exhibitions in the 51zero festival 2019 Canterbury programme. People are invited to bring a camera and take photos which will feature on the 51zero website. Please send your images to office@51zero.org, with the subject line ‘Walk and Talk photos’.


Tanja Jurican, Deaths of Others, 2017, FFA gallery, Belgrade, Installation view.


Discussion & Screening – Closing Event
Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury | 6-7.30pm | Free | Open to all
Laying the foundation for a new language of art, online and round table discussion. Steven Wong will show a film and discuss his M.A.P.P. project. Speakers: Orna Tsultem, curator; Azedin el Ouafi, curator; Peter Fillingham, artist;
Valentin Diaconov, curator; Alena Pratasevich, artist; Dan Rees, artist; Jill Daniels, filmmaker; Maria Kheirkhah, artist.






51zero/festival 2017
DECREATION

October 27th – November 2nd

 

Friday 27th October
Private View and Screening 

Rochester Cathedral Crypt, 7 – 9pm

The launch event presents an evening of short films, animations and heritage moving-image, screened alongside live music performances. Screenings are followed by complimentary refreshments and ‘meet the artists’.

Contributors 

Richard Negre, Alia Syed, Semiconductor, Lotte Reiniger, Derek Ogbourne, Bas Jan Ader, Alix Delmas, Smadar Dreyfus, Maria Kheirkhah, Bertrand Gadenne, Beatriz Sachez Sanchez, Alban Low, Nick Ramm, Jeriah Nadesan.


Exhibitions
Open daily – 
Saturday 28th October – Thursday 2nd November

Screening
Rochester Cathedral Crypt, 10am – 4pm (ends Wednesday)

Artists’ film, animations and heritage moving-image accompanied by musical recordings.


Installations and Screening
Guildhall Museum, Court Hall, 10am – 5pm (closed Monday)

Installations, artists’ films, experimental digital and video work by established and emerging artists, students and graduates from University of Kent School of Music and Fine Art. Part of the programme are examples of network-art practices via Google search.

Contributors

David Goldenberg, Dan Rees, Seth Price, Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen, Sung Tieu, Nikita Kadan, Li Binyuan, Nicola Baxter, Rose Sizer, Doug McMahon, Sarah Clervall & Coline Caussade, Ben Barton, Stephanie Parr, Hannah Plant, Sharmaine Kwan, Sophie Dixon, Georgina Wilcox,  Maeve Buckenham, Vito Acconci, First Acts short films programme.


Children’s Programme Screening
Guildhall Museum, Court Hall, 10am – 5pm (Sat, Sun, Thu)
Informal screening by Lotte Reiniger, a pioneer in the world of animated film, and a standard-bearer for women in the industry. Her hypnotic films, painstakingly crafted out of snippets of card and wire and animated by hand, have influenced generations of film-makers and artists.

Contributor
Lotte Reiniger



Week Events


Saturday 28th October

Art Ingredients – Participatory activity open to all – stage 1
Guildhall Museum, Court Hall, 10am – 5pm
Audiences are invited to bring into the museum responses to the festival in the form of texts, objects, images or other creative ‘ingredients’ as a contribution to a large-scale installation that will form the raw material for stage 2 of this project.

Contributor 
David Goldenberg

 

Children’s Programme – Open to all
Guildhall Museum, Members Room, 10am – 1pm 
Suitable for children 5+ but adults are free to join. Bring fidget spinners if you have them. No need to RSVP just turn up.
Interactive Installations 10am – 4:30pm
Analogue Animations Workshop 11am
Shadow Puppets Workshop 12pm

Contributor 
Hannah Whittaker

 

The Face of Medway – Participatory photography workshop
Guildhall Museum, Members Room, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Helen Marshall will take participants through her practice and working process with photography and digital art. This will be followed by a practical workshop based around the techniques of her latest public realm commission. Participants should bring along a self portrait and photos of themselves at all ages as well as a camera or camera phone.

Contributor
Helen Marshall



Classic films are being shown throughout the festival including works by Bas Jan Ader

Film by Steph Parr

Sunday 29th October

Art Ingredients – Participatory activity open to all – stage 1 continued
Guildhall Museum, Court Hall, 10am – 5pm

This activity continues from Saturday, where audiences are invited to bring into the museum responses to the festival in the form of texts, objects, images or other creative ‘ingredients’ as a contribution to a large-scale installation that will form the raw material for stage 2 of this project.

Contributor 
David Goldenberg 

Walk and Talk
Rochester Cathedral Crypt and Guildhall Museum, Court Hall, 12:30 – 2:30pm

Exhibiting artists will informally take the audience on a ‘tour’ of their work, from Rochester Cathedral Crypt to the Guildhall Museum. Welcome hot drinks from 12:30 – 1:00pm in the Crypt.

Contributors 
Alia Syed, Maria Kierkhah, Sung Tieu, David Goldenberg, Rose Sizer, Nicola Baxter

New Coordinates – Discussion with artists from all over the world
Guildhall Museum, Court Hall, 3pm – 4:30pm

Following from Walk and Talk, participants will have the chance to meets the artists over refreshment and canapes from 2:30 – 3pm. Afterwards, the Guildhall Museum will be hosting a discussion about developing a new programme of art for the Medway area. Lead by David Goldenberg, the public is invited to the discussion with international artists and curators.

Contributors
Attending: David Goldenberg, Alia Syed, Maria Kierkhah, Sung Tieu, Dan Rees, Rose Sizer, Nicola Baxter, Tim Meacham.
Skype: Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar De Carmen, Nikita Kadan, Alex Sand, Alexandra Tryanova,Nikolay Karabinovych, Tanya Jurican, Irina Ozarinskya.

 


Children’s Programme – Open to all
Guildhall Museum, Members Room, 10am – 4:30pm 

Suitable for children 5+ but adults are free to join. Bring fidget spinners if you have them. No need to RSVP just turn up.
Interactive Installations 10am – 4:30pm
Analogue Animations Workshop 11am & 2pm
Shadow Puppets Workshop 12pm & 3pm

Contributor 
Hannah Whittaker



Film by Derek Ogbourne


Tuesday 31st October

Halloween at the Museum – Film Screening Night
Huguenot Museum, 7:30pm – 10pm

Title: Raw. 18 CERT 99 MINS, (FRA/BEL)

Synopsis: Exhilirating horror for Hallowe’en night as a young student develops a taste for human flesh after enrolling in a veterinary school. Not for the faint-hearted…
Book tickets here

 

Film Script – Drop in participatory activity – stage 2
Guildhall Museum, Court Hall, 12pm – 4:30pm

Audiences are invited to drop in at the Guildhall Museum and continue their contribution to the project, bringing material as a response to the festival. They will have the opportunity to assist the lead artist in developing the installation and translate the collected material into ideas for a film script.

Contributor 
David Goldenberg



‘Khamoosh’ by Maria Kheirkhah

Wednesday 1st November

Film Script – Participatory activity open to all – stage 3
Guildhall Museum, Court Hall, 12pm – 4:30pm

Following on from stage 2 of this project, audiences are invited to join David Goldenberg and Marina Moreno at the Guildhall Museum and will be guided by the artists to collaboratively produce a script for an agenda of Art in Rochester and Medway.

List of contributors 
David Goldenberg , Marina Moreno



One man Eight Cameras by Naren Wilks

Thursday 2nd November 

Landscape Painting – Outdoor live performance
Guildhall Museum, undercroft, 11am – 12:30pm

The public is invited to join the artist while she produces live a landscape painting. Her ‘free association’ method of working is related to how the viewer’s experience of a work can be modified through painting, cropping and framing. The work relates to her on-going interest in Romantic landscape. The performance is followed by a discussion on landscape painting and public art for Rochester.

Contributor 
Sarah Cameron

 

Insects by Ben Barton

Open Projector – Short films and Pizza
The Royal Dockyard Church, 5pm – 6:30pm

An interesting event of films at the Historic Dockyard Church brought in by the public via Open Call. Open Projector provides an important opportunity for emerging artists, graduates, and students to screen and discuss their work in a peer group environment. The public is invited to participate to this closing strand of the festival which will precede the closing discussion forum, accompanied by a communal supper.

Contributor 
Emerging artists from Open Call, graduates and students from SMFA

Decreation New Coordinates – Closing discussion and supper
The Royal Dockyard Church, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

The festival closes with a discussion + supper inspired by the Tavola Aperta event at the Venice Biennale. Lead by David Goldenberg the concluding talk invites international curators and writers, critics and theorists, artists and the public to examine the ideas informed by the script produced with the audience as a response to the festival. A closing discussion will shape a program of art for the Medway area.

Contributors
Attending: David Goldenberg, Camilla Boemio, Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Sarah Cameron.
Skype: Alexandra Tryanova, Irina Ozarinskya, Nikolay Karabinovych.

 




51zero/festival 2014

51zero/festival 2014
THE OTHER SIDE OF HERE

October 10th – 12th

Friday 27th October
Private View and Screening 

Guildhall Museum, 7 – 9pm

The launch event presents an evening of short films by Tony Hill, screened alongside music especially written for the event by composer and musician James Taylor, performed live with his band, the James Taylor Quartet and Rochester Cathedral Choir. Screenings are followed by complimentary refreshments and ‘meet the artists’.

Contributors (Opening Night)

Tony Hill, Laure Prouvost, James Taylor, the James Taylor Quartet and Rochester Cathedral Choir

 

VENUES

Strood

St Nicholas’ Church

Rochester

The Guildhall Museum, Princess Hall, High Street, Medway Little Theatre 

Chatham

San Pier House, San Pier (pier outdoor)

 

Sophie Dixon, Embassy Theatre, 2012

The Other Side of Here – Exhibition

Experimental film, video work and installations by artists, students and graduates from Medway, Kent, London and Northern France. A night-time projection by Bertrand Gadenne will be screened on the façade of Pop Creative space between 5.30pm-midnight daily.

Artists UK: Claire Manning, Jamie Jenkinson, TEA (Peter Hatton, Val Murray and Lynn Pilling), Catherine Linton, Ben Hunt, Georgina Wilcox, Daniel Denton, Claire Orme, Karen Crosby, Stephanie Boreham, Debbie Humm, Sharon McElroy, Sophie Dixon, David Houston, Thomas Pilcher and Sally Troughton.

Artists France: Frédéric Leterrier, Gaelle Bouchard and Bertrand Gadenne.

Pop Creative Space and outdoor venues, Chatham, Fri 10th – Sunday 12th October, 10am-5pm. 

Anja Kirschner and David Panos, An Exchange for Fire: Non-Citizens (Film London Jarman Award 2012)

Film London Jarman Award Film Commissions (2009-2013)’ Shorts – Exhibition

A programme of short films of up to three minutes in duration, commissioned for Channel 4’s 3 Minute Wonder and Random Acts short-form daily arts strand as a result of the annual Film London Jarman Award. Artists include: Emily Wardill, Nathaniel Mellors, Lindsay Seers, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Shezad Dawood and Luke Fowler.

The Main Chamber, The Guildhall, Rochester, Fri 10th– Sunday 12th October, 10-5pm. 

Alix Delmas, Lalala, 2010

Alix Delmas, Thibault Jehanne & Gabrielle Le Bayon – Exhibition

An exhibition of works by contemporary French artists including Alix Delmas, Thibault Jehanne and Gabrielle Le Bayon.

Arts Lab, Sun Pier House, Chatham, Friday 10th, 2-5pm, Saturday 11th– Sunday 12th October, 10am-5pm.



Friday 10th October

Stefan Trois Carres, N+1, 2014

Stephane Trois Carres, N+1 – Participatory Performance

N+1 is a performative video installation and environment in which the public perform actions for 3’33” in the camera frame.  Their actions are recorded and form the backdrop to the next performance – gathering all actions into an ongoing digital immersive space.

The Guildhall Museum (undercroft), Friday 10th October and Saturday 11th October 2.30-5.00pm.

James Taylor performing with Rochester Cathedral Choir, Rochester Cathedral, 2014

James Taylor with Rochester Cathedral Choir – Opening Event

A Jazz Mass composed by James Taylor and performed live by James Taylor Quartet with Rochester Cathedral Choir (composed by young students from various local schools) accompanied by a curated screening programme. Drinks will be served.

The Main Chamber, The Guildhall Museum, Rochester, Friday 10th October, 7-9.30pm, performance 8pm (30 minutes approximately).



Saturday 11th October

Loren Beven and Katryn Saqui, Cine Boat, 2014

Loren Beven and Katryn Saqui, Cine Boat – Outdoor installation & Salon

The Cine Boat – a two seater Orkney Spinner by UCA graduates Loren Beven and Katryn Saqui moored on Sun Pier – will show award-winning director Michael Tyburski’s ‘Angelfish’. Kath Abiker will facilitate a salon-style conversation around how objects taken out of place and re-situated have the capacity to engage the viewer in social interaction – creating a new type of community via discourse around the object, the viewer and their lives.

Sun Pier, Saturday 11th October, 10am-5pm & Artists’ Salon, The Tearoom, Sun Pier House, 3-4pm.

Sylvian Chomet, The Triplets of Belleville, 2003

Sylvain Chomet, The Triplets of Belleville – Screening

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters – an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire – to rescue him.  Directed by Sylvain Chomet, 2003.

Medway Little Theatre, Chatham, 10.30am-12pm.

Jolanta Majda & Clarinda Tse, Blocks Collectively, 2014

 

 Jolanta Morell & Clarinda Tse, Blocks Collectively – Outdoor Installation

Blocks Collectively is a video installation that presents a playful take on the architecture of Sun Pier House.

Sun Pier House Car Park, 11am – 5pm.

Edwin Burdis, Light Green and Dark Grey (An opera), 2014

Edwin Burdis – Film screening 

Edwin Burdis will screen a new video and sound work featuring St Nicholas Church and the surrounding area. Historian Len Feist will give a short talk on the history of Strood following the screening.

St Nicholas Church, Strood, Saturday 10th October, 11.30-12.30pm. 

Stefan Trois Carres, N+1, 2014

Stephane Trois Carres, N+1 – Participatory Performance

N+1 is a performative video installation and environment in which the public perform actions for 3’33” in the camera frame.  Their actions are recorded and form the backdrop to the next performance – gathering all actions into an ongoing digital immersive space.

The Guildhall Museum (undercroft), Friday 10th October and Saturday 11th October 2.30-5.00pm.

Luke Fowler, The Tenement Films, David, (Film London Jarman Award 2008)

Film London Jarman Award Film Commissions (2009-2013)’ Shorts – Artists’ Talk

Discussion between David Panos winner along with Anja Kirschner of the 2011 Jarman Award, Steven Ball, British Artists’ Film and Video Collection and guest festival curator Keith Whittle exploring artists’ film and video, and its contexts.

The Main Chamber, The Guildhall, Rochester, Saturday 10th October, 6-8pm.



Sunday 12th October

Katryn Saqui, WB CT14, 2014

Katryn Saqui, WB CT14 – Outdoor Installation

WB CT14 – a sound and film object based sculpture by Katryn Saqui installed on Sun Pier for one day only.

Sun Pier, Sunday 12th October, 11am-4pm.

Jolanta Majda & Clarinda Tse, Locks Collectively, 2013

 

 Jolanta Morell & Clarinda Tse, Bricks Collectively – Outdoor Installation

Bricks Collectively is a video installation that presents a playful take on the architecture of Sun Pier House.

Sun Pier House Car Park, 11am – 5pm.

Hannah Millest, 2013

 

 

Hannah Millest, Your Face, Your Self – Participatory Performance

A participatory audio/visual performance installation that invites the viewer to examine their relationship with their own reflection.

Sun Pier, 2-4.30pm.

Eléonore Saintagnan, Les Malchanceux, 2012

Eléonore Saintagnan, Frédéric Leterrier and Jivko Darakchiev – Screening

A selection of contemporary moving-image works by French artists Eléonore Saintagnan, Frédéric Leterrier and Jivko Darakchiev.

Princes Hall, Corn Exchange, Rochester, Sunday 12th October, 11am-4pm.

Amy Dickson, Film and Stitch, 2013

Amy Dickson, Film & Stitch – Workshop

Amy Dickson’s ‘Film and Stitch’ workshop invites participants of all ages to combine textile and film-strip to create their own moving-images, in the spirit of experimental animator Len Lye. Age 12+

Visitors were invited to bring: needles, thread, fine yarns, inks, felt tip pens, paintbrushes, scalpels, scratching equipment, or anything they would like to experiment with: dry pressed flowers, very thin fabrics, ribbon, tissue papers, letrasets.

Pop Creative Space, Chatham, Sunday 12th October, 11am-2pm.

Alix Delmas, Nuage, 2012/13

Alix Delmas and others – Walk and Talk

Tour selected 51zero Festival venues and works with Alix Delmas and other participating artists.

Various venues, Sunday 12th October, 2.30-3.30pm.

51zero Festival 2012

Open to all – Open Projector Evening

The festival closed with a fun ‘Open Projector’ evening to which the public was invited to bring their short films for screening to a live audience. 

Gallery Space, Sun Pier House, Sun 12th Oct 4.30-7.30pm.

51zero/festival 2012

51zero/festival 2012
STROOD, ROCHESTER, CHATHAM, MAIDSTONE

October / November

Rochester

The Guildhall Museum, Princess Hall, High Street Bank, Medway Little Theatre

Chatham

Cafe’ Moroc

Maidstone

UCA, Making Art Work, Cafe Space